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L&G acquires GBP3 billion UK annuity portfolio from Aegon

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 15:59

Legal & General (L&G) has acquired a GBP3 billion annuity portfolio from Aegon. The transaction has been structured initially as a reinsurance contract and covers approximately 27,000 of in-payment policyholders who will remain customers of Aegon during this period.  ...Read more

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FactSet to sell its Market Metrics business

FactSet to sell its Market Metrics business

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 16:05

FactSet Research Systems is to sell its market research business focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance, consisting of Market Metrics and Matrix Solutions, to Asset International, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital.  »

Baillie Gifford adds to multi-asset range

Baillie Gifford adds to multi-asset range

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 16:04

Baillie Gifford, the Edinburgh based investment management partnership, has extended its multi-asset range with the addition of the Baillie Gifford Multi Asset Growth Fund. »

Willis Towers Watson paper warns institutional investors on changes in credit market liquidity

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 16:03

A new research paper from Willis Towers Watson – Capital market liquidity – stresses that the nature of credit market liquidity has fundamentally changed following a significant fall in the depth and breadth of liquidity. »

Natixis licenses new FTSE Custom 150 index

Natixis licenses new FTSE Custom 150 index

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 16:01

Natixis has licensed a new FTSE Russell index which aims to bypass the market capitalisation bias of traditional indices.  »

Nikko Asset Management launches Japan Focus Equity strategy

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 10:47

Nikko Asset Management has launched a Luxembourg domiciled Japan Focus Equity UCITS fund managed by Yuki Watanabe. »

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Asset management industry must adapt to cope with ‘triple whammy’ of threats in 2016

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 10:45

The asset management industry faces a ‘triple whammy’ of challenges in 2016 – comprising a growing threat from disruptors, a tsunami of regulation and market turmoil – according to a new industry survey from Multifonds. »

Equistone-backed WEALTH at work acquires Affinity group of companies

Equistone-backed WEALTH at work acquires Affinity group of companies

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:49

Equistone Partners Europe-backed WEALTH at work – a provider of financial education in the workplace for the private sector – has acquired the Affinity group of companies (The Farleigh Group Ltd) based in Bristol. »

BlackRock hires Mark Wiseman as a Senior Investment Leader

BlackRock hires Mark Wiseman as a Senior Investment Leader

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:44

BlackRock has named Mark Wiseman as incoming Senior Managing Director and a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee (GEC).  »

EBS BrokerTec completes rebrand of EBS Treasury

EBS BrokerTec completes rebrand of EBS Treasury

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:42

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP's electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, has completed a rebrand of the product formerly known as MyTreasury and launched EBS Treasury as a cash and FX liquidity management centre for treasurers.  »

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