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Increasing numbers of investors searching for diversity, says Hermes

Harriet Steel, Hermes Investment Management

Thu, 29/09/2016 - 10:33

The number of institutional investors who believe that the gender diversity of the senior management of an investee company is vitally important or important has more than doubled in 12 months. ...Read more

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Steven Maijoor, ESMA

ESMA consults on future reporting rules for securities financing transactions

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 14:19

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a consultation paper on draft technical standards implementing the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR), which aims to increase the transparency of shadow banking activities. »

Manulife Asset Management appoints head of EMEA client service and sales support

Manulife Asset Management appoints head of EMEA client service and sales support

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 10:01

Manulife Asset Management, the investment management arm of Manulife, has appointed Neil Summers as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) client service and sales support. »

Frank Freitas, Pluribus Labs

Plurius and Huq to provide retailer performance data to institutional investors

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:58

Pluribus Labs and Huq Industries have formed a partnership which aims to bring real-time “bricks-and-mortar” retailer performance data to the institutional investor community. »

Jean-Guy Desjardins, Fiera Capital

Fiera Capital to acquire London-based Charlemagne Capital

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:55

Canadian asset management firm Fiera Capital has made an offer to acquire the entire share capital of London-based asset manager Charlemagne Capital. »

Tom Carr, Preqin

Unlisted infrastructure debt market gaining in prominence

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:43

Debt is becoming a more significant part of the unlisted infrastructure fund industry following strong fundraising activity in recent years, according to Preqin. »

Brian Schmucker, RiverNorth

RiverNorth launches marketplace lending closed-end interval fund

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:34

Boutique investment management firm RiverNorth Capital Management has launched RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation, a registered 1940 Act closed-end interval fund dedicated to the rapidly growing online lending asset class. »

Conestoga adds institutional sales and client service professional

Conestoga adds institutional sales and client service professional

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:28

Independent advisory firm Conestoga Capital Advisors has appointed Jeffrey A Riggs as institutional sales and client service officer.  »

Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative

Allen & Overy joins Climate Bonds Initiative Program

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:25

Allen & Overy has become the latest member of the Climate Bonds Initiative Partnership Program. »

T+2 ISC welcomes SEC action to facilitate shorter settlement cycle

T+2 ISC welcomes SEC action to facilitate shorter settlement cycle

Thu, 29/09/2016 - 13:54

The T+2 Industry Steering Committee (T+2 ISC) has welcomed recent action by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to propose a rule change that will facilitate the move to a two-day settlement cycle. »

Sebastien Chaker, Calastone

Calastone strengthens China-Hong Kong market link

Thu, 29/09/2016 - 13:51

Calastone has strengthened the China-Hong Kong market link by establishing direct connectivity with Shenzhen Securities Communications Co (SSCC), a fully-owned subsidiary of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. »

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