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Taiwan exchange launches smart beta indices

Beverly Chandler

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 08:51

Taiwan Stock Exchange subsidiary, Taiwan Index Plus Corporation, has launched two new smart beta indices – the ‘TIP TAIEX+ Dividend Appreciation 100 Index’ (DVA 100 Index) and the ‘TIP TAIEX+ Dividend Appreciation 150 Index’ (DVA 150 Index).  ...Read more

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Investment funds lawyer Christopher Knight joins Akin Gump in Hong Kong

Investment funds lawyer Christopher Knight joins Akin Gump in Hong Kong

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 10:00

Investment funds lawyer Christopher Knight (pictured) has joined Akin Gump as counsel in its investment management practice in the Hong Kong office. »

Endowment portfolios with more than 15 per cent PE and VC allocations outperform peers

Endowment portfolios with more than 15 per cent PE and VC allocations outperform peers

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 07:57

The gap between top performing endowment portfolios and the median has been wide of late, and a key indicator of better performance is a 15 per cent or greater allocation to private investments like venture capital, private equity and distressed assets. »

UBS Asset Management appoints Hayden Briscoe as head of fixed income, Asia Pacific

UBS Asset Management appoints Hayden Briscoe as head of fixed income, Asia Pacific

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 07:54

UBS Asset Management has appointed Hayden Briscoe (pictured) as head of fixed income, Asia Pacific, with immediate effect. »

Teton Advisors launches TETON Convertible Securities Fund

Teton Advisors launches TETON Convertible Securities Fund

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 07:45

Teton Advisors has launched the TETON Convertible Securities Fund, which will be managed by the Dinsmore Group investment team. »

Alpima selects Advent Portfolio Exchange and Moxy

Alpima selects Advent Portfolio Exchange and Moxy

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 14:55

Alpima, a London-based advisory firm serving professional and institutional clients, has selected SS&C’s Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX) and Moxy to support its digital advisory platform. »

Northern Trust to implement GlobalCollateral’s Settlement Messaging Service

Northern Trust to implement GlobalCollateral’s Settlement Messaging Service

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 14:52

Northern Trust, one of the world’s largest fund administrators, is to implement the Settlement Messaging Service of GlobalCollateral, a joint venture of Euroclear and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

Changes planned for Alternative Investment Funds on Nasdaq Copenhagen

Changes planned for Alternative Investment Funds on Nasdaq Copenhagen

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 14:12

Nasdaq Nordic is planning to make changes to the Alternative Investment Funds market on Nasdaq Copenhagen. »

Backstop Solutions expands in Asia Pacific with Hong Kong office and new hire

Backstop Solutions expands in Asia Pacific with Hong Kong office and new hire

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 10:32

Backstop Solutions Group, a provider of cloud-based solutions for hedge funds, funds of funds, pensions, endowments, private equity firms, consultants and family offices, has expanded into the Asia Pacific region with the opening of its sixth office and the hiring of seasoned industry professional Steve Au (pictured) as director of institutional sales – APAC. »

Waddell & Reed appoints Daniel Scherman as chief risk officer for investments

Waddell & Reed appoints Daniel Scherman as chief risk officer for investments

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 10:30

Waddell & Reed Financial has appointed Daniel G Scherman (pictured), as senior vice president of its investment adviser subsidiaries, Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company and Ivy Investment Management Company, in the newly created role of chief risk officer. »

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