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Scott Powers to retire from SSGA in 2015

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Wed, 01/04/2015 - 10:00

Scott Powers (56), president and chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors, intends to retire later this year after more than seven years leading the firm and three decades in the investment management industry.  ...Read more

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Nikko AM maintains overweight stance on global equities

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 06:00

The G3 economies will continue to propel growth and gains in equities prices in the year ahead with valuations remaining steady despite rising US interest rates, according to Nikko Asset Management’s Global Investment Committee (GIC), which is retaining an overweight stance on global equities. »

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Philadelphia Financial adds two to institutional practice

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 20:30

Private placement life insurance market specialist Philadelphia Financial has added two senior executives to its distribution team, appointing Adam Sandahl as Senior Managing Director – Corporate Accounts, and Thomas Wiese as Senior Managing Director – Institutional Solutions. »

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Saracen launches UK Income Fund

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 20:00

Saracen Fund Managers has launched the Saracen UK Income Fund, which seeks to deliver a high and growing level of income from a UK equity portfolio. Yield at launch is 4.2%, or around 115% of that of the FTSE All Share index.   »

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Gottex on course for profitability by end of 2015

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 19:00

Global asset management group Gottex Fund Management Holdings is on target to achieve operational profit by the end of 2015, according to the company’s annual results statement for 2014. »

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Silvercrest to acquire Jamison, Eaton & Wood

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 17:45

Silvercrest Asset Management Group is to acquire certain assets of Jamison, Eaton & Wood for approximately USD12 million in cash, notes, stock and deferred consideration in the form of a cash earnout.  »

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Northern Trust to provide global custody services for Nunavut Trust

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:00

Ottawa-based Nunavut Trust has selected Northern Trust to serve as global custodian for its CAD1.6 billion in assets.  »

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Seix Investment Advisors hires Head of Western Institutional Sales

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 14:00

Seix Investment Advisors, a subsidiary of RidgeWorth Investments, has hired John Haugh, CFA, as Managing Director, Institutional Sales. »

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Philadelphia Financial expands institutional practice

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 13:00

Philadelphia Financial, a leader in the private placement life insurance market, has added two senior executives to its distribution team, appointing Adam Sandahl as Senior Managing Director – Corporate Accounts, and Thomas Wiese as Senior Managing Director – Institutional Solutions. »

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RWC launches RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 10:00

RWC has launched the RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund, a sub-fund of its Luxembourg SICAV, operating as a long-only Japan equity fund focused on bottom-up stock picking and constructive engagement with its investee companies. »

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