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Almost 90 per cent of managers view increasing focus on ESG strategies as secular trend Thu, 28/08/2014 - 06:01

The majority (87 per cent) of asset managers view the increase in attention to environmental, social, governance (ESG) strategies as a secular trend, according to the August 2014 issue of The Cerulli Edge – US Monthly Product Trends.

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Accounts

KBL epb half-year net profit up 19 per cent to EUR50 million

KBL European Private Bankers (KBL epb) has reported a net profit of EUR50 million for the first half of 2014, an increase of over 19 per cent on the same period last year (EUR41.9m). »


Handshake

bfinance strengthens Middle East presence

bfinance, an independently owned investment consultancy, has added to its service and advisory capabilities in the Middle East with the hire of a senior consultant. »


Cayman Islands

JTC Group granted Cayman Islands licence

JTC Group has been granted a licence to provide the firm’s full suite of private client, corporate, fund and real estate services in the Cayman Islands.  »


Oil

Prudential Retirement adds USD514m plan sponsor client Questar

Prudential Retirement has added new plan sponsor client Questar Corporation, an integrated natural gas company. »


Newspaper and money

GAM launches GAM Star MBS Total Return Fund

GAM has launched the GAM Star MBS Total Return Fund – a UCITS-compliant version of an institutional investment strategy. »


Social media

UK finance industry welcomes Social Media Charter

Key figures from the UK’s financial industry have welcomed the launch of the Social Media Charter, which aims to ensure compliant use of social media. »


Up arrow

LGIM’s Pre-Retirement Funds break GBP1bn barrier

Legal & General Investment Management’s (LGIM) suite of Pre-Retirement Funds (PRF) has broken the GBP1 billion barrier in terms of assets under management. »


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Paul Hastings advises Ocean Holding on Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank acquisition

Paul Hastings has advised Ocean Holding on the acquisition of the Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank, a German mortgage bank, from the US investor Lone Star. »


Clouds

NRI launches first private cloud solution for investment managers in Japan

Nomura Research Institute (NRI) has launched the T-Monolix Arena Private Cloud Service, aimed at asset managers in Japan. »


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