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Dr Brian Chen, Director of Research and Quantitative Strategies, Schooner Investment Group Schooner offers multi-asset class investment option with new Global Absolute Return Fund

Thu, 1 Mar 2012, 10:00

Schooner Investment Group has launched its second mutual fund, The Schooner Global Absolute Return Fund (ticker:SARIX), a multi-asset class fund providing both long and short exposure to domestic and international equities, fixed income, currencies and volatility. »

Owain Self, Global Head of Algorithmic Trading at UBS UBS launches algorithmic client trading strategy for illiquid securities

Thu, 1 Mar 2012, 16:00

UBS has launched a new algorithmic trading strategy called “UBS Swoop,” designed to support clients on discontinuous liquidity and hard-to-trade or low-volume securities. »

Michel Barnier, European Commission European Commission should reconsider plans on occupational pensions, says coalition of unions, employer groups and pension funds

Thu, 1 Mar 2012, 11:36

The European Commission is launching a process to review European pension regulation with Michel Barnier (pictured), European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services opening a public hearing on the review of the “IORP Directive”. The European Commission aims to make important elements of the Solvency II legislation for insurance companies applicable to IORPs across Europe. This objective is repeated in the Commission’s White Paper on Pensions, which talks of a “level playing field with Solvency II”. »

Laurence D Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock
BlackRock launches ‘Investing for a New World’ initiative

Thu, 1 Mar 2012, 11:22

BlackRock has launched a multi-faceted global initiative that offers investors practical actions for building more dynamic, more diverse portfolios. Investing for a New World is designed to help investors large and small confront the challenges of low yields and volatile markets in today’s complex investment environment. »

Jack Foster, head of real assets, Franklin Templeton Franklin Templeton expands global capabilities with three new hires

Fri, 2 Mar 2012, 06:00

Franklin Templeton Real Asset Advisors has hired three new professionals to strengthen its investment and distribution capabilities globally, noting continuing investor interest in private real estate and private infrastructure and real resources. »

Handshake BMO names Luke Seabrook as Head, Financial Products and Debt Products

Thu, 1 Mar 2012, 14:27

BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group BMO has appointed Luke Seabrook as Head, Financial Products and Debt Products. »

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