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ICI Global welcomes announcement of China–Hong Kong mutual recognition framework

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 11:00

Qiumei Yang, CEO of Asia-Pacific for ICI Global has welcomed the announcement of a mutual recognition framework between mainland China and Hong Kong. »

Wind power

Wind power deals account for 17 per cent of all infrastructure transactions since 2006

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 16:48

Stephen Yates examines Preqin’s latest data on wind power deals, including aggregate deal value, average deal size and the most prominent regions for wind power deal activity. »

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ESMA calls for modification of UCITS Directive

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 19:00

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is calling for a modification of the UCITS Directive to take into account the clearing obligations for certain types of over-the-counter (OTC) financial derivative transactions under EMIR. »

Taiwan

Bank of Taiwan and Northern Trust announce global custody collaboration

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 18:00

Northern Trust and Bank of Taiwan are teaming up to offer institutional investors in Taiwan access to Bank of Taiwan’s local expertise and Northern Trust’s global custody and asset servicing capabilities. »

bitcoins

Elliptic and Gem partner on new enhancement to Gem’s multi-signature bitcoin wallet

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 20:30

Elliptic, a full-service bitcoin custodian for the capital markets, has partnered with developer API provider Gem to enhance Gem’s multi-signature bitcoin wallets. »

dollars

CalPERS and QIC form USD764m (AUD1bn) Asia-Pacific infrastructure partnership

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 19:00

Alternative investments firm QIC has formed a USD764 million (AUD1 billion) Asia-Pacific infrastructure partnership with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). »

Time

The increase of buyout holding periods

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 18:52

The average time taken to exit private equity-backed buyout investments has increased year-on-year since 2008. In this extract from the Preqin Private Equity Spotlight: May 2015, Anna Strumillo and Ciantelle Lawrence conduct an in-depth analysis of buyout holding periods. »

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F-Squared partners with Soho Asset Management

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 13:45

F-Squared Investments has partnered with SoHo Asset Management (SoHo) to use its Portfolio Replication Technology investment capabilities to create and manage model portfolios for SoHo’s clients in Singapore and the United States under SoHo’s Replicas brand. »

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Redington and PwC join forces to address pensions industry challenges

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 17:45

PwC and Redington, two of the UK’s leading innovators in pension solutions, have formed a unique strategic alliance to help trustees and sponsors better eliminate deficits, improve funding levels, and manage pensions risk.  »

Irish flag

IFIA welcomes the EC’s Capital Markets Union Green Paper

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 21:00

The Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA), the trade body representing the largest sector of the financial services industry in Ireland, has responded positively to the European Commission’s Green Paper on Capital Markets Union (CMU). »

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Hotspot cuts trading fees for more than 30 currency pairs

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 20:00

Hotspot, an institutional foreign exchange (FX) market owned and operated by BATS Global Markets (BATS), is to eliminate liquidity removal fees for customers in more than 30 select currency pairs, beginning 1 June 2015. »

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Pension savers have much to gain from capital markets union, says NAPF

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 20:00

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has confirmed its strong support for the European Commission’s proposals for a Capital Markets Union (CMU), in its response to the EC Green Paper: Building a Capital Markets Union. »

retirement

EFAMA underlines support for European Capital Markets Union

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 14:00

EFAMA has reiterated its strong support for the European Commission’s aim to build a Capital Markets Union. »

document signing

Catella to sell Nordic Fixed Income

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 06:00

Catella has signed an agreement with Arctic Securities AS to sell all of the shares in its subsidiary Nordic Fixed Income AB. Catella owns 55 per cent of the shares in Nordic Fixed Income AB.  »

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UBS WMA partners with Mercer Investments to expand manager research offering

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 12:00

UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA) has partnered with Mercer Investments, to provide the Investment Management Research team at UBS Financial Services with access to Mercer's 9,000 manager research opinions and performance analytics.  »

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CRYEX launches new institutional FX and digital currency marketplace and clearing house

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 09:00

CRYEX has filed an application with the Swedish Finansinspektionen (SFSA) to become a regulated clearing organisation and create a member-only marketplace with clearing and settlement for FX and digital currencies. »

Vishal K Gupta

VOLEX Execution Services announces liquidity auctions for institutional option traders

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 19:00

VOLEX Execution Services has announced VOLEX Liquidity Auctions for traders seeking liquidity beyond the current quotes represented by the US listed option markets.  »

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Peak Re makes good underwriting progress in 2014

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 06:00

Peak Re further grew its franchise in its home markets in Asia Pacific in 2014 and started to build a global footprint. This expansion translated into a broader diversification of the underwriting portfolio and an increase in cost-efficiency.  »

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BlackRock selects Thomson Reuters Org ID Managed Service

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:00

BlackRock has selected Thomson Reuters Org ID (Org ID) to complement its existing rigorous counterparty due diligence process.  »

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Parade Street Investments brings Northcape Capital's Global Emerging Markets strategy to Canada

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 17:00

Parade Street Investments has made Northcape Capital Pty Ltd's (Northcape) concentrated portfolio of global emerging market companies available to Canadian institutional investors. »

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CIFA enlists KWM ro promote Cypriot investment funds

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 10:15

The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) has formed a strategic partnership with law firm, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) to develop the legal and regulatory framework for investment funds in Cyprus. »

Luxembourg

RQFII quota granted to Luxembourg

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 09:15

The People's Bank of China has granted an RMB50 billion RQFII quota to Luxembourg, allowing the Grand Duchy’s investor base to invest directly in the Chinese capital market. »

Euros

Natixis successfully places EUR285 million AXA Global Life catastrophe bonds

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 06:00

NATIXIS has successfully managed, as co-arranger and joint bookrunner, the placement of EUR285 million extreme mortality catastrophe bonds issued by Benu Capital Limited, an Irish private limited company. »

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GMEX Technologies and Avenir partner with Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 06:00

GMEX Technologies (GMEX TECH), part of the Global Markets Exchange Group International, and Avenir Technology Limited (Avenir), the UK based post-trade software firm, have partnered with the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE). »

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Private equity-backed buyout deals see highest quarterly total value since Q3 2007

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:51

This extract from Preqin’s Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015 focuses on global private equity-backed buyout deals, featuring the latest available data. »

New Jersey

Lateral Investment Management partners with Leo Group

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 09:00

Lateral Investment Management has formed a strategic partnership with The Leo Group, a New Jersey-based wealth management firm serving family offices, institutions and endowments. »

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Northern Trust establishes asset management sales and client service team in Melbourne office

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 06:00

Northern Trust has established an asset management sales and client servicing team in its Melbourne, Australia, office to offer its full range of customisable asset management solutions to institutional investors across Australia and New Zealand. »

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Mercer enhances offers ANS FX TCA solution

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 18:00

To support its European and Middle Eastern clients in monitoring the activities of their custodian banks, Mercer is to offer Abel Noser Solutions’ (ANS) Foreign Exchange Trade Cost Analysis (FX TCA) solution. »

Matt Crisp

eVestment expands portfolio analysis capabilities for institutional investors with quantum additions

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 20:00

Institutional investors are always looking for new tools to make the most informed, insightful decisions as they select and monitor managers, construct portfolios and assess risk in an effort to grow and protect assets.  »

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BlackRock closes reorganisation of two New Jersey Muniicpal closed end funds

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 10:30

BlackRock has completed the reorganisation of the BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Quality Fund (MJI) into the BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund (MUJ). »

features
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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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AlphaQ – April 2015

AlphaQ – April 2015

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 10:00

The hunt for diverse streams of alpha is intensifying, and skill-based risk-adjusted returns are the Holy Grail for all investment managers. Global Fund Media (GFM) brings you AlphaQ, a bi-monthly compendium of investment ideas, skill and talent across all asset classes, and a network of the best asset management talent... »

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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