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King & Wood Mallesons advises Inflexion on MBO of Bedell Trust

King & Wood Mallesons advises Inflexion on MBO of Bedell Trust

Wed, 21/09/2016 - 14:17

King & Wood Mallesons has advised Inflexion Private Equity on the management buyout of Bedell Trust, a corporate, fund and fiduciary administration company. »

SEB appoints Hermes for stewardship services

SEB appoints Hermes for stewardship services

Wed, 21/09/2016 - 10:43

Hermes Investment Management’s engagement team, Hermes EOS, has been appointed by SEB Investment Management to provide engagement and screening services. »

TA Associates backs MBO of GSAM’s Australian investment capabilities and fund platform

TA Associates backs MBO of GSAM’s Australian investment capabilities and fund platform

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 10:13

Growth private equity firm TA Associates is to back a management buyout (MBO) of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) Australian-focused investment capabilities and fund platform. »

Zurich signs GBP600m longevity transaction with Pirelli

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 09:43

Pensions provider Zurich has entered two longevity swap transactions covering liabilities of GBP600 million for the Pirelli General Pension and Life Assurance Fund and the Pirelli Tyres Limited 1988 Pension and Life Assurance Fund. »

Mariner Investment Group closes USD503m CLO

Mariner Investment Group closes USD503m CLO

Fri, 12/08/2016 - 07:21

Alternative asset manager Mariner Investment Group has closed a USD503 million collateralised loan obligation (CLO), the third such transaction by Mariner's leveraged credit team. »

Maples assists AerGen in debut ABS issuance

Maples assists AerGen in debut ABS issuance

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 10:02

Maples and Calder and Maples Fiduciary has assisted AerGen in connection with the USD324.7 million asset backed loan securitisation of a portfolio of 19 narrow body aircraft by Harbour Aircraft Investments.  »

Prudential closes fourth longevity reinsurance deal with Legal & General

Prudential closes fourth longevity reinsurance deal with Legal & General

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 07:48

Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company and Legal & General have completed their fourth longevity reinsurance transaction together. 

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OST advises RBS in UK’s first floating solar project financing deal

OST advises RBS in UK’s first floating solar project financing deal

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 10:24

OST Energy, an independent engineering consultancy, has teamed with Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and solar energy company Lightsource Renewable Energy to bring Europe’s largest floating photovoltaic (PV) solar project to completion. »

Apex closes USD40 million debt investment

Apex closes USD40 million debt investment

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 13:19

Apex Fund Services has closed a USD40 million credit facility with global credit investment firm Highbridge Principal Strategies. »

Anglo-Chinese consortium signs agreement for EUR230m power plant in Serbia

Anglo-Chinese consortium signs agreement for EUR230m power plant in Serbia

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 08:30

UK-based Scarborough Group International and state-owned China National Electric Engineering Co (CNEEC) have signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement for the development of a EUR230 million (USD255 million) 240 MW combined cycle natural gas fuelled heat and power plant project in the city of Loznica, Serbia. »

L&G completes GBP750m pension buy-in for ICI pension fund

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 13:23

Legal & General Group has completed a GBP750 million pension buy-in transaction for the ICI Pension Fund (ICI PF). »

FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) publishes first standards for wholesale FICC markets

FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) publishes first standards for wholesale FICC markets

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 15:12

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) has published its first standard aimed at improving conduct in the wholesale Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) markets.  »

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New FIX Trading Community release addresses high performance demands

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:16

FIX Trading Community has released Simple Binary Encoding (SBE) version 1.0 Draft Standard to support high performance demands in transactions and/or data feeds. »

Schemes need to lose the mindset that changing administrators is too difficult, says Trafalgar House

Schemes need to lose the mindset that changing administrators is too difficult, says Trafalgar House

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 16:39

Trafalgar House, the pensions administration specialist, says that schemes should not let the notion that changing administrators is difficult prevent them from getting the best for their members. »

New margin regulations for the non-cleared OTC derivatives to reduce systemic risk across financial markets

New margin regulations for the non-cleared OTC derivatives to reduce systemic risk across financial markets

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:28

EDHEC-Risk Institute has released an overview and analysis of the forthcoming framework to be used by financial institutions to determine initial margin (IM) and variation margin (VM) payments when trading non-cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.  »

Advisors Asset Management expands strategic partnership with Rothschild Asset Management

Advisors Asset Management expands strategic partnership with Rothschild Asset Management

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:46

Advisors Asset Management (AAM) is to become the distributor for several Rothschild Asset Management separately managed accounts (SMAs), including Rothschild's US Large-Cap Core, US Large-Cap Value and US Balanced strategies. »

ATCO Selects Northern Trust as Global Custodian

ATCO Selects Northern Trust as Global Custodian

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 10:40

Alberta Trailer Company and Canada Utilities Limited (ATCO) has selected Northern Trust to provide global custody and master trust services for its CAD2.8 billion in pension assets. Northern Trust will also provide investment risk and analytics and benefit payment services. »

Thomson Reuters enhances SRI solutions in Eikon

Thomson Reuters enhances SRI solutions in Eikon

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:31

Thomson Reuters has enhanced its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) offering on Thomson Reuters Eikon with a new application that enables buy-side professionals to analyse real-time ESG data and incorporate it into socially responsible investment (SRI) decisions.  »

Exoe selects Charles River IMS as a hosted service

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 16:46

Charles River, a front and middle office investment management solution provider, today announced that  »

ADGM and BRSA sign MoU to bolster cross-border cooperation

ADGM and BRSA sign MoU to bolster cross-border cooperation

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 09:32

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey (BRSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate and exchange supervisory and enforcement information, as well as foster the implementation of high regulatory standards in both jurisdictions.  »

SR Labs rebrands as Vela Trading Technologies

SR Labs rebrands as Vela Trading Technologies

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 09:15

SR Labs, a specialist in trading and market data technology, is tol operate under the new name of Vela Trading Technologies (Vela). »

Project Sentinel looks to ‘mutualise’ cost of MiFID II implementation

Project Sentinel looks to ‘mutualise’ cost of MiFID II implementation

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 09:13

Project Sentinel, a collaborative initiative by a group of banks to mutualise the cost of MiFID II implementation in the OTC front office, has created a normalised regulatory data model designed to help firms meet their MiFID II OTC sales and trading requirements.  »

EFAMA believes final MMFR agreement should find right balance between financial stability and economic growth

EFAMA believes final MMFR agreement should find right balance between financial stability and economic growth

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 10:34

The Economic and Monetary Affairs Council of the EU has approved the General Approach reached on Money Market Fund Reform (MMFR) at Council Working Party level. This General Approach followed an original proposal by the European Commission in September 2013. »

First Names Group refinances to facilitate growth

First Names Group refinances to facilitate growth

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 16:18

First Names Group has agreed a substantial new funding deal. The financial transaction was secured after a period of accelerated growth that has seen the business far surpass its five year investment plan. »

ThinkForex to raise margin requirements amid Brexit volatility

ThinkForex to raise margin requirements amid Brexit volatility

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 16:06

ThinkForex, a leading multi-asset provider of global derivatives trading will be increasing its margin requirements for sterling denominated currency contracts in anticipation of increased volatility during the UK’s vote on its relationship with the European Union. »

Manulife Asset Management announces significant European expansion plans

Manulife Asset Management announces significant European expansion plans

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 07:44

Manulife Asset Management has revealed plans for the expansion of its operations in Europe. The business already has significant scale in North America and in Asia, with global assets under management of EUR285 billion/GBP226 billion (as at 31 March 2016). »

HSBC becomes first bank to facilitate access to China’s bond market

HSBC becomes first bank to facilitate access to China’s bond market

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:29

HSBC has become the first bank to facilitate access to China’s Inter-bank Bond Market (CIBM) by an overseas financial institution.  »

FIX Trading Community develops standards for MiFID II transaction and trade reporting

FIX Trading Community develops standards for MiFID II transaction and trade reporting

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:16

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, has developed the FIXProtocol for use for transmitting MiFID II Transaction Reports to Approved Reporting Mechanisms (ARMs). »

Newfleet Asset Management completes offering of USD356m CLO

Newfleet Asset Management completes offering of USD356m CLO

Fri, 10/06/2016 - 09:26

Newfleet Asset Management, an affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners, has closed a USD356.3 million collateralised loan obligation (CLO). »

MEP Werke becomes Climate Bonds Partner

MEP Werke becomes Climate Bonds Partner

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 16:41

The German based leader in full-service, solar power systems for residential homes, MEP Werke GmbH, and its sponsor and private equity investor Strasser Capital GmbH, are to join the partner program of Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), effective immediately.  »

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