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HSBC France connected as direct clearing member of EurexOTC Clear

HSBC France connected as direct clearing member of EurexOTC Clear

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 14:59

HSBC France is a new user of Eurex Clearing’s EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). The company has been connected as direct clearing member and has already cleared first transactions via EurexOTC Clear. »

CIT and TPG Special Situations Partners form agree strategic relationship

CIT and TPG Special Situations Partners form agree strategic relationship

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 10:03

CIT Group a provider of commercial lending and leasing services has formed a joint venture with funds managed by TPG Special Situations Partners (TSSP), a dedicated special situations and credit platform with over USD12 billion in AUM. »

Edison and CC Group form strategic investor access partnership

Edison and CC Group form strategic investor access partnership

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 14:12

New partnership will enable Polish listed companies to develop relationships with investors in international capital markets through Edison’s global investor network »

Franklin Square provides senior secured financing for iSqFt's merger with CMD Group

Franklin Square provides senior secured financing for iSqFt's merger with CMD Group

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 07:43

Franklin Square Capital Partners its senior secured investment in Blueprint Sub (doing business as iSqFt), a provider of software and bid information to the commercial construction industry.  »

Canada Life’s reinsurance division, signs major reinsurance agreement with Aegon

Canada Life’s reinsurance division, signs major reinsurance agreement with Aegon

Fri, 14/08/2015 - 10:34

Canada Life’s Reinsurance Division, Canada Life Re, has entered into a long term reinsurance agreement with Aegon to cover the longevity risk on a EUR6 billion portfolio of Dutch annuities. »

City of Tallahassee selects Northern Trust for custody services

City of Tallahassee selects Northern Trust for custody services

Thu, 13/08/2015 - 14:13

The City of Tallahassee has selected Northern Trust to serve as global custodian for its USD2.1 billion in assets. Northern Trust will also provide securities lending and performance reporting. Northern Trust will oversee assets for the city’s pension, other post-employment benefits and treasury portfolios. »

Fiera Capital subsidiary to act as sub-advisor to SEI CIT

Fiera Capital subsidiary to act as sub-advisor to SEI CIT

Mon, 10/08/2015 - 12:47

A wholly-owned US registered investment advisor subsidiary of Fiera Capital Corporation has been retained by SEI to act as a sub-advisor for the newly created international equity collective investment trust (CIT) implemented through the SEI Trust Company. »

John Hancock Group of Funds selects Citi to provide fund accounting, global custody for USD29.1bn of assets

John Hancock Group of Funds selects Citi to provide fund accounting, global custody for USD29.1bn of assets

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 07:32

Citi has been awarded a mandate from John Hancock Group of Funds to provide global custody and fund accounting services to support 27 International/Global US registered Mutual Funds, with assets of USD29.1 billion. »

Krung Thai Asset Management Public Co Ltd selects Charles River IMS

Krung Thai Asset Management Public Co Ltd selects Charles River IMS

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 15:10

Krung Thai Asset Management Public Company Limited (KTAM) has selected the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) delivered as a managed application. »

Sun Life Financial completes acquisition of US-based investment manager Prime Advisors

Sun Life Financial completes acquisition of US-based investment manager Prime Advisors

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 07:39

Sun Life Financial has completed the purchase of Prime Advisors, headquartered in Redmond, Washington. The acquisition was announced on 30 June, 2015. »

100th buy-side firm signs on to Algomi’s Honeycomb Network

100th buy-side firm signs on to Algomi’s Honeycomb Network

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 13:10

Algomi, the network company providing information-matching solutions for the optimisation of fixed income liquidity, has signed the 100th buy-side firm to its Honeycomb network globally. »

Imran Gulamhuseinwala, EY

EY signs up to FinTech trade body Innovate Finance

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:20

EY has signed a membership deal with Innovate Finance, the global FinTech association based in the UK, as part of its commitment to build its FinTech practice and champion the UK as the world’s global hub for FinTech innovation.  »

DTCC urges legislation to help deliver G20 goals

DTCC urges legislation to help deliver G20 goals

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:52

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has urged legislative and industry action to address three key obstacles that are hindering achievement of the G20 transparency goals set forth by policymakers in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.  »

EBS BrokerTec combines MyTreasury into product portfolio

EBS BrokerTec combines MyTreasury into product portfolio

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 13:33

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP’s electronic foreign exchange and fixed income business, has combined MyTreasury – an ICAP owned, established Money Market Fund (MMF) platform for the corporate treasury community – into its product portfolio.  »

Murex Partners with DTCC’s Omgeo to enhance post-trade operations offering

Murex Partners with DTCC’s Omgeo to enhance post-trade operations offering

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 07:35

Murex, a provider of integrated trading, risk, collateral and processing solutions, has partnered with Omgeo, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC).  »

Maitland continues expansion with STANLIB deal

Maitland continues expansion with STANLIB deal

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 07:37

Global advisory and fund administration firm Maitland has concluded an agreement with STANLIB, one of Africa’s largest fund managers, to “lift out” its traditional institutional fund administration operations. »

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LIM Advisors calls for more timely and proactive engagement to reduce discount on AMP Capital China Growth Fund

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 14:42

LIM Advisors, the largest independent unitholder in the ASX-listed AMP Capital China Growth Fund (AGF) with a current stake of 12.36 per cent, acknowledges the announcement by AMP Capital on 13 July 2015 that it is investigating options to reduce the substantial discount at which AGF units trade on the ASX.  »

Wilson Leech

AP2 and AP3 select Northern Trust as global Custodian

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 12:45

The Third (AP3) and Second (AP2) Swedish National Pension Funds have jointly performed a procurement of Global Custody Services during 2014 and 2015 and have now decided to award the contract as Global Custodian to Northern Trust for both funds. »

Jess Ravich

TCW offers first alternative mutual fund

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:30

The TCW Group has partnered with Gargoyle Investment Advisor to offer its first alternative mutual fund, the TCW | Gargoyle Hedged Value Fund (TFHIX / TFHVX).  »

Andrew Hausman

Interactive Data to provide evaluated pricing data to Algomi’s Honeycomb network

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 10:44

Interactive Data, a provider of fixed-income evaluated pricing, is to provide hourly snaps from its continuous evaluated pricing feed to Algomi Honeycomb (Algomi). »

Susan Martin

LCPF and LPFA form asset liability management partnership

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 06:00

Lancashire County Pension Fund Committee (LCPF) and the London Pensions Fund Authority Board (LPFA) have formed a GBP10 billion asset liability management partnership, which will initially be known as the Lancashire and London Pensions Partnership (LLPP). »

Beverly Chandler

Willis Group and Towers Watson announce USD18bn merger

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:41

Willis Group and Towers Watson are to merge to create a global advisory, broking and solutions firm. Incremental revenue growth through cost synergies is predicted at USD100 to USD125 million. »

Steven Maijoor

ESMA publishes guidelines for issuers performance measures

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:00

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Final Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures (APMs) for listed issuers.  »

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Deloitte partners with Recommind to launch new data analysis tool for OTC contracts

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 20:00

Deloitte has formed an alliance with Recommind to deliver a managed service to investment banks, transforming the way Over-the-Counter (OTC) International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements are managed. »

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ACHs join forces to optimise European clearing services

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 19:00

Six members of the European Automated Clearing House Association (EACHA) have joined forces to deliver centralised and optimised processing services for SEPA transactions.  »

announcement

Investors call for greater policy coordination on climate change

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 13:58

A more coherent regulatory environment is needed if investors are to prevent “runaway climate change”, according to Donald MacDonald, who chairs the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). »

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UBS Global AM and BB DTVM provide Brazilian institutional investors access to global sustainable equities

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 09:00

UBS Global Asset Management (UBS Global AM) and BB Gesto de Recursos DTVM (BB DTVM), have teamed up to provide Brazilian institutional investors the opportunity to invest in global sustainable equities. »

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Union Group and China Communication Construction Company agree deal to develop Latin America infrastructure

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 15:17

Union Group and China Communication Construction Company, one of the biggest engineering and construction companies in the world, have signed a deal to develop infrastructure projects across the Latin America region. »

Mark Pearson, Fuel.Ventures

Crowdfunding comes of age

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:00

Beverly Chandler finds that crowdfunding is beginning to take its place next to more traditional sources of capital. »

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HSBC is first custodian bank in China to service Swiss RQFII

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 06:00

HSBC has become the first custodian bank in China to service a Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) based in Switzerland.  »

features
Special report
Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

Article
Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

Special report
State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

Special report
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... »

Special report
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... »

Special report
AlphaQ - June 2015

AlphaQ – June 2015

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:00

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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