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Eurasia Group, Nikko Asset Management pair strengths in emerging markets investment

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 16:00

Eurasia Group and Nikko Asset Management are partnering to bring together Eurasia Group’s proprietary geopolitical risk indicators within Nikko’s multi-asset investment management process.  »

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Calamos Dynamic Convertible and Income Fund raises USD555m

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 12:00

Convertible securities specialist Calamos Investments has completed pricing for the initial public offering of the Calamos Dynamic Convertible and Income Fund (CCD).  »

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ATG partners with SS&C to distribute Latin American algo strategies

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 14:00

SS&C Technologies Holdings has partnered with Americas Trading Group (ATG) to provide advanced algorithmic trading strategies to SS&C MarketTrader Order Management System (OMS) clients and FIXLink electronic trading community participants.  »

debt

ESMA issues draft guidelines on complex debt instruments and structured deposits

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 10:00

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a set of draft guidelines on complex debt instruments and structured deposits.   »

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FCA sets out key areas of work for coming year

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 21:00

The Financial Conduct Authority has set out the key areas of work it will undertake in the forthcoming financial year with the publication of its Business Plan for 2015/16.  »

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Calastone expands Middle East coverage by connecting NBAD

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 19:30

Calastone has added the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) Global Asset Management to its global order routing community. »

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Northern Trust donates more than USD15m in 2014

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 14:00

Northern Trust made USD15.4 million in cash contributions last year and its employees reported approximately 125,000 hours of volunteer work in support of nonprofit organisations worldwide. »

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TMF Group and Custom House Global Fund Services to separate

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 09:00

TMF Group has agreed with the management team of its fund services division, TMF Custom House, the creation of an independent, stand-alone Custom House Fund Services. »

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New green bonds criteria for bioenergy investments published under Climate Bonds Standard

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 06:00

The Bioenergy Technical Working Group has released its proposed eligibility criteria for bioenergy projects that qualify under the Climate Bonds Standard. The criteria are now subject to a 60 day period of  public consultation. »

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Deutsche Bank closes USD50m Essential Capital Consortium Fund

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 12:00

Deutsche Bank’s Global Social Finance Group has held the closing of the Essential Capital Consortium (ECC), a five-year USD 50 million social enterprise fund. »

climate change

Tom Baumann joins Climate Bonds Standards Industry Working Group

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 16:30

Tom Baumann, Chair of ISO TC207 SC7, the International Organisation for Standardisation’s committee developing climate change related standards, has joined the Climate Bonds Standards Working Group. »

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Old Mutual wealth supports Help for Heroes XI vs Rest of the World XI Twenty20 challenge match 

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 18:30

The Kia Oval will host the inaugural international Help for Heroes Twenty20 cricket fundraiser, supported by Old Mutual Wealth. »

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LMAX Exchange joins Linux Foundation to champion open source

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 19:30

LMAX Exchange, an FCA regulated MTF for global FX trading, has become a member of the Linux Foundation, the non-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux. »

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NAPF backs Work & Pensions Committee’s call for independent pensions commission

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 09:00

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has backed the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s recommendation for the establishment of an independent pensions commission. »

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SGSS secures EUR800m IP Valmy mandate

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 06:00

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has secured a EUR800m mandate from French insurance company IP Valmy to provide custody, depositary and valuation services for the entire range of its funds. »

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Silverfinch teams up with EY to host Solvency II event

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 17:30

With Solvency II now 10 months away, Silverfinch, the secure data utility, is collaborating with EY to host an event examining how the new regulation with impacts on insurers and their asset manager partners. »

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Cronos Consultants partners with Misys

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 16:30

Cronos Consultants Group to become a member of the Misys InFusion Partner Programme.  »

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Brandywine Global selects SunGard’s Apex Collateral solution

Fri, 06/03/2015 - 10:30

Brandywine Global, an investment manager affiliated with Legg Mason, has selected SunGard’s Apex Collateral solution to help support its growing collateral management business.  »

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Franklin Templeton Investments reduces management fees for Canadian and Global fixed income funds in Canada

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 13:00

Franklin Templeton Investments has reduced the management fees for its domestic and global fixed income funds to provide Canadians diversification and investment expertise at a lower cost. »

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FINSAPP partners with Volante Technologies

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:00

FINSAPP and Volante have formed a new partnership to build business domain solutions based on interbank, intrabank and bank to corporate financial data message flows. »

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Landesbank Baden-Württemberg becomes new clearing member of EurexOTC Clear

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:30

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) has become a further clearing member of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps.  »

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Hong Kong’s Value Partners Group selects Charles River’s Investment Management Solution

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 20:00

Value Partners Group has selected The Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) for portfolio management, trading, compliance, and performance measurement and attribution. »

mutual funds

Jonson selects Ultimus Fund Solutions to provide fund accounting services for 11 mutual funds

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 18:30

Cincinnati based Johnson Investment Counsel (Johnson) has selected Ultimus Fund Solutions to provide fund accounting services for the firm’s family of mutual funds.  »

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Cambridge Associates adopts PFaroe in the UK

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 18:00

Cambridge Associates is expanding its use of RiskFirst’s real-time analytics and reporting platform, PFaroe, and will now adopt the platform in the UK as well as the US. »

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Aviva Investors reaches early settlement with FCA

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 06:00

Aviva’s asset management business, Aviva Investors, has reached an early agreement with the Financial Conduct Authority regarding historic breaches of FCA regulatory requirements concerning Aviva Investors’ dealing controls prior to 2013.  »

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BBS Securities is now a clearing member of CDCC

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 10:00

The Board of Directors of Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC) has approved the membership application of BBS Securities Inc. BBS will participate on CDCC under broker ID #028. »

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GFI Board Supports BGC's USD6.10 per share tender offer

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 16:00

BGC Partners and GFI Group have entered into a tender offer support agreement in which GFI's board of directors unanimously agreed to support BGC's tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of GFI common stock at USD6.10 per share in cash. »

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Guinness to close ‘early investor’ share class of Global Equity Income Fund

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 10:30

Guinness Asset Management is closing the ‘early investor’ Z share class of its Global Equity Income Fund to new investment  »

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Venovate partners with Capital Hedge to bring alt investments to mid-sized institutions and family offices

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 10:00

Venovate and Capital Hedge have formed a partnership to offer better, faster, and broader access to alternative investments for family offices and mid-sized institutions. »

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Alceda extands strategic partnership with Warburg

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 06:00

Alceda has extended its strategic partnership with MM Warburg Group (Warburg). Moving forward, Warburg will act as preferred partner for the administration and custody of Alceda’s funds.  »

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Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:14

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