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Paragon Commercial Corporation approved to trade in OTC markets

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 15:30

Paragon Commercial Corporation has received approval from the Depository Trust Company (DTC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to trade shares on the OTC Markets under the symbol PBNC. »

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BNY Mellon and State Street collaborate with Eurex Clearing on securities lending CCP solution

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 14:00

Eurex Clearing is collaborating with BNY Mellon and State Street to enhance the Eurex Clearing service to meet the specific needs of beneficial owners, as well as expanding the geographic reach into the US.  »

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Natixis joins EurexOTC Clear

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 17:00

Natixis has become a clearing member of Eurex Clearing’s Securities Lending central counterparty (CCP) as well as EurexOTC Clear. The Lending CCP now has six clearing members, while EurexOTC Clear has more than 40. »

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GMEX Group takes stake in Avenir Technology

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 16:30

Global Markets Exchange Group International (GMEX Group) has taken a strategic stake, through its GMEX Technologies Limited (GMEX TECH) subsidiary, in the UK based post-trade software firm Avenir Technology Limited (Avenir).  »

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Janus reopens Perkins Small Cap Value Fund

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 14:00

Janus Capital Group has reopened the Perkins Small Cap Value Fund, a defensive small-cap value fund which seeks to provide attractive returns over a full market cycle by mitigating losses in down markets while participating in up markets.  »

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Advantus Capital expands retail distribution

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 12:30

Advantus Capital Management is growing its retail footprint. »

London

Northern Trust and London Councils pioneer tax-transparent pooled fund for pension schemes

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 09:00

London’s boroughs and the City of London, collaborating through London Councils, have worked with Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) to ensure that London’s local government pensions funds are the first of 101 local government schemes in the United Kingdom to establish a tax-transparent pooled fund. »

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AXIS Capital and PartnerRe to combine in USD11bn merger

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 17:00

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited and PartnerRe are to combine their two businesses to create a specialty insurance and reinsurance company with gross premiums written in excess of USD10 billion.  »

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NewAlpha raises USD250m in seed capital for new long-only strategy

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 06:00

NewAlpha AM is expanding its activities beyond hedge funds with the successful raising of USD250 million in seed capital for a new long-only strategy. »

Thailand

Thailand’s Thanachart live on Charles River’s Enterprise Solution and integrated FIX Network

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 20:00

Thailand’s Thanachart Fund Management Co (Thanachart Fund) is now live on the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) and integrated FIX Network. »

Phil Milburn

Rumours of the demise of energy bonds have been greatly exaggerated, says Kames Capital

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 19:30

The energy sector is now offering investors some of the most attractive opportunities for years following the rapid decline in the price of oil, according to Kames Capital’s Phil Milburn. »

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Neonet and Quod Financial offer integrated trading solution

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 16:30

Neonet Securities has integrated with Quod Financial to offer mutual customers using Quod Financial’s technology access to trading with Neonet as an agency broker. »

Risk blocks

China margin finance curbs highlight governance risks, says Fitch

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 06:00

The decision by China's securities and banking regulatory commissions to curb margin lending and better regulate entrusted lending, highlights some of the risks related to corporate governance in the country's financial sector, says Fitch Ratings. »

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EY confirmed as approved Climate Bond Standards verifier

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 20:30

EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) has been confirmed by the Climate Bond Standards Board as an approved Climate Bond Standards verifier. EY has 700 offices in over 150 countries. »

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Hong Leong Capital selects MSCI for multi-asset class risk management

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 06:00

Hong Leong Capital has chosen MSCI’s Risk and Performance Suite including BarraOne, RiskManager and CreditManager to help manage risk across its multi-asset class portfolio. »

Chicago

Fiserv partners with HedgeACT to provide access to hedge funds in managed accounts

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 13:00

Fiserv has partnered with HedgeACT, based in Chicago, to deliver access to an array of hedge funds to asset managers and investors within their managed account portfolios.  »

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GWG Holdings announces new offering of L Bond

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 12:30

GWG Holdings has commenced offering an L Bond, a publicly registered corporate debt offering with interest rates of 4.25%-9.00% and terms of six months to seven years, respectively. »

Shanghai

UBP strengthens Asian capabilities with new Chinese asset management company

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 14:00

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has partnered with an asset management team to establish a new company in Shanghai, UBP Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited. »

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2014 private equity-backed buyout deals and exits reach highest levels since the global financial crisis

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 18:40

The total value of exits from private equity-backed portfolio companies throughout 2014 hit USD428bn, higher than any year previously and up from the USD330bn of exits in 2013. Christopher Elvin, Preqin’s Head of Private Equity Products, comments on the current deals and exits environment: »

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Hollis Park Partners partners with GCM Grosvenor

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:30

Hollis Park Partners, a global structured products investment management firm, has formed a strategic partnership with alternative investment manager GCM Grosvenor.  »

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Vanguard to launch first municipal bond index fund and ETF

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:00

Vanguard has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to offer a national municipal bond index fund with an exchange-traded fund (ETF) share class.  »

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BayernLB and Berenberg agree on strategic partnership

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:30

BayernLB and Berenberg will soon be working closely together in the financing and investment banking business.  »

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SEC proposes amendments to implement JOBS Act mandate for Exchange Act registration requirements

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 06:00

As mandated by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), the Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the issuance of proposed amendments to revise the rules related to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration, and suspension of reporting under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act.  »

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GPIF to be unshackled by Japan’s pension fund reforms, says NRI and Cerulli

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:00

Japan’s pension funds’ asset management reforms will enable the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) to individually set its own operational targets in accordance with its individual objectives. »

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Swiss & Global Asset Management appoints State Street to provide investment servicing solutions for USD70bn in assets

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 20:00

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) has expanded its relationship with Swiss & Global Asset Management (Swiss and Global) to provide a range of investment servicing solutions for USD70 billion in assets. »

Growth

USD2.24 trillion of investors commit to grow green bonds market

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 16:00

Investors with a combined USD2.24 million of assets under management committed to grow a large and robust green bonds market via the recently issued Investor Statement re: Green Bonds & Climate Bonds. »

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Sanlam Securities (UK) forms strategic partnership with Canadian-based Velocity Trade for mining transactions

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:00

Velocity Trade Holdings and Sanlam Securities UK have entered into a strategic partnership for the purposes of providing reciprocal access to, and increased exposure of, each party’s respective corporate finance and brokerage services within the Canadian junior and mid-cap resource sector, primarily mining. »

Hong Kong

Euronext completes HKEx project

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 06:00

Euronext (ENX) has completed its project with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) on the Orion Market Data Platform (OMD) with OMD’s extension to support the derivatives market at HKEx. »

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Thunderhead.com and Markit partner to launch online derivatives agreement service

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:30

Thunderhead.com and Markit have formed a partnership to establish an online service for creating and negotiating Master Confirmation Agreements (MCAs) at scale. »

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Fortress backs USD50m DigitalOcean credit facility

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 16:45

DigitalOcean has secured a USD50 million credit facility from funds managed by global investment firm Fortress Investment Group LLC.  »

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977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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