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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.  »

Alpha Centauri chooses S&P Global Market Intelligence Point-in-Time data for alpha identification

Alpha Centauri chooses S&P Global Market Intelligence Point-in-Time data for alpha identification

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 09:15

Hamburg-based investment house Alpha Centauri, which specialises in risk premia and equity multi-factor investing strategies, is to use S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Point-in-Time fundamental data and consensus estimates to support their quantitative research, modelling efforts and portfolio risk management. »

PhillipCapital UK to raise margins ahead of EU referendum

PhillipCapital UK to raise margins ahead of EU referendum

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 09:14

In a move to help protect clients ahead of the EU referendum on 23 June, PhillipCapital UK will be increasing its margin requirements. This will take place in two stages, with the first increase occurring on the 12th June and the second on the 19 June.  »

UK’s Affirmative Investment Managers selects Charles River’s SaaS-based solution

UK’s Affirmative Investment Managers selects Charles River’s SaaS-based solution

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 16:40

Dedicated green bond specialist Affirmative Investment Managers (AIM) has selected the SaaS-based Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS).  »

CBOE Holdings to open London office in July

CBOE Holdings to open London office in July

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:29

CBOE Holdings plans to open its first international business development office in London in July.  The new office – headed by Matthew McFarland, director of global client services – will enable CBOE to increase its presence in the region and allow its business development team to more directly engage with European-based clients and potential new customers, as well as the exchange's strategic partners.  »

Centaur Ventures signs USD100 million credit deal with UAE-based family office

Centaur Ventures signs USD100 million credit deal with UAE-based family office

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 16:31

Centaur Ventures, the mining and natural resources investment arm of investment holding company Centaur Holdings Ltd, has signed a USD100 million revolving credit facility with a UAE based private family office. »

OTAS partners with Wall Street Horizon to provide corporate event intelligence to investors and traders

OTAS partners with Wall Street Horizon to provide corporate event intelligence to investors and traders

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 09:40

OTAS Technologies (OTAS), a provider of market analytics and trader intelligence, has partnered with Wall Street Horizon to provide its institutional investment and trading clients with highly accurate and timely corporate event dates and information.   »

Gide and De Pardieu Brocas Maffei advise Chargeurs on EUR57m mixed format Euro PP financing

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 16:48

Chargeurs has completed a EUR57 million mixed format Euro PP financing involving a EUR32 million bank financing subscribed by Bank of China Limited, Bred Banque Populaire and Landesbank SAAR and a EUR25 million bond issue subscribed by institutional investors represented by Kepler Cheuvreux. »

Amundi creates Global Advisory Board

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 16:47

European asset manager Amundi has formed the Amundi Global Advisory Board. Members will contribute their insights to the company on global economic, political and strategic developments, and their relevance on financial markets. »

Nikko AM’s Global Fixed Income Team awarded Japanese mandates

Nikko AM’s Global Fixed Income Team awarded Japanese mandates

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 16:46

Nikko Asset Management’s Global Fixed Income team, based in London, has secured a series of Japanese institutional mandates for the firm.  »

ESMA responds to EC comment on MiFID II standards on ancillary activities

ESMA responds to EC comment on MiFID II standards on ancillary activities

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 09:27

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued an Opinion in response to a letter sent by the European Commission (Commission) asking to amend its draft RTS 20 under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).  »

Generali sees opportunities for Southern European equities

Generali sees opportunities for Southern European equities

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 09:25

Generali Investments believes that Southern European companies are showing low valuations and have upside potential and that its GIS European Equity Recovery fund is positioned to take advantage of the region’s re-rating. »

Abu Dhabi Global Market signs FinTech MoU with Flat6Labs

Abu Dhabi Global Market signs FinTech MoU with Flat6Labs

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 09:24

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Flat6Labs UAE (Flat6Labs) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on technology development and innovation in financial services to develop the financial technology (FinTech) eco-system in Abu Dhabi.  »

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets closes EUR445 million Pan-European Value-Added Venture

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets closes EUR445 million Pan-European Value-Added Venture

Mon, 30/05/2016 - 15:19

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (AXA IM - Real Assets) has held the final closing of the Pan-European Value-Added Venture (PEVAV) with total commitments of EUR445 million from a global institutional investor base. »

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Standard Life chooses Neustar MarketShare for attribution analytics and marketing planning

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 08:29

Standard Life has selected Neustar MarketShare to help assess the effectiveness of its marketing spend across online and offline activities, measured over both short and long-term periods.  »

Neptune continues expansion with integration into Fidessa's Buy-side OMS platform

Neptune continues expansion with integration into Fidessa's Buy-side OMS platform

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 09:39

Neptune, the open standards network utility for pre-trade indications in bond markets, has completed connectivity to Fidessa's buy-side OMS platform to distribute high quality pre-trade data to assist the buy-side with liquidity and price discovery utilising their existing workflows. »

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