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Tony Ward, Clayton Euro Risk

Clayton Euro Risk and Lime Risk Agency launch insurance solutions for mortgage market

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 09:05

Clayton Euro Risk, a European provider of risk analysis on mortgage and asset finance, has joined forces with insurance provider Lime Risk Agency to offer clients insurance products aimed at mitigating mortgage and property risks. »

Maximising success of an exit

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:21

Mark Hardwicke of boutique investment bank, Invenio Corporate Finance, writes on the tactics required to make a successful exit.  »

Dominic Silvester, Enstar

Enstar reinsures GBP957m of RSA’s legacy UK employer’s liability business

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:56

One of Enstar Group’s wholly-owned subsidiaries has signed an agreement to reinsure RSA Insurance Group UK’s employers’ liability legacy business. »

OST teams with EREC on Jamaica’s largest solar energy project

OST teams with EREC on Jamaica’s largest solar energy project

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 08:47

OST Energy, an independent engineering consultancy, has been appointed as owner’s engineer by renewable energy developer Eight Rivers Energy Company (EREC) for Jamaica’s largest solar energy project to date. »

Marco Dickner, Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson advises on USD350m annuity buy-out deals for Loblaw

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 14:17

Willis Towers Watson has advised Loblaw on annuity buy-out transactions to reduce financial risk to the organisation. »

Robert Schach, Debtwire

European restructurings predicted to hit next peak in 2017

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 14:09

The volume of European restructurings is expected to hit its next peak in 2017, according to a survey by Debtwire in conjunction with independent investment bank Greenhill and law firm Orrick. »

Aviva, Hillhouse and Tencent to develop insurance company in Hong Kong

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 09:53

Aviva, Hillhouse Capital and Tencent have agreed to develop an insurance company in Hong Kong, which will focus on digital insurance. »

Suthan Rajagopalan, Mercer

Zurich strikes GBP300m longevity hedge

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 09:56

Pensions provider Zurich has completed a longevity hedge swap covering GBP300 million of liabilities for an undisclosed UK pension plan. »

Bruno Bagnouls, TMF

TMF Group expands MIT service offering in Australia

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 10:33

TMF Group, a provider of trust and fiduciary services, has entered an alliance in Australia with Evolution Trustees to expand its local service offering for international clients. »

Lochiel Crafter, SSGA

E Fund Management and SSGA partner to explore China opportunities

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:27

E Fund Management and State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore strategic opportunities across global markets, including China's fast-growing fund management industry. »

Justin Wheatley, StatPro

StatPro signs GBP1.5m five year deal with SA asset manager for cloud migration

Mon, 09/01/2017 - 09:52

StatPro Group, a provider of cloud-based portfolio analytics and asset pricing services for the global asset management industry, has entered into a five-year contract with a global South African asset manager for a minimum value of approximately GBP1.5 million (ZAR26.6 million).  »

Christopher M Kearns, BNY Mellon

Braskem appoints BNY Mellon as depositary bank

Fri, 06/01/2017 - 10:12

Thermoplastic resin manufacturer Braskem has appointed BNY Mellon as the depositary bank for its American depositary receipt (ADR) programme. »

Shelly Beard, Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson sees record numbers approaching de-risking market in 2017

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 10:59

Strong pipelines, greater engagement from smaller schemes and innovation driving improved buy-in affordability are some of the key developments expected to feature in the de-risking market in 2017, according to Willis Towers Watson. »

Sell

L&G completes sale of Cofunds and IPS to Aegon

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 15:01

Legal & General Group (Legal & General) has completed of the sale of Cofunds and IPS to Aegon.  »

Mike Weston, PiP

PiP completes debt refinancing of rooftop solar assets portfolio

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 13:22

Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP), an infrastructure investment manager, has worked on behalf of RPMI Railpen to provide GBP20.3 million of inflation-linked debt capital in order to refinance a portfolio of 1,911 rooftop solar assets owned by Foresight. »

Dominic Silvester, Enstar

Enstar reinsures QBE legacy US business

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 10:57

One of Enstar Group’s wholly-owned subsidiaries has entered into a conditional agreement with a subsidiary of QBE Insurance Group to reinsure its US multi-line property and casualty business.  »

Piper Jaffray and CIBC enter exclusive equity research distribution agreement

Piper Jaffray and CIBC enter exclusive equity research distribution agreement

Mon, 05/12/2016 - 12:48

Piper Jaffray Companies, an investment bank and asset management firm, is entering into an exclusive equity research distribution agreement with the capital markets arm of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). »

Christopher M Kearns, BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon appointed successor depositary for Credit Suisse ADR programme

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 10:13

BNY Mellon has been appointed by Credit Suisse as the successor depositary bank for its American depositary receipt (ADR) programme. »

SyndicateRoom publishes growth hunter study

Fri, 25/11/2016 - 08:42

The online investment platform, SyndicateRoom, which allows individuals to invest alongside the professionals, has published its study ‘Rise of the Growth Hunters’. »

Charles Trafton, FlowPoint

Crow Point Partners and FlowPoint form partnership

Tue, 22/11/2016 - 08:56

Crow Point Partners (CPP), an investment adviser providing global alternative investment management solutions, has entered a strategic partnership with FlowPoint Capital Partners. »

Steven A Kandarian, MetLife

MetLife board approves USD3bn share repurchase

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:27

The board of directors of MetLife has approved a new USD3 billion authorisation for the company to repurchase its common stock. »

Ted Morgan, Abel Noser

Abel Noser finalises MBO with Estancia Capital

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:09

Abel Noser has finalised the management-led buyout (MBO) of the firm along with private equity fund Estancia Capital Partners. »

Steve Higman, REG

REG signs BlackRock asset management contract

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 13:26

REG Power Management has signed an asset management contract with BlackRock for the recently constructed 18MW Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm in Devon, England.  »

Michael Falcone, MMA Capital Management

MMA Capital and TSSP form solar lending joint venture

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 08:38

MMA Capital Management has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of TSSP, a special situations investment platform, to form a solar lending joint venture.  »

Raiffeisen-Leasing completes EUR440m securitisation transaction

Raiffeisen-Leasing completes EUR440m securitisation transaction

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 10:52

The EIB Group, consisting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF), has supported a Raiffeisen-Leasing securitisation transaction of EUR440 million. »

Steve Boyle, Legal & General

Legal & General completes GBP175m refinancing of Arora Group debt

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 10:27

Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets (LGIM Real Assets) has completed a new loan to the Arora Group, for GBP175 million over 15 years, refinancing existing debt for Arora in the current low interest rate environment. »

Kleinwort Benson appointed corporate finance adviser to Circuit of Wales

Kleinwort Benson appointed corporate finance adviser to Circuit of Wales

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 10:34

Kleinwort Benson’s private merchant banking (PMB) team has been appointed as corporate finance adviser to the Circuit of Wales (CofW) development at Ebbw Vale in Blaenau Gwent, Wales. »

NTR secures GBP27.3m debt facility for 18MW wind project

NTR secures GBP27.3m debt facility for 18MW wind project

Tue, 18/10/2016 - 11:07

NTR has closed its second project debt facility this year with Ulster Bank, securing a GBP27.3 million (circa EUR30 million) project finance debt facility. »

Gerard Ferguson, J2 Capital

Front Street Capital to sell Jemekk to J2 Capital

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 09:44

Front Street Capital is to sell Jemekk Capital Management to J2 Capital Management, a newly created corporation controlled by Gerard Ferguson. »

Christopher M Kearns, BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon appointed as depositary bank by Banco Santander

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 09:20

BNY Mellon has been appointed by Banco Santander as the successor depositary bank for its American depositary receipt (ADR) programme. »

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