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Parade Street Investments brings Northcape Capital's Global Emerging Markets strategy to Canada

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 17:00

Parade Street Investments has made Northcape Capital Pty Ltd's (Northcape) concentrated portfolio of global emerging market companies available to Canadian institutional investors. »

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CIFA enlists KWM ro promote Cypriot investment funds

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 10:15

The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) has formed a strategic partnership with law firm, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) to develop the legal and regulatory framework for investment funds in Cyprus. »

Luxembourg

RQFII quota granted to Luxembourg

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 09:15

The People's Bank of China has granted an RMB50 billion RQFII quota to Luxembourg, allowing the Grand Duchy’s investor base to invest directly in the Chinese capital market. »

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Natixis successfully places EUR285 million AXA Global Life catastrophe bonds

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 06:00

NATIXIS has successfully managed, as co-arranger and joint bookrunner, the placement of EUR285 million extreme mortality catastrophe bonds issued by Benu Capital Limited, an Irish private limited company. »

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GMEX Technologies and Avenir partner with Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 06:00

GMEX Technologies (GMEX TECH), part of the Global Markets Exchange Group International, and Avenir Technology Limited (Avenir), the UK based post-trade software firm, have partnered with the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE). »

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Private equity-backed buyout deals see highest quarterly total value since Q3 2007

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:51

This extract from Preqin’s Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015 focuses on global private equity-backed buyout deals, featuring the latest available data. »

New Jersey

Lateral Investment Management partners with Leo Group

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 09:00

Lateral Investment Management has formed a strategic partnership with The Leo Group, a New Jersey-based wealth management firm serving family offices, institutions and endowments. »

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Northern Trust establishes asset management sales and client service team in Melbourne office

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 06:00

Northern Trust has established an asset management sales and client servicing team in its Melbourne, Australia, office to offer its full range of customisable asset management solutions to institutional investors across Australia and New Zealand. »

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Mercer enhances offers ANS FX TCA solution

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 18:00

To support its European and Middle Eastern clients in monitoring the activities of their custodian banks, Mercer is to offer Abel Noser Solutions’ (ANS) Foreign Exchange Trade Cost Analysis (FX TCA) solution. »

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eVestment expands portfolio analysis capabilities for institutional investors with quantum additions

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 20:00

Institutional investors are always looking for new tools to make the most informed, insightful decisions as they select and monitor managers, construct portfolios and assess risk in an effort to grow and protect assets.  »

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BlackRock closes reorganisation of two New Jersey Muniicpal closed end funds

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 10:30

BlackRock has completed the reorganisation of the BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Quality Fund (MJI) into the BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund (MUJ). »

New Zealand

TEL selects SS&C’s Pages client account reporting

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 18:30

Trustee Executors Limited (TEL), a New Zealand-based provider of third party administration for financial services, has selected SS&C's reporting solution, Pages.  »

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Heptagon removes hedging overlay from equity hedge offering

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 14:30

Heptagon Capital has successfully completed the conversion of the Helicon Fund from an equity-hedge product to a global long-only equity by removing the index futures hedging overlay. The change is in response to client demand »

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Societe Generale to acquire most of Jefferies Bache futures activities

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 11:00

Societe Generale is to acquire most of the futures activities of Jefferies’ Bache business. Under the terms of that agreement, a majority of the client activities currently serviced by Bache will be transferred to Societe Generale. »

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DBS and Manulife form 15-year regional life bancassurance partnership

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 12:30

DBS Bank Ltd and Manulife Financial Asia Limited have entered into a 15-year regional distribution agreement covering four mutually significant markets, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Indonesia. The agreement signed today will take effect on 1 January 2016. »

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LocalTapiola signs multi-year software license with Conning

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 17:30

LocalTapiola, a large insurance-group in the Finnish market, has signed a multi-year license for Conning’s GEMS Economic Scenario Generator (ESG). »

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Wiltshire Pension Fund appoints Loomis Sayles to manage GBP200m mandate

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 11:30

Loomis, Sayles & Company has been selected to manage a GBP 200 million diversified fixed income mandate on behalf of the Wiltshire Pension Fund, representing approximately 10% of the total pension scheme assets.  »

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Charlemagne Capital and Turquoise Partners JV to promote funds to invest in the Iranian securities markets

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 16:30

Emerging market asset management group Charlemagne Capital has partnered with Turquoise Partners, the Iranian private sector financial services group, to promote funds to invest in the Iranian securities markets.  »

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EUR45bn fund manager ACTIAM becomes a Climate Bonds Partner

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 09:00

Dutch fund manager ACTIAM has joined the Climate Bonds Partner program. ACTIAM (formerly SNS Asset Management) has assets of EUR 46.8 billion (US$53 billion) under management. »

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MarketGrader launches international and global index series

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 09:00

MarketGrader.com has expanded its range of MarketGrader Indexes to cover international and global equities, including developed and emerging markets.  »

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Pershing licenses Redi2 Technologies’ Revenue Manager

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 14:00

Redi2 Technologies, the premier provider of hosted fee billing and revenue management solutions to the global financial services industry, announced today that  »

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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.  »

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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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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... »

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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