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Murex Partners with DTCC’s Omgeo to enhance post-trade operations offering

Murex Partners with DTCC’s Omgeo to enhance post-trade operations offering

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 07:35

Murex, a provider of integrated trading, risk, collateral and processing solutions, has partnered with Omgeo, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC).  »

Maitland continues expansion with STANLIB deal

Maitland continues expansion with STANLIB deal

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 07:37

Global advisory and fund administration firm Maitland has concluded an agreement with STANLIB, one of Africa’s largest fund managers, to “lift out” its traditional institutional fund administration operations. »

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LIM Advisors calls for more timely and proactive engagement to reduce discount on AMP Capital China Growth Fund

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 14:42

LIM Advisors, the largest independent unitholder in the ASX-listed AMP Capital China Growth Fund (AGF) with a current stake of 12.36 per cent, acknowledges the announcement by AMP Capital on 13 July 2015 that it is investigating options to reduce the substantial discount at which AGF units trade on the ASX.  »

Wilson Leech

AP2 and AP3 select Northern Trust as global Custodian

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 12:45

The Third (AP3) and Second (AP2) Swedish National Pension Funds have jointly performed a procurement of Global Custody Services during 2014 and 2015 and have now decided to award the contract as Global Custodian to Northern Trust for both funds. »

Jess Ravich

TCW offers first alternative mutual fund

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:30

The TCW Group has partnered with Gargoyle Investment Advisor to offer its first alternative mutual fund, the TCW | Gargoyle Hedged Value Fund (TFHIX / TFHVX).  »

Andrew Hausman

Interactive Data to provide evaluated pricing data to Algomi’s Honeycomb network

Wed, 08/07/2015 - 10:44

Interactive Data, a provider of fixed-income evaluated pricing, is to provide hourly snaps from its continuous evaluated pricing feed to Algomi Honeycomb (Algomi). »

Susan Martin

LCPF and LPFA form asset liability management partnership

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 06:00

Lancashire County Pension Fund Committee (LCPF) and the London Pensions Fund Authority Board (LPFA) have formed a GBP10 billion asset liability management partnership, which will initially be known as the Lancashire and London Pensions Partnership (LLPP). »

Beverly Chandler

Willis Group and Towers Watson announce USD18bn merger

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:41

Willis Group and Towers Watson are to merge to create a global advisory, broking and solutions firm. Incremental revenue growth through cost synergies is predicted at USD100 to USD125 million. »

Steven Maijoor

ESMA publishes guidelines for issuers performance measures

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:00

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Final Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures (APMs) for listed issuers.  »

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Deloitte partners with Recommind to launch new data analysis tool for OTC contracts

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 20:00

Deloitte has formed an alliance with Recommind to deliver a managed service to investment banks, transforming the way Over-the-Counter (OTC) International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements are managed. »

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ACHs join forces to optimise European clearing services

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 19:00

Six members of the European Automated Clearing House Association (EACHA) have joined forces to deliver centralised and optimised processing services for SEPA transactions.  »

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Investors call for greater policy coordination on climate change

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 13:58

A more coherent regulatory environment is needed if investors are to prevent “runaway climate change”, according to Donald MacDonald, who chairs the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). »

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UBS Global AM and BB DTVM provide Brazilian institutional investors access to global sustainable equities

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 09:00

UBS Global Asset Management (UBS Global AM) and BB Gesto de Recursos DTVM (BB DTVM), have teamed up to provide Brazilian institutional investors the opportunity to invest in global sustainable equities. »

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Union Group and China Communication Construction Company agree deal to develop Latin America infrastructure

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 15:17

Union Group and China Communication Construction Company, one of the biggest engineering and construction companies in the world, have signed a deal to develop infrastructure projects across the Latin America region. »

Mark Pearson, Fuel.Ventures

Crowdfunding comes of age

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:00

Beverly Chandler finds that crowdfunding is beginning to take its place next to more traditional sources of capital. »

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HSBC is first custodian bank in China to service Swiss RQFII

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 06:00

HSBC has become the first custodian bank in China to service a Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) based in Switzerland.  »

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RDIF, Nord Hydro, CR24BG and CCECC to invest in mini hydropower plants in Karelia

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 10:30

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the Government of the Republic of Karelia, Nord Hydro, the China Railway 24th Bureau Group and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, subsidiaries of the China Railway Construction Corporation, are to invest in constructing small hydropower plants in Karelia.  »

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MMF reforms will have different effects in the US and the EU

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 23:18

European policy makers have proposed money market fund (MMF) reforms relatively similar to the US changes slated to take effect next year, says Moody's Investors Service in a new report. »

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MSCI completes Barra US Total Market Equity Model suite

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 17:00

MSCI Inc has completed the roll-out of its range of next-generation equity risk models, with the release of the Barra US Total Market Medium-Term Equity Model.  »

data

DTCC issues proposals for global data harmonisation to CPMI IOSCO

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 09:00

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has issued its recommendations on global data harmonisation to the CPMI IOSCO Harmonisation working group, detailing a proposed path towards a global data harmonisation, with credit derivatives identified as the first step.  »

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SunEdison secures USD403m in private placements for TerraForm Global

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 17:00

SunEdison has completed a USD335 million private placement of membership interests in TerraForm Global, an indirect subsidiary of SunEdison formed to own and operate contracted clean power generation assets in emerging markets.  »

accounts

AP Pension selects Calastone for cross-border order routing services

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 06:00

Denmark-based AP Pension has selected Calastone to provide order routing services to underpin its administration platform for cross-border trading. »

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Incapital and Nuveen Investments expand unit trust partnership

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 16:45

Incapital LLC and Nuveen Investments have expanded their joint-distribution and portfolio consultant unit trust partnership with the addition of new unit trusts and expanded sales resources at both firms. »

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CQG to provide connectivity to CRYEX crypto currency trading platform

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 16:30

CRYEX, the new digital currency trading and clearing platform, is partnering with CQG, a trade routing, global market data and advanced technical analysis provider, to offer connectivity to its members and participants from launch. »

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OTCex Group launches HPC IP

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 11:30

Dedicated to designing bespoke structured products, HPC Investment Partners will benefit from the full support of French intermediary OTCex’s international network. »

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SGSS mandated by LCH.Clearnet for settlement services

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 10:00

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has been selected by LCH.Clearnet Limited (LCH.Clearnet), to provide settlement services for domestic equity securities within the Euroclear Settlement of Euronext-zone Securities (ESES). »

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Coherence Capital Partners and James Alpha Management team up to distribute Spectrum Fund

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 09:00

Coherence Capital Partners, a fixed income focused alternative investment firm, and James Alpha Management, a diversified alternative asset management firm, have entered into a strategic partnership to exclusively distribute Coherence’s flagship Spectrum Fund. »

carbon emissions

EAPF selects MSCI as low carbon equity index provider

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 06:00

The UK based Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) has selected the MSCI World Low Carbon Target Index as the benchmark for its global passive equities portfolio.  »

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EDM Council releases first formal ontology standard

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 10:00

The Enterprise Data Management Council (EDM Council) has received approval for Financial Industry Building Ontology (FIBO) Foundations as the first of thirty data content standards for the financial industry.   »

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Natixis arranges largest power project refinancing on the French market for Exeltium

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 20:00

Natixis has acted as Financial Advisor, Rating Advisor, Mandated Lead Arranger and Co-Hedge Coordinator for the EUR1.4 billion senior debt refinancing of French virtual power plant Exeltium. »

features
Article
Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

Special report
State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

Special report
Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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... »

Special report
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"... »

Special report
AlphaQ - June 2015

AlphaQ – June 2015

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:00

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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