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Brandywine Global selects SunGard’s Apex Collateral solution

Fri, 06/03/2015 - 10:30

Brandywine Global, an investment manager affiliated with Legg Mason, has selected SunGard’s Apex Collateral solution to help support its growing collateral management business.  »

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Franklin Templeton Investments reduces management fees for Canadian and Global fixed income funds in Canada

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 13:00

Franklin Templeton Investments has reduced the management fees for its domestic and global fixed income funds to provide Canadians diversification and investment expertise at a lower cost. »

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FINSAPP partners with Volante Technologies

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:00

FINSAPP and Volante have formed a new partnership to build business domain solutions based on interbank, intrabank and bank to corporate financial data message flows. »

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Landesbank Baden-Württemberg becomes new clearing member of EurexOTC Clear

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:30

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) has become a further clearing member of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps.  »

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Hong Kong’s Value Partners Group selects Charles River’s Investment Management Solution

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 20:00

Value Partners Group has selected The Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) for portfolio management, trading, compliance, and performance measurement and attribution. »

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Jonson selects Ultimus Fund Solutions to provide fund accounting services for 11 mutual funds

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 18:30

Cincinnati based Johnson Investment Counsel (Johnson) has selected Ultimus Fund Solutions to provide fund accounting services for the firm’s family of mutual funds.  »

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Cambridge Associates adopts PFaroe in the UK

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 18:00

Cambridge Associates is expanding its use of RiskFirst’s real-time analytics and reporting platform, PFaroe, and will now adopt the platform in the UK as well as the US. »

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Aviva Investors reaches early settlement with FCA

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 06:00

Aviva’s asset management business, Aviva Investors, has reached an early agreement with the Financial Conduct Authority regarding historic breaches of FCA regulatory requirements concerning Aviva Investors’ dealing controls prior to 2013.  »

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BBS Securities is now a clearing member of CDCC

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 10:00

The Board of Directors of Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC) has approved the membership application of BBS Securities Inc. BBS will participate on CDCC under broker ID #028. »

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GFI Board Supports BGC's USD6.10 per share tender offer

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 16:00

BGC Partners and GFI Group have entered into a tender offer support agreement in which GFI's board of directors unanimously agreed to support BGC's tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of GFI common stock at USD6.10 per share in cash. »

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Guinness to close ‘early investor’ share class of Global Equity Income Fund

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 10:30

Guinness Asset Management is closing the ‘early investor’ Z share class of its Global Equity Income Fund to new investment  »

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Venovate partners with Capital Hedge to bring alt investments to mid-sized institutions and family offices

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 10:00

Venovate and Capital Hedge have formed a partnership to offer better, faster, and broader access to alternative investments for family offices and mid-sized institutions. »

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Alceda extands strategic partnership with Warburg

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 06:00

Alceda has extended its strategic partnership with MM Warburg Group (Warburg). Moving forward, Warburg will act as preferred partner for the administration and custody of Alceda’s funds.  »

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Guernsey moves to allow flexibility of benefits to international pensions

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 15:00

Guernsey’s Treasury and Resources Department has announced that it intends to bring proposals to allow flexibility of benefits to international pensions. »

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Oportun completes USD90m equity raise

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 18:30

Oportun, a financial services company serving the credit needs of the growing Hispanic market, has closed a USD90 million equity raise. »

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CalPERS joins large investors calling for green bond market principles

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 17:30

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has joined an investor group calling for greater clarity on the eligibility, disclosure, transparency, and impact reporting for green bonds. »

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Altus welcomes DWP decision to select ‘open standard’ pension transfers

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 14:00

Altus Business Systems has welcomed the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) decision to use open standard pension transfers for the automatic pot-follows-member initiative. »

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AXA IM selects SimCorp Dimension for front office

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 20:30

SimCorp announces that is has signed a license agreement with AXA Investment Managers, a multi-expert asset management company within the AXA Group. »

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La Française Partners with Alger

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 18:00

Multi-class asset manager La Française has signed a strategic partnership – pending regulatory approval – with Alger Management (Alger).  »

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Danske Capital selects Sustainalytics as ESG research and data provider

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 14:00

Danske Capital has selected Sustainalytics to provide a comprehensive suite of ESG research and data solutions that will be integrated into the manager's investment products. »

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Investec Asset Management extends relationship with State Street

Fri, 06/02/2015 - 11:00

State Street Corporation has extended its relationship with Investec Asset Management for another seven years to provide full middle office and fund accounting services across the UK, South Africa, Luxembourg and the US. »

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JonesTrading opens London office

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 10:00

JonesTrading Institutional Services is to open a London office as part of a strategic initiative to expand its services to Europe.  »

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Guggenheim Securities International commences operations

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 18:00

Guggenheim Securities International, the international investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners, has commenced operations, providing sales and trading services for European clients. »

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Natixis acts as equity advisor, structuring bank, mandated lead Arranger and COFACE agent on Seabras-1 financing

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 21:00

Seaborn Networks (Seaborn) and Natixis have closed the debt financing for Seabras-1, a new subsea fibre optic cable system between the commercial and financial centres of Brazil and the US. »

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SS&C to support Albert & Fried prime brokerage business

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 17:00

Albert Fried & Company has selected SS&C’s Global Wealth Platform (GWP) to support its growing boutique prime brokerage business. »

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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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Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

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Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

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Comment
Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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