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Chris Ailman, CalSTRS

The 300 Club establishes North American chapter

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 12:39

The 300 Club, an independent group of investment professionals from across the globe, has established a North American chapter headed up Chris Ailman, CIO of CalSTRS, under the guidance of Stefan Dunatov, chairman. »

Geraldine Brassett, PASA

PASA appoints Pensions Dashboard Working Group members

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 13:26

The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA), the independent body dedicated to driving up standards in pensions administration, has announced the members of its Pensions Dashboard Working Group.  »

Fergus Clarke, PASA

UK Power Networks earns PASA reaccreditation

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:28

UK Power Networks has become the second organisation to earn reaccreditation from the Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA). »

Lesley Williams, PLSA

PLSA launches diversity initiative for pensions industry

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 13:00

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has launched a new campaign, Breaking the Mirror Image, which aims to encourage greater diversity on trustee boards. »

Chip Lowry, State Street

FXPA elects officers and board members

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 09:38

The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) has elected a slate of new board members, as well as four officers to serve on the its executive committee (ExCom). »

Climate Bonds Initiative launches waste management technical working group

Climate Bonds Initiative launches waste management technical working group

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 08:54

The Climate Bonds Initiative has formed a Waste Management Technical Working Group (TWG) to develop new sector criteria which aim to stimulate investment into low-carbon waste management activities and infrastructure. »

Fergus Clarke, PASA

Barnett Waddingham secures PASA accreditation

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 13:28

Barnett Waddingham has become the latest organisation to earn Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) accreditation. »

Angelos Gregoriades, CIFA

Cyprus admitted to ICMA

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 13:36

The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA), a representative industry body of over 230 members based in Cyprus, has become an associate member of the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA). »

Amanda Pullinger, 100 Women in Finance

100 Women in Hedge Funds rebrands as 100 Women in Finance

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 10:03

100 Women in Hedge Funds has launched a new brand and formally changed its name to 100 Women in Finance. »

Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative

India Green Bonds Council holds first meeting in Mumbai

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 14:17

The India Green Bonds Market Development Council held its first meeting in Mumbai. »

Timothy G Massad, CFTC

CFTC chair to make keynote address at MFA Conference

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 13:40

The Managed Funds Association (MFA) will host Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chair Timothy G Massad at the Outlook 2016 Conference. »

Joanne Segars, PLSA

PLSA launches Master Trust Committee

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 13:31

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has launched a Master Trust Committee to be the voice of master trust pension provision within its membership.   »

Climate Standards Board approves climate-resilient water bonds standard

Climate Standards Board approves climate-resilient water bonds standard

Tue, 18/10/2016 - 09:24

The Climate Standards Board has approved a new standard for climate-resilient water bonds, providing investors with a science-based screening process to evaluate bond investments earmarked for financing sustainable water-based infrastructure projects. »

UK SME Redwood Bank applies for banking licence

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 11:24

A new venture founded and led by Jonathan Rowland, Acorn Financial Partners Ltd, has applied for a banking licence with the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.  »

James Kemp, GFMA

GFMA Global FX Division adds Scotiabank as member

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 14:06

The Global Financial Markets Association’s (GFMA) Global FX Division has added Scotiabank as a board member, bringing its total membership to 25 foreign exchange market participants – representing over 85 per cent of the FX dealer market. »

Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative

PwC UK confirmed as approved verifier to Climate Bonds Standard

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 14:03

The Climate Bonds Standards Board has confirmed PwC UK as an approved verifier under the Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme. »

Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative

Allen & Overy joins Climate Bonds Initiative Program

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:25

Allen & Overy has become the latest member of the Climate Bonds Initiative Partnership Program. »

PQM launches retirement quality mark

PQM launches retirement quality mark

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 08:10

The Pension Quality Mark (PQM) board has launched the Retirement Quality Mark (RQM) to help savers with the choices they face when making the most of their retirement income.   »

Allen & Overy and Lothian Pension Fund join PASA

Allen & Overy and Lothian Pension Fund join PASA

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 13:29

Allen & Overy and Lothian Pension Fund are the latest organisations to join the Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) taking PASA scheme member representation to over 11 million. »

Guernsey Finance launches new brand to promote island’s finance industry

Guernsey Finance launches new brand to promote island’s finance industry

Fri, 26/08/2016 - 06:46

Guernsey Finance – the promotional agency for the island’s finance industry internationally – has launched a new corporate brand and logo, We Are Guernsey. »

New chair for Invest Europe

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 08:32

Invest Europe has appointed Dr Gerry Murphy, Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Blackstone Europe, as Chair of the Association. He succeeds Max Römer, Founding Partner of Quadriga Capital. »

CME Group Executive Chairman and President and Chief Financial Officer to present at Sandler O'Neill conference

CME Group Executive Chairman and President and Chief Financial Officer to present at Sandler O'Neill conference

Wed, 08/06/2016 - 09:11

CME Group Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy and Chief Financial Officer John Pietrowicz will present at the Sandler O'Neill 2016 Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference in New York, on Thursday, 9 June at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. »

Guernsey event to examine longevity risk needs and trends

Guernsey event to examine longevity risk needs and trends

Mon, 07/09/2015 - 14:50

The story behind the BT Pension Scheme’s record breaking longevity risk transfer with the Prudential Insurance Company of America will be told at an insurance masterclass in London next month. »

man with megaphone

Name change at Sanlam Private Investments

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 21:30

Sanlam Private Investments is to be renamed Sanlam Private Wealth as part of a rebranding exercise to mark the development of the Sanlam Group into a global business.  »

debt

Greek debt standoff does little to douse fire under Europe equity funds

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 20:00

EPFR Global-tracked Europe Equity Funds have taken in over USD15 billion since the Syriza-led government took power in Greece in late January and set a new weekly inflow record for the seven days ending February 18. »

man with megaphone

EFAMA welcomes plans for a capital markets union focused on investor needs

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 11:00

FAMA has given a strong early welcome to the European Commission’s Green Paper for a Capital Markets Union.   »

Israeli flag

Investors in Israel to convene at inaugural summit at LSE

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 14:00

UK Israel Business has partnered with London Stock Exchange to organise a major London summit for new and existing investors in Israeli companies.   »

four fingers

ICSA launches new qualifications for offshore finance professionals

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 10:30

ICSA, the Institute for professionals working in governance and compliance, is launching four new Level 4 (the equivalent of first year undergraduate) qualifications for offshore finance professionals.  »

climate change

ICMIF appointed to board of Climate Bonds Standards

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 06:00

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), has joined the Climate Bond Standards Board, which works to set standards, monitor, promote and define climate smart investments globally.  »

Announcement

DTCC forms industry steering committee to drive US T+2 implementation

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 14:02

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), in collaboration with the financial services industry, has formed an industry steering committee to drive the implantation of two-day settlement cycle (T+2) in the US. »

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