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Manulife Asset Management sees growth in profit and AUM

Manulife Asset Management sees growth in profit and AUM

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 11:58

Manulife Asset Management has seen growth in both sales and assets under management (AUM) during 2016, with total global assets managed by the firm at USD450 billion as of 30 September, 2016, up 10 per cent from 30 September last year. »

Bill Prew, INDOS

INDOS assets under depositary grow by 160 per cent year on year

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 09:14

UK-based independent AIFMD depositary INDOS Financial has recorded a 160 per cent increase in assets under depositary from September 2015 to end-September 2016 of USD8 billion to a total of USD13 billion. In the same period, client relationships have grown 70 per cent to 45.  »

Block Trading by asset managers hits six-year high, says TABB Group

Block Trading by asset managers hits six-year high, says TABB Group

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:12

According to TABB Group, block trading volume for asset managers rose to 19 per cent in 2015, surpassing levels last seen in 2009 due to changes in investment strategies, access to new liquidity sources and new block trading methodologies.  »

Clearbrook Global Advisors doubles client mandates over the last year

Clearbrook Global Advisors doubles client mandates over the last year

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 09:12

Clearbrook Global Advisors, a privately held, independent investment advisory firm, has doubled the number of OCIO client mandates over the last year as a result of an increase in investor interest for outsourced CIO services.  »

Hermes Multi Strategy Credit posts three years of strong risk-adjusted returns

Hermes Multi Strategy Credit posts three years of strong risk-adjusted returns

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 16:22

Fraser Lundie (pictured), Co-Head of Credit at Hermes Investment Management, explains how the 16.8 per cent return of Hermes Multi Strategy Credit since its May 2013 inception has been achieved by implementing the team’s global, unconstrained approach. »

Institutional asset management industry sees out flows of USD95.4bn in Q1

Institutional asset management industry sees out flows of USD95.4bn in Q1

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 16:31

eVestment’s Q1 2016 Institutional Investment Traditional Asset Flows Report shows net outflows from the industry of USD95.4 billion in the quarter, compared to outflows of USD137.1 billion reported in Q4 2015.  »

CTAs post third negative month in a row, says Societe Generale Prime Services

CTAs post third negative month in a row, says Societe Generale Prime Services

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:08

After a strong start to 2016, CTAs have now completed their third consecutive month of negative performance. All five daily indices that Societe Generale Prime Services calculates were down in May.  »

European structured products turnover grows to EUR31.2bn, says Eusipa

European structured products turnover grows to EUR31.2bn, says Eusipa

Fri, 03/06/2016 - 15:43

Exchange turnover in investment products and leverage products increased on Europe’s financial markets in the first quarter of 2016, growing 8 per cent compared with Q4 2015 to EUR31.2 billion.  »

New PLSA guides focus on ‘obligations’ of LGPS membership

New PLSA guides focus on ‘obligations’ of LGPS membership

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:32

The number of employers such as universities, charities and housing associations joining the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) has grown rapidly in recent years to more than 10,000 (10,671) – with an increase of 14 per cent in 2014-2013 alone.  »

Trustees must take more effective action with investment strategies to avoid falling foul of market volatility, says Spence

Trustees must take more effective action with investment strategies to avoid falling foul of market volatility, says Spence

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 15:40

Spence and Partners, the UK actuaries and consultants, has urged trustees to take more proactive steps in order to avoid the kind of market volatility that caused BHS and TATA to struggle. »

BTG Pactual reports 25 per cent increase in net income for the first quarter of 2016

BTG Pactual reports 25 per cent increase in net income for the first quarter of 2016

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 16:24

BTG Pactual has reported net income of BRL1.1 billion for the first quarter of 2016, up 25.4 per cent over the same period last year. Revenues were BRL3.6 billion, 84.2 per cent higher than in the first quarter of 2015 and up 2.7 per cent on the fourth quarter of 2015. »

James Skeggs

CTAs March dip continues into April, says Societe Generale Prime Services

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 09:05

Managed futures strategies continued to decline throughout April, following the challenging market conditions that started taking effect in February, registering another month of negative returns, according to Societe Generale Prime Services. »

US dollar-denominated money market funds to see significant outflows in Q2 2016, says Moody’s

US dollar-denominated money market funds to see significant outflows in Q2 2016, says Moody’s

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 10:55

Up to 50 per cent of remaining investor assets will likely leave US prime money market funds ahead of major regulatory reforms in October, says Moody's Investors Service. However, demand for euro prime funds is expected to be resilient despite record low yields. »

Institutional asset owners record modest Q1 gain, says Northern Trust

Institutional asset owners record modest Q1 gain, says Northern Trust

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 10:49

The first quarter marked the second consecutive gain for institutional asset owners after two consecutive losses beginning in the second quarter of 2015, with plan sponsors gaining approximately 0.7 per cent at the median.  »

SEI's UK Fiduciary Management business sees significant growth

SEI's UK Fiduciary Management business sees significant growth

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 09:33

SEI’s UK Fiduciary Management business has experienced significant growth in clients over the last 12 months (as of 31 March 2016). The company's UK office added 14 new pension schemes, all secured through competitive tenders.  »

Bats Global Markets reports strong March market share

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 15:38

Bats Global Markets (Bats) remained the No1 US market operatior for exchange traded fund trsading in March executing 25.8 per cent of the month’s ETF volume. »

Baird posts record net revenues for sixth year in a row

Baird posts record net revenues for sixth year in a row

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 16:02

Employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm Baird has posted record net revenues of USD1.3 billion in 2015, a 7 per cent increase over 2014, despite choppy markets and slow economic growth.  »

Ortus Secured Finance to double commercial lending within 12 months

Ortus Secured Finance to double commercial lending within 12 months

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 15:56

Ortus Secured Finance, the London-based commercial lender, says it plans to double its commercial lending to UK leisure sector businesses within the next 12 months. »

FTSE 100 DB pension schemes reach record GBP315 billion in bond holding

FTSE 100 DB pension schemes reach record GBP315 billion in bond holding

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 09:40

FTSE 100 defined benefits (DB) pension schemes have seen their bond allocation rise by circa GBP25 billion to a record GBP315 billion in the year to 30 September 2015, according research by JLT Employee Benefits (JLT).  »

Prestige reports growing interest in direct lending and real assets strategies

Prestige reports growing interest in direct lending and real assets strategies

Thu, 07/04/2016 - 14:59

Prestige Fund Management and Affiliated companies (Prestige), a specialist direct lending investment management group has recently celebrated the seventh birthday of its “Alternative Finance Fund” by passing USD500 million/GBP350 million in assets under management. »

Nikko Asset Management expects Japan, Europe and developed Asia-Pacific equities to outperform

Nikko Asset Management expects Japan, Europe and developed Asia-Pacific equities to outperform

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 16:42

A cautious outlook for US equities has led Nikko Asset Management’s Global Investment Committee (GIC) to revise its stance on global equities to neutral from moderately overweight.  »

Positive year-end figures reflect increased confidence in Channel Islands’ funds sector

Positive year-end figures reflect increased confidence in Channel Islands’ funds sector

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 09:36

Increased confidence in the Channel Islands’ funds sector is reflected in positive year-end figures from both Guernsey and Jersey, says Ogier funds partner Simon Schilder. »

Investor Confidence rises in March by 8.0 points to 114.6

Investor Confidence rises in March by 8.0 points to 114.6

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 16:48

State Street’s Global Investor Confidence Index increased to 114.6, in March up 8.0 points from February’s revised reading of 106.6.  »

Net sales of worldwide investment funds totalled almost EUR2,000 billion in 2015

Net sales of worldwide investment funds totalled almost EUR2,000 billion in 2015

Mon, 28/03/2016 - 12:00

Investment fund assets worldwide increased 5.9 per cent during the fourth quarter of 2015 to EUR36.94 trillion at end 2015, according to the latest statistical release from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).  »

Estimize earnings estimates live within the OTAS core app

Estimize earnings estimates live within the OTAS core app

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 09:39

Earnings estimates data from Estimize, the open financial estimates platform which facilitates the aggregation of fundamental estimates, are now available within the OTAS Portfolio Analytics App suite.  »

DST kasina report shows operating margins for asset managers falling on lower revenue and higher operating costs

DST kasina report shows operating margins for asset managers falling on lower revenue and higher operating costs

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 09:34

DST kasina, a provider of data-driven insights and distribution solutions to financial companies around the world, thasoday released its fourth quarter DST kasina Asset Manager Composite results. »

Guernsey reports ‘fantastic’ response to Hong Kong office launch

Guernsey reports ‘fantastic’ response to Hong Kong office launch

Fri, 04/03/2016 - 09:18

A launch event to mark the opening of Guernsey’s representative office in Hong Kong attracted nearly 200 attendees. »

Investor sentiment divided over alternative assets

Investor sentiment divided over alternative assets

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 09:52

The Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H1 2016 finds that investors are mixed in their attitudes to the alternative assets industry. The majority (65 per cent) of investors holds a positive general perception of private equity, and only 6 per cent have a negative perception. »

SR Labs ensures clients’ readiness for OPRA increased data volume challenge

SR Labs ensures clients’ readiness for OPRA increased data volume challenge

Tue, 01/03/2016 - 09:32

The latest announcements by the Options Pricing Reporting Authority (OPRA), of changes to its Expanded Message Header, are expected to result in hugely increased data volumes. SR Labs, a specialists in enterprise-grade market data and trading technologies, has confirmed that the changes will have a minimal impact on the data volumes that their clients are processing via the Filtered Options Feed (FOF) solution.  »

OMERS net assets exceed USD77bn

OMERS net assets exceed USD77bn

Mon, 29/02/2016 - 09:04

In 2015, OMERS continued to make steady progress towards delivering secure and sustainable defined benefit pensions to the Plan's members. Its funded status improved to 91.5 per cent as a result of investment returns and member and employer contributions, compared with 90.8 per cent the year before. »

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