Institutional Asset Manager - Daily News http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/ en US Bancorp Fund Services affiliate Quintillion names Linda Gorman CEO http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/12/236493/us-bancorp-fund-services-affiliate-quintillion-names-linda-gorman-ceo <p><em><strong>Quintillion Limited, the European-based affiliate of US Bancorp Fund Services, has named Linda Gorman chief executive officer (CEO). Based in Dublin, Gorman brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to support the firm&rsquo;s global alternative investment services.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/12/236493/us-bancorp-fund-services-affiliate-quintillion-names-linda-gorman-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:46:36 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236493 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk US listed options volume surges in January http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/12/236480/us-listed-options-volume-surges-january <p><strong><em>US Listed Options volumes surged in January, while average bid/ask size drops to lowest in two years, according to the January 2016 TABB Options LiquidityMatrix (OLM).</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/12/236480/us-listed-options-volume-surges-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Results and performance Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:31:24 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236480 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk BNY Mellon is top global trustee for catastrophe bonds in 2015 http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/12/236479/bny-mellon-top-global-trustee-catastrophe-bonds-2015 <p><strong><em>BNY Mellon has been ranked as the leading global trustee for catastrophe bonds, commonly referred to as &ldquo;cat bonds,&rdquo; issued in 2015.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/12/236479/bny-mellon-top-global-trustee-catastrophe-bonds-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:30:08 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236479 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Hedge fund industry trends - Have your say! http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/12/236476/hedge-fund-industry-trends-have-your-say <p><em><strong>Hedgeweek is conducting a <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHNBVQX">reader survey</a> to gain a better insight into the current state of the hedge fund industry, and we would love you to participate&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/12/236476/hedge-fund-industry-trends-have-your-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:26:59 +0000 mkitchen 236476 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Social Stock Exchange launches third annual research book http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236467/social-stock-exchange-launches-third-annual-research-book <p><strong><em>The Social Stock Exchange &ndash; the UK&rsquo;s new market for impact investing &ndash; has today its third annual research book. Produced by investment research firm All Street, the guide delivers both an independent take on each member firm as well as an overview of the impact investing market as a whole.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236467/social-stock-exchange-launches-third-annual-research-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:38:44 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236467 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk O’Brien-Staley Partners recruits impact investing team http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236466/o%E2%80%99brien-staley-partners-recruits-impact-investing-team <p><strong><em>O&rsquo;Brien-Staley Partners (OSP) has hired Matt Reilein (pictired) as its Portfolio Manager and Carleen Rhodes as its Special Advisor for Fixed Income Impact Investing. Impact investing is the strategy of pursuing investments designed to yield both a benefit to society and advantageous returns to investors.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236466/o%E2%80%99brien-staley-partners-recruits-impact-investing-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:37:18 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236466 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Legal & General strikes USD65m US pensions derisking deal http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236463/legal-general-strikes-usd65m-us-pensions-derisking-deal <p><strong><em>Legal &amp; General has entered into its second US pension risk transfer deal with a buy-out of approximately USD65m in pension liabilities, and will begin making payments to annuitants in the coming months.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236463/legal-general-strikes-usd65m-us-pensions-derisking-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deals and Transactions Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:32:56 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236463 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk US groups focus on Irish distressed assets http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236454/us-groups-focus-irish-distressed-assets <p><em><strong>US private equity and real estate groups are paying close attention to the opportunities on offer in Ireland to pick up distressed assets, as the ripples of the &#39;08 financial crisis continue to be felt there. Whether they are buying actual assets, or the debt that is held on those assets, depends on what the individual manager is trying to achieve but as Nicholas Tsafos, Chairman and Director of EisnerAmper Global Ltd, observes: &quot;Whether it is commercial real estate or retail real estate, we are seeing managers invest in a variety of property portfolios, buying landmark properties such as the Shelbourne Hotel, for example.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236454/us-groups-focus-irish-distressed-assets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Assets Private Equity Real Estate Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:34:54 +0000 mkitchen 236454 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Investor demand for QIAIF products on the rise http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236453/investor-demand-qiaif-products-the%C2%A0rise <p><em><strong>There has been a flurry of activity over at ML Capital in the last few months. The company provides a range of UCITS and AIFMD fund solutions to fund managers and currently has over USD1.5 billion of assets under management across its Dublin-based MontLake UCITS Platform and MontLake QIAIF Platform. The MontLake UCITS Platform, in particular, has added a number of new funds including: Mygale Event Driven UCITS managed by Neil Tofts; OTS Asia Opportunity UCITS, managed by OTS Capital Management, and SPARX OneAsia Long Short UCITS, managed by SPARX Asia Investment Advisors.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236453/investor-demand-qiaif-products-the%C2%A0rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:26:26 +0000 James.Williams 236453 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Open for business http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236451/open-business <p><strong><em>Q&amp;A with John Bohan (pictured), Managing Director Europe &amp; Middle East, Apex Fund Services (Ireland).</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236451/open-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:13:05 +0000 mkitchen 236451 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk UCITS and AIFM provide EU gateway http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236450/ucits-and-aifm-provide-eu-gateway <p><em><strong>For EU and non-EU managers, the ability to choose between AIFMD or UCITS regimes to bring a regulated fund product to market with minimal fuss is a compelling one. With its unique business model,&nbsp;ML Capital has proven to the marketplace that there are many ways to scale the walls of so-called &quot;Fortress Europe&quot;.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236450/ucits-and-aifm-provide-eu-gateway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Platforms Fund administration Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:00:34 +0000 mkitchen 236450 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Irish QIAIF becoming a ‘go-to’ solution http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236449/irish-qiaif-becoming-a%C2%A0%E2%80%98go-to%E2%80%99-solution <p><em><strong>According to Ken Somerville (pictured), head of business development at Quintillion Limited, Ireland&#39;s fund administrators are starting to see real interest among global fund managers, running both hedge funds and private equity funds, as Europe&#39;s credit markets continue to be restructured. This is leading to a wider, more complex range of credit strategies, with loan origination perhaps the most talked about example.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236449/irish-qiaif-becoming-a%C2%A0%E2%80%98go-to%E2%80%99-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:50:00 +0000 mkitchen 236449 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Irish ICAV attracts significant fund manager interest http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236448/irish-icav-attracts-significant-fund-manager-interest <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"><em><strong>Ireland remains Europe&#39;s leading onshore hedge fund jurisdiction by some margin, yet up until a couple of years ago it could not offer fund sponsors a corporate fund structure similar to the SICAV in Luxembourg.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236448/irish-icav-attracts-significant-fund-manager-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:37:53 +0000 James.Williams 236448 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Ireland Alternative Investment Fund Services 2016 http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/special/ireland-alternative-investment-fund-services-2016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-specials-description"> <div class="field-label">description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The introduction of the Irish Collective Asset Management Vehicle (ICAV) has been a real success for Ireland, generating new business from fund managers looking for an efficient solution to establishing regulated funds in Europe. Ireland is also drawing interest from both hedge funds and private equity funds seeking to launch more complex credit strategies and loan origination structures to tap into Europe&#039;s credit markets via the Qualified Investor Alternative Investment Fund (QIAIF). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ireland Alternative Investment Fund Services 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-articles"> <div class="field-label">Articles:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2016/02/11/236448/irish-icav-attracts-significant-fund-manager-interest">Irish ICAV attracts significant fund manager interest</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2016/02/11/236449/irish-qiaif-becoming-a%C2%A0%E2%80%98go-to%E2%80%99-solution">Irish QIAIF becoming a ‘go-to’ solution</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2016/02/11/236450/ucits-and-aifm-provide-eu-gateway">UCITS and AIFM provide EU gateway </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2016/02/11/236451/open-business">Open for business</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2016/02/11/236453/investor-demand-qiaif-products-the%C2%A0rise">Investor demand for QIAIF products on the rise</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2016/02/11/236454/us-groups-focus-irish-distressed-assets">US groups focus on Irish distressed assets</a> </div> </div> </div> Ireland Alternative Investment Fund Services Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:26:01 +0000 mkitchen 236446 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk BlueBay adds two to high yield team http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236445/bluebay-adds-two-high-yield-team <p><strong><em>Fixed income manager BlueBay Asset Management has hired Jean-Yves Guibert and Marc Kemp into the firm&rsquo;s Global Leveraged Finance team.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236445/bluebay-adds-two-high-yield-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:24:32 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236445 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk ESMA resumes US CCP recognition process following EU-US agreement http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236429/esma-resumes-us-ccp-recognition-process-following-eu-us-agreement <p><strong><em>The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has welcomed the common approach adopted by the European Commission and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on the equivalence of central counterparty (CCP) regimes.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236429/esma-resumes-us-ccp-recognition-process-following-eu-us-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North America Europe Deals and Transactions Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:56:09 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236429 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Latest Athena research offers new approach in measuring impact investments http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236425/latest-athena-research-offers-new-approach-measuring-impact-investments <p><em><strong>A new research paper from Athena Capital Advisors &ndash; Social Finance and the Post-Modern Portfolio: Theory &amp; Practice &ndash; offers advisors a simple approach to accommodate and measure the distinct social values of their clients.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/11/236425/latest-athena-research-offers-new-approach-measuring-impact-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:50:17 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236425 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Parametric launches new liquid alternative strategy http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/10/236420/parametric-launches-new-liquid-alternative-strategy <p><strong><em>Parametric Portfolio Associates has added a new Liquid Alternative strategy to its suite of Volatility Risk Premium (VRP) strategies.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/10/236420/parametric-launches-new-liquid-alternative-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Launches & Fundraising Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:41:02 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236420 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Nordea Asset Management sees net flows of EUR12.7bn in 2015 http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/10/236419/nordea-asset-management-sees-net-flows-eur127bn-2015 <p><strong><em>2015 marked another milestone for Nordea&rsquo;s Asset Management unit which maintained its strong momentum and posted strong net flows of EUR12.7 billion.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/10/236419/nordea-asset-management-sees-net-flows-eur127bn-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Results and performance Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:39:53 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236419 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Rich Ricci joins freemarketFX as chairman http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/10/236418/rich-ricci-joins-freemarketfx-chairman <p><strong><em>freemarketFX, the London based currency exchange has appointed of Rich Ricci as Chairman.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2016/02/10/236418/rich-ricci-joins-freemarketfx-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:38:38 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236418 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk