Institutional Asset Manager - Daily News en Misys November Webinar - Diversify or die: Unlock the true potential of multi-asset investing <p><em><strong>Asset managers are under pressure to deliver performance and find new sources of alpha in today&rsquo;s low growth low yield environment. As such, having the right systems in place to support greater asset class diversification that allow managers to pivot their investment strategies, and extend the instrument coverage of those strategies, is a must-have.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:22:27 +0000 mkitchen 244780 at Bellevue announces biotech IPO BB Healthcare <p><em><strong>Bellevue Asset Management has announced plans to launch a new biotech investment trust through an initial public offering (IPO). Dr Daniel Koller and Paul Major will be the portfolio managers of the investment trust which aims to raise GBP200 million. The trust will be concentrated, with a maximum of 35 holdings.</strong></em>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Launches & Fundraising Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:21:04 +0000 beverlychandler 245178 at Coho Partners adds two to management team <p><em><strong>Brian Gibson and Lisa Marlin have joined Coho Partners, an independent, employee-owned investment firm that manages approximately USD4.8 billion in individually managed account assets on behalf of institutions, individuals, and UMA programmes.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:49:12 +0000 Emily.Perryman 245171 at Silvercrest selects OpenText to modernise analytics capabilities <p><em><strong>Silvercrest Asset Management Group, a registered investment adviser that provides asset management and family office services, has selected OpenText to modernise its reporting environment.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:20:32 +0000 Emily.Perryman 245161 at Otterbourg appoints Daniel Fiorillo as head of restructuring group <p><em><strong>Otterbourg has named Daniel Fiorillo as head of the firm&rsquo;s restructuring practice group as of 1 January 2017.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:06:16 +0000 Emily.Perryman 245155 at City Index tightens major FX spreads <p><em><strong>City Index has reduced its spreads across a wide range of FX pairs, with AUD/USD, EUR/USD and USD/JPY now to be priced from 0.5 pts and GBP/USD from 0.8 pts.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trading & Execution Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:55:02 +0000 Emily.Perryman 245150 at DTCC appoints MD of Fixed Income Clearing Corporation <p><em><strong>The Depository Trust &amp; Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has appointed Jim Hraska as a managing director and general manager of the company&rsquo;s Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:52:55 +0000 Emily.Perryman 245149 at Cultural fit is key to long‑term success <p><em><strong>The pace of consolidation within the hedge fund administration space shows no let-up, with MUFJ Investor Services, the asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, having just announced its latest acquisition; Rydex Fund Services, a 1940-Act fund administration business formerly owned by Guggenheim Investments.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fund administration Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:53:09 +0000 James.Williams 245136 at Convergence drives strategic operational partnerships <p><em><strong>In order for the alternative funds industry to evolve one point that needs to be addressed is that the term &#39;Hedge Fund Administration&#39; is too narrow. Firstly, one cannot avoid a trend towards convergence within alternatives that has steadily gained traction in recent years as hedge fund managers develop more private equity-like fund strategies, and vice-versa; this has resulted in the term &#39;hybrid fund&#39; being bandied&nbsp;about.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fund administration Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:36:24 +0000 James.Williams 245135 at Strategy will be to focus on ‘growth from the core’ <p><em><strong>Conifer Financial Services is one of the world&#39;s leading independent fund administrators. It has more than 200 clients representing more than USD110 billion of combined assets under administration (AuA) and has a strong footprint in both the US and Asia (Singapore) following its successful merger with Vastardis Capital in 2014.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fund administration Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:27:53 +0000 James.Williams 245134 at Hedge fund administration: M&A will improve standardisation <p><em><strong>There is plenty of scope for further consolidation in the hedge fund administration space, but only those with a clear strategic vision and a willingness to reinvest in their businesses will likely emerge as tomorrow&rsquo;s winners.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fund administration Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:16:39 +0000 James.Williams 245132 at Datalytyx and Antuit to launch offshore big data delivery centre <p><em><strong>Datalytyx, a provider of big data engineering,&nbsp;data analytics and cloud solutions in the UK, has signed an agreement with Antuit to create a 100-person offshore delivery and competency centre in Bangalore.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:06:35 +0000 Emily.Perryman 245129 at Hedge Fund Administration M&A 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"> As Hedgeweek&#039;s Hedge Fund Administration M&amp;A 2016 Special Report reveals, custodian banks appear well placed to extend fund administration services to alternative fund managers as part of their core asset servicing business. But whilst the largest fund managers will likely stick with globally recognized names in the industry, such as Northern Trust and MUFG, there is plenty of demand for independent administrators with sufficient balance sheet and capabilities to offer high-touch services… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hedge Fund Administration M&amp;A 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="/2016/10/26/245132/hedge-fund-administration-ma-will-improve-standardisation">Hedge fund administration: M&amp;A will improve standardisation</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2016/10/26/245134/strategy-will-be-focus-%E2%80%98growth-core%E2%80%99">Strategy will be to focus on ‘growth from the core’</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2016/10/26/245135/convergence-drives-strategic-operational-partnerships">Convergence drives strategic operational partnerships </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2016/10/26/245136/cultural-fit-key-long%E2%80%91term-success">Cultural fit is key to long‑term success</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-replacement-label"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Special Reports </div> </div> </div> Hedge Fund Administration Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:04:04 +0000 mkitchen 245128 at India seventh in the world for labelled green bond issuance <p><em><strong>India now ranks seventh in the world for labelled green bond issuance, according to a report from the Climate Bonds Initiative.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:03:06 +0000 Emily.Perryman 245127 at Northern Trust hires head of global fund services for Asia <p><em><strong>Northern Trust has appointed Caroline Higgins as head of its global fund services business in Asia.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:59:48 +0000 Emily.Perryman 245122 at KBI Global Investors appoints senior VP business development for North America <p><em><strong>Dublin-based KBI Global Investors (formerly Kleinwort Benson Investors) has appointed William Lynch as senior vice president business development, North America.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:57:42 +0000 Emily.Perryman 245121 at Aegon Asset Management US appoints head of distribution <p><em><strong>Aegon Asset Management US has appointed Martin Coughlan, a 20-year veteran with institutional sales, product, marketing and client service experience, as head of distribution.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:55:28 +0000 Emily.Perryman 245120 at Investor confidence up 3.6 points to 99.1 in October <p><em><strong>The State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI) increased to 99.1 in October, up 3.6 points from September&rsquo;s revised reading of 95.5.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:11:11 +0000 Emily.Perryman 245103 at InvestCloud enters joint business relationship with PwC <p><em><strong>The Digital Applet Platform InvestCloud, LLC aimed at all types of financial services organisations, has entered into a non-exclusive joint business relationship with PwC.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Platforms Wealth Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:10:18 +0000 beverlychandler 245102 at Russia and China’s securities depositories sign MoU <p><em><strong>The National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia&rsquo;s central securities depository, has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation (CSDC), which provides services to the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Asia-Pacific Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:08:07 +0000 Emily.Perryman 245101 at