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M3Sixty and Stringer launch new fund

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 16:30

Stringer Asset Management (Stringer) has teamed up with M3Sixty Administration again to launch a second mutual fund – the Stringer Moderate Growth Fund.  »

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BI-SAM launches BI-SAM GO

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 14:00

BI-SAM has launched BI-SAM GO, a flexible solution providing asset managers with daily and transactional performance and attribution analytics, plus high-quality cleansed and validated data, via a flexible, secure web-based platform.  »

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TIAA-CREF Asset Management expands global distribution focus on Australia and Asia

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 10:30

TIAA-CREF has opened a new distribution office for TIAA-CREF Asset Management in Sydney, Australia, led by Andrew Kleinig, who will direct distribution strategy in Australia and Asia while providing a local point of contact for TIAA-CREF investment capabilities and products for existing clients in the region. »

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BATS to launch second US options exchange

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 09:00

BATS Global Markets (BATS) has filed rules to launch a second options exchange – EDGX Options – with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). BATS is planning to launch the new exchange in November 2015, pending SEC approval. »

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AllianzGI appoints Head of UK Institutional Client Services

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 06:00

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) has appointed Joanne Wheatley as Head of UK Institutional Client Services. »

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Mercer enhances offers ANS FX TCA solution

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 18:00

To support its European and Middle Eastern clients in monitoring the activities of their custodian banks, Mercer is to offer Abel Noser Solutions’ (ANS) Foreign Exchange Trade Cost Analysis (FX TCA) solution. »

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RidgeWorth International hires MD, Sovereign Wealth and Official Institutions

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 17:30

RidgeWorth International has hired Rahul Shah as Managing Director, Sovereign Wealth and Official Institutions, based in London. »

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Schroders launches Flexible Cat Bond Fund in Schroder IF fund range

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 17:00

Schroders has launched the Schroder IF1 Flexible Cat Bond, a new ‘cat bond plus’ fund, which will focus primarily on natural catastrophe risk and gains exposure through investments in cat bonds. »

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CNP Assurances uses SimCorp Dimension to optimise management financial assets

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 16:30

CNP Assurances has implemented a "front-to-back-office" platform built on the SimCorp Dimension system. »

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Net sales of long-term UCITS jump in February, says EFAMA

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 16:00

Net sales of UCITS rose in February to EUR87 billion from EUR83 billion in January, according to the latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). »

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

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Work patterns in the alternative investments space have seen a significant shift over the years —from working in the office on a computer, to collaborating remotely via mobile applications and bring your own devices (BYOD). To remain competitive, an enormous amount of data must be shared on-the-go to facilitate investment decisions, but with minimal IT oversight, this trend towards mobile could open the door for increased risk of information leakage. ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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