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Calamos Dynamic Convertible and Income Fund raises USD555m

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 12:00

Convertible securities specialist Calamos Investments has completed pricing for the initial public offering of the Calamos Dynamic Convertible and Income Fund (CCD).  »

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Asset managers return to optimism but remain vigilant about the future

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 11:00

Optimism has returned to the asset management sector following a dip at the end of last year, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey.  »

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Target date funds and US equities attract flows in DC plans

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 10:00

Defined Contribution (DC) retirement plan participants continued their move toward target date funds in 2014, with nearly 33 per cent of cash flows invested in the multi-asset class funds during the year, according to Northern Trust’s third annual DC Tracker. »

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49 per cent of investors favour equity long/short strategies in 2015, according to Preqin

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 09:22

There’s a tangible air of optimism among hedge fund managers this year. Despite 2014’s returns being their lowest since 2011, 60 per cent of managers believe that the 2015 Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund Benchmark will surpass last year, which delivered a rather tepid +3.78 per cent (net).  »

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KBI reports record profits in 2014

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 07:00

Institutional asset management boutique Kleinwort Benson Investors (KBI) saw its consolidated revenue grow to EUR24.6m at year end 2014, an increase of 58% year on year.  »

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John P Fraunces, Jr named co-portfolio manager of Turner Global Medical Sciences Fund

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 19:00

John P Fraunces, Jr has been named Co-Portfolio Manager of Turner Investments Global Medical Sciences strategies, bolstering the firm’s healthcare sector investment team.  »

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The Divergence of fortunes between US and European funds of hedge funds in 2014

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:35

The fortunes of European and US funds of hedge funds have become increasingly polarized over the past year, as the 2015 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report found. In an extract from March’s edition of Preqin’s Hedge Fund Spotlight, we look at this trend and assess whether it is likely to persist in the longer term. »

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UK advisers taking on responsibility for pension transfer business from overseas advisers

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:00

A significant number of overseas advisers have taken steps to link up with UK advisers in preparation for the new pension changes, a survey by Old Mutual International reveals. »

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Societe Generale Securities Services enhances offering in Germany

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 15:00

Societe Generale Securities Services has enhanced its administration and accounting service offering for direct investments.  »

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Russell Investments adds Eidelman to team of investment strategists

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 14:30

Russell Investments has appointed Paul Eitelman to the firm’s global team of investment strategists, whose research and views help guide the firm’s multi-asset portfolios and services for institutional and retail investors.  »

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