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Steffen Schueble

Solactive launches home automation index

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 13:46

Solactive AG has launched the Solactive Home Automation Index, designed to track the price movements of stocks representative of the global home automation market.  »

Todd Briddell

CenterSquare Investment Management appoints Scott Crowe to new chief investment strategist role

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:37

CenterSquare Investment Management, an investment boutique of BNY Mellon, has appointed Scott Crowe to Chief Investment Strategist. In this newly created position, Crowe reports directly to Todd Briddell, CenterSquare's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. »

Bruno  Bertrand-Delfau

Proskauer adds Bruno Bertrand-Delfau to PE team

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:46

Proskauer has appointed Bruno Bertrand-Delfau (pictured) as a partner in the firm’s private investment fund’s practice based in London. »


S&P Capital IQ adds intra-day pricing on munis to offering

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:43

S&P Capital IQ has launched a new intra-day municipal bond pricing service designed to assist regulatory and industry efforts aimed at bringing about greater transparency to the market.   »

Kevin Charleston

Loomis Sayles joins UN’s responsible investment initiative

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:28

Loomis, Sayles has signed up to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative, a global network for investors who are committed to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations. »

Ned McGuire

Funded ratio of US corporate pension plans up to 86.2 per cent in June

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:25

The aggregate funded ratio for US corporate pension plans increased to 86.2 per cent for the month of June 2015, according to Wilshire Consulting, as a result of a larger decrease in liability values compared to the decrease in asset values.  »

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds have limited direct exposure to Greece

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds helped protect portfolios in June

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 16:34

Hedge funds suffered a blow in June, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 2 per cent. The industry is nonetheless outperforming traditional asset classes in a context in which the correlation between equities and bonds is positive. In June, the MSCI World was down 2.6 per cent and sovereign benchmarks were down on both sides of the Atlantic (the 10-year Bund price is down 2 per cent; 10-year Treasury price down 1.7 per cent). »

Robert Parizeau

Record Year for Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 15:12

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ has reported comprehensive income of CAD992 million and net assets of CAD11.1 billion for the year ended May 31, 2015. »

Wissam Kairouz

LIFE New York appoints new chairman

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 15:00

LIFE, the global diaspora organisation of Lebanese finance executives, has appointed Wissam Kairouz as the new chairman of its New York Committee.  »

Steffen Schueble

New Solactive index to capture opportunities as Cuba opens up

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 14:52

Solactive AG has launched the Solactive Cuba Focused Caribbean Index, designed to follow North and South American companies likely to gain from the recent opening up of Cuba to the US. »