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Qorus, Microsoft UK and GMA Consulting explore how technology will shape financial services this year

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 11:32

Qorus is proud to join Microsoft UK and GMA Consulting to host an informal, half-day thought leadership and networking event at Microsoft UK’s offices at Cardinal Place, London on the morning of Thursday, 23 April 2015. »

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Omgeo alert automation extended to global custodian and prime broker community

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 09:00

Omgeo has launched new global custodian and prime broker automation capabilities in Omgeo ALERT, the online global database for the maintenance and communication of account information and SSIs.  »

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Absolute return is most popular performance target for multi-asset funds, says research

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 06:00

Absolute return is the most popular performance target among institutional investors for multi asset funds, according to new research from NN Investment Partners. »

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eVestment expands portfolio analysis capabilities for institutional investors with quantum additions

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 20:00

Institutional investors are always looking for new tools to make the most informed, insightful decisions as they select and monitor managers, construct portfolios and assess risk in an effort to grow and protect assets.  »

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BNY Mellon to pay GBP126m penalty following FCA CASS compliance investigation.

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 19:00

BNY Mellon is to pay a penalty of GBP126 million following an investigation by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) into the company’s compliance with relevant FCA Principles and UK Client Asset Sourcebook (CASS) rules between November 2007 and August 2013. »

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Onevest adds alternative asset custodian Millennium Trust Company to online investment marketplace

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 15:00

Millennium Trust Company, a provider of alternative asset custody solutions to institutions, advisors and individuals, is now a recommended custodian for investors and offering groups using the Onevest Platform. »

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Manulife-New York Life deal significantly expands John Hancock's Retirement Plan Services Business

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 11:00

Manulife Financial Corporation’s US Division, John Hancock Financial), has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of New York Life's Retirement Plan Services business.   »

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BlackRock closes reorganisation of two New Jersey Muniicpal closed end funds

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 10:30

BlackRock has completed the reorganisation of the BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Quality Fund (MJI) into the BlackRock MuniHoldings New Jersey Quality Fund (MUJ). »

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Solactive launches Wearable Tech Performance Index

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 09:00

Solactive AG has developed the Solactive Wearable Tech Performance Index, designed to track the performance of major players in the wearable technology industry. The Index has been licensed to Vontobel for an Open End Certificate (DE000VZ96WT0). »

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BofAML fund manager survey reveals concerns of overvaluation in both equity and bond markets

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 09:00

Investors see growing overvaluations in both bonds and equities and have signalled concern about a valuation bubble forming, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for April. »

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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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