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Aggregate funded ratio of US corporate pension plans increases to 77.2 percent in Feb

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 14:30

The aggregate funded ratio for US corporate pension plans increased to 77.2 per cent for the month of February 2015, according to Wilshire Consulting. »

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Franklin Templeton Investments reduces management fees for Canadian and Global fixed income funds in Canada

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 13:00

Franklin Templeton Investments has reduced the management fees for its domestic and global fixed income funds to provide Canadians diversification and investment expertise at a lower cost. »

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RCM Alternatives and Attain Capital Management to join forces

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:00

RCM Alternatives is to join forces with Attain Capital Management, acquiring its fund offerings, education, research and database assets while bringing its principals and employees under the RCM umbrella.  »

Mutual funds

New fund offers seasoned long/short credit strategy in MF format

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 11:00

Collins Capital has launched the Collins Long/Short Credit Fund (CCLIX/CLCAX), a mutual fund offering a true long/short credit strategy that dynamically adjusts exposure throughout the credit cycle.   »

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JTC appoints new head of Fareham office

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:00

Independent corporate, fund and private client services provider JTC has appointed Will Cameron (pictured) in a Director role as the Head of the firm’s Fareham office »

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Matthews Asia hires Head of US Institutional Distribution

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 09:00

Matthews Asia has appointed Céline Colganas Head of US Institutional Distribution. Based in San Francisco, Colganas will be responsible for leading the firm’s growing institutional business in the US and Canada. »

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Hedge fund assets to surpass USD3bn by year end, says Deutsche Bank survey

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 06:00

Hedge funds assets are expected to surpass USD3 trillion by year end 2015, growing a further 7%, according to Deutsche Bank’s 13th annual Alternative Investment Survey. »

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Citi to sell OneMain Financial to Springleaf

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:30

Citigroup is to sell OneMain Financial Holdings to Springleaf Holdings (NYSE: LEAF) for a purchase price of USD4.25 billion in an all-cash transaction. »

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Morningstar obtains FSB licenses to launch SA investment management business

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:00

Morningstar has launched a new investment management business in South Africa – Morningstar Investment Management South Africa – which has been granted Category I and Category II licenses from the Financial Services Board (FSB. »

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Towers Watson appoints Hollis to credit research team

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:30

Towers Watson has appointed industry veteran Kate Hollis to its credit research team. This follows the recent change to the firm’s manager research team, which is now structured in line with investment return drivers. »

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State Street Global Markets – Fund Connect

This Special Report unveils the ways in which State Street Global Markets' Fund Connect ETF platform is bringing new levels of efficiency to the the ETF marketplace, and includes expert comment from the perspective of an AP... »

Article

Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

Comment
Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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