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Volante Technologies adds support for Hadoop

Volante Technologies has enhanced Volante Designer version 5.0 to support the Hadoop framework. »


BNY Mellon appointed as AIFMD depositary by PGGM Vermogensbeheer

BNY Mellon has been appointed by PGGM Vermogensbeheer to provide depositary services under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) for assets valued at EUR14bn. »

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BTIG secures CLSA investment

BTIG, a financial services firm specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, has secured a strategic investment from CLSA. »

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Advisor migration to grow independent channels to 38 per cent asset marketshare

Advisor migration is projected to grow independent channels to 38 per cent of asset marketshare through 2016, according to research from Cerulli Associates. »


BDO appoints Mark Hunt to lead financial services practice

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has appointed Mark Hunt as the new head of the firm’s financial services practice. »

South Korea

Aviva sells stake in South Korean joint venture Woori Aviva Life

Aviva has reached agreement to sell its entire 47 per cent stake in its South Korean business Woori Aviva Life Insurance (WALI) to NongHyup Financial Group (NHFG). »

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Northern Trust enhances FTK investment statement reporting for Dutch pension schemes

Northern Trust has enhanced its investment statement reporting solutions to help its Dutch pension fund clients meet the Financieel ToetsingsKader (FTK) regulations set out by the Dutch National Bank. »


Eaton Partners forms global secondary advisory business

Placement agent Eaton Partners has launched a secondary advisory group following the addition of three senior professionals, Michael Pilson, Alexander Mejia and Kevin Imhoff.  »

Money flows

Investors favour diversified exposure as flows into EM funds pick up steam

Emerging markets remained in the spotlight during early April as key equity indexes hit fresh year-to-date highs and Greece’s successful bond issue showed that appetite for riskier, more rewarding assets is alive and well. »

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North MaxQ UCITS fund and Ardsley Partners US Equity UCITS fund launch on MontLake platform… bond funds attract EUR49bn of inflows in February reports EFAMA

ML Capital announced this week the launch of the North MaxQ Macro UCITS fund on its MontLake UCITS platform. London-based North Asset Management has been successfully managing the North MaxQ Macro investment strategy for over 10 years. »

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