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Carlyle Group to acquire Conifer Financial Services

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 16:09

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group is to acquire a majority stake in assets services firm Conifer Financial Services. Senior management of Conifer will continue to lead the business and own a significant minority interest in the company.  »

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RobecoSAM Smart Material fund doubles in size in 12 months

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 16:00

Assets under management (AUM) for the RobecoSAM Smart Materials fund have more than doubled over the last 12 months, from USD150m to USD340 million.  »

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Pensions and shares ‘most popular employee benefits’, says PwC survey

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 13:00

Long-term savings such as pensions and share schemes are the most popular rewards offered by employers, according to a new survey by PwC.  »

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Responsible investment moving into the mainstream

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 12:00

Assets under management in European responsible investment funds have seen a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25% between 2012 and 2014, growing from EUR238 billion to EUR372 billion. »

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Phocion Investments appoints Kosta Segounis and David Rowen as MDs

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 11:30

Phocion Investments, a provider of performance and due diligence consulting services, has appointed Kosta Segounis, CPA, CA, CFA and David Rowen, CFA, FRM as Managing Directors. »

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SMART – ICONIC: How The Bahamas continues to evolve its funds industry

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 10:54

The Bahamas is taking steps in the right direction to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre. To succeed as an international funds centre requires not just a proactive regulator but a willingness to respond to the changing needs of the market and develop new products accordingly.  »

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ESMA issues draft guidelines on complex debt instruments and structured deposits

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 10:00

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a set of draft guidelines on complex debt instruments and structured deposits.   »

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Report outlines key recommendations on how to grow a green bonds market in China

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 06:00

The Climate Bonds Initiative and IISD have launched a report – Growing a green bonds market in China: key recommendations for policymakers in the context of China’s changing financial landscape.  »

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Nasdaq to power digital currency marketplace for Noble Markets

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 21:30

Noble Markets is to implement Nasdaq's X-stream trading technology for the company's soon to be launched digital currency marketplace.  »

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FCA sets out key areas of work for coming year

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 21:00

The Financial Conduct Authority has set out the key areas of work it will undertake in the forthcoming financial year with the publication of its Business Plan for 2015/16.  »

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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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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.... »

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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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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... »

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