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Deutsche AWM expands ‘real value’ investment suite with launch of CROCI UK fund

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) has expanded its CROCI (Cash Return on Capital Invested) suite of ‘real value’ investments with the addition of a large-cap UK fund. »


Index

EDHEC-Risk Institute extends availability of free index data to smart factor indices

The smart factor indices provided by ERI Scientific Beta, EDHEC-Risk Institute’s smart beta index provider offshoot, will be subject to the same free access as ERI Scientific Beta’s existing smart beta indices. »


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MPI releases mobile app for advisors and asset management firms

Markov Processes International (MPI), a provider of tools for analysing investment performance and risk, has released MPI Stylus Web as a mobile application for the iPad, Android and Microsoft Surface tablets. »


Denmark

SLI secures global equity mandate in Denmark

Standard Life Investments (SLI) has been appointed by Kirstein A/S, a consultant group based in Denmark, to manage a USD200m global equities portfolio. »


Biotechnology

Citi appointed depositary bank for DBV Technologies’ ADR programme

Citi’s Issuer Services business, acting through Citibank NA, has been appointed by DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage specialty biopharmaceutical company, as depositary bank for its NASDAQ listed American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programme. »


Infrastructure

Infrastructure revival could provide investment opportunities in construction and related industries

Engineering and construction are likely to be attractive areas for investors as a revival in infrastructure spending accelerates over the next decade, according to a white paper from The Boston Company Asset Management (TBCAM), the Boston-based equity investor for BNY Mellon.  »


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State Street strengthens investment servicing leadership team

State Street Corporation has appointed Jane Kirkland as senior vice president in its investment servicing business. »


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SGSS mandated by SCM Private for online wealth management solutions

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in the UK has been mandated by the investment company SCM Private to provide a wealth and investment management administrative outsourcing solution for its three direct-to-consumer online wealth management solutions – SCM Direct.com, MoneyShe.com and SCM 50.com. 

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Reto Francioni

Reto Francioni to step down as CEO of Deutsche Börse AG

After 17 years on the executive board of Deutsche Börse AG, almost ten of which as chief executive, Reto Francioni will hand over his post to his designated successor, Carsten Kengeter, on 13 May 2015. »


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Brazier takes helm of Investec UK Alpha fund

Simon Brazier will be appointed portfolio manager of the Investec UK Alpha Fund in November 2014, subject to Financial Conduct Authority approval. »


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