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Eran Ben-Zour, Heptagon

Heptagon launches three new UCITS funds for Chicago and California based managers

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:22

Heptagon Capital has launched three new UCITS funds for US-based managers via it’s USD2 billion Irish UCITS fund company. This takes to 11 the total number of strategies now available to UCITS fund investors. »

Rory O'Connor, BlackRock

BlackRock acquires two operational UK solar projects

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:20

A fund managed by BlackRock Real Assets has completed the acquisition of a 100 per cent interest in two operational solar projects in the UK from ib vogt, an experienced German PV (photovoltaic) solar developer.  »

Linda Chaffin, NXTCapital

NXT Capital expands asset management team with new Head of Institutional Marketing

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:16

NXT Capital has appointed Linda Chaffin (pictured) as Head of Institutional Marketing. Chaffin's responsibilities include expanding the firm's fund raising and investor relations efforts, in which she will partner with Kelli O'Connell, NXT's Head of Asset Management. »

Steve Balet, FTI Consulting

Shareholder activism on the increase in 2016, says FTI Consulting

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:14

FTI Consulting has published an update to its interactive Global Shareholder Activism Map, which shows that shareholder activism gained momentum and geographic breadth in 2016.  »

Survey

Majority of fund managers see upcoming regulatory environment demanding more time, says Northern Trust survey

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:12

Close to 70 per cent of fund manager clients, prospective clients and consultants attending a Northern Trust event on regulation believe that the upcoming regulatory environment will demand more of their time, compared with time spent over the past year. »

Andrew Saker, IMF

Litigation funder Bentham launches USD200 million US investment vehicle

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:52

Australia-based litigation funder IMF Bentham, on behalf of its US affiliate Bentham IMF, has launched a USD200 million vehicle expressly to back its growing US portfolio. »

Greg Parsons, Semper Capital

Semper MBS Total Return Fund reaches USD700m AUM

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:42

Semper Capital Management’s Semper MBS Total Return Fund (the Fund) has reached USD700 Million AUM less than four months after reaching USD500 million AUM in October 2016. »

Igor Tulchinsky, World Quant

WorldQuant launches WorldQuant Accelerator

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:36

Quantitative investment firm WorldQuant has launched WorldQuant Accelerator, an independent portfolio manager platform comprising approximately 15 teams, a number the company is committed to doubling in the next two years. »

Tammer Kamel, Quandl

Quandl adds US Treasury evaluated pricing and reference data from ICE Data Services

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:34

Quandl, a platform for financial, economic and alternative data, has added ICE Data Services’ US Treasury evaluated pricing and reference data to its offering.  »

JP Morgan Asset Management, James Peagam

JP Morgan Asset Management appoints Head of North America Institutional

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:32

JP Morgan Asset Management has named James Peagam head of the firm's institutional business in North America. »

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