Investors bullish on equity market in second half of 2014

Global investors have regained a strongly bullish stance on the outlook for equity markets in the second half of 2014, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for July. »


PMI launches double consultation on new and revised qualifications

The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched two consultations, seeking views from its members, stakeholders and interested parties on new qualifications that include a focus on governance. »


New book offers fresh take on mitigating counterparty risk

A new book by Stéphane Crépey, Tomasz R. Bielecki and Damiano Brigo offers a fresh take on mitigation of counterparty risk, a key problem of the 2008 global credit crisis and current European sovereign debt crisis. »

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Nomura Asset Management selects NRI T-STAR solution suite

Nomura Asset Management has implemented the Nomura Research Institute (NRI) T-STAR solution suite to support its investment advisory business. »


SEC charges Ernst & Young with violating auditor independence rules in lobbying activities

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Ernst & Young with violations of auditor independence rules that require firms to maintain their objectivity and impartiality with clients. »

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Junior debt will continue to deliver in a rising interest rate environment, says GAM

Traditional fixed income investors are struggling to generate meaningful returns from the current rising interest rate environment, but GAM continues to find attractive opportunities in the subordinated debt of investment grade companies. »


ESMA details new market abuse regime

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation on the new Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) which entered into force on 2 July 2014. »


Calastone appoints James Colquhoun as chief financial officer

Calastone, the global funds transaction network, has appointed James Colquhoun, former chief financial officer of AOL’s European operations, as its new chief financial officer. »


BTIG expands healthcare research coverage

BTIG, a financial services firm specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, has appointed Hartaj Singh as a director and biotechnology analyst. »

Emerging market

AllianzGI expands emerging markets debt team

Allianz Global Investors has established the senior investment team that will drive the growth and development of its USD1.7 billion global emerging markets debt (EMD) business. »

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