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Elston and Solactive launch multi-asset smart beta indices launched for institutional investors

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 09:00

Elston Consulting has launched the Elston Strategic Beta indices – a range of multi-asset smart beta indices launched for institutional investors – in conjunction with index provider Solactive. »

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New statutory regime for the Gibraltar financial & professional services market

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 06:00

A new paper published by HM Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission sets out a raft of changes aimed at delivering a new, streamlined legislative and regulatory framework for financial and professional services. »

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RBC GAM adds institutional portfolio manager to London team

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 21:00

RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) has appointed Nicole Vettise as Institutional Portfolio Manager within the London-based business development team.   »

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Australia’s Government Employees Superannuation Board appoints Northern Trust for AUD20bn mandate

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 20:00

The Government Employees Superannuation Board (GESB) has appointed Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) to provide global custody, fund accounting, taxation, performance measurement and attribution and associated services for its AUD20 billion (approximately USD16 billion) superannuation and retirement scheme. »

London offices

Jean-Pierre Mustier joins Tikehau Capital as partner

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 17:30

Jean Pierre Mustier has joined Tikehau Capital as a partner. He will be London based and his primary focus will be on Tikehau Capital’s international expansion, whilst also contributing to the various existing businesses. »

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Jersey launch for new ICSA offshore finance qualifications

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 16:30

ICSA, the Institute for professionals working in governance and compliance, is holding an introduction to their new Level 4 International Finance and Administration (IFA) qualifications on 29 January n Jersey. »

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Regulators to focus on market abuse, says survey

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 16:00

Market abuse is expected to be one of the primary focuses of regulators in the coming year, according to a global survey of nearly 300 finance professionals conducted by Kinetic Partners.  »


Janus reopens Perkins Small Cap Value Fund

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 14:00

Janus Capital Group has reopened the Perkins Small Cap Value Fund, a defensive small-cap value fund which seeks to provide attractive returns over a full market cycle by mitigating losses in down markets while participating in up markets.  »

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S&P DJI plans aggressive expansion of fixed income business

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 13:00

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) has announced an aggressive plan to exponentially grow its fixed income index business throughout the world. »

Preqin Global Infrastructure 2015

Infrastructure – Increasing sophistication of investors

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 12:49

Preqin has launched its 2015 Preqin Global Alternatives Reports, revealing significant growth in assets held by private equity, hedge fund, private debt, real estate and infrastructure fund managers. Total industry assets now stand at USD6.91tn*, up from USD6.22tn as of this point last year. »

Special report
Hedgeweek Special Report: Prime Brokerage 2015

Read how prime brokers of all shapes and sizes are becoming both operational and balance sheet-efficient, and broadening out their product suites for hedge fund managers... »

Special report
Lyxor Asset Management - Why trend-following strategies are back on track

This Hedgeweek Special Report explains not only why managed futures should be reconsidered by investors, but also how a more effective risk allocation strategy can benefit investor portfolios in both correlated and non-correlated markets... »

Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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