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DeAWM survey reveals opportunities and challenges in alts markets

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 13:00

Alternative investments remain squarely in the growth phase, with investors across the globe looking beyond absolute returns as they seek to incorporate liquidity needs, regulatory status and transparency in allocation decisions.  »

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ICE Futures US sets daily volume records in mini MSCI complex

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:30

Intercontinental Exchange’s ICE Futures US achieved a daily volume record in the mini MSCI Index futures complex and a daily volume record in the mini MSCI All Country World Index Net Total Return future on 12 December, 2014. »

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Sanlam Securities (UK) forms strategic partnership with Canadian-based Velocity Trade for mining transactions

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:00

Velocity Trade Holdings and Sanlam Securities UK have entered into a strategic partnership for the purposes of providing reciprocal access to, and increased exposure of, each party’s respective corporate finance and brokerage services within the Canadian junior and mid-cap resource sector, primarily mining. »

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Voya Global Income Solutions Fund closes USD22m IPO

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 09:15

Aston Hill Capital Markets Inc has held the closing of the initial public offering of Voya Global Income Solutions Fund with gross proceeds of approximately USD22 million. »

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AMF selects MSCI ESG Indexes for Global Equity Portfolio Benchmark

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 09:00

Swedish pension fund AMF has selected the MSCI Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Indexes as benchmarks for its global equity portfolios. »

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BNY Mellon appointed delegate and paying agent for DIFC Investments Sukuk

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 06:00

BNY Mellon has been appointed delegate, principal paying agent, registrar and transfer agent for a Sukuk launched by DIFC Investments LLC (DIFCI). »

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M&G funds GBP4.9bn of private financing deals in 2014

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 21:00

M&G Investments has provided GBP4.9 billion of private financing to corporates and institutions in the past 12 months, as pension funds and institutional investors continue to seek the secure, and often inflation-linked, cash flows these investments provide. »

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Gilbert Lichter elected to CLS Group Board of Directors

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 20:00

CLS Group (CLS), the global FX financial market infrastructure, has elected Gilbert Lichter to serve as an Outside Director on the CLS Group Holdings Board of Directors, effective 1 January 2015. »

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48% of financial services execs believe regulation has failed to ensure industry stability

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 17:00

Recent regulation has done little or nothing to improve stability in the financial services industry, according to a survey of nearly 300 professionals commissioned by global professionals services firm Kinetic Partners.  »

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Institutions face challenges balancing short-term needs and long-term mandates, says Natixis

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 16:00

The world’s institutional investors are confident in their ability to meet their long-term objectives despite geopolitical and market risks in the coming years, according to a survey by Natixis Global Asset Management.  »

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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... »

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Neil Williams, Hermes

Hermes Chief Economist Neil Williams comments on the latest UK inflation statistics… ... »

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Hedge fund managed accounts 2014

Hedge fund managed accounts 2014

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 09:58

Read how managed accounts platforms are now catering to a wide spectrum of investor needs, from straightforward commingled funds to sophisticated infrastructure solutions for the largest institutional investors. And the rise of liquid alternatives means that onshore funds - UCITS, AIFs and '40 Act funds - are becoming just as popular as offshore funds... »

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Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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S&P Capital IQ Special Report

In this report S&P Capital IQ examines how credit events can impact on the price of equities. The results are compelling. The report looks at the relationship between credit indicators and equity back-tested returns. ​ ... »

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