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Advantus Capital expands retail distribution

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 12:30

Advantus Capital Management is growing its retail footprint. »

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RBC Global Asset Management launches new RBC Conservative Growth & Income Fund

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 11:30

RBC Global Asset Management has launched the RBC Conservative Growth & Income Fund, a portfolio of mutual funds that is built from award-winning fixed income and equity income expertise and combines the strength of RBC Funds, PH&N Funds and BlueBay Funds. »


Northern Trust and London Councils pioneer tax-transparent pooled fund for pension schemes

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 09:00

London’s boroughs and the City of London, collaborating through London Councils, have worked with Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) to ensure that London’s local government pensions funds are the first of 101 local government schemes in the United Kingdom to establish a tax-transparent pooled fund. »

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2014 dividends weaker than feared but UK investors feel benefit of stronger dollar

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 06:00

UK companies paid their shareholders a headline GBP97.4bn in 2014, 21.0% higher than 2013, although underlying growth was much less impressive, according to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from Capita Asset Services. »


OYSTER Funds institutional absolute return strategy now available to all investors in GBP

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 21:00

SYZ Asset Management has merged its SYZ AM (Lux) Absolute Return Institutional funds with its UCITS UK-registered OYSTER Absolute Return funds.  »


AXIS Capital and PartnerRe to combine in USD11bn merger

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 17:00

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited and PartnerRe are to combine their two businesses to create a specialty insurance and reinsurance company with gross premiums written in excess of USD10 billion.  »


Gibraltar Stock Exchange announces first fund listing

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 16:00

GSX has confirmed that the GSX Listing Authority admitted Lyford Global Fund Limited to the official listing of GSX on the 22nd January 2015. »

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Altana Wealth launches Directors’ Dealings Systems Fund

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 15:15

Altana Wealth, an investment management group founded by Lee Robinson, has launched a new fund – The Altana Directors’ Dealings System Fund (ADDS).  »

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Paul Smith appointed President and CEO of CFA Institute

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 14:45

CFA Institute has named Paul Smith (pictured), CFA, currently managing director, APAC and global head, Institutional Partnerships at CFA Institute, as its new president and CEO, effective immediately.  »

Preqin Global Real Estate 2015

Real Estate – Rising prices and competition for assets

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 12:06

Preqin launched its 2015 Preqin Global Alternatives Reports last week, 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. »

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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... »

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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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