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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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DR capital raising more than triples in 2014, says BNY Mellon

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 15:00

Investor demand for international securities pushed capital raising in depositary receipts (DRs) to over USD38 billion in 2014, more than a three-fold increase compared to the previous year.  »

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Moody's changes outlook for money market fund industry to negative, in face of challenging market conditions

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 10:00

Moody's Investors Service has revised its outlook for the money market fund (MMF) sector to negative from stable.  »

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Aberdeen peripheral route attracts infrastructure investors to Scotland from across globe

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:00

Allianz Global Investors has made a GBP200 million investment on behalf of its clients into the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Road/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.   »

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Higher costs on the horizon as tax and regulatory change continues to bite, says poll

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 06:00

Asset managers, pension funds, banks and insurers expect to be spending more on tax and regulatory-related change in 2015 and for some years beyond, according to a new poll by BNY Mellon. »

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Euronext completes HKEx project

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 06:00

Euronext (ENX) has completed its project with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) on the Orion Market Data Platform (OMD) with OMD’s extension to support the derivatives market at HKEx. »

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SLI launches Enhanced Diversified Global Emerging Markets Strategy SICAV

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 21:00

Standard Life Investments (SLI) has launched a new Enhanced Diversified Global Emerging Markets Strategy (EDGEM).   »

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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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Andrew Milligan, Standard Life Investments

2015 a pivotal year for global markets

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:57

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, believes that 2015 has all the hallmarks of a pivotal year for global financial markets. Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy, Standard Life Investments, comments… ... »

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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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Stack of US dollar bills

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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