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ICI Global praises Stock Connect agreement

Qiumei Yang, chief executive of ICI Global Asia Pacific, has welcomed the new memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) regarding a Shanghai–Hong Kong Stock Connect pilot programme. »


Shares

UK dividends disappoint but respite is in sight for 2015, says Capita

UK dividends showed almost no growth at all in the third quarter, according to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from Capita Asset Services. »


Research

‘Copycatting’ doesn’t work in mutual fund world, says research

Suppose you want to find the smartest student in a classroom, you would look for the one from whom others copy their homework. »


Market

Investors hunker down in US funds during a turbulent week for global markets

There was little let up in the search for safety during the second week of October as investors rotated out of Europe and emerging markets equity funds into US equity funds, Germany and US bond funds and some of the more defensive sector fund groups. »


Mutual funds

Shenkman Capital Management launches institutional bank loan mutual fund

Shenkman Capital Management has launched an institutional bank loan mutual fund, the Shenkman Floating Rate High Income Fund (SFHIX). »


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LSE welcomes 150th fixed income ETF listing… Value Partners launches its first RQFII China A-share fund…

Hong Kong-based asset manager Value Partners announced this week that it was launching its first Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) product – Value Partners China A-Share Select Fund.  »


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SGSS in SA secures Nomura mandate

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in South Africa has secured a mandate from Nomura to act as its sub-custody bank in the country.  »


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Muzinich & Co targets Nordic region with new business development appointment

Muzinich & Co has created a Nordic business development and client relationship role as it continues to expand into institutional markets across Europe. »


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Pension professionals blame poor IT for lack of preparation to meet GMP deadline

Two out of three (67 per cent) pension professionals blame legacy systems/poor IT infrastructure for UK pension schemes’ lack of preparation in meeting the government’s April 2016 deadline to have accurate assessments of their members’ Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) rights. »


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TCW expands alternatives team with two senior hires

The TCW Group has appointed William Lloyd and Joseph Quinn to the firm’s alternatives team, as Managing Director and Head of Alternatives Marketing, and Senior Vice President of Alternatives Marketing, respectively. »


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