James Williams, Hedgeweek

British Virgin Islands

By James Williams (pictured) – Fund numbers in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) remain steady in 2014 with 53 mutual fund licenses having been granted during the first half of 2014 according to statistics released by the BVI Financial Services Commission. »

Aliya Allen, CEO & Executive Director, Bahamas Financial Services Board

Your business, your life in the Bahamas

By Aliya Allen (pictured), CEO & Executive Director, Bahamas Financial Services Board – It is not by chance that The Bahamas is amongst the most successful international financial centres in the region today. More than 80 years of thought, effort and co-operation have produced ideal conditions for High Net Worth individuals, families and businesses as well as funds related companies to manage wealth efficiently in comfort and style. The country’s mature financial services industry, established infrastructure, progressive government, tax neutral environment and luxury lifestyle all have been carefully cultivated to satisfy the specific needs of the most exclusive clientele. »

Sunil Gopalan, GFM

Global Fund Media Guide to Relocation 2014

The Global Fund Media Guide to Relocation 2014 is the fourth edition of this unique online publication being made available to the 50,000-strong audience of investment managers, institutional investors and fund service providers that read GFM’s family of investment management newswires daily. »

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CAIS launches multi-issuer structured notes solution for advisors

CAIS has selected JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, RBC, and BNP Paribas to join its new open-architecture structured notes platform.  »

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80% of pension funds screen asset manager’s stewardship activity, says NAPF survey

The National Association of Pension Funds’ (NAPF) tenth annual Engagement Survey looks at pension funds’ engagement with their investee companies – an activity which is generally delegated to their asset managers. »

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Mercer to acquire private markets specialist SCM Strategic Capital Management

Mercer, subject to regulatory approvals, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SCM Strategic Capital Management AG, a Swiss-based specialist private markets advisor and delegated solutions provider.  »

Prequin Infrastructure Spotlight

Renewable energy infrastructure

In an extract from the recent Preqin Special Report: Renewable Energy Infrastructure, Preqin provides an overview of the renewable energy industry. »

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Investors increasingly considering unconstrained and absolute return fixed-income strategies, says Cerulli

Against a backdrop of heightened market volatility in October, total mutual fund flows were negative (-USD6.7 billion) for the second month in a row, according to a the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge. »

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Aviva and Friends Life reach agreement on possible all share combination

The Boards of Aviva and Friends Life have reached agreement on the key financial terms of a possible all share combination of the two firms (Possible Offer). »

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Prolonged global and US economic expansion expected, says BNY Mellon’s Richard Hoey

Despite sluggish economic growth in recent years, BNY Mellon’s 2015 Outlook is for a prolonged global and US economic expansion, according to the firm’s Chief Economist Richard Hoey.   »

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