Aviva Investors expands infrastructure team

Aviva Investors has appointed Veronique Leroy and Jolanta Touzard to its infrastructure team. »


DTCC forms industry steering committee to drive US T+2 implementation

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), in collaboration with the financial services industry, has formed an industry steering committee to drive the implantation of two-day settlement cycle (T+2) in the US. »

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Principal Funds launches two new fixed-income funds

Principal Funds has launched two new fixed-income funds – the Principal Credit Opportunities Explorer Fund (PCEAX) and the Principal Dynamic High Yield Explorer Fund (PDYAX). »

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Global Indemnity to purchase American Reliable Insurance Company

Global Indemnity’s US affiliate is to purchase American Reliable Insurance Company from Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) in a transaction with an enterprise value of approximately USD394,000,000.  »


UBS Global Asset Management names Ned McNally to US Financial Institutions Group

UBS Global Asset Management has hired Ned McNally as a Director and National Sales Manager, focusing on business development efforts in its US Financial Institutions Group.  »


O’Brien-Staley Partners selects Wells Fargo Global Fund Services

O’Brien-Staley Partners has selected Wells Fargo Global Fund Services to provide daily fund administration and a comprehensive outsourced middle and back office operations solution. »

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Northern Trust secures GBP1.9bn London local council pension schemes mandate

Two London local authorities have appointed Northern Trust to provide global custody, investment accounting and performance measurement services for GBP1.9 billion in pension fund assets. »

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Is there a two-tier fundraising market?

Despite infrastructure fundraising showing signs of growth, achieving a successful fundraise is more difficult than ever in such a competitive market. Preqin examines which funds are more likely to achieve their target size and the key factors for fundraising success. »

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Hedge funds see USD18bn outflow in Q3 despite steady returns… India’s SEBI confirms ban on HK’s Factorial Capital Management…

Hedge funds outperformed underlying markets in September with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index returning a flat 0 per cent while the MSCI World Index finished the month down 1.86 per cent. On a year-to-date basis, hedge funds are up 3.87 per cent, falling just slightly behind underlying markets as the MSCI World Index returned 3.99 per cent over the same period. »


MSCI launches Global Fossil Fuels Exclusion Indexes

MSCI has launched the MSCI Global Fossil Fuels Exclusion Indexes, benchmarks for investors who aim to eliminate or reduce fossil fuel reserves exposure from their investments. »

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