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Prudential Investment Management appoints head of multi-asset class solutions group

Prudential Investment Management has named Michael Schlachter as head of its multi-asset class solutions group, a newly formed team that will address the most pressing portfolio-wide challenges faced by institutional investors. »


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GFI goes live with Torstone’s Inferno for Reconciliations

GFI Group, a global OTC and listed markets intermediary, has signed a multi-year contract for the use of Torstone Technology’s Inferno back office technology for Reconciliations. »


Survey

Investment managers positive on US growth, but inflation risk looms, says Northern Trust survey

Investment manager confidence in US economic growth reached a five-year high in Northern Trust’s quarterly survey, but expectations for inflation were up as well. »


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Options partners with Orchestrade to deliver fully managed platform for cross-asset trading

Private financial cloud provider Options has partnered with Orchestrade Financial Systems to deploy its fully integrated position keeping, operations and risk management software to the Options platform. »


Report

Milliman publishes embedded values study

Milliman has published a report examining trends among European companies reporting embedded values as of year end 2013 within the context of a global economy in the early stages of recovery. »


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Investors bullish on equity market in second half of 2014

Global investors have regained a strongly bullish stance on the outlook for equity markets in the second half of 2014, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for July. »


Degree

PMI launches double consultation on new and revised qualifications

The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched two consultations, seeking views from its members, stakeholders and interested parties on new qualifications that include a focus on governance. »


Risk

New book offers fresh take on mitigating counterparty risk

A new book by Stéphane Crépey, Tomasz R. Bielecki and Damiano Brigo offers a fresh take on mitigation of counterparty risk, a key problem of the 2008 global credit crisis and current European sovereign debt crisis. »


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Nomura Asset Management selects NRI T-STAR solution suite

Nomura Asset Management has implemented the Nomura Research Institute (NRI) T-STAR solution suite to support its investment advisory business. »


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SEC charges Ernst & Young with violating auditor independence rules in lobbying activities

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Ernst & Young with violations of auditor independence rules that require firms to maintain their objectivity and impartiality with clients. »


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