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Societe Generale Securities Services secures Repsol mandate

Mon, 09/01/2012 - 13:31

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has been mandated by Repsol, the Spanish global energy company, to provide administration services for the International Executive Stock Plan and to act as the agent bank and settlement provider for the Employee Stock Plan. Both Plans were launched by the Company in 2011. »

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Investors chase yield but still shun risk during opening week of the New Year

Mon, 09/01/2012 - 13:16

In contrast to the beginning of 2011, when they pulled over USD14 billion out of Money Market Funds and channeled nearly USD11 billion into Developed Equity, Emerging Markets Bond and Equity and High Yield Bond Funds, investors remained largely on the defensive in early 2012. Flows into most EPFR Global-tracked fund groups were subdued during the week ending 4 January, with the strongest statements reserved for asset classes promising better than average yields or some degree of safety. »

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Van Eck names Imaru Casanova senior gold analyst

Mon, 09/01/2012 - 10:00

Van Eck Global has appointed Imaru Casanova as the firm's Senior Gold Analyst. At Van Eck, she will serve as a member of the investment teams responsible for overseeing the International Investors Gold Fund (INIVX), the first gold mutual fund, which traces its roots back to 1968; Global Hard Assets Fund (GHAAX); and Van Eck VIP Global Hard Assets Fund, which collectively had USD6.6 billion in assets under management (AUM) as of December 31, 2011. Van Eck's hard assets investment team is now comprised of 12 members. »

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Advent announces CEO succession plan

Mon, 09/01/2012 - 06:00

Advent Software’s Board of Directors has appointed Advent's President Peter Hess (pictured) to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President, effective 30 June, 2012. He will succeed Stephanie DiMarco, Advent's founder and CEO, who is stepping down as CEO at the end of June 2012, but will continue to serve as a Director on Advent's Board and will be transitioning to an advisory role for the company's senior management. »

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Wermuth Asset Management delivers top US long-short and Russia performance in 2011

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 15:00

Wermuth Asset Management, a German alternative asset advisory firm with some USD300m AUM and significant operations in Moscow, has delivered the best performing US long short equity strategy and the best performing Russia fund in 2011. »

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UK’s EIIB takes strategic stake in Rasmala

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:45

EIIB has completed an investment in Rasmala Holdings Limited, an investment bank operating in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Egypt specialising in asset management, investment banking, brokerage and research. »

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LGIM launches passive emerging market sovereign debt funds for institutional investors

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 06:30

Greater long-term growth dynamics, higher yields and attractive demographics have contributed to an increased interest in emerging market debt in recent years. As developed nations and their corporations attempt to increase trade and relationship opportunities with emerging markets, this elevation in importance looks set to continue. Given this backdrop and responding to client demand, Legal & General Investment Management have launched a range of passive emerging market debt funds: »

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CVC Capital Partners and Resource America form CVC Credit Partners

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 06:00

CVC Capital Partners and Resource America Inc have signed an agreement to combine CVC Cordatus Group and Apidos Capital Management to form CVC Credit Partners. »

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SEC charges life settlements firm and three executives with disclosure and accounting fraud

Thu, 05/01/2012 - 10:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Texas-based financial services firm Life Partners Holdings Inc and three of its senior executives over their involvement in a fraudulent disclosure and accounting scheme involving life settlements. »

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Direxion names new senior regional sales director for the northwest region

Thu, 05/01/2012 - 06:00

Alternative investment solutions provider Direxion has named Angelo Pirri as its new Senior Regional Director for the Northwest Region. »

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