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Asset management remuneration costs running ahead of financial recovery, says PwC report

Signs of improved fund performance have put pressure on asset management firms to invest in recruitment and retention ahead of true recovery in bottom line financials. Consequently compensation costs as a percentage of net revenues have increased by 4% over the last financial year across all firms surveyed in PwC’s annual asset management report, published today.   »

Louise Kay, who is Head of UK Institutional Business Development, SLI

SLI strengthens consultant relationships

Global investment manager Standard Life Investments, has appointed Debbie Harris as Head of Strategic Consultant Relations in the Institutional Business Development team. »

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Property and alts benefit from shift out of fixed income, says bfinance survey

Institutional investor intentions over the short to medium term reveal a clear shift in target asset allocations from core to alternative investment classes, according to bfinance's fifth bi-annual Pension Funds Asset Allocation Survey. »

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Flows show investors continue to favour developed markets, says EPFR

Expectations that both the US and European Union will grow faster than expected during 1H11 helped the recent rotation from emerging markets to develop markets equity funds move up a gear in late January. »

Joseph P Ujobai, Executive Vice President of SEI

SEI's GWS chosen to support True Potential's wrap platform

SEI's Global Wealth Services (GWS) infrastructure has been selected by True Potential (TP) to power the firm's new wrap platform, True Potential Platform and Investment Strategies. »

David Brown, Chairman and founder of Sabrient Systems

Sabrient Systems names Scott Brown as president

David Brown (pictured), Chairman and founder of Sabrient Systems, LLC, has announced the appointment of Scott Brown as Sabrient's new president. »

Lyndon Trott, Guernsey’s Chief Minister

Independent international forum endorses Guernsey’s commitment to transparency and exchange of information

Guernsey has not only followed through its 2002 commitment to observe the OECD principles on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes, but has made substantive developments in expanding its exchange of information network, according to a report published by the Global Forum on Transparency & Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. »

Chris Matthews, partner, Ernst and Young

Channel Islands well positioned to benefit from green technology

Guernsey and Jersey could be showcases for clean technology investment within a few years, according to Steve Lang, a partner at Ernst & Young and head of the firm’s UK and Ireland cleantech practice. »

Steve Williams, Director of European Affairs, Channel Islands, Brussels

Channel Islands appoint head for new Brussels office

The Guernsey and Jersey governments have announced that the current British Ambassador to Bulgaria, Steve Williams, will be heading up the islands’ new joint office in Brussels. »

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Heptagon makes two senior hires

Heptagon Capital, a USD3.3bn specialist asset management business set up in 2005 by former Morgan Stanley executives, has made two new senior hires - Alexander Gunz joins as a fund manager in the Asset Management division while Sebastian Hybbinette joins as vice president within the ultra high net worth advisory group, focusing on Scandinavia. »

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