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George Cadbury, Director of Asset Management, Merchant Capital Limited

Merchant Capital expands platform with five new funds

Fri, 10/06/2011 - 06:00

Merchant Capital Limited, the financial services division of Merchant House Group plc, is set to launch five new funds on its Dublin-domiciled, UCITS III umbrella structure. »

Alan Schwartz, executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Securities and PFC Energy form strategic alliance

Thu, 09/06/2011 - 16:00

Guggenheim Securities and PFC Energy have formed a strategic alliance to provide research and analytical services to institutional investors and to collaborate on investment banking activities for corporate clients interested in the energy sector. »

Marc Saluzzi, President, ALFI

ALFI appoints new president

Thu, 09/06/2011 - 16:00

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has announced the election of the new president, Marc Saluzzi, who takes up the rolls, which will run for two years, with immediate effect.   »

John W Allen, Senior Client Portfolio Manager, Dwight Asset Management Company

Dwight Asset Management Company hires senior client portfolio manager

Thu, 09/06/2011 - 14:00

Dwight Asset Management Company LLC (Dwight) has hired John W Allen (pictured) as Senior Client Portfolio Manager. In this role, Allen will rely on his 30 years of industry experience to manage client relationships and construct strategies for stable value and fixed income portfolios. »

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ASIC obtains orders to wind up Global Rule

Thu, 09/06/2011 - 13:22

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has obtained orders, by consent, in the Supreme Court of Queensland appointing Michael McCann, of Grant Thornton, as liquidator of Global Rule Pty Ltd (Global Rule) and as trustee of the Global Rule Trust. »


SSgA makes key appointments to fixed income leadership team

Thu, 09/06/2011 - 12:00

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the investment management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) has appointed Bill Street as global head of Fixed Income Alpha Strategies, reporting to Kevin Anderson, global chief investment officer for Fixed Income and Currency. »

Ron Kripalani, Chief Executive Officer of CRT

CRT Capital Group acquires Braver Stern Securities’ institutional sales and trading business

Thu, 09/06/2011 - 11:29

CRT Capital Group has acquired Braver Stern’s institutional sales and trading platform. Braver Stern’s team of senior professionals, led by Joseph Valentine and Rus Margolin, will join CRT’s existing securitised products platform. The newly expanded group will focus on agency and non-agency residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed CDOs, and mortgage-backed pass-through securities. »

John Ventre, lead portfolio manager for the Skandia Diversified and Skandia Alternative Investments Funds, SIG

SIG adds Index Arbitrage strategy to the Skandia Diversified Fund and the Skandia Alternative Investments Fund

Thu, 09/06/2011 - 10:00

Skandia Investment Group (SIG)’s flagship multi-asset fund, Skandia Diversified and its Skandia Alternative Investments Fund, have invested in the Aviva Investors Index Opportunities High Alpha Fund. »

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Regent Capital supports Prism the Gift Fund

Thu, 09/06/2011 - 06:00

Regent Capital is supporting Prism the Gift Fund ('Prism'), which has joined forces with Big Issue Invest (BII) to set up a pioneering initiative called The Big Issue Social Enterprise Investment Appeal. »

Helen Webster, Chief Operating Officer, Aberdeen Life

Aberdeen Life appoints new COO

Wed, 08/06/2011 - 16:00

Aberdeen Asset Management Life and Pensions Limited (Aberdeen Life) has appointed Helen Webster (pictured) as Chief Operating Officer. As COO of Aberdeen’s life and pensions company, she will be responsible for overseeing operational management and service provision as well as working on strategic development of the business within Aberdeen Group. Webster will report to Alan Blakeley, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Life. »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

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