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Seth Merrin, founder and CEO of Liquidnet

Institutional traders in Asia and the US see highest investment potential in their own regions, says global survey

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 13:12

Ninety per cent of institutional traders at leading asset management firms in Asia rank their regional markets outside of Japan and China as having the highest investment potential and 66% of US traders were similarly optimistic about their home market, according to a survey conducted by Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network. »

Sreekrishna Sankar, Analyst Indian Financial Services Group, Celent

HFT strategies find favour in FX asset class

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 12:21

High frequency trading (HFT) strategies are rapidly being adopted in the FX asset class, with Celent estimating that 28% of volumes are executed through HFT, and HFT volumes are split across the interdealer and dealer-to-client segments. This is driving more firms to adopt HFT strategies, because spot is a preferred instrument of trade for the nonbank financial segment. »

Jeremy Leach, Managing Director of MPL

MPL announces partnership deal with MIDF Amanah Asset Management in Malaysia

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 10:00

International fund manager Managing Partners Limited (MPL) has signed a partnership deal with MIDF Amanah Asset Management Berhad (MIDF Amanah), the asset management arm of Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF). »

Allan Bell, Chief Minister of the Isle of Man

Bell appointed Chief Minister of the Isle of Man

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 06:00

Former Treasury and Economic Development Minister Allan Bell has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of the Isle of Man, effective Tuesday 11 October, 2011). »

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Prudential names David Hunt CEO of Prudential Investment Management

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 17:00

David A Hunt has been named chief executive officer of Prudential Investment Management, a business of Prudential Financial, Inc with more than USD583 billion in assets under management as of 30 June, 2011. »

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Ashmore launches Emerging Markets Small Cap Equity Fund

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 16:00

Ashmore Investment Management Limited has launched the Ashmore Emerging Markets Small Cap Equity Fund. The fund is registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the "1940 Act" and invests in small-cap companies in Emerging Market countries globally. »

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Most fund groups start October with a whimper as Eurozone and recession fears persist

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 14:02

The Doomsday Clock, which has provided one measure of the chances of nuclear war since 1947, currently reads six minutes to midnight. No "Recession Clock" currently exists. But if it did the minute hand, based on recent investor sentiment, would currently be even closer to the 12. »

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Asian institutional investors seek better control of market volatility risks and higher returns, says new Pyramis survey

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 13:43

While institutional investors in Asia are focused on managing the risks associated with above average market volatility and a low return environment, many also are looking for ways to better take advantage of market opportunities, according to new research by Pyramis Global Advisors, a Fidelity Investments company and global institutional multi-asset class investment manager. »

Kelly Mathieson, Worldwide Securities Services Global Custody and Clearance Executive at JP Morgan

JP Morgan makes successful transition to three-way trade confirmation for tri-party repo clients

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 12:34

JP Morgan's active tri-party repo clients have successfully completed the transition to three-way trade confirmation as mandated by the Tri-Party Repo Market Infrastructure Reform Task Force. »

Ashley Le Feuvre, senior manager in the funds and SPV group at Volaw Trust & Corporate Services

Focus on substance offers long-term advantage

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 12:27

By Ashley Le Feuvre and Kate Anderson - One of the principal characteristics at present of the private equity sector in Jersey is a much longer lead time for investment than a few years ago, which has slowed up the fundraising process. Clients are conducting much more thorough due diligence than in the past before taking investment decisions, and as a result there can be a long period between a promoter coming forward with an investment proposition and the structure actually being launched. »

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