George S. Batejan, Janus Capital Group

Janus Capital Group hires global head of technology and operations

Janus Capital Group has named George S. Batejan as senior vice president, global head of technology and operations. »


Solar panels

BNP Paribas fund raises debt for photovoltaic power plant in Italy

The fund managed by BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners GP has achieved financial closure on a EUR93.5m senior loan facility for the construction by Megasol of a 30 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Montalto di Castro, Italy. »


Max Bublitz, chief strategist and portfolio manager at SCM Advisors

Virtus strategist sees need for quantitative easing phase two

Uncertainty reigns on the heels of the third quarter as investors consider whether the Federal Reserve Bank will begin another phase of quantitative easing that will give the US economy the second shot in the arm it needs to recover, says Max Bublitz, chief strategist and portfolio manager at SCM Advisors, an affiliated investment manager of Virtus Investment Partners. »


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Guernsey fairly resilient despite adverse market conditions

Guernsey’s fund servicing industry fell by less than four per cent to reach USD278.7bn (GBP186.3bn) at the end of June 2010, with the total number of funds and sub-funds standing at 1,949, according to Lipper. »


Mutual funds

Aviva Investors launches two mutual funds

Aviva Investors has launched two mutual funds: the Aviva Investors Core Aggregate Fixed Income Fund and the Aviva Investors High Yield Bond Fund. »


Thomas Michaud, president of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

US investors oppose FASB proposal on fair value for bank loans

More than two-thirds of large US institutional investors oppose a proposal by the Financial Accounting Standards Board that would mandate fair value accounting treatment for most bank loans, according to a study released by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and Greenwich Associates. »


Evan Schwartzberg, chief executive of Odeon

Odeon Capital expands sales and trading and research teams

Odeon Capital Group, a New York-based fixed income broker-dealer, opened four domestic offices, launched an international joint venture division and expanded its sales and trading and research teams by 19 per cent to 47 professionals from late June to mid-October. »


Patrick Bédat, chief executive of Syz Asset Management

Syz integrates institutional asset management activities

The Swiss banking group Syz has integrated its institutional asset management activities within the newly-created division Syz Asset Management. »


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Perella Weinberg names G Malpass Durkee as partner

Perella Weinberg Partners has appointed G Malpass Durkee as a partner in its corporate advisory group. »


Patrick Kirby, managing director, DTCC asset services

DTCC adds equity derivatives to corporate actions validation service

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has expanded its Global Corporate Actions Validation Service coverage to include listed equity derivatives. »


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