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Stephen Lackey, chairman of its Asia-Pacific region, BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon appoints Lackey as Chairman of Asia-Pacific

Mon, 18/04/2011 - 13:25

BNY Mellon has appointed Stephen Lackey as chairman of its Asia-Pacific region. Lackey succeeds Christopher Sturdy, who has been Asia-Pacific chairman since early 2008 and is moving to New York to take on a senior role in the firm's Global Client Management Group. »

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EM Equity Funds win a round as headwinds build

Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:48

The second week of April saw EPFR Global-tracked Emerging Markets Equity Funds post bigger inflows than their developed markets counterparts for the first time year-to-date as high energy prices, a mixed start to the first quarter earnings season, Portugal's debt problems and Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis sapped investor optimism about the prospects for most G7 economies. »

Andreas Denger, senior portfolio manager at MEAG Munich Ergo Asset Management GmbH

Investors launch transparency initiative for covered bonds

Mon, 18/04/2011 - 06:00

CMA Covered Bond Investor Council (CBIC), an industry body representing a diverse range of investors in the European covered bond market, and operating under the auspices of the International Capital Market Association, has launched an initiative aimed at setting transparency standards for covered bonds. »

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PIMCO hires three senior fixed income portfolio managers

Sun, 17/04/2011 - 16:00

PIMCO is expanding its emerging market fixed income team through the hiring of three additional portfolio managers. The appointments supplement other efforts in this area, including this week's launch of PIMCO's first emerging market equity strategy and its emerging multi asset strategy. »

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ESMA sets out guidelines on risk measurement and the calculation of global exposure for certain types of structured UCITS

Sun, 17/04/2011 - 14:00

ESMA publishes today the final report on the guidelines on risk measurement and the calculation of the global exposure for certain types of structured UCITS (ESMA/2011/112). The report contains the policy approach agreed by ESMA, the cost-benefit analysis, the feedback from the public consultation and the draft guidelines in English to be addressed to competent authorities and UCITS management companies. »

Sharon Fay, Head of Equities, AllianceBernstein

Portfolio manager Kurt Feuerman to join AllianceBernstein

Sun, 17/04/2011 - 12:14

AllianceBernstein announced today that Kurt Feuerman will join the firm's equity investment-management team as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, US Equities on or shortly after May 31, 2011. »

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BlackRock launches investment institute; names Ewen Cameron-Watt Chief Investment Strategist

Sun, 17/04/2011 - 12:00

Former McKinsey Director of Knowledge, Lee Kempler, will help leverage the BlackRock's global expertise to generate investment insights that drive enhanced investment performance for clients. »

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AEGON successfully completes sale of EUR1.5bn SAECURE 10 RMBS notes

Sun, 17/04/2011 - 10:00

AEGON has successfully completed the sale of EUR 1.5 billion Class A residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) to a broad group of institutional investors. »

Liam Cheung, managing director, Tactico

Tactico launches new portfolio management firm, Tactex Asset Management

Fri, 15/04/2011 - 06:00

Tactico Inc., has announced the acquisition of Canadian portfolio management firm, Westmount Markets Inc. The firm will be remodeled as Tactex Asset Management to provide portfolio management services to retail and institutional investors in Canada. »

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Institutional investment managers grow cautious as inflation fears rise, says Northern Trust

Thu, 14/04/2011 - 16:00

Institutional investment managers increasingly see inflation as likely in the near future, with oil prices and market volatility also rising over the next six months, according to a quarterly survey conducted by Northern Trust. »

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