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Vincent Lottefier, CEO EMEA Corporate Solutions at Jones Lang LaSalle

HSBC appoints Jones Lang LaSalle as strategic property partner for MENA

Mon, 01/08/2011 - 10:00

HSBC has appointed Jones Lang LaSalle as a strategic property partner across the MENA region. This is part of HSBC’s ongoing plan to streamline its global property operations, enhance governance and improve portfolio planning. »

Alan Brown, Group CHief Investment Officer, Schroders

Global Fund Wire Exclusive: Schroders’ Alan Brown on the formation of the Institutional Investor Committee

Mon, 01/08/2011 - 06:30

Last month saw the Institutional Investor Committee (IIC), chaired by Douglas Ferrans, announce the creation of a newly formed Advisory Council. The nine-member board will meet on an ad hoc basis to discuss pertinent issues affecting the institutional investor community. In the first of a series of interviews with the Advisory Council, Global Fund Wire spoke last week to Alan Brown (pictured), Group Chief Investment Officer at Schroders. »

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Proskauer to add three partners to Global Private Investment Funds Group

Mon, 01/08/2011 - 06:00

Proskauer has expanded its global Private Investment Funds Group and London office with the addition of Nigel van Zyl, Kate Simpson and Oliver Rochman as Partners. »

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Morningstar UK launches synthetic risk reward indicator calculation for Ucits funds

Fri, 29/07/2011 - 16:00

Morningstar UK, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc, has launched its calculation of the Synthetic Risk Reward Indicator (SRRI) for Ucits funds. The launch follows the European Union’s introduction of the Ucits IV regulations on 1 July that require all Ucits funds to provide a SRRI score as an integral component of the incoming Key Investor Information Document (KIID), which becomes obligatory between now and 1st July 2012. »

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MF Global announces pricing of USD325m convertible senior notes

Fri, 29/07/2011 - 12:18

MF Global Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: MF), a broker-dealer providing trading and hedging solutions, has announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of USD325 million aggregate principal amount of 3.375% Convertible Senior Notes due 1 August, 2018. MF Global also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional USD45 million aggregate principal amount of convertible notes. The offering is expected to close on 2 August, 2011, subject to customary closing conditions. »

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Asset managers, private equity firms and hedge funds to see sweeping changes to pay, says PwC

Fri, 29/07/2011 - 12:00

Buried in the recent consultation paper on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) are stringent rules on pay that will have far reaching consequences for the asset management industry, say experts at PwC. »

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Clopton Capital providing alternative investments through commercial loans

Fri, 29/07/2011 - 10:00

Clopton Capital is now offering alternative investments opportunities to accredited investors through its commercial lending platform. These investments are a vehicle whereby a qualified investor can achieve a high return over a short period of time. The investments will be made in the form of short term commercial real estate loans to borrowers nationwide. »

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Barclays Capital launches new fiscal strength weighted bond indices

Fri, 29/07/2011 - 06:00

Barclays Capital, publisher of leading broad market bond benchmarks, has launched the Barclays Capital Fiscal Strength Weighted Bond Index family, a new suite of benchmark indices that uses fundamental measures of fiscal sustainability to adjust country weights within existing government bond indices. »

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BMO Capital Markets expands US core rates practice with two new hires

Thu, 28/07/2011 - 16:00

BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group has expanded its US Core Rates practice with the hiring of Andrew Lazar and Timothy Shanahan. »

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Northern Trust wins GBP 4.6bn asset servicing mandate for Lancashire County Council

Thu, 28/07/2011 - 14:00

Northern Trust has been awarded a GBP4.6 billion (approximately USD7.5 billion) mandate to provide global custody, securities lending, transition management, investment risk and analytical services, cash and foreign exchange services to Lancashire County Council, one of the United Kingdom's largest local government pension schemes. The mandate encompasses both pension fund and treasury assets. »

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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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