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Three new funds launched on BoAML platform

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 10:00

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has launched three new funds, Perella Weinberg Partners Sustainable Resources Long-Short UCITS Fund, TT Financials UCITS Fund, and Westchester Merger Arbitrage UCITS Fund, as part of the company’s award-winning UCITS funds platform, Merrill Lynch Investment Solutions (MLIS). »

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SEC halts life settlement fraud

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 06:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained an emergency court order to halt an alleged USD4.5 million investment scheme by a Los Angeles-based company that purports to broker life settlements. »

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Weimin Chen joins Houlihan Lokey as head of investment banking in China

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 16:00

Houlihan Lokey has appointed Weimin Chen as a managing director and head of China. Chen will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment banking business in the mainland China market. His role will include responsibility for the further development of the firm’s corporate finance, financial advisory and financial restructuring businesses. »

Ingo Heinen, Managing Director, BlackRock Alternative Investors

Heinen joins BlackRock

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 16:00

Ingo Heinen (pictured) has joined BlackRock as Managing Director within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). Heinen joins the Alternative Investment Strategy Group (AISG), a team that works closely with the client coverage and portfolio management teams to develop, position and promote BlackRock’s alternative investment solutions. »

Matthias Scheiber, Fund manager, Schroders

Matthias Scheiber joins Schroders' multi-asset investment team as fund manager

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 15:17

Schroders continues to strengthen its GBP35 billion FUM Multi-Asset business with the appointment of Matthias Scheiber as fund manager, with effect from 8 September, 2011. »

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R&M Consultants fund accounting league table turned upside down on worries about derivatives

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 14:25

This year’s results of the annual R&M Consultants Fund Accounting Survey, see a remarkable turnaround for BNP Paribas who have shot from last to first place recording a very large increase in score. JP Morgan also saw their score increase dramatically and their position rise from second to last to second place.  »

Alka Banerjee, Vice President Global Equity and Strategy at S&P Indices.

S&P launches global luxury index in Asia

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 14:16

S&P Indices has launched the S&P Global Luxury Index, consisting of 80 of the world's largest publicly-traded and investable companies engaged in the production or distribution of luxury goods, or the provision of luxury services. »

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SSgA adds two senior research analysts to fundamental equity team

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 14:11

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has made two senior additions to its Fundamental Equity team in Ireland. The new appointments will support a growing team based in Dublin and headed by Chris Johns, global chief investment officer, Active Fundamental Equities. »

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Equity funds stage modest rebound in last week of August

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 14:00

The final week of August saw flows into EPFR Global-tracked Equity Funds stage a modest rebound on the back of bargain hunting and optimism that the US Federal Reserve will pull the trigger on another round of quantitative easing. But most of the fresh money flowed towards funds associated with "safe haven" markets or defensive sectors, and investors showed a strong preference for the flexibility offered by ETFs as actively managed equity funds posted collective outflows for the eighth consecutive week. »

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Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index up 0.99% in August:

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:00

The Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index ended up 0.99% for the month of August after investors on both sides of the pond looked to commodities as a safe haven for funds. »

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