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DealVector adds SCI pricing data to BWIC Board

DealVector has added secondary market pricing data from Structured Credit Investor’s (SCI) PriceABS service to its BWIC Board. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Newsmith to launch UCITS version of European fund… Invesco PowerShares launches buyback ETF…

Malaysia-based asset manager Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad has launched an Asian equity-focused UCITS fund reported Citywire Global Asia this week. The Affin Hwang Capital Asian Series is domiciled in Luxembourg and initially consists of two sub-funds: Select Asia Opportunity Fund and Select Asia Quantum Fund. »


Funds with exposure to US assets see money flood in during early November

Flows into EPFR Global-tracked US equity funds hit their highest level in over a year during the first week of November as investors chased America’s benchmark equities index on its way to a fresh record high. »


US professionally managed assets reached USD36.8trn in 2013

Professionally managed US assets reached USD36.8 trillion last year, a 10.9 per cent increase from 2012, according to the latest research from Cerulli Associates. »

ICAP, Darryl Hooker

ICAP’s EBS Market & EBS Direct proving to be effective platform for buy-side FX traders

One of the most prominent features of the post-financial crisis was the commitment through central bank intervention, particularly in the US, the UK and Europe, to stabilise the markets. Volatility was dampened and FX trading volumes contracted significantly. »

Christopher Elvin, Preqin

Asia Pacific institutional investors increase their influence in alternatives market

Asia Pacific has always been a key market for global alternative fund managers but as the latest research published by Preqin shows, institutional investors in the region are becoming an increasingly important source of capital allocation; both to hedge funds and private equity.  »


Crowdfunding platform Lendix raises EUR7m

The partners of 123Venture have launched Lendix, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to SMEs which lets institutional and private investors can lend directly to businesses at rates based on the quality of the borrower. »


Casey Quirk appoints Peter Chambers as senior advisor Europe

Casey, Quirk & Associates has appointed investment management industry veteran Peter Chambers as senior advisor for Europe. »

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Amundi AUM up 8.6 per cent in first nine months of 2014

Amundi's assets under management were EUR844 billion at the end of September 2014, up 8.6 per cent since the end of December 2013. »


LGIM appoints Chris De Marco as head of institutional client management and strategy

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has appointed Chris De Marco as its head of institutional client management and strategy, responsible for its UK client teams. »

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