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Bradesco Asset Management and FTSE create new LatAm SICAV Fund and Index

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 13:00

Bradesco Asset Management (BRAM) has teamed up with FTSE Group to launch a Latin American equities fund that will track a newly-developed equity index consisting of high-quality names from across the region. »

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Liquidnet ramps up global trade execution, advisory and analytics capabilities

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 12:00

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, has launched Execution & Quantitative Services (EQS), a global group headed up by Rob Laible, who joined the company earlier this year.  »

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Nomura launches High Yield Fund

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 11:45

Nomura Asset Management has launched the Nomura High Yield Fund, which will be sub-advised by the credit research investment boutique Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc (NCRAM).  »

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ING Investment Management hires convertible bond team

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 11:30

ING Investment Management (ING IM) has hired the convertible bond team from Avoca Convertible Bond Partners, adding a strategy to its range that offers equity upside participation with downside capital protection. »

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Readiness rules as volatility looms, says BlackRock Investment Institute

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 10:45

The return of volatility—as valuations and investor complacency remain elevated—will make it vital for investors to consider hedging against downside risk and cutting back on "me too" investments in the new year, according to the BlackRock Investment Institute's 2015 Investment Outlook. »

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ICSA launches new qualifications for offshore finance professionals

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 10:30

ICSA, the Institute for professionals working in governance and compliance, is launching four new Level 4 (the equivalent of first year undergraduate) qualifications for offshore finance professionals.  »

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Assets managed by sovereign wealth funds total nearly USD6 trillion worldwide

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 09:00

The 84 Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) operating worldwide now collectively control USD5.9 trillion, according to the 2014 Sovereign Wealth Fund Report by  ESADEgeo, KPMG Spain and ICEX–Invest. »

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New institutional Prime-of-Prime Service launched by FxPro

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 06:00

FxPro Financial Services Ltd (FxPro) has launched FxPro Prime, a prime-of-prime offering that will leverage its exceptional pool of multiple stream tier one FX liquidity and open it up to institutional businesses. »

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Commonfund names Keating as new CEO

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 20:30

Commonfund, the leading investment manager for not for profit investors, has named JP Morgan executive Catherine M Keating as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   »

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Full Circle Advisors launches BDC Income Fund

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 19:30

Full Circle Advisors has launched The BDC Income Fund, an open-end mutual fund which will primarily invest in equity securities of publicly-traded Business Development Companies (BDCs).  »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Neil Williams, Hermes

Hermes Chief Economist Neil Williams comments on the latest UK inflation statistics… ... »

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Hedge fund managed accounts 2014

Hedge fund managed accounts 2014

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 09:58

Read how managed accounts platforms are now catering to a wide spectrum of investor needs, from straightforward commingled funds to sophisticated infrastructure solutions for the largest institutional investors. And the rise of liquid alternatives means that onshore funds - UCITS, AIFs and '40 Act funds - are becoming just as popular as offshore funds... »

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Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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S&P Capital IQ Special Report

In this report S&P Capital IQ examines how credit events can impact on the price of equities. The results are compelling. The report looks at the relationship between credit indicators and equity back-tested returns. ​ ... »

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