Open sign

Clearstream opens office in Cork to boost hedge fund processing business

Clearstream is opening its new office in Cork, Ireland this week, following the company’s acquisition of Citco’s hedge fund sub-custody business for financial institutions in April 2014. »


Numbers and magnifying glass

Ortec Finance implements Investment Performance Service for USS

Ortec Finance has implemented its Investment Performance Service at Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), one of the UK's largest pension funds. »


Stethoscope

American Century Investments helps fund cancer breakthrough

Global asset manager American Century Investments, which channels almost half of its profits into medical research, has helped fund a potential breakthrough in the treatment of inoperable cancerous tumours. »


Joined hands

Cambridge University and Newton Investment Management partner on long-horizon investing

Cambridge University Judge Business School’s Centre for Endowment Asset Management has entered into a five-year partnership with Newton Investment Management, part of BNY Mellon. »


Handshake

bfinance adds equities specialist to public markets research team

Investment advisory firm bfinance has appointed Justin Preston as a senior associate for equities research with the firm’s public markets research team in London. »


Acquisition

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to acquire Bridon Limited

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has agreed to acquire Bridon Limited, a manufacturer of wire rope, from Melrose Industries. »


Paul J Taubman

Blackstone to spin off financial advisory business

Blackstone’s board of directors has approved a plan to spin off its financial and strategic advisory services, restructuring and reorganisation advisory services and its Park Hill fund placement businesses. »


Investing in Hedge Funds: All About Returns ?

Investing in Hedge Funds: All About Returns ?

In this special report, Preqin examines why investors are allocating their capital to hedge funds, what they seek from the funds they invest in and how they assess the success of their portfolio, based on interviews with over 100 institutional investors.  »


Globe and money

Q4 kicks off with nervous investors pouring money into money market and US bond funds

It was standing room only on the sidelines during the first week of October as increasingly risk-averse investors steered over USD45 billion into EPFR Global-tracked money market funds and a record-setting USD15.78 billion into bond funds while shunning most equity fund groups. »


Merger

NAPF and PMI to discuss possibility of a merger

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) have agreed to discuss a possible merger of the two organisations. »


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