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Ali Tayyebi, Mercer

Mercer survey shows the effect of inflation expectation on pension schemes

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 12:21

Mercer’s Pensions Risk Survey data shows that the accounting deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes for the UK’s 350 largest listed companies decreased slightly from GBP68 billion at the end of September to GBP67 billion on 31 October 2017. »

Bank of England

BofE raises interest rates by 0.25 per cent

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 12:23

The Bank of England has raised interest rates by a quarter point to 0.5 per cent, the first interest rate rise in a decade. »

Hendrik von Ripperda-Cosyn, Value Partners Group

Hong Kong’s Value Partners launches in London

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 15:13

Hong Kong’s first quoted asset manager, Value Partners Group with USD16.4 billion under management, has made its first strategic international move from its Asian roots and opened an office in London, under the command of country head and senior director, Hendrik von Ripperda-Cosyn. »

Francis Claro, Contrast

Contrast Capital Management to manage equity investments for Green Square Capital

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 10:54

Contrast Capital Management’s International Equity Income Strategy has been selected by Green Square Capital to manage international income investing for its clients. »

John Wilson, Sprott Asset Management

Former Sprott management team launches Ninepoint Partners

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 10:30

The company created to assume portfolio management of the Canadian diversified asset business of Sprott Asset Management, has been re-named Ninepoint Partners. »

Doug MacDonald, CIBC

CIBC Asset Management launches CIBC Long-Term Private Debt Pool for institutional investors

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 10:49

CIBC Asset Management has launched the CIBC Long-Term Private Debt Pool, a product for institutional investors focused on unrated private securities in the infrastructure and power sectors. »

Mitchell Harris, BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon Investment Management sells CenterSquare Business to CenterSquare Management and Lovell Minnick Partners

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 10:25

BNY Mellon Investment Management is to sell the business of real assets investment boutique CenterSquare Investment Management to its management team and the private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners. »

Picture of wind turbines

GCube and Modern Energy Management partner on Indonesian wind farm project

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 15:56

Modern Energy Management (MEM), a specialist in delivering project lifecycle certainty to renewable energy developers, financiers and investors, is to carry out marine warranty surveying (MWS) services at Indonesia’s first utility-scale wind project, Sidrap Wind Farm, on behalf of GCube Underwriting Ltd (GCube). »

Saker Nusseibeh, Hermes

Hermes joins United Nations Global Compact

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 10:07

Hermes Investment Management (Hermes) has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. »

Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds

Contact Energy secures Climate Bonds certification

Tue, 15/08/2017 - 08:48

Listed New Zealand company Contact Energy Ltd (CEN) has gained Climate Bonds Certification of geothermal assets as part of its new Green Loan Borrowing Programme for NZD1.8 billion (USD1.3 billion). »

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