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Automation

The future of automation depends on human interaction

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 07:28

By George Ralph, RFA – As many firms in the alternative investment sector, and certainly many of our clients, look for new ways to improve investment strategies and drive efficiencies in their businesses, against a backdrop of strict regulations and compliance requirements, investment in technology and innovation continues to rise.  »

Tom Delic, Seneca

Seneca Investment Managers adds Samarang to Global Income & Growth Trust

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 10:37

Seneca Investment Managers has added Samarang Asian Prosperity Fund, a small cap pan-Asian fund run by Greg Fisher, to its portfolio. »

Stefan Bollinger, Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs Fund Solutions and Amundi Services partner to offer investment solutions

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 16:34

Goldman Sachs Fund Solutions is partnering with Amundi to manage Luxembourg-domiciled funds based on Goldman Sachs’ proprietary systematic strategies and to expand its alternative UCITS offering. »

Wilshire Consulting launches new manager diversity programme

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 09:31

Wilshire Consulting, the institutional investment advisory and outsourced-CIO (OCIO) business unit of Wilshire Associates, has launched a new inclusivity initiative aimed to deliver fresh perspectives to client portfolios and promote greater manager diversity. »

PwC report finds sovereign wealth funds are increasingly using alternatives

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 09:18

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) now allocate almost a quarter (23 per cent) of their assets under management to alternative investments such as private equity, real estate, gold and infrastructure, according to a new report from PwC. »

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. »

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