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Stewardship a key point of competition for passive asset managers, says DWS-sponsored pensions fund survey

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 13:10

Eighty-four per cent of pension funds regard stewardship practices as pivotal to improving the quality of beta – investment returns generated by taking broad, passive exposure to a market index – while generating positive environmental, social and governance spin-offs, according to a new DWS-sponsored research report. »

AI

Drooms strengthens AI capabilities with the appointment of new machine learning team lead

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 13:04

Drooms, a provider of secure cloud solutions in Europe, is expanding its expertise in the fields of machine learning and natural language processing with the appointment of Johannes Leveling as machine learning team lead. Leveling will report to Peter Made, Head of Development at Drooms. »

Handshake

Robeco appoints Mark den Hollander as Chief Financial & Risk Officer

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 13:03

Robeco has appointed Mark den Hollander as Chief Financial & Risk Officer (CFRO), and a member of Robeco’s Executive Committee and statutory director.  »

Sean Thompson, CAMRADATA

CAMRADATA launches thought leadership platform for Asset Managers

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 10:35

CAMRADATA, a provider of data and analysis for institutional investors, has launched ‘The Knowledge Bank’, an investment thought leadership platform – the newest feature of its on-line manager research investment database, CAMRADATA Live. »

Green earth

Dentons launches Sustainable Investment practice in Europe

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 10:33

Law firm Dentons has launched a Sustainable Investment practice in Europe to meet the growing interest in socially responsible and environmentally conscious business investment.  »

Handshake

Carmignac appoints Sustainability Manager

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 10:31

Carmignac has appointed Justin Kew, CFA, as Sustainability Manager. Based in London, Kew reports to Sandra Crowl, Stewardship Manager and Member of the Investment Committee. »

Justin Wheatley, StatPro

JP Morgan partners with StatPro to develop a multi-asset portfolio analytics solution for asset managers

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 10:28

JP Morgan’s Data and Analytics business and StatPro, an AIM listed provider of cloud-based portfolio analytics and asset pricing services for the global asset management industry, have formed a partenrship to develop Risk and Performance Attribution capabilities for portfolio managers through JP Morgan's flagship data and analytics platform. »

Nicolas Calcoen, Amundi

EFAMA appoints new President

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 10:27

The European Fund and Asset Management Association, EFAMA, has elected Nicolas Calcoen, Deputy General Manager of Amundi, as President for a two-year term, which will run until June 2021, at its AGM in Paris.  »

James Barham, River & Mercantile

River and Mercantile appoints CEO

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 10:23

River and Mercantile Group PLC has appointed James Barham as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective Monday 1 July, in line with the Group’s established succession plan.  »

Results

HWB Capital Management’s funds outperform markets in 2019

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 10:19

HWB Capital management (HWB) in partnership with LRI Group (LRI), a leading investment services company, has outperformed its peers with each of the nine funds in the first half of 2019. »

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