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Ned McGuire, Wilshire Consulting

Aggregate funded ratio of US corporate pension plans down nearly half a per cent July, says Wilshire Consulting

Wed, 07/08/2019 - 10:39

The aggregate funded ratio for US corporate pension plans decreased by 0.4 percentage points to end the month of July at 85.6 per cent, according to Wilshire Consulting, the institutional investment advisory and outsourced-CIO business unit of Wilshire Associates Incorporated (Wilshire). »

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IHS Markit’s iBoxx TRS sees record volumes

Wed, 07/08/2019 - 10:36

iBoxx TRS notional volumes hit a new all-time high of USD23.9 billion in June, surpassing the previous record high of USD19.3 billion set in March, and nearly three-times the volumes recorded in June 2015.  »

Jim Toffey, LiquidX

LiquidX Partners with DBS

Wed, 07/08/2019 - 10:34

DBS Bank, a financial services group in Asia, has joined the LiquidX Partners network having completed a primary receivables transaction with one of its key relationship clients via the network in the second quarter of 2019. »

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UK equity fund investors rush for the exit as no-deal Brexit looms

Wed, 07/08/2019 - 10:32

Political upheaval in the UK and the sharply rising likelihood of a no-deal Brexit caused a dramatic outflow of capital from equity funds in July, according to the latest Fund Flow Index (FFI) from Calastone.  »

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Crypto Craft launches news feed for bitcoin traders

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 13:34

Crypto Craft, a website that provides market information to cryptocurrency traders, has launched a news feed that breaks market-moving news for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, Dash, and other decentralised coins. »

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Caspian launches crypto pairs trading functionality

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 13:31

Caspian, a full-stack crypto trading, portfolio and risk management platform, has launched pairs trading functionality paving the way for funds looking to use statistical arbitrage and relative value-based strategies. »

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Sinking sterling drags UK equity allocations to record low

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 10:36

The weakening pound and deteriorating investor confidence are driving Britain’s share of international investment funds to new lows with the UK’s portion of global equity funds dropping to 7.87 per cent, surpassing lows immediately after the Brexit referendum in 2016, according to a survey of 250 international funds with USD450 billion in total assets under management conducted by Copley Fund Research.  »

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CLS signs first Chinese third-party bank to CLSSettlement

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 10:33

China CITIC Bank International Limited (CNCBI) has become the first Chinese bank to access market infrastructure group CLS’ CLSSettlement as a third-party client. »

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SmartStream partners with Finanz Informatik Solutions Plus to meet client demands in Germany

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 10:25

SmartStream Technologies, a financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions provider, tis partnering with Finanz Informatik Solutions Plus, to help German clients with implementation projects and application management of SmartStream’s Corona solutions, as well as their next generation TLM Aurora offerings. »

Lynn Martin, ICE

Intercontinental Exchange to acquire Merrill Lynch Option Volatility Estimate (MOVE) Index from Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 10:23

Intercontinental Exchange, an operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, is to acquire a family of fixed income volatility indices, including the prominent Merrill Lynch Option Volatility Estimate (MOV”) family of indices, from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. »

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