LiquidityBook, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based provider of buy- and sell-side trading solutions, has made two London-based hires for its EMEA Client Service Team: James Pearson and Abdullah Al Nasiri.
Augusta & Co (Augusta), a specialist financial adviser to the renewable energy industry, has overseen the sale of an 80 per cent stake in Finnish utility firm Fortum’s wind portfolio across Norway, Finland and Sweden, accounting for approximately 500MW of operational and construction projects, to funds advised by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners (CSEIP).
Intertrust, a provider of tech-enabled fund and corporate solutions to clients operating and investing in the international business environment, has expanded its presence in the aviation finance sector with the acquisition of London-based Wells Fargo Trust Corporation Limited.
Barings has appointed Patrick Hoefling to the new role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately.
Octopus Renewables, a specialist clean energy investor and part of Octopus Group, has secured a new UK corporate pension mandate with the National Grid UK Pension Scheme (NGUKPS), to invest GBP185 million in UK solar and onshore wind assets.
Eastspring Investments (Eastspring), the USD216 billion Asian investment management arm of Prudential, has made two senior appointments: Francis Woo has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Joyce Chan has joined the firm as Head of Intermediaries and, subject to regulatory approval, General Manager of the Hong Kong office.
QMA, the quantitative equity and multi-asset solutions specialist of PGIM, has strengthened its Europe-based team with the appointment of Paul Lambert to the role of client portfolio manager for its QMA Wadhwani (QMAW) investment platform.
DWS Group (DWS) has acquired a minority stake of 24.9 per cent in Arabesque AI, a UK-based company focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict stock price developments via its proprietary AI engine, combining big data, machine learning, and high-performance computing.
OptionMetrics, an options database and analytics provider for international institutional investors, including quant traders and hedge fund managers, as well as academic researchers, has made significant updates to its IvyDB US options database, offering even greater accuracy across a broader range of data points.
Escalent, a human behaviour and data analytics firm, has acquired Javelin Strategy & Research from Greenwich Associates.