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Investors will turn to corporate credit for returns, says BNY Mellon IM

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 12:00

With yield continuing to be in demand from income-hungry investors and ‘easy’ market gains unlikely, corporate credit is expected to once again take centre stage, according to BNY Mellon’s Fixed Income Special Report. »

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BMI selects Linedata Front Office platform for Luxembourg based asset management businesses

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:30

BIL Manage Invest (BMI) has selected Linedata Front Office Platform to manage the firm’s complete front-to-back asset management workflow across their full suite of investment funds. »

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Volante Technologies hires two new senior executives and expands development team

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:00

Volante Technologies has appointed Nadish Lad as Head of Payments Product and Peter McKenna as Global Marketing Director.   »


Lanware gains Cyber Essentials certification

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:45

Lanware, the rapidly growing cloud based outsourced technology service provider for investment management firms and financial institutions, has been awarded Cyber Essentials certification by CREST, the UK government approved accreditation body under the Cyber Essentials scheme.  »

Philip Masterson, SEI

SEI’s Masterson shares some thoughts on the operational challenges for 2015

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:03

2015 will not be any easier for fund managers from an operational perspective. The raft of regulatory reporting under Annex IV and EMIR is set to increase, depending on the size of the manager, and the barriers to entry look set to remain high for new managers; both from a compliance perspective and investor expectations on operational infrastructure.  »

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Trade Informatics launches TI Fact

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:00

Quantitative analytics firm Trade Informatics has launched TI Fact, a routing analysis technology that eliminates the agency information advantage, thereby levelling the field for buy-side institutions and asset managers.  »

Geoff Cook

Strong uptake in private placement as Jersey funds industry reaches seven year high

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 09:30

Strong performance in Jersey’s funds sector in 2014 has seen the value of fund assets administered in the jurisdiction increase by almost one fifth year-on-year to reach the highest level in seven years. »

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Activist hedge funds driving improvements in company performance, says AIM paper

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 09:00

Activist hedge funds globally are driving improvements in the share price, operating performance and governance of the companies in which they invest, according to a new paper by AIMA. »


ALTIN sets strike price of put options for share buyback

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 06:00

The Board of Directors of ALTIN AG has set the strike price of the put options to be issued as part of its share buyback programme at USD64.  »

Michael Appenzeller, Fundbase Fund Services

First regulated alternative and HF platform

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 21:14

An innovative new platform has emerged in Pfaffikon, Switzerland that could potentially revolutionise the way investors gain access to global hedge fund managers. The platform is called Fundbase and is the brainchild of Michael Appenzeller (pictured), its co-founder and president. »