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Jeremy Hester appointed head of Northern Trust global fund services sales in the UK

Tue, 30/04/2013 - 06:30

Jeremy Hester has been named as head of sales for Northern Trust’s global fund services business in the UK, responsible for offering investment operations outsourcing, fund administration and the full range of asset servicing solutions, to investment managers domiciled in the UK. »

Noël Amenc, director of EDHEC-Risk Institute and CEO of ERI Scientific Beta

EDHEC-Risk Institute launches multi-strategy platform for smart beta investing

Tue, 30/04/2013 - 06:02

EDHEC-Risk Institute has launched its smart beta index design and production activity, ERI Scientific Beta. The aim is to revolutionise the index world through, firstly, a new approach to smart beta investing called Smart Beta 2.0, which enables investors to choose and control the risks of these new benchmarks, and secondly, total transparency on the methodologies and compositions of the indices available on the platform. »

Electronic trading floor

SmartStream supports SWIFT’s Global Electronic Trade Confirmation solution

Mon, 29/04/2013 - 16:16

SmartStream Technologies’ TLM Trade Process Management solution, which addresses the post-trade allocation, confirmation, clearing and settlement processes, now fully supports SWIFT’s Global Electronic Trade Communication (GETC) solution. »

Carl James, managing director of BNP Paribas Dealing Services UK

BNP Paribas Securities Services launches Dealing Services in the UK

Mon, 29/04/2013 - 14:10

 BNP Paribas Securities Services has launched its global Dealing Services solution in the UK – a new concept providing institutional investors access to a network of dealing teams using sophisticated dealing technology and covering all asset classes. »

Global currency

7Hedge launches FX services

Mon, 29/04/2013 - 12:04

7Hedge has launched exclusive FX services structured to provide clients in developing FX markets with dedicated access to an institutional network of Tier-1 solutions, previously reserved for global conglomerates. »

Laptop

ITG launches hosted solution for ITG OMS

Mon, 29/04/2013 - 10:03

ITG, an independent execution and research broker, has launched a new hosted solution for ITG Order Management System (formerly known as Macgregor XIP).  »

Amsterdam

KCM appoints two new senior portfolio managers

Mon, 29/04/2013 - 06:00

Igor Puljic and Marjoleine van der Peet are to join the hedge funds team at Kempen Capital Management (KCM) in Amsterdam.   »

Cayman's Premier Juliana O'Connor-Connolly

Cayman commits to G5 multilateral exchange pilot

Fri, 26/04/2013 - 14:01

The Cayman Islands has indicated to the UK government that it is committed to joining the G5 pilot, recently announced by the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, on multilateral automatic exchange of tax information. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Long/short hedge funds outperform other strategies in Q1 2013, says Preqin

Fri, 26/04/2013 - 11:35

Long/short hedge funds are the top performing strategy in the first quarter of 2013, with cumulative net returns of 4.43 per cent, according to Preqin. »

Mark Okada, co-founder, chief investment officer of Highland Capital

The bank loan buying opportunity isn’t over, says Highland’s Okada

Fri, 26/04/2013 - 11:33

Investors who continue to search for yield in a zero interest rate environment may have finally found a solution in 2013: bank loan funds. Investors have poured nearly USD15bn into bank loan mutual funds in the first quarter of 2013, according to Morningstar.                           »

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