All articles by Robert Fuller – Page 12

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    Dresdner poaches ING executives in Dutch push


    NETHERLANDS – Dresdner RCM Global Investors has opened a new Amsterdam office and poached two senior sales executives, Richard Mouw and Michel Ho, from ING Asset Management to market the group’s institutional pension fund products to the Dutch market....

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    Soc Gen completes buy-out of US firm TCW


    FRANCE/US – Société Générale Asset Management (SGAM) has completed its 51% purchase of Los Angeles based fund managers, TCW, by promoting Philippe Citerne, chief executive officer (CEO), and Philippe Collas, chairman and CEO of SGAM, to the board of directors of TCW....

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    First Quadrant promotes Goodsall to chairman slot


    UK – US quant house, First Quadrant, has appointed Bill Goodsall as chairman and promoted Robert Brown to the position of managing director in its London office....

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    Gissings gets mandate for new DuPont scheme


    UK – DuPont, the polyester, resin and fibre products company, has appointed employee benefits advisor Gissings, to take care of pension scheme administration and accounting services for a new money purchase scheme....

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    Consultant role to grow post-Myners, says Aon


    UK – Investment consultants can expect to have greater responsibility advising pension schemes on their investments, following the recommendations of the Myners report, according to Adrian Swales head of investment practice at Aon Consulting....

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    State Street provides access to Merrill funds


    UK – Merrill Lynch’s institutional liquidity funds have been made available via State Street’s online service, Fund Connect....

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    Russell wins three Dutch pension fund mandates


    NETHERLANDS – Multi-manager investment firm, the Frank Russell Company, has picked up three new mandates from Dutch pension funds....

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    BNP Paribas teams up with hedge fund specialist


    UK/FRANCE – BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNP PAM) and London based hedge fund specialist firm, Fauchier Partners, have announced the establishment of a joint venture company to manage all of BNP PAM’s hedge funds...

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    EU proposes pensions sustainability push


    EUROPE – The EU has proposed a union-wide effort to ensure that pensions offer a sustained source of income to the retired and disabled....

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    Property still outperforming, says report


    UK – Property is continuing to outperform other asset classes, according to a report by Baring, Houston & Saunders....

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    Singer & Friedlander revamps web presence


    UK – Investment manager Singer & Friedlander has relaunched its institutional website to reflect the integration of its funds and asset management divisions....

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    Deutsche says German reforms may buck EU trend


    GERMANY - The recent pension fund reform legislation in Germany will run counter to the efforts of the European Union (EU) to create a single pension funds market, according to a study by Deutsche Bank Research in Frankfurt....

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    UK lawyer claims annuities for women are unjust


    UK – Robert Morfee, a partner at law firm Clarke Willmott & Clarke, has launched a campaign against UK law that obliges women to buy annuities, suggesting that it is discriminatory and could be in breach of European and human rights legislation....

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    State Street buys portfolio accounting firm


    US – State Street has announced that it has closed the acquisition of DST Systems’ portfolio accounting service business, Portfolio Accounting System (PAS), which is used by six of the top 20 mutual fund complexes in the US. ...

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    Hermes draws the line on company share options


    UK – Pension fund manager Hermes Investment Management has drawn a clear line on the debate over executive share option remuneration, by announcing that it will not support resolutions put to shareholders for executive share options re-pricing in any of its 3000 worldwide public company investments....

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    Nomura electrified by £55m Pacific basin brief


    UK – Nomura Asset Management UK has been appointed to manage a £55m (€91.3m) Pacific basin mandate by London Electricity group pension fund, part of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme....

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    Colin Harris steps down as Newton chief executive


    UK – Colin Harris, chief executive at Newton and one if its founders, has decided to step down, following the full acquisition of the firm by Mellon....

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    Gartmore adds to hedge fund range


    UK - Gartmore Investment Management has launched the AlphaGen Pictor fund, the fourth equity hedge fund in the AlphaGen series, a non-directional long / short Pacific and global emerging markets fund....

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    £26bn UK coal funds re-appoint JP Morgan


    UK – The trustee board of the £26bn British Coal Pension Schemes has re-appointed JP Morgan Investor Services as global custodian....

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    Brown Brothers Harriman lands e1.65bn SEI fund


    IRELAND – Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) has been appointed global subcustodian for the SEI Global Master Fund, with assets over $1.4bn (€1.65bn) - amassed mainly in South Africa and the UK, its first areas of distribution....