Hedge Funds

Pentafin prepares for life after Ascalon

Pentafin, a provider of integrated administration systems for retail financial services groups, has flagged that the significant Ascalon ownership it inherited through its merger with Direct Portfolio Services will not last long-term.
Hedge Funds

Make the cheque for your funeral the first one to bounce

Admitting you are an actuary has probably never been a great conversation-starter at dinner parties, and the profession’s preoccupation with death and mortality tables doesn’t help. Visiting Australia for the FEAL Fund Executives Forum last month, one of Russell Investment Group’s most senior human abacuses, director of strategic advice Don Ezra, called for a name […]