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Investment Strategy

Prime brokers price BT out of Asian quant play

BT Investment Management (BTIM) has shelved plans for an Asian equity quant product because it could not secure prime broking at realistic prices, leading to the departure of an executive who’d been investigating the business, but the manager will hire two people as it commercialises its multi-strategy Total Return Fund.
Investment Strategy

JPMorgan WSS next to take up SWIFT Funds

In a global roll-out, JPMorgan Worldwide Securities Services ( JPMorgan WSS) will go live with automated managed fund transactions through the SWIFT network in the second half of the year, joining HSBC Securities Services, RBC Dexia and Vanguard Investments, who became cornerstone users of the technology in Australia last month. The transactions cover applications, redemptions, […]
Investment Strategy

JPMorgan WSS next to take up SWIFT Funds

In a global roll-out, JPMorgan Worldwide Securities Services ( JPMorgan WSS) will go live with automated managed fund transactions through the SWIFT network in the second half of the year, joining HSBC Securities Services, RBC Dexia and Vanguard Investments, who became cornerstone users of the technology in Australia last month. The transactions cover applications, redemptions, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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