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  • China Huarong to launch IPO

    28 August 2015

    China Huarong Asset Management Co - one of four asset management companies created in 1999 to buy non-performing loans at a discount from state-run banks - is launching a Hong Kong IPO of up to $3bn.

Insurance asset management

  • Solvency II - benefit or burden?

    30 July 2015

    Solvency II is viewed by many insurers and their asset managers as an administrative burden. But Rudyard Ekindi, head of investment solutions, equity, Unigestion, outlines a potential upside - a framework for more efficient investment decision making.

Investment strategies

  • OCBC closes debut fund

    28 August 2015

    Singapore-based OCBC's private equity unit has closed its debut fund at S$550m ($393m) – S$150m more than the initial target at launch in November 2014 and against the backdrop of a very slow half-year for Asian private equity according to Preqin.

Investors

  • China Huarong to launch IPO

    28 August 2015

    China Huarong Asset Management Co - one of four asset management companies created in 1999 to buy non-performing loans at a discount from state-run banks - is launching a Hong Kong IPO of up to $3bn.

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  • HSBC France adopts Eurex Clearing

    28 August 2015

    HSBC France has signed up as a direct clearing member to Eurex Clearing’s EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS).

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  • Orc links to Borsa Istanbul

    25 August 2015

    Electronic trading specialist Orc has launched a high speed connection to Borsa Istanbul, to enable quoting and trading on the exchange for all Orc clients using the Execution Bricks or the Orc Trading Bricks platforms.

Fund services

  • CalPERS issues master custodian RFP

    28 August 2015

    The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a master custodian for its pension fund and its 457 deferred compensation plan - approximately $307bn in combined assets.

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  • AcadiaSoft poaches Demo

    28 August 2015

    Collateral hub provider AcadiaSoft has poached Mark Demo from JP Morgan Chase for the role of product director.

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