Sesame and Henderson launch investment business

esame Bankhall Group and Henderson Global Investors today officially launch their new joint venture, Optimum Investment Management, following approval from the Financial Services Authority.


Vulture funds smell blood from Spanish bank woes

Hedge funds and private equity houses are renewing ties with Spanish lenders and government officials, bankers said, as reforms push banks to offload troubled assets at steep discounts.


JPMorgan returns $600M it had in MF Global money

JPMorgan Chase has returned roughly $600 million that was ensnared at the bank when MF Global Holdings Ltd. collapsed in October, people familiar with the matter said late Friday.


SSGA wins £1.5bn mandate from Family Investments

Family Investments is a mutual organisation with 35 years experience helping families with savings and investments. It now manages in excess of £3bn for over 1.75 million people throughout the UK.


European regulated hedge funds dominate RBC Dexia hedge fund book

The deal went through for a total consideration of 837.5 Euros in cash. Following the closing of the transaction RBC will own 100 per cent of RBC Dexia. The deal went through for a total consideration of 837.5 Euros in cash. Following the closing of the


Deutsche Boerse Signs Up Seven Banks for Rate Clearing‎

Eurex Clearing plans to achieve technical production readiness beginning of July 2012; the production roll-out planned for the second half of 2012 will then be closely coordinated with the readiness of clearing firms ahead of the new regulatory requireme


Spanish boutique launches domestic talent fund

The Gesconsult Talento fund will follow a similar strategy employed by fellow Spanish boutique Abante Asesores who launched its Smart ISH ‘best of the best’ fund in June last year.


Euroclear’s EMX gains significant new business

Euroclear UK & Ireland’s EMX Message System has attracted over 25 new clients from both the fund product provider and fund distributor communities in the first quarter of 2012.


Metro Bank Lures Moore Capital

Moore, which is run by the US billionaire Louis Bacon, has acquired a slice of the bank as part of a £125m fundraising that I understand has been completed today.