05/28/2012

State Street lists fixed income ETFs on London Stock Exchange

The new SPDR ETFs, which were also listed in Germany last week, are: SPDR Barclays Capital Sterling Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Barclays Capital UK Gilt ETF, SPDR Barclays Capital 1-5 Year Gilt ETF and SPDR Barclays Capital 15+ Year Gilt ETF.

05/28/2012

ABN AMRO to expand into brokering base metals

ABN AMRO is one of the top players in trade financing for commodities and energy, and competes globally with France's BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA), among other European players.

05/28/2012

Rabobank eyes sale of fund management arm

The mooted disposal is the latest example of a European financial services group examining a sale of its asset management businesses. Lenders are looking for ways to improve their capital positions ahead of the introduction of stricter Basel III rules.

05/25/2012

Barclays to launch structured products platform

Wealth managers using the platform will be able to determine the size and timing of each trade, as well as having the flexibility to define its structure, economic terms and underlying investment.

05/24/2012

Swiss & Global in the lap of luxury

According to the latest update, the fund is up 18% over the year to the end of April, compared to the MSCI World Index which was up 7% over the same period. The € 159m fund was launched in January 2008.

05/23/2012

Deutsche Bank research head scoops award

The Sammons Associates Annual Heads of Research Survey assesses the performance of banks' heads of research, looking at management skills, knowledge of the market and the quality of analysis, and had responses from more than 600 chief investment offi

05/23/2012

Two Italian banks to sell stakes in LSE

Italy's two largest banks have put their stakes in the London Stock Exchange up for sale as the country’s lenders brace themselves for the fallout from the eurozone crisis.

05/23/2012

HSBC Launches Six New Offshore Yuan Crosses

HSBC Holdings PLC announced Tuesday that it had launched six new offshore yuan currency trading crosses. These six crosses are the rates against the offshore yuan, known as CNH, for

05/22/2012

Institutionalisation of industry entrenched ‎- Research

The post-2008 influx of institutional money into hedge funds has resulted in a marked increase in the global industry’s operational sophistication and transparency to investors, according to a new report by KPMG, an international network of audit, t

05/22/2012

French trio to launch Belaco commodities fund

In a year when many commodity investors have been disappointed with their returns, senior managers in the commodities division of Societe Generale are leaving the French bank to launch Belaco Capital, to help put this to right.