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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


SocGen SS mandated by Italian fund manager

SGSS in Italy offers a complete range of securities services, including clearing, custody and trustee services, fund administration, liquidity management and transfer agent services.


Barclays backs RBS share deal for voters

The London Stock Exchange is in the early stages of planning an assault on the continental European market, pitting it against rivals Euronext and Deutsche Borse on their own turf.


Henderson eyes opportunities in Australia

Henderson Global Investors will on Monday launch its first asset management business in Australia as it seeks to expand its operations beyond the troubled shores of Europe.


Man Group to buy hedge fund business

The combined multi-manager business will have total funds under management of approximately $19 billion, making it the largest independent non-US based fund of hedge funds.


Cambridge unveils first university SEIS fund

The institution is aiming to raise £1m to establish the University of Cambridge Enterprise fund, which is an SEIS and enterprise investment scheme (EIS) vehicle.