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Calculus Invests in Digital Admin FirmREAD MORE
Articles21st February 2014Calculus Invests in Digital Admin Firm

Private equity fund manager Calculus Capital has invested £2m - via its EIS Fund - into a digital administration services provider that is helping to deliver a low-cost revolution in the pensions, savings and investment industries. Through its proprietary tec

Confluence Launches in DublinREAD MORE
Articles10th February 2014Confluence Launches in Dublin

  Confluence, the global leader in investment data management automation, has continued its expansion by opening an office in Ireland. Regulatory challenges such as AIFMD have meant that fund managers are increasingly looking to data automation to help ma

350IP Beats TargetsREAD MORE
Articles10th February 2014350IP Beats Targets

350 Investment Partners (350IP), managers of The North West Fund for Energy and Environmental, has exceeded 2013 portfolio targets, investing in seven new clean tech and green energy companies across the region. 2013’s financial successes have been particula

Global AUM to Exceed $100tnREAD MORE
Articles10th February 2014Global AUM to Exceed $100tn

Research from PwC predicts that global assets under management (AuM) will rise to around $101.7 trillion by 2020, from a 2012 total of $63.9 trillion. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 6 per cent.The report, Asset Management 2020:

Investec Specialist Corporate Capital StrengthensREAD MORE
Articles10th February 2014Investec Specialist Corporate Capital Strengthens

Investec Specialist Bank has announced the appointment of Tim Howson to its Corporate Lending business.Tim joins the Specialist Corporate Capital team, headed by Callum Bell, which originates, structures and arranges finance for transactions by financial spons

UK Growth Brings Skills Into FocusREAD MORE
Articles10th February 2014UK Growth Brings Skills Into Focus

  As UK businesses enjoy a positive start to 2014, a leading international training organisation warns that growth could be severely curtailed for those that fail to address their immediatesales-base requirements. Confidence in the UK economy is noticeabl

Claranet Shows Strong GrowthREAD MORE
Articles10th February 2014Claranet Shows Strong Growth

Claranet has released its financial figures and reported a growth of 47 per cent, with turnover across the European Group increasing to £103m (€124m) over the last year (2012/13).The financial results follow the first anniversary of two key acquisitions, St

H.I.G. Capital Strengthens London TeamREAD MORE
Articles10th February 2014H.I.G. Capital Strengthens London Team

Leading global investment firm, H.I.G. Capital has announced that two experienced private equity investors, Johannes Huttunen and Johan Pernvi, have joined the London team.Johannes was formerly at Silverfleet Capital where he worked on the origination and exec

Regulatory Change Slowing GrowthREAD MORE
Articles10th February 2014Regulatory Change Slowing Growth

  New research from one of the world's leading software and technology services companies has highlighted how regulatory change is second only to market volatility as an executive issue for financial services firms.According to a survey, carried out by Su

deVere Group Backs IFS ConcernsREAD MORE
Articles7th February 2014deVere Group Backs IFS Concerns

One of the world’s largest independent financial advisory groups is supporting a leading economic think tank’s warnings about the UK’s reliance on tax revenue from a small number of betteroff individuals.It comes after its own research finds a growing nu

One in Four Not Ready to RetireREAD MORE
Articles7th February 2014One in Four Not Ready to Retire

New research from Prudential has highlighted how attitudes to retirement are changing, with nearly one in four (23 per cent) people planning to retire this year saying they don’t feel ready to stop working altogether.Meanwhile 13 per cent of those who had be

Pay-Day Loans Masking  UK’s Credit CrisisREAD MORE
Articles7th February 2014Pay-Day Loans Masking UK’s Credit Crisis

Pay-day loan and ‘debt management’ industries could be masking the full extent of the personal debt crisis in the UK, according to top 25 accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy LLP.The latest figures published today show that there were 101,049 individual insol

Spain’s Largest SICAV Doubles AssetsREAD MORE
Articles3rd February 2014Spain’s Largest SICAV Doubles Assets

The inflows into Torrenova confirms March Gestión’s position as Spain’s most successful home grown asset management business with assets trebling over the past five years in a local market which haslargely stagnated. With an aggressively customer focused

FXCM Japan Business Improvement Order LiftedREAD MORE
Articles23rd January 2014FXCM Japan Business Improvement Order Lifted

  FXCM Inc. today announced that the Business Improvement Order issued by the Kanto Financial Bureau in July 2012 has been lifted for its Japan entity, FXCM Japan Securities Co. Ltd.FXCMJ has worked extensively over the past year and a half to enhance and

Investor Confidence in UK SharesREAD MORE
Articles21st January 2014Investor Confidence in UK Shares

After a strong year for UK shares, the Lloyds Bank Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index survey shows private investor confidence in asset class is at its highest since the survey beganin March 2013.According to the monthly survey, the net sentiment1 among

Nick Hamilton to Join OakleyREAD MORE
Articles21st January 2014Nick Hamilton to Join Oakley

Oakley Capital Management Limited appointed Nick Hamilton, Head of Institutional Business at Colonial First State in Sydney to work in its retail asset management business.Prior to joining Colonial First State, Nick spent nine years as Head of Global Equity Pr

The Patent Box: Unfair Competition?READ MORE
Articles15th January 2014The Patent Box: Unfair Competition?

Businesses are under immense pressure to produce innovative new products to keep up with the competition. The UK’s Patent Box tax incentive was developed as a spur to industry to develop and patent new products and encourage innovation. But now this generous

Genii Capital Appoints Andrew RuhanREAD MORE
Articles15th January 2014Genii Capital Appoints Andrew Ruhan

Genii Capital SA has appointed Andrew Ruhan as Partner. This appointment will enable Genii to strengthen and broaden its reach in the real estate, oil and gas, automotive and financial services sectors.Having worked with Andrew on a number of projects in the p

Weil Appoints Chris McLaughlinREAD MORE
Articles15th January 2014Weil Appoints Chris McLaughlin

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has announced that Chris McLaughlin will join its London office as a partner in the Banking & Finance practice. Chris, who was most recently a partner at Hogan Lovells, has extensive experience acting for b

Loans: A Tactical  Investment OpportunityREAD MORE
Articles14th January 2014Loans: A Tactical Investment Opportunity

“At Insight we believe that senior loans in Europe will return 5% in 2014 despite tightening spreads across most credit markets, with the benefit that loans are typically senior in the capital structure with a higher implicitcredit rating. "This is an invest

Stephen Alleway Joins Questro InternationalREAD MORE
Articles14th January 2014Stephen Alleway Joins Questro International

Questro International, a new transfer pricing advisory firm has announced the opening of their first office in Zurich and the recruitment of Stephen Alleway as their new head of Transfer Pricing in Switzerland. Questro International was founded in October 2013

RiverPeak Wealth Appoints Marianne HayREAD MORE
Articles13th January 2014RiverPeak Wealth Appoints Marianne Hay

Marianne Hay has joined the Advisory Board of RiverPeak Wealth, the newly launched wealth management firm.Hay, who has headed global wealth and asset management groups including roles as CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley

UFXMarkets to Offer Bitcoin Trading OnlineREAD MORE
Articles13th January 2014UFXMarkets to Offer Bitcoin Trading Online

  UFXMarkets is proud to be among the only Forex trading platforms facilitating investment in Bitcoin alongside more traditional national currencies. Bitcoin, the growing peer-to-peer digital currency, is gaining traction as a trading instrument as much a

Mega Buyout Funds Raise $85bnREAD MORE
Articles10th January 2014Mega Buyout Funds Raise $85bn

Following the recent significant final close of Apollo Investment Fund VIII, the largest buyout vehicle to have reached a final close since the global financial crisis in 2008, Preqin has taken a closer look at the private equity buyout fundrais

UK Investors are UnderweightREAD MORE
Articles8th January 2014UK Investors are Underweight

The majority (50%) of UK independent financial advisers (IFAs) believe sophisticated investors are underweight in the venture capital sector according to new research commissioned by leading venture capital investor Albion Ventures.IFAs estimate that less than

Guernsey adds 33 new funds in Q3 2013READ MORE
Articles6th January 2014Guernsey adds 33 new funds in Q3 2013

Guernsey’s financial services regulator approved 33 new investment funds during the third quarter of 2013.Figures released today by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) show that it approved five open-ended funds, 19 closed-ended funds and nine

Former Colleagues join forces at InsightREAD MORE
Articles6th January 2014Former Colleagues join forces at Insight

Insight are pleased to announce that Doug Smith has joined their rapidly growing Corporate Insurance consultancy business.Doug has held previous senior positions as Chairman of Marsh’s Private Equity practice and latterly as Non-Exec Deputy Chairman of Willi

RiverPeak Wealth Expands Senior TeamREAD MORE
Articles6th January 2014RiverPeak Wealth Expands Senior Team

James Powell, former director of private banking at Banque Havilland, is joining newly launched wealth management firm RiverPeak Wealth as Managing Director.Launched in December, RiverPeak Wealth provides portfolio management, investment analysis and financial

Tristan Nagler Joins Aurelius InvestmentsREAD MORE
Articles3rd January 2014Tristan Nagler Joins Aurelius Investments

Tristan Nagler joined Aurelius Investments, London, on 2 January 2014 as Managing Director. He will lead Aurelius' London office and be responsible for sourcing, identifying and executing equity investments across the UK and Ireland. Aurelius´ focus rema


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