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VCs tuck into alternative meat raisings

Early stage investors are starting to broaden their appetite for carbon-reducing new technologies, looking for opportunities in nascent industries such as plant-based foods. According to the latest figures from Preqin, the global alternatives research house, the value of capital raisings

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A case study in AI for funds management

The term ‘big data’ has not resonated with investors in the way that the term ‘artificial intelligence’ has. Marrying the two helps. Now applying them to the ESG trend helps a lot more. Andy Moniz, a quantitative fund manager with

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AIM recruits for global advisory board

Affirmative Investment Management, a global fixed income manager specialising in impact bonds, has recruited Fiona Reynolds as a senior adviser and the first member of a proposed new advisory board. She starts the part-time role in London on October 1,

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Hedge funds are back

With an uptick in interest in hedge funds following better performance during covid-19, bfinance has produced a study on how big investors have adapted their hedge fund portfolios. The global manager search and research firm says that institutional investor sentiment

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Rob Arnott: ‘Sell the top dogs’

Rob Arnott, the founder and chairman of Research Affiliates, addressed investors on the unanswerable question as to what happens next following the recent rebound in fortunes for value managers. His webinar, on August 5 (US time) begged the question of

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Pinnacle’s roadmap for expansion and succession

ASX-listed Pinnacle Investment Management reported early in the season, on August 4, as those delivering good news tend to do. For shareholders, the news was very good. For the industry, the implications are even better. Over the next few days,

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State Street fills front-to-back spot in Asia

State Street has recruited a 22-year Deutsche Bank veteran, Jeslyn Tan, to fill the position as head of product management, driving the end-to-end product strategy in the Asia Pacific region. The Singapore-based role was previously filled by Babloo Sarin, who

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Solid half pushes custodians to $4.4t record

Record asset prices in major markets over the past six months have helped Australia’s asset servicing firms to a record level of assets under custody, rising to $4.4 trillion at the end of June. The latest figures from the Australian

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Bfinance ups the ante with ESG

bfinance has recruited its first senior executive dedicated to ESG, coinciding with a commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 across its business, including manager searches. The global funds management search and research advisory firm has appointed Sarita Gosrani

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Smaller investors look to private debt

Private debt is starting to attract a broader range of investors, including high net-worth individuals and smaller funds who are searching for yield combined with capital preservation. The attraction, alongside traditional supporters among the big super funds, has also been

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Hedge funds are back

With an uptick in interest in hedge funds following better performance during covid-19, bfinance has produced a study

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