Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), and Sergey Ignatiev, chairman of the Bank of Russia, have signed a memorandum of understanding for continued cooperation on central banking.
William Blair has launched a Sicav fund to invest in global small cap growth equities, the sixth in its Sicav range.
Ukraine's equity market has responded positively to the results of the parliamentary election on Sunday, October 28.
Britain must build stronger trade connections with Russia, says business secretary Vince Cable.
Operational due diligence has become a key consideration for European institutions investing in hedge funds, Deutsche Bank latest research reveals.
Russia’s VTB Capital and Evercore Partners are working together to develop cross border transactions between Russia and North America.
Buying cheap Russian equities is not necessarily a smart stock picking move, says Yulia Bushueva, managing director at Arbat Capital.
Russian non-banking financial organisations have now gained easier access to the foreign securities market through Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD).
Tradeweb Markets has launched an electronic trading platform for European-listed exchange traded fund (ETF).
As parliamentary elections in Ukraine approach, due on October 28, one of the main topics under discussion is whether the country will strike a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the aftermath.
Index tracking funds in Russia have continued to see outflows. Despite their relatively low risk profile compared to equities, they have failed to attract local investors.
Standard Life Investments has made a foray into the popular emerging market debt space with the launch of its first EMD fund.
US-based manager Eaton Vance Management has appointed Kathleen Gaffney as vice president and co-director of investment grade fixed income.
As emerging markets continue to capture the attention of investors, AXA Investment Managers has hired an economist to focus specifically on emerging Asia.
Schroders sees compelling investment opportunities in Emerging Europe, which has remained strong in the face of the Eurozone crisis.
Chinese consumer demand for luxury goods is making the luxury sector a very attractive investment opportunity, says Swiss & Global Asset Management.
Austrian asset manager Spängler IQAM Invest is changing the investment strategy in two of its funds in a bid to improve the risk profile of these products.
Sciens Capital Management Group has appointed Farhang Mehregani (pictured) chief investment officer of Sciens Alternative Investments.
Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB) in Switzerland has topped the list of most popular fund providers in the country in terms of net sales for September.
GoldenSource, a supplier of enterprise data management solutions for the securities and investment industry, has entered the Russian market through a partnership with local software provider Neoflex.
Ruben Aganbegyan has joined Otkritie Financial Corporation in Moscow as CEO and chairman of the managing board.
The latest ML Capital Alternative Ucits Barometer has revealed a shift in European investor demand away from CTAs and managed futures, to previously less favoured strategies.
Ossiam, a Paris-based smart beta exchange traded fund manager, has launched a minimum variance ETF investing in global developed equity markets.
SL Capital Partners has promoted Patrick Knechtli and Mark Nicolson to the position of partner and Jamie Ebersole (pictured) to managing director, effective from January 1.
Allianz Global Investors has added a German equity fund to its Sicav fund range.
Gottex Brokers has opened its first office in the United States, focusing on brokerage services in the secondary market for alternative investments.
ING Investment Management sees investment opportunities in the Emerging European sustainable growth story.
Renaissance Asset Managers (RAM) has appointed Mark Robinson, a Prague-based consultant, as head of research.
Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD) has submitted the last set of documents required for obtaining the status of a central securities depository from the Federal Financial Markets Service (FFMS).
Raphael Picaud has joined Legg Mason Global Asset Management in Switzerland as client relationship manager, as the firm builds up its presence in the country.
Barings has launched the Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Fund, which it announced in June, joining other global peers.
As of January, financial market participants in Russia will no longer have to pay value added tax, which may lead to fee reductions by some service providers.
Alix Capital’s latest quarterly survey has revealed assets under management on Ucits hedge fund platforms have increased by 14.3% since the start of the year.
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Thomas Merz has joined UBS as head of ETF sales for Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He assumed his role on October 1.
Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD) has signed an information exchange agreement with Six Financial Information, a leading global provider of first-rate data services and solutions.
The Global Real Estate Securities fund offered by UK manager M&G has been approved for distribution in Switzerland.
The continued low interest rate environment has forced Germany’s Berenberg Bank to reduce the fees on its money market fund.
The theme of investment in innovation and technology has reached Russia, with various projects underway to promote this focus.
As the European debt crisis continues and fund providers struggle to attract inflows, the fund industry is dominated by a “winner takes it all” trend, says Lipper.
Stefan Angele, head of investment management at Swiss & Global Asset Management, says investors must look for a “centre of gravity” disconnected from politics and quantitative easing, as the European debt problems are unlikely to dissipate in the next...
ClearBridge Advisors, a subsidiary of Legg Mason, has appointed Scott Glasser co-CIO of the investment management business.
BlackRock Investment Management has made another investment together with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), this time in a medical company MD Medical Group.
Lack of credit financing in Europe and growing appetite for property investments has caused a drop in the total number of high net worth individuals in the European Union by 3.9% in the past two years.
UBS Direct Residential, a property investment arm of UBS, plans a capital increase of around CHF107m (€88m) in a bid to increase its share capital.
The Moscow Stock Exchange is looking at launching foreign equity futures for Russian investors.
Reech AiM Group has appointed Daniel Betts from Aviva Investors as client services director. He will be based in the London offices, reporting to CEO Christopher Reech.