International

Uncertainty reigning prior to Scottish vote

Uncertainty reigning prior to Scottish vote

Money managers, consultants and investors are for the first time being forced to take seriously the potential for a breakup of the United Kingdom.

September 15, 2014

U.K. to issue bond in renminbi

The U.K. government intends for Britain to become the first Western country to issue a bond in China's currency, the renminbi, said U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.

September 12, 2014 | 02:42 pm

British Medical Association selects Buck as pension fund consultant

British Medical Association Staff Pension Scheme, London, hired Buck Consultants as investment consultant.

September 12, 2014 | 12:32 pm

Malaysia's KWAP pension fund taps equity head as new CIO

Nik Amlizan Mohamed has been named chief investment officer of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP), Malaysia's pension fund for federal employees.

September 12, 2014 | 10:46 am
Canadian provinces agree to uniform capital markets regulations

Canadian provinces agree to uniform capital markets regulations

An agreement on forming a cooperative capital markets regulatory system was announced this week by Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver and ministers of four Canadian provinces.

September 11, 2014 | 02:11 pm
Canadian pension fund assets gain 5.3% in first quarter

Canadian pension fund assets gain 5.3% in first quarter

Canadian pension fund assets were up 5.3% in the first quarter, totaling C$1.412 trillion (US$1.29 trillion) as of March 31, Statistics Canada, the government's statistics agency, reported Wednesday.

September 11, 2014 | 10:41 am

Alpha Strategic takes minority investment in Premium Point

Alpha Strategic has made a minority revenue share investment in U.S. alternative money management firm Premium Point Investments.

September 11, 2014 | 01:30 pm

AXA in advanced talks to sell Hong Kong pension fund unit

AXA SA, France's largest insurer, is in advanced talks with bidders including Manulife Financial to sell its pension fund unit in Hong Kong.

September 11, 2014 | 01:23 pm
Towers Watson: U.K. employees turning away from annuities for retirement savings

Towers Watson: U.K. employees turning away from annuities for retirement savings

U.K. employers expect only 40% on average of their employees to buy an annuity to fund their retirement once the government's new rules over defined contribution plans come into effect, beginning in...

September 11, 2014 | 01:09 pm

AXA Investment Managers rounds out Asian fixed-income team

Honyu Fung and Jason Pang joined AXA Investment Managers’ Asian fixed-income team in Hong Kong.

September 11, 2014 | 12:17 pm

Kestrel Partners hires AP3 asset management head

Gustaf Hagerud will join Kestrel Partners in London as a partner.

September 11, 2014 | 12:05 pm

Greater Manchester Pension Fund sticks with GVA Grimley for real estate

Greater Manchester Pension Fund, Manchester, England, rehired GVA Grimley to run its real estate venture fund.

September 11, 2014 | 11:56 am

Nomura Asset Management announces China private equity joint venture

Nomura Asset Management Co. has formed a 50-50 joint venture in Shenzhen with Shenzhen Hua Xia Ren He Capital Management Co. to offer China-domiciled private equity funds and venture capital funds to ...

September 10, 2014 | 04:20 am

European Commission names financial supervisory commissioner

Lord Jonathan Hill of Oareford was named commissioner for financial stability, financial service and capital markets union at the European Commission.

September 10, 2014 | 04:12 pm
U.K. institutional market by client type

U.K. institutional market by client type

According to the Investment Management Association's latest survey, pension fund clients accounted for 51.2% of the United Kingdom's 2.6 trillion institutional market as of Dec. 31. Corporate...

September 10, 2014 | 03:10 pm