Wednesday 1st October 2014
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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1ST TICKER: Two of the industry's largest post-trade market infrastructures, Euroclear and DTCC, are to develop and streamline margin settlement processes and enhance access to securities collateral worldwide - Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has launched a fully integrated wealth and investment management outsourcing solution for the UK - A new whitepaper by payments and messaging network Swift notes that more institutions are directly connecting to the T2S settlement platform in a bid to enable greater market opportunities - Colt has launched its new “FX Liquidity Access” service, connecting market participants to the London, New York and Tokyo FX markets.
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Monday, 29 September 2014

"Risk on" turning traders off

UK markets have opened slightly lower on Monday with investors erring on the side of caution with the rise geopolitical tension. The situation in the Middle East is heating up with the possibility of further western intervention looking more likely, with President Obama admitting that the US underestimated the Rise of ISIS.

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Schroder Property has created two new property analyst roles within its Schroders Global Property Securities (GPS) team. The announcement follows the move to bring the investment management of the GPS funds in-house in July 2014.

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US investment bank Ladenburg Thalmann has signed a deal to acquire Securities Service Network, an independent broker-dealer, registered investment advisor and insurance agency based in Tennessee.

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A large number of institutional investors lack a clear understanding of risk factor exposures across their combined equity portfolios, according to a new survey by Northern Trust Asset Management. 

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Canada’s CIBC Asset Management, the manager of the Renaissance Investments family of mutual funds, plans to merge the Renaissance Corporate Bond Fund with the Renaissance Corporate Bond Capital Yield Fund.

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The US Federal Reserve said yesterday that it will raise interest rates once a ‘considerable time’ has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.

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The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced that Ted Eliopoulos has been selected as CalPERS Chief Investment Officer (CIO), permanently assuming responsibility for leading the investment office at the nation's largest public pension fund. 

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has fined a New York-based high frequency trading firm $16m for violating a rule that requires all broker-dealers to maintain minimum levels of net liquid assets or net capital.  

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