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PanAgora picks 3 papers for annual awards
trueHugues Langlois, assistant professor at business school HEC Paris, was awarded the $5,000 Crowell Prize for his paper, “Asset Pricing with Return Asymmetries: Theory and Tests.”
BlackRock hires Latin America infrastructure head
trueManuel Sanchez Ortega joined BlackRock as head of strategic development for the firm's infrastructure investment group.
Money managers, economists up odds on Grexit following referendum
trueMoney managers and economists are increasingly convinced of a Greek exit from the eurozone, following a decision by the Greek people to reject a European Union-imposed austerity proposal.
CenterSquare appoints chief investment strategist
trueScott Crowe was named chief investment strategist at CenterSquare Investment Management.
Private equity investing down in Q2, Pitchbook data show
trueInvesting by private equity firms fell in the second quarter, with the number of private equity transactions dropping 12% — to 1,279 — from the end of the first quarter and 20% from the year-earlier period, PitchBook data released Thursday said.
Money manager M&A activity up slightly in first 6 months; less AUM involved
trueThe number of announced money manger acquisitions globally was 50 in the first half of 2015, up slightly from the first half of 2014 when 48 deals took place, said a report from investment banking firm Freeman & Co. on Wednesday.
District Court judge declines to stop SEC action against Patriarch Partners
truePatriarch Partners and CEO Lynn Tilton lost their bid to have a U.S. District Court judge stop an SEC administrative proceeding against them, but are appealing the decision.
SEC grants KKR waiver following settlement over improper fees
trueKKR will not lose its status as an eligible securities issuer, following its settlement Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission over improper fees.
Standard Life Investments recruits investment director for multiasset team
trueGerry Fowler was named investment director, idea generation, within the multiasset investment team at Standard Life Investments.
Managers face pressure to cut costs, fear competition from tech companies — State Street survey
trueCost-cutting pressure, more internal management by asset owners and the potential for direct competition from non-traditional financial providers are among the biggest challenges money managers are facing, according to a State Street Corp. survey.
Gross getting a second-in-command on Janus bond fund after Kapstream acquisition
trueKumar Palghat is joining William H. Gross as co-portfolio manager on the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund.
GE Capital to sell European private equity financing business to Sumitomo Mitsui
trueGE Capital is selling its European sponsor finance business to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Europe, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking, for $2.2 billion.
CarVal Investors closes third credit fund at $3 billion
trueCarVal Investors closed its third credit fund, the $3 billion CVI Credit Value Fund III.
JPMAM names DC head for global strategic relationships group
trueDon MacQuattie was named managing director and head of defined contribution for J.P. Morgan Asset Management's global strategic relationships group.
Sun Life to acquire Prime Advisors in its second LDI manager deal this year
trueSun Life Financial on Tuesday announced it has agreed to buy LDI money manager Prime Advisors in a cash deal.