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Eastspring Investments names new president/CEO of Japan business
trueTsukasa Sekizaki has been named president and CEO of Eastspring Investments Japan.
eVestment: Number of reporting hedge funds down 9.2% in 2013
trueThe number of hedge funds and hedge funds of funds that report their assets and performance to one or more databases declined to 11,321 funds in 2013, down 9.2% from the previous year.
ECB calls on BlackRock for design help for ABS purchase program
trueThe European Central Bank hired BlackRock Solutions to provide consulting services for its potential asset-backed securities purchase program.
DeAWM adds liquid real assets director
trueChuck Fiedler joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management as a managing director and head of strategy and business development.
Moody's: Market gains lead to positive growth for pure-play managers
trueThe aggregate assets under management of 14 pure-play money managers reviewed by Moody's Investors Service totaled $10.13 trillion as of June 30, up 3.6% from March 31, said Moody's quarterly update.
Heptagon Capital names European equity manager
trueChristian Diebitsch joined Heptagon Capital as European equity manager.
KKR adds managing director to focus on Indonesia
trueJaka Prasetya joined KKR & Co. in Singapore as a managing director to lead KKR's efforts in Indonesia.
Skandia goes with Woodford as subadviser to replace Invesco Perpetual
trueSkandia Investment Group hired Woodford Investment Management as subadviser of its income fund and high-income funds, said a company spokesman.
AXA's head of U.K. institutional resigns
trueMadeline Forrester, head of U.K. institutional at AXA Investment Managers, has resigned from the firm for a new opportunity, a company statement said.
Hermes hires head of fixed income
trueZoe Shaw joined Hermes Fund Managers as head of fixed income, said a spokeswoman.
Voya Investment Management chooses emerging markets debt head
trueJean-Dominique Butikofer has joined the fixed-income team at Voya Investment Management as head of emerging markets, spokesman Christopher Breslin said.
Quebec's Caisse names Asia-Pacific managing director
trueEdouard Merette has been appointed managing director, Asia-Pacific for Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, the Montreal-based money manager for provincial, municipal and other pension funds in Quebec as well as other provincial entities, announced Thursday.
Sawgrass Asset Management fills senior institutional sales role
trueRichard Hoag joined Sawgrass Asset Management with the title of senior institutional sales and client service, said Brian K. Monroe, co-founder, principal and director of sales and marketing at Sawgrass.
Perpetual Investments adds head of research and consultant relationships
trueGeorge Moromalos will join Perpetual Investments in Sydney as head of research and consultant relationships.
Norges Bank Investment Management restructures investment departments
trueNorges Bank Investment Management has restructured its investment departments in line with a new strategy plan for Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, a spokesman said.