Finance

Americas

GLC Advisors Strengthens Advisory and M&A Expertise with Addition of Senior Bankers

Addition of Several Industry Bankers Including Former St. Charles Capital Professionals Deepens Firm’s Expertise and Relationships Across Technology, FIG, Consumer, Retail and Energy IndustriesGLC Advisors & Co., LLC (“GLC Advisors”) is pleased to welcome nine seasoned M&A professionals, including former Partners and professionals of Denver based...

Columbia Threadneedle opens office in Chile

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has opened its first Latin American office in Santiago, Chile. As its first proprietary distribution hub for the Andes (Chile, Peru and Colombia), the new office will serve the asset manager’s institutional and wholesale clients in the region. Columbia Threadneedle has also appointed Santiago Zarauza Riestra...

TCA Fund Management Group Seeks New Opportunity Among Under-Served Small And Middle Market Developing Companies

Specialist finance and advisory firm TCA Fund Management Group Corp. (‘TCA’) announced its intention to launch a small-cap private equity fund to invest in under-served growth stage companies, primarily in the US and UK. TCA Opportunities Fund I, LP, registered with the Guernsey Financial Services Commission will seek just to target 15 to...

Baird and BR Partners announce investment banking alliance

Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, and BR Partners, a leading independent investment bank in Brazil, today announced a strategic alliance for investment banking services, with an initial focus on cross-border mergers & acquisitions (M&A) between Brazil and Europe, and Brazil and the U.S. Through the alliance, the...

​Despite positive outlook, new research from State Street reveals asset owners, managers lack readiness for blockchain

New research from State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) on blockchain, the distributed ledger that maintains a continuously growing list of data records which are hardened against tampering and revision, unveils that while a majority of asset owners and asset managers (57 percent) expect it to be widely adopted in the investment industry in the next...

Asia Pacific

America’s affirmation of the one-China policy pleased Taiwan, too

THE idea that China and Taiwan might be separate countries, rather than estranged parts of “one China”, is anathema in Beijing. So on February 9th, when Donald Trump told his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, that America would respect the one-China policy after all (having previously questioned this polite fiction), Chinese officials were profoundly...

The leader of Cambodia’s opposition resigns

AT A wedding in the southern province of Kandal, the resignation of Sam Rainsy, the country’s longtime opposition leader, is announced in passing by a teenager scrolling through Facebook. The apparent departure of a figure who has been central to Cambodian politics for 20 years created a kerfuffle among Cambodia-watchers when it emerged this...

Japan’s government tries to free its soldiers from pacifist shackles

Handy in a conflict but no use in a fight MASAKI TOMIYAMA’S fight seems quixotic. He was happy for his son to join one of the world’s biggest, best-equipped armies, but cannot abide the idea that he might have to do any fighting. “I was very angry when I heard my son was being trained to kill people,” says Mr Tomiyama—so angry, in fact,...

Red v green in Vietnam

FISHING boats in Dong Hoi, a tranquil provincial capital on the central coast of Vietnam, are decorated with bits of cactus. These prickly charms are said to protect seafarers from storms and other perils, but they did not ward off the misfortune that struck the town last spring. In April the tides spewed thousands of dead fish onto Dong Hoi’s...

Why Kim Jong Un’s brother was murdered

THE last time Kim Jong Nam made the headlines he was also at an airport, travelling under a false name. In 2001 “Fat Bear”—the Chinese alias used by the son of North Korea’s leader at the time, Kim Jong Il—was arrested after arriving in Tokyo on a forged Dominican Republic passport, on his way to Disneyland. This time it was “Kim Chol”...

Europe

LRI group appoints new business development head

LRI group appointed Manuela Froehlich, who will the company’s business development and sales activities. As global head of business development she will play a key role in growing the firms 3rd party business, by acquiring… ...Read More

“Dollar rise will not prevent EM from performing” says Gemway’s Vanier

InvestmentEurope has canvassed views of fund managers and selectors on emerging markets investment in light of the policies emerging from the Trump administration. Bruno Vanier is the lead portfolio manager of the GemEquity fund at… ...Read More

Bank am Bellevue plans restructuring, CEO departs

Swiss group Bellevue has announced Bank am Bellevue’s Serge Monnerat has resigned of his position of chief executive officer. André Rüegg, Group CEO, will assume the role of CEO of Bank am Bellevue on an… ...Read More

LRI group appoints Manuela Froehlich as business development head

LRI group appointed Manuela Froehlich, who will the company’s business development and sales activities. As global head of business development she will play a key role in growing the firms 3rd party business, by acquiring… ...Read More

Tocqueville Finance names new CEO

French boutique Tocqueville Finance, part of La Banque Postale Asset Management (LBPAM), has appointed Mirela Agache-Durand as new chief executive officer. Suceeding Hervé Guiriec, Agache-Durand will retain her position of deputy head of Asset Management at… ...Read More

Mena

Harmonization of industry regulatory frameworks a key theme at World Takaful Conference 2017

12th edition of conference to spearhead discussions underscoring the need for more collaboration amongst regulators and standard setters to address the prevalent fragmentation of the Takaful industryThe 12th annual World Takaful Conference (WTC), convened by leading financial intelligence platform, Middle East Global Advisors, and held in strategic...

​Dubai International Financial Centre joins world’s most influential global Takaful forum

Leading global financial hub is official Strategic Partner of 12th annual World Takaful Conference: The 12th annual World Takaful Conference (WTC) will be convened by leading financial intelligence platform, Middle East Global Advisors, in strategic partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). To be held under the theme of...

Indosuez Wealth Management names Middle East chief

Indosuez Wealth Management, the global wealth management division of Crédit Agricole Group, has appointed François Farjallah (pictured) as global head of the Middle East region.Based in Indosuez regional hub in Switzerland, he will drive and coordinate all wealth management activities in the region.Indosuez’s Middle East business is primarily developed...

​ME Global Advisors announces headlining speakers for Restructuring Summit in Dubai

Middle East’s inaugural summit will converge a diverse portfolio of speakers to discuss trends in restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and the new regulations involved in insolvency issues. Ahead of the inaugural Corporate Restructuring Summit (CRS) 2016 being held in Dubai, UAE on the 8th and 9th of November, Middle East Global Advisors -...

Ethos Capital debuts on JSE following R1.8 billion oversubscribed private placement

Offers investors long-term capital appreciation by investing, directly and indirectly, in a diversified portfolio of unlisted investments managed by Ethos Private Equity, the largest private equity firm in sub-Sahara Africa. Listing provides a liquid access point to enable public market investors to obtain an exposure to a diversified pool of...

International

In Denmark, Brewery’s Departure Offers a Chance to Go Green

COPENHAGEN — Perched in his centrally located office, Laust Joen Jakobsen looks out onto a small plaza, a rooftop basketball court and a grass bed that will be lush with flowers by the summer.Just months ago, Mr. Jakobsen, the rector of University College Copenhagen, was sitting in a suburban campus between parking lots and a residential neighborhood....

From Trump, the Nationalist, a Trail of Global Trademarks

LONDON — Donald J. Trump has cast himself as the anti-globalist president.But Donald Trump, the businessman, is a different story.During the campaign, Mr. Trump’s organization continued to file dozens of new trademarks, in China, Canada, Mexico, the European Union and Indonesia, and one of his companies applied for trademark protection in the Philippines...

Verizon Will Pay $350 Million Less for Yahoo

SAN FRANCISCO — Faced with unknown costs related to two huge data breaches, Yahoo and Verizon Communications announced Tuesday that they had agreed to shave $350 million from the price that Verizon would pay to buy Yahoo’s core internet businesses.The two companies said they would also share liabilities related to the breaches, which occurred in...

The Rebirth Of Burger King Has Made 3G Capital, Bill Ackman And Warren Buffett Over $14 Billion

Brazilian private equity powerhouse 3G Capital, Pershing Square's Bill Ackman and Warren Buffett have made about $14 billion on the revival of Burger King.Read More

In Russia, Rex Tillerson Talks 'Reset' And Moody's Gives 26 Upgrades

Russia's sanctioned banks get a credit upgrade, but Washington-Moscow relations don't look to be in reset mode.Read More