SGSS to act as Italy's trasfer agent for AllianceBernstein

Societe Generale Securities Services in Italy has signed an agreement with AllianceBernstein SICAV and AllianceBernstein FCP to act as their local Transfer Agent, providing them with paying agent and investor relations management services with reference t


Pioneer Investments Unveils Niche New Product

Pioneer Investments has announce the latest addition to its growing range of Emerging Markets investment products: Pioneer Funds – Emerging Markets Corporate High Yield Bond.


HFN Releases Q2 Hedge Fund Administrator Survey

According to eVestment|HFN’s 11th edition of their Hedge Fund Administrator Survey, issued today, the European economic challenges continue to weigh negatively on an otherwise positive year for hedge fund administrators.


Standard Life targets clients in Europe

Standard Life Investments, headquartered in Edinburgh, is perhaps best known for its presence in the UK. But European clients make up 9% of its nearly €200bn assets under management.


Hedge fund firm Polygon launches mining fund - source

(Reuters) - British hedge fund firm Polygon has launched a mining fund, a source close to the fund said, as it tries to rebuild its business after high-profile losses during the credit crisis and profit from a sector some investors believe may have peaked


Qatar bank acquires two London properties

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) has acquired two properties in central London, The Leinster Inn Hotel at Leinster Square and Westbourne House, Westbourne Grove, the company said in a statement.


Trafigura gets $400 mln loan from Mideast banks-sources

"Before, the pricing they could get from international relationship banks meant they didn't have to expand too far from them, but now they are looking at other sources," said a second source, whose bank joined the transaction.


Skandia platform posts £11m loss as RDR costs bite

Skandia Investment Solutions, one of the UK's largest platforms, made a loss of £11m in 2011 as the cost of preparing for RDR impacted the business. Read more: http://www.investmentweek.co.uk/investment-week/news/2205188/skandia-platform-posts