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New property development crowdfunding website open for ‘early bird’ registrations

A new online investment platform is accepting registrations from investors seeking a unique opportunity to invest in property developments through the fast-growing medium of crowdfunding. »


Amundi gives a more global scope to its alternative investments business development

Amundi is giving a more global scope to its Alternative Investment specialised subsidiary with the appointment in its London office of Michael Hart as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Global Head of Business Development. »

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MetLife launches Investment Portfolio Architect

MetLife has launched the MetLife Investment Portfolio Architect, an investment-focused variable annuity.  »

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Walker Crips gross profit up 10.4% in six months to end of September

Walker Crips Group has reported a 10.4% increase in profit to GBP7.4 million (2013: GBP6.7m) for the six months ended 30 September. Revenue for the same oeriod increased 12.4% to GBP10.9 million (2013: GBP9.7 million). »

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Vestra Wealth makes four senior appointments

Vestra Wealth has hired four senior wealth managers with a combined 60 years of wealth management, private banking and investment banking experience. »


Berenberg appoints David Mortlock as Head of London office

Berenberg has appointed David Mortlock as Head of its London office, responsible for the 209 staff based there across Berenberg’s investment banking, private banking and asset management teams. »

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Saxo Bank Issues Tier 1 Capital of EUR42.5m

Saxo Bank, the global online trading and investment specialist, has announced that it has issued additional tier 1 capital under the CRD IV and CRR regulation. The issued amount is EUR42.5 million (approx DKK317 million). »

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CSIM appoints Director of Research for liquid strategies business

Common Sense Investment Management (CSIM), an independent, privately-held investment manager, has appointed Dr Matthew Schneider, as Director of Research in the firm’s new Liquid Strategies team. »

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Albion Ventures launches GBP25.5m Top Up fundraising

Venture capital investor Albion Ventures has launched the Albion VCTs Top Up Offers which are seeking to raise up to GBP25.5 million across its six venture capital trusts (VCTs).  »


MSCI releases industry’s first global asset infrastructure index

MSCI has today released the IPD Global Infrastructure Direct Asset Index, the first global index to describe the investment performance of infrastructure investments irrespective of the investment vehicle structure. »

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