Institutional investors

Northern Trust Asset Management Announces Renaming of Fund Share Class Utilized in Diversity Efforts

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 4:29pm

b"Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM) announced the re-naming of a share class which provides institutional investors with a money market solution offered as part of NTAM\xe2\x80\x99s well-established partnership with a leading minority- and women-owned business.

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  • b"Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM) announced the re-naming of a share class which provides institutional investors with a money market solution offered as part of NTAM\xe2\x80\x99s well-established partnership with a leading minority- and women-owned business.
  • As engaged contributors to our communities, we consider it a great privilege to serve our investors and our communities with integrity, respect, and transparency.\nNorthern Trust Asset Management is composed of Northern Trust Investments, Inc., Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Fund Managers (Ireland) Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K., NT Global Advisors, Inc., 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC, Belvedere Advisors LLC and investment personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited and The Northern Trust Company.\nNorthern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals.
  • As of December 31, 2020, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$14.5 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.4 trillion.
  • For more than 130 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation.

PHBS Research Finds Fund Managers with "Skin in the Game" Benefits Investors More

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 3:52am

More simply, finding a portfolio manager with "skin in the game" is beneficial for you as an investor.

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  • More simply, finding a portfolio manager with "skin in the game" is beneficial for you as an investor.
  • They collected data on portfolio manager ownership of 1,610 actively managed U.S. domestic equity mutual funds from 2007-2014.
  • "\nAnalyzing mutual funds\' portfolio rebalancing behavior, Tang and Ma constructed measures that capture managers\' intended changes in portfolio risk.
  • They suggest that fund managers having skin in the game isn\'t just something that benefits investors, but also is a practice that funds should strongly encourage, if not require.\n'

PHBS Research Finds Fund Managers with "Skin in the Game" Benefits Investors More

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 3:34am

More simply, finding a portfolio manager with "skin in the game" is beneficial for you as an investor.

Key Points: 
  • More simply, finding a portfolio manager with "skin in the game" is beneficial for you as an investor.
  • They collected data on portfolio manager ownership of 1,610 actively managed U.S. domestic equity mutual funds from 2007-2014.
  • "\nAnalyzing mutual funds\' portfolio rebalancing behavior, Tang and Ma constructed measures that capture managers\' intended changes in portfolio risk.
  • They suggest that fund managers having skin in the game isn\'t just something that benefits investors, but also is a practice that funds should strongly encourage, if not require.\n'

Schechter Investment Advisors Adds Joseph Drozd as a Senior Investment Advisor

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 8:53pm

b'BIRMINGHAM, Mich., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Schechter Investment Advisors ("SIA"), an independent registered investment advisor firm, has announced the addition of Joseph Drozd, Jr., CFA as a senior investment advisor.

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  • b'BIRMINGHAM, Mich., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Schechter Investment Advisors ("SIA"), an independent registered investment advisor firm, has announced the addition of Joseph Drozd, Jr., CFA as a senior investment advisor.
  • He has a successful track record in deploying capital into private companies, real estate, hedge funds, and alternative investments.
  • At Schechter, Drozd will provide investment advice to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients and families as well as sourcing investment opportunities.\n"Joe\'s deep passion and knowledge of the alternative investment space is a perfect fit for us.
  • We believe a having thorough understanding of and access to alternatives is a critical differentiator in today\'s investment advisory landscape," said Marc Schechter, senior managing partner at Schechter.

Leading Private Funds Lawyer Bryan Hunkele Joins Ropes & Gray's Asset Management Practice in New York

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:53pm

He is a strong addition to Ropes & Gray\'s asset management practice, which is known for its market leadership on cutting-edge, novel and complex work.

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  • He is a strong addition to Ropes & Gray\'s asset management practice, which is known for its market leadership on cutting-edge, novel and complex work.
  • With one of the largest and most sophisticated private funds practices in the industry, a hallmark of the firm is navigating the most complex issues for clients across the asset management industry.
  • Ropes & Gray is the only firm ranked nationally by Chambers USA 2020 in the top two bands for each of private investment funds, hedge funds, registered funds, and investor representation.
  • He is a fantastic fit for Ropes & Gray\'s leading asset management practice.

BCSC alleges Salmon Arm resident committed unregistered investment activity

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 5:00pm

b'VANCOUVER, BC, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) alleges that a Salmon Arm resident traded in securities and acted as an adviser without being registered.\nBetween 2014 and 2017, Jeffrey Dean Mushaluk was paid a total of $645,750 in commissions for trading and advising with a corporation that offered investment funds.

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  • b'VANCOUVER, BC, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) alleges that a Salmon Arm resident traded in securities and acted as an adviser without being registered.\nBetween 2014 and 2017, Jeffrey Dean Mushaluk was paid a total of $645,750 in commissions for trading and advising with a corporation that offered investment funds.
  • He collected "Know Your Client" information about the investors, completed paperwork for them and acted as their primary point of contact.
  • He also hosted seminars where he gave potential investors information about the corporation and its investments funds.\nIn addition, he held himself out as a financial and investment advisor.
  • Our mission is to protect and promote the public interest by fostering:\n'

Flexible Plan Launches Three New Quantified Funds

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 2:32pm

*\nFlexible Plan is a subadvisor to Advisors Preferred , a boutique asset manager that manages mutual funds.

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  • *\nFlexible Plan is a subadvisor to Advisors Preferred , a boutique asset manager that manages mutual funds.
  • The tactical allocation strategies of Flexible Plan\'s Quantified Funds are designed to deliver robust solutions for managing downside risk and maximizing potential return," said Catherine Ayers-Rigsby, president of Advisors Preferred.\nFor more information about the Quantified Funds, visit www.quantifiedfunds.com , www.flexibleplan.com , or www.advisorspreferred.com .\nEstablished in 1981, Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd., invests over $1.8 billion in assets for clients in its separately managed account business (as of March 31, 2020).
  • Advisors Preferred and Ceros are not affiliated with the funds\' sub-advisers.\n*Past performance does not guarantee future results.\nInvesting in mutual funds involves risk, including loss of principal.
  • Risks specific to the Quantified and Gold Bullion Strategy Funds are detailed here: www.quantifiedfunds.com/fund-documents and www.goldbullionstrategyfund.com/index.php/investor-materials .

ESMA report highlights liquidity concerns for Alternative Investment Funds

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 12:02am

08 April 2021

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  • 08 April 2021

    Fund Management

    Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities regulator, today publishes its third annual statistical report on the Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) sector.

  • The report has found that the sector increased by 15% in 2019 to EUR 6.8trn in net assets from EUR 5.9trn in 2018.
  • The main risks faced by the sector relate to a mismatch between the potential liquidity of the assets, and the redemption timeframe offered to investors.
  • This is particularly the case for real estate funds and funds of funds.

ESMA report highlights liquidity concerns for Alternative Investment Funds

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:07pm

08 April 2021

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  • 08 April 2021

    Fund Management

    Risk Analysis & Economics - Markets Infrastructure Investors

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU securities regulator, today publishes its third annual statistical report on the Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) sector.

  • The report has found that the sector increased by 15% in 2019 to EUR 6.8trn in net assets from EUR 5.9trn in 2018.
  • The main risks faced by the sector relate to a mismatch between the potential liquidity of the assets, and the redemption timeframe offered to investors.
  • This is particularly the case for real estate funds and funds of funds.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: KSF REMINDS LDOS, REGI, VLDR, WKHS INVESTORS of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuits

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 3:50am

If you wish to serve as a Lead Plaintiff in the class action, you must petition the Court on or before the Lead Plaintiff Motion deadline.

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  • If you wish to serve as a Lead Plaintiff in the class action, you must petition the Court on or before the Lead Plaintiff Motion deadline.
  • KSF, whose partners include former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., is one of the nations premier boutique securities litigation law firms.
  • KSF serves a variety of clients including public institutional investors, hedge funds, money managers and retail investors in seeking to recover investment losses due to corporate fraud and malfeasance by publicly traded companies.
  • KSF has offices in New York, California and Louisiana.