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professionalpensions.com January 05, 2018

Pension Protection Fund Hires Purna Bhudia As Head Of Credit

The PS29.6bn Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has appointed Purna Bhudia as head of credit. The appointment comes after the PPF took the decision to insource part of its investment management activities last year. Bhudia has joined the team to support the PPF's ambitions to develop its sterling-based investment grade credit capabilities and is responsible for delivering both public and private market strategies; as well as designing and delivering the fund's credit target operating model.
Read by 78% of LPs

bloomberg.com December 20, 2017

Much More Credit Volatility In 2018, Says Wells Fargo CIO

Darrell Cronk, president & chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Investment Institute, shares his thoughts on the 2018 markets. He also discusses why the hedge fund community will experience a better year in 2018.
Read by 51% of LPs

youtube.com December 20, 2017

How Data Science, Credit Mix | Private Credit Panel Part 3

In this video, CIO Eric Kirsch discusses Aflac's $100 billion-plus global portfolio and its orientation toward Japan. The panelists also dive into the correlation between data science and credit and why big data could one day assist with sound credit analysis. Panelists include: David Barcus, director of investments, Denison University; Eric Kirsch, global chief investment officer, Aflac; Rodney Overcash, investment director, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. Neal Graziano moderated.
Read by 69% of LPs

youtube.com December 05, 2017

Is Peer-To-Peer Lending A Fad? | Private Credit Panel Part 2

Hear asset allocators discuss why they don't have exposure to P2P lending investments; why P2P lending could one day be a competitor to traditional asset-backed securities; and the importance of sound credit underwriting. Panelists include: David Barcus, director of investments, Denison University; Eric Kirsch, global chief investment officer, Aflac; Rodney Overcash, investment director, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. Neal Graziano moderated.
Read by 61% of LPs

bloomberg.com November 29, 2017

Stocks Are At Highest Valuations Since 1900, Goldman Warns

A prolonged bull market across stocks, bonds and credit has left a measure of average valuation at the highest since 1900, a condition that at some point is going to translate into pain for investors, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Read by 30% of LPs

youtube.com November 27, 2017

Is Private Credit Living On Borrowed Time? | Private Credit Panel Part 1

In this video, institutional investors discuss the state of the private debt space; the differences in their investment approach; and why certain companies view insurers as a natural source of capital. Panelists include: David Barcus, director of investments, Denison University; Eric Kirsch, global chief investment officer, Aflac; Rodney Overcash, investment director, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. Neal Graziano moderated.
Read by 71% of LPs

bloomberg.com August 08, 2017

Correction May Loom For India Bank Stocks, Hedge Fund Warns

Shares of India’s banks may be set for a pullback, according to Vikas Gattani, chief investment officer at Singapore-based fund manager Progress Asia Capital and Advisors Pte. “In the absence of any sharp uptick in banking credit and a major redressal in the banks’ balance sheets via capital injection or otherwise, we fear that this sector could severely correct if the earnings do not keep pace with expectations,” Gattani wrote in a letter to investors seen by Bloomberg. The S&P BSE India Bank Index, a gauge of the nation’s largest lenders, reached a record high on Aug. 1. Indian stock...
Read by 44% of LPs

finance.yahoo.com August 08, 2017

CS's Connors Sees Hedge Funds Leaning In To Europe

Aug.08 -- Mark Connors, global head of risk advisory at Credit Suisse, examines hedge fund interest in Europe and emerging markets. He speaks with Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Read by 59% of LPs

dealstreetasia.com August 02, 2017

Credit Suisse Is Said To Spin Out A $1B Quant Hedge Fund

<p>Credit Suisse Quantitative and Systematic Asset Management will be a separate group as part of a management buyout, said the person who declined to be named discussing firm matters. QSAM&rsquo;s team will be located in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Mumbai. The business manages the quant equities-focused Qube Fund, which was started last year.</p>
Read by 79% of LPs

finalternatives.com August 02, 2017

Credit Suisse Said To Prep Spinoff Of $1B Quant Hedge Fund Business

Credit Suisse Asset Management is reportedly planning to spin out its $1 billion Quantitative and Systematic Asset Management division, home to the company&rsquo;s internal Qube and QT equity-focused quant funds, later this year.&nbsp; The nearly 100-person unit will become a standalone entity through a management buyout, according to a Bloomberg article citing an individual person familiar with the matter.&nbsp;
Read by 41% of LPs