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The Big Recalibration: How Can Investment Pros Stay Viable?

Published in CFA Institute blog and written by Maha Khan Phillips with contributions from Sarah Dudney and Emma Wallis of The Buy-Side Club

A different view

Published in Portfolio Institutional and written by Mark Dunne with contributions from Sarah Dudney of The Buy-Side Club

Fund firms open up to returning women… and men

Published in IGNITES EUROPE and written by Anna Devine with contributions from Sarah Dudney of The Buy-Side Club

Benchmark study from the Diversity Project

Published in Portfolio Adviser and written by Kristen McGachey with coverage of the Returners Database (developed in association with the Diversity Project, and powered by The Buy-Side Club)

Diversity Project launches database to support individuals returning to industry after career break

Published in Investment Week and written by Laura Dew with coverage of the launch of the Returners Database (developed in association with the Diversity Project, and powered by The Buy-Side Club)

‘Restart’ scheme launches to help more women return to the investment industry

Published in Investment Week and written by Lawrence Gosling with coverage of the launch of the Returners Database (developed in association with the Diversity Project, and powered by The Buy-Side Club)

Gender diversity in fund management is about to come of age

Published in CFA Society UK – Professional Investor, Sarah Dudney of The Buy-Side Club interviews women across the fund management industry about their experiences and the initiatives that are being undertaken by their organisations, and reaches the conclusion that progress is being made.

People Feature: Tips on how to survive a merger

Published in IGNITES EUROPE and written by Anna Devine with contributions from Lee Higgins of The Buy-Side Club

Weekly news digest

Our weekly digest is a summary of the industry’s major news stories and people moves

What BlackRock’s traders prize in new recruits… – 25th May 2018

Headlines
What BlackRock’s traders prize in new recruits…
CalPERS sets up direct P/E arm
Managers design Qs to ascertain companies’ purpose
FIS doubles AUM with Piedmont acquisition
J.P. Morgan’s tripartite strategy in China
Operations chiefs cut costs via automation, consolidation
Moves: Artemis & LGIM America hire distribution heads

PIMCO partners with fintech for quant models; Pay gap reporting could intensify  – 18th May 2018

Headlines
PIMCO partners with fintech for quant models
Santander pioneers blockchain for shareholder voting
Jupiter shareholders approve CEO’s pay
7IM to acquire TCAM
LGIM develops gender diversity fund, index
Pay gap reporting could intensify
Why bankers aspire to join Google
Moves: Chancellor appoints regional fintech envoys

FRR throws Brexit lifeline to UK boutiques; Reposition or retreat, BCG tells managers  – 11th May 2018

Headlines
FRR throws post-Brexit lifeline to UK boutiques
Reposition or retreat, BCG tells managers
BlackRock, Schroders back fintechs
Managers step up Brexit preparations
RobecoSAM creates trends group, changes management
Moves: BlackRock analysts launch blockchain VC

Mobius recruits Franklin Templeton stars; PIMCO plans Austin tech hub  – 27th April 2018

Headlines
Digital deep dive
PIMCO plans Austin tech hub
Finance enters the space age
DWS ramps up digital fund platform
Managers experience tech growing pains

NN IP forms alliance with Chinese manager
UBS, J.P. Morgan lead the way in China
Moves: Franklin Templeton star managers join Mobius’ boutique

BlackRock’s TCP acquisition expands credit business; AllianzGI wagers fees on outperformance  – 20th April 2018

Headlines
BlackRock expands credit business with TCP acquisition
MFS unveils council for succession planning, investment culture
AllianzGI wagers fees on outperformance
Hedge funds of the future embrace AI, ESG
M&G launches first-of-its-kind impact debt fund
Moves: Cerberus appoints President; Mercer names UK CIO

Federated to acquire majority stake in Hermes; Fidelity proposes time-based fees  – 13th April 2018

Headlines
Federated to acquire majority stake in Hermes
Fidelity proposes discounts for loyal clients
BlackRock’s Fink sees China as critical priority
Deutsche appoints retail banker as CEO
Investment 20/20 joins forces with Investment Association
First Trust launches pioneering blockchain ETF
Rathbones, Permira circle Speirs & Jeffrey
Moves: LSE appoints CEO; Lazard adds AI hedge fund manager

FCA orders managers to justify value; M&G CEO proposes ESG scorecard for funds  – 6th April 2018

Headlines
FCA orders managers to justify value
M&G CEO proposes ESG scorecard for funds
Consultants steer trustees to own fiduciary services, CMA alleges
UBS expects active managers to thrive as volatility surges
Moves: Railpen names CIO; Thain to resurface at Deutsche

Schroders launches fintech programme; World’s largest pension will only pay for alpha – 29th March 2018

Headlines
Schroders launches in-residence fintech programme
World’s largest pension will only pay for alpha
StanChart, NASA apply quantum computing to portfolios
BoE extends passporting for transition period
Morgan Creek buys blockchain VC specialist
Moves: Man GLG adds Credit CIO BNY Mellon adds investment strategy chief

Aberdeen Standard & Virgin form JV; Investment staff will require ‘fundamental’ re-training – 23rd March 2018

Headlines
Aberdeen Standard & Virgin ink JV
CMA disputes consultants’ ability to pick managers
Chancellor unveils UK’s Fintech strategy
Managers will need to retrain almost half their workforce in tech
Diversity Project offers CV coaching for returners
Moves: PIMCO hires UN PRI co-founder; Aviva CEO joins BlackRock

M&G Prudential to split from insurer parent; Tikehau, Nippon Life to buy stakes in DWS – 16th March 2018

Headlines
M&G Prudential to demerge from insurer parent
Tikehau, Nippon Life to buy stakes in DWS
BlackRock carves out Client Portfolio Solutions unit
Man Group launches workforce diversity campaign
UK gov commissions impact investing taskforce
Macquarie acquires ValueInvest
Moves: Solomon becomes Blankfein’s heir apparent at Goldman Sachs

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