Opalesque Exclusive: Quant shop PhaseCapital opens to investors... [more]Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Boston-based quantitative finance firm PhaseCapital has been on a bit of a hiring spree. As Opalesque reported earlier this month, the company brought on Michael Ning as CIO. Ning most recently served as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset
Are convertible bonds an all-weather asset?... [more]Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Schroders writes on Harvest Exchange:
Does equity protection mean bond risk?
For investors in convertible bonds, the protection offered d
Gordian Group launches GEMS... [more]Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Gordian Group, an investment banking firm specializing in complex, "story" and distressed situation advisory assignments has launched Gordian Equity Management Services. The new firm will provide asset management services to private equity firms on a contract ba
State Street study says investment firms lag on new technology... [more]Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new report from State Street says that many investment firms are falling behind when it comes to embracing new technology. The report findings are the result of a global survey of 2,000 investors and 500 investment providers.
State Street argues that lea
People - Private Equity Lawyer Jeff Legault joins DLA Piper in New York... [more]DLA Piper announced that Jeff Legault has joined the firm's Corporate practice as a partner in New York. Legault focuses on mergers and acquisitions, both public and private, with a particular emphasis on private equity transactions across a range of industries, including life sciences, manufacturin
...And Finally - The man with the golden mop... [more]From Newsoftheweird.com: San Francisco's best-paid janitor earned more than a quarter-million dollars cleaning stations for Bay Area Rapid Transit in 2015, according to a recent investigation by Oakland's KTVU. Liang Zhao Zhang cleared almost $58,000 in base pay and $162,000 in overtime, and other b