KKR to Acquire Janney Montgomery Scott
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by Press Release
5h ago
KKR, a leading global investment firm and The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which investment funds managed by KKR will acquire Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. Tracing its roots to 1832, Janney is a leading wealth management, investment banking and asset management firm. Janney has over $150 billion in assets under administration, with more than 900 financial advisors providing financial planning, asset allocation, retirement planning and other financial advice and services to clients across 135 offices in the U.S. Following the close of t ..read more
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Franklin Templeton Selects BlackRock’s Aladdin
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by Press Release
5h ago
Franklin Resources, Inc, a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton, has selected Aladdin® by BlackRock to unify its investment management technology platform across public market asset classes. Aladdin is a comprehensive technology solution that supports the entire investment management process across multiple asset classes and will also aid in the simplification of Franklin Templeton’s operation and reduction of long-term capital expenses. Its distinctive features will enable Franklin Templeton to meet the diverse needs of its specialist investment manag ..read more
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Hedge Fund Assets Rise to Record
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by Press Release
1d ago
Hedge fund capital extended the recent rise, narrowly surpassing the historic 1Q record and advancing further above the historic $4.3 trillion milestone in 2Q24 with managers navigating and positioning for an evolving, fluid, complex election cycle and geopolitical environment. Upcoming elections throughout Europe and upcoming US elections represent a significant risk of policy shifts, economic transition, trade adjustment and structural dislocations in coming months. These risks increased despite an improving economic outlook, acceleration of M&A concurrent with expectations for continued ..read more
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IVest+ Launches AI Journal
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by Press Release
1d ago
iVest+ Launches the AI Journal, a Game-Changer for Investment Analysis and Strategy Optimization  iVest+’s AI Journal marks the latest addition to its comprehensive suite of AI-powered tools, giving traders an edge in making informed and effective investment decisions. EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 23, 2024 — iVest+, the leading trading platform built for educators and retail investors, today announced the addition of the AI Journal to its comprehensive suite of AI solutions. The AI Journal leverages deep stock and options analytics to empower traders with comprehensive insights into ..read more
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T+1: Past the Deadline, But Not Out of the Woods
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by Duco
1d ago
By James Maxfield, Chief Product Officer, Duco  On the 27th of May, Canada, Mexico and Argentina cut settlement cycles from T+2, to T+1. The US followed the next day.  It was a change years in the making. Cautiously, the industry watched as one day, then two, then a week went by without major issues. There were scattered problems regarding affirmations and fail rates but, collectively, the transition has been a success. The T+1 cycle applies to stocks, corporate and municipal bonds, ETFs, certain mutual funds, and other exchange-traded securities.  The final verdict on T+1 ..read more
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Quartr Partners With Stocktwits, Announces One of Its Largest API Deals to Date
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by Press Release
2d ago
Quartr’s API solution is now seamlessly integrated into the Stocktwits platform, providing its users with live and archived first-party information from public companies worldwide. July 23, 2024 08:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time STOCKHOLM & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Quartr, a financial research and market intelligence platform serving hedge funds, asset managers, investor relations professionals and other market participants, today announces its partnership with Stocktwits, the world’s leading social network and community of investors and traders. This partnership enables Stocktwits to le ..read more
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TECH TUESDAY: Cultivating ‘Investor Identity’
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by Editorial Staff
2d ago
TECH TUESDAY is a weekly content series covering all aspects of capital markets technology. TECH TUESDAY is produced in collaboration with Nasdaq. Zero-commission trading and seamless app interfaces with advanced functionality are great for retail investors’ next trade – but a new study reveals that a deeper, more visceral connection is the key to building long-term relationships, especially with some demographic groups that have been historically hesitant about investing. Commonwealth, a national nonprofit focused on wealth building and financial security for people with low-to-moderate ..read more
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Cboe Plans New S&P 500 Variance Futures
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by Press Release
2d ago
Cboe Announces Planned Launch of New Cboe S&P 500 Variance Futures July 22, 2024 Newly redesigned product aims to bring OTC variance swaps trading to the exchange-listed market Simplifies trading and settlement, while offering benefits of price discovery, central clearing and liquidity Product addresses customer feedback and improves upon Cboe’s previous variance futures offerings CHICAGO, July 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), the world’s leading derivatives and securities exchange network, today announced plans to launch a newly redesigned C ..read more
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STA Names 2024 Dictum Meum Pactum Award Recipient
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by STA
3d ago
STA is pleased to announce Chris Halverson, Director, Institutional Sales at CAPIS, as the 2024 recipient of our Dictum Meum Pactum Award!  A former STA National Chair and Past President of Dallas STA, Mr. Halverson’s unwavering support for our organization and its members is recognized and appreciated by the entire STA community. Despite the challenges presented as STA Chair during the height of the COVID pandemic in 2020, Mr. Halverson demonstrated admirable leadership while upholding STA’s values to the highest standard. As a member of the D ..read more
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ON THE MOVE: Raakhee Miller Joins Siebert; Haidee Lee to Goldman Sachs
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by Anna Lyudvig
3d ago
Raakhee Miller Siebert Financial, a brokerage and wealth management firm, has hired Raakhee Miller as the company’s President of Siebert Technologies. Miller brings over 25 years of experience in technology leadership and innovation, having previously held senior positions at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Macquarie and tech giants FIS and Broadridge. The Goldman Sachs Group has announced the appointments of Haidee Lee and Carsten Woehrn as Partners and Global Co-Head of Sponsor M&A and Co-Head of M&A in EMEA respectively. Carsten and Haidee join from J.P. Morgan where they served as G ..read more
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