NEWS

Jul 18, 2016

The number of corporate defaults has reached the ‘milestone’ of 100 so far this year, a figure not seen since the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009.

Jul 15, 2016

Axa Investment Managers has appointed Jean-Christophe Ménioux as chief financial officer and general secretary.

Jul 15, 2016

Julia Kochetygova has joined Northern Trust Asset Management as senior environmental, social and governance (ESG) research analyst.

Jul 15, 2016

Eaton Vance Management International has appointed Tjalling Halbertsma as managing director in its business development division.

Jul 15, 2016

Aviva Investors has appointed Bryony Deuchars as a fund manager in its emerging market equities team.

Jul 15, 2016

MFS has announced the appointment of Anton Commissaris as managing director and head of sales for Switzerland and Austria.

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