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  • Mandate roundup: IPE-Quest, Sutton, M&G, Berkshire, RWC

    first_imgA German corporate investor is looking for an asset manager to oversee a $100m (€79m) bond mandate using IPE-Quest.According to search QN1462, the German client would appoint the best submission as a standby manager for one its current existing managers.The $100m high-yield US corporate bond mandate would be benchmarked against the Bank of America Merrill Lynch US non-financially constrained high-yield BB-B index, with investments hedged against euro currency risk.Interested managers should have at least $1bn in similar mandates and six years’ experience in managing portfolios, although a track record of 10 years would be preferred. Applications are welcome until 7 November, submitting performance data to the end of September.Meanwhile, M&G Investment Management has been hired by the London Borough of Sutton Pension Fund to manage an active bond mandate.The manager has replaced Aberdeen Asset Management.The divestment was completed by the end of the second quarter, according to minutes from Sutton’s pensions committee.The local authority scheme chose to invest 40% of the £74m (€92.3m) former Aberdeen mandate in M&G’s index-linked fund and the remaining 60% in its alpha opportunities fund.The mandate accounts for a significant chunk of the London council’s £431m in pension assets.Finally, the Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund has appointed RWC to a new equity income mandate.The £100m award aims for the portfolio’s dividend growth to outstrip the UK rate of inflation.For any questions regarding the IPE-Quest search, please email [email protected] Queries will not be accepted after 16 October. For full information, please go to IPE-Quest.last_img read more

  • Falcao eyeing long stay

    first_img United will have to stump up £43million if they want to sign him permanently next summer and the Colombian hopes they do. “Me and my family are happy here, and we would like to stay for many years at Manchester United,” Falcao told MUTV. Falcao’s strike lifted United into the top four for the first time this season. Their manager Louis van Gaal told his players after the final whistle that they are still playing well below the standard he requires though. Van Gaal endured a nervy final few minutes in the home dugout as David de Gea, who earlier saved Leighton Baines’ penalty, pulled off two stunning saves to deny Leon Osman and Bryan Oviedo. And the Dutchman thinks his team gave too many chances away, particularly in the second half, and will demand an instant improvement when the players return from international duty. ”We are not playing good but we are already fourth in the table,” the United manager said. ”That is what I have told my players. ”We played well for one half. We have to do it 90 minutes. ”We haven’t defended well. We have to improve our organisation. ”We have given in the second half four big chances away.” Van Gaal’s opposite number Roberto Martinez hit out at Kevin Friend after the match, accusing the referee of costing Everton a point thanks to an apparent refereeing blunder. Martinez believes the winning goal should not have been allowed to stand though as he felt the game should have been stopped to allow Steven Pienaar to receive treatment for an injury he sustained moments before Falcao found the net. ”We’re disappointed with the second goal. I thought the referee made a major, major error,” the Everton manager said. ”Steven Pienaar was on the ground, we made it clear to the referee to stop the game and he allowed it to play on and it was very, very disappointing. ”Steven receives a knock and he goes to ground, the ball is in front of him and the referee is well aware of it. He is talking with the fourth official. ”It is a clear-cut decision. The law says if the player is on the ground and the ball is not in a dangerous position you need to stop the game. ”Man United attacks and the ball ends up in our net and I don’t think that is fair. I think that action was a big mistake from the referee.” Martinez said he expects centre-back John Stones to be out for “a few weeks” with suspected ankle ligament damage, which occurred in the dying minutes of Sunday’s game. The Football Association confirmed on Sunday night that the defender had pulled out of the England squad for this week’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia because of the injury. Radamel Falcao scored his first goal in English football and then spelled out his desire to remain at Manchester United beyond the end of the season. Falcao started repaying some of the money United have invested in him by scoring the winner in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford. The Colombian, who also cleared a Phil Jagielka effort off the line in the second half, is on loan from Monaco until the end of the season. Press Associationlast_img read more

  • 7-foot-2 Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu picks up Syracuse offer on visit

    first_imgProvidence transfer Paschal Chukwu picked up an offer from Syracuse on his weekend visit, per a source. The 7-foot-2 center has already visited Kansas, Michigan State and Nebraska, with several other schools in the mix.Chukwu would have to sit out the 2015-16 season, per NCAA transfer rules, but would have three years of eligibility remaining. He averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds for the Friars in his freshman season while blocking 23 shots.Syracuse’s current pair of centers includes the injury-plagued DaJuan Coleman and rising junior Chinonso Obokoh, who averaged less than a point per game in 13 contests played last year.Chukwu was ranked the No. 61 prospect in the Class of 2014 by Rivals.com and would likely play an integral role in the middle of the 2-3 zone. At the 1:00 mark in this video, SU point guard Kaleb Joseph is shown in a highlight reel that includes Chukwu when the two unofficially visited Providence in June 2013. Chukwu is shown starting at the 1:18 mark.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on June 27, 2015 at 10:36 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

  • The Wright View | 2017 promises much, but will it deliver?

    first_img In the field events, the top two world-leading discus throws are held by Jamaicans. Travis Smikle, with a throw of 64.64 in January, has only been bettered (twice) by our own Fedrick Dacres, whose throw of 68.7 in January was bettered in February with a throw of 68.88 metres. Olympic gold medallist Omar McLeod is also on track to repeat his gold-medal performance over the hurdles in August. Already, he has done 7.46 over the barriers in 60m and has run a surprising 20.48 in a 200-metre race indoors. FLOW ambassador and Olympic double-gold medallist Elaine Thompson just ran a world-leading 6.98 seconds over 60m in an indoor race in Birmingham. The appeal of Olympian Nesta Carter for his disqualification from the 4×100-metre relay in the 2008 Beijing Olympics has been officially lodged at the Court of Arbitration for Sports. Readers may recall that Carter’s urine sample, given up on the day prior to the relay finals in 2008, was retested and found to contain the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine. The International Olympic Committee has demanded the return of the gold medals won by the team that included Dwight Thomas, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Usain Bolt. Legal luminaries, former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson and The Gleaner columnist Gordon Robinson have both weighed in on the disqualification. Both lawyers are convinced that Carter’s appeal should be successful, based on procedural and legal issues. Already, a fund to offset the cost of this expensive appeal has been launched as Jamaican fans are being urged to support the appeal. If the appeal is successful, the ‘triple triple’ gold-medal performances of the great Usain Bolt would be preserved, but just as important would be the return of the gold-medal won by Dwight Thomas, a seldom-remembered member of the team who would have the only Olympic gold medal of his career returned. We live in hope. The 2017 calendar of events for track and field at the World level starts with the World Indoor Championships in March, followed by the World Relays in April in The Bahamas. However, it is the IAAF World Championships in August, in London, that is the main focus of athletes. Already, we have seen our stars posting world-leading times and distances leading up to what we hope will be medal-producing performances in August. The series of development meets for our children are continuing apace, with coaches bemoaning the paucity of meets, while the governing body, ISSA, counters this criticism by pointing out (quite correctly) that the calendar of events for 2017 was prepared in conjunction with input from coaches and school administrators. The Digicel Grand Prix Series is a welcome addition to the calendar, as the added incentives of cash and scholarships to outstanding athletes and schools ensure fierce competition and outstanding performances. What is to be questioned, however, is the seemingly regular appearance of athletes in bandages taking part in these development meets. Injured children should be allowed to fully recover from their injury BEFORE returning to active competition. The health of the child so injured MUST take precedence over the possibility of qualifying points. The coaches of these children are, however, well trained and should know the importance of ‘peaking’, with pre-determined targets in mind. That being so, I suppose that the fear that some of the unusual and mind-boggling performances of the youngsters on show since the beginning of the year may be cases of peaking too early, may be unfounded. If these children are not peaking too early, then the 2017 ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships may be another year of multi-record-breaking performances! The preparation of our adult athletes similarly seems to be on track for medal-winning performances on the world stage. Already, we have visual evidence that the world’s fastest human, Usain Bolt, is progressing satisfactorily in his quest for a commanding performance in the World Championships in August. Our hero has maintained that he intends to retire from athletics after the World Championships and, as a nation, we all hope that another triple is on his mind and on the cards. World leaderslast_img read more

  • The decision to honour Kadir was no mistake

    first_imgDear Editor,There is total public outrage on the recent honouring of convicted terrorist Abdul Kadir by the PNC Government. Chief among those who have expressed their amazement and indignation is the USA through its embassy here in Guyana. The move to honour a terrorist who clearly plotted to commit mass terrorism in their country certainly brought stern rebuke by the superpower. However, it must be noted that even amidst their rebuke, the USA has given recognition to the following commendable acts by the PNC regime.Those commendable acts as stated by the US Embassy are: “Guyana is a model to the world on religious tolerance and understanding.” These words of commendation were made at an international forum. Further, the US Embassy’s statement affirms the fact that “The Guyana Government has shown security cooperation with the US Government in its extradition of an alleged murderer.”So, the question any sane person would ask is, why would the PNC-led coalition Government want to change the time honoured good relations with the US, why would they want to upset the US in this wild, reckless move to acclaim a terrorist? Well, the answer is ever so clear. Now, here is the answer to my question. Pursuant to the US making such sweet words of the PNC, they have also made statements to the effect “All parties in Guyana must abide by the Constitution.” The US has also made statements that “there should be free and fair elections in Guyana”. And here is where the rubber hits the road, these statements made by the US do not sit well with the PNC. Whenever you speak of “respect for the Constitution” or the conduct of “free and fair elections,” you have automatically hit a raw nerve on the PNC’s side and this is the real reason for their reaction by honouring Kadir.The PNC, in a cold, heartless and calculated response to the USA’s what they would call, “interference in their domestic affairs,” plotted this response. The decision to honour a convicted terrorist was not spontaneous nor was it a mistake, it was a clear cut attack on the USA sending that message that you need to butt out of Guyana whenever we are in charge. The PNC is on a course to rig the next election and they are of the firm resolve that the USA should have no oversight of things here while they conduct that nefarious scheme of theirs.The real reason is as clear as day. Why they would want to sully the good relations they have had with the USA at this time? By their latest actions, they are sending a clear and decisive message to the superpower as to what they want to achieve in this country.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more