Mandate roundup: AP2, Vontobel Asset Management, KNEIP

first_imgThe analysis should include both post-trade analysis and TCA analysis, it said.The contract period is proposed to be 48 months, subject to a right of early termination with a due notice period.The deadline for applications is 23 April.For more information on the tender, click here.In other news, Vontobel Asset Management has appointed KNEIP for fund data management, regulatory filing, KIID production and financial reporting.Vontobel will be making use of KNEIP’s service across its entire Swiss and Luxembourg-domiciled fund ranges. Sweden’s AP2 is looking for a company to provide a trading cost-analysis (TCA) system to evaluate brokers’ execution for the buffer fund and analyse whether its trading strategies are “as optimal as possible”.It said it required a TCA system for analysis of mainly its internal cash equity execution.“We are looking for a system that can evaluate trading decisions by providing quick and user-friendly cost analysis,” it said.“Since we are investing in a range of markets, both developed and emerging markets, it is important the system cover these markets.”last_img read more

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: James Conner, Jordan Howard, Devonta Freeman, more RBs affect Week 12 start ’em, sit ’em calls

first_imgJames Conner, Jordan Howard and Devonta Freeman all have potential to be starting fantasy RBs in Week 12 if they can make it back on the field, but that looks uncertain with the latest injury news that’s come out about them. There are also injury questions about Phillip Lindsay, Matt Breida, Adrian Peterson, and Chris Thompson that are worth keeping an eye on, especially if you have Derrius Guice high on your Week 12 sleeper list. We have the latest updates ahead of start ’em, sit ’em decisions.For the latest news on banged-up TEs Evan Engram, George Kittle, Delanie Walker, and David Njoku, click here; for updates on injured WRs, such as Emmanuel Sanders, Tyler Lockett, and many more, go here. Follow us for more news and updates on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. Denver’s best chance to move the ball against Buffalo on Sunday may be on the ground, and as long as Lindsay is active, there’s no reason his increased workload wouldn’t continue and have him in the RB2 conversation. Freeman is only playable if Lindsay were to surprisingly miss out.Adrian Peterson, Chris Thompson Week 12 statusPeterson missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, and while Bill Callahan referred to it as rest, Peterson was listed on the injury report as having turf toe. Pass-catching back Chris Thompson returned to practice after an extended absence, as well.The Redskins face the Lions’ league-worst rush defense against fantasy RBs Sunday, so whoever is healthy here has fantasy appeal. A Thompson return would put a slight damper on the Derrius Guice hype for this week, although a Peterson absence would only ramp the hype back up. WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerJames Conner injury updateConner (shoulder) missed Wednesday’s practice ahead of a Sunday matchup with Cincinnati’s terrible run defense. Benny Snell (knee) was a full participant and will compete with Trey Edmunds and Jaylen Samuels for touches Sunday.Snell becomes our favorite to lead Pittsburgh in carries as long as he’s active and Conner is out, while Samuels should lead in total touches. Samuels will remain a solid PPR play and be usable as a FLEX in standard leagues.MORE WEEK 12:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSJordan Howard injury newsAfter missing Week 11 due to a shoulder injury, Howard was limited in Wednesday’s and Thursday’s practices and has yet to be cleared for contact. The Eagles had expected him to be cleared for contact late last week, so the extended absence can’t be encouraging. Philadelphia hosts the Seahawks at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.If Howard remains out, Miles Sanders should see nearly every snap at running back for the Eagles again and be a RB2 play in fantasy. If Howard plays, Sanders is at best a boom-or-bust FLEX option while Howard moves into RB2 territory.WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWill Devonta Freeman play Week 12?UPDATE: Freeman missed practice again Thursday and seems unlikely to play this week.Freeman missed Wednesday’s practice after Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said his running back was “trending in the right way” earlier in the week. Freeman’s Friday practice status will probably be most telling about his availability for Sunday against the Bucs.Tampa Bay has a dominant run defense, which means Freeman wouldn’t be an exciting play even if he’s active. Brian Hill disappointed with 2.0 yards per carry last week, and although the touches would be there again this week, he’d be tough to start in fantasy if Freeman is out.WEEK 12 DFS LINEUPS: FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPIs Matt Breida playing Sunday night?Breida (ankle) missed Wednesday’s practice, and Kyle Shanahan expects a decision on his injury to come down to Sunday. The 49ers don’t play until Sunday night against the Packers, so it could be a dicey injury to wait on for fantasy owners.Tevin Coleman hasn’t been good of late, but you’ll be starting him as an RB2 regardless of Breida’s status. If Breida plays, he’s a FLEX option, while his absence would make Raheem Mostert an equivalent FLEX option.MORE WEEK 12 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderPhillip Lindsay injury newsLindsay should be fine, but he popped up as limited in Wednesday’s practice because of a foot injury that hadn’t been noted before on injury reports for him. It at least bears watching after Lindsay doubled Royce Freeman in carries, 16-8, in Week 11.last_img read more

I am not gay, clarifies James Faulkner after ‘boyfriend’ post causes confusion

first_imgAustralian cricketer James Faulkner caused confusion about his sexuality on social media on Tuesday after posting a picture of himself having dinner with “the boyfriend” before later clarifying he was “not gay”.All-rounder Faulkner, who turned 29 on Monday, shared a picture of himself at a restaurant with his mother and a male friend with his 339,000 followers on Instagram and wrote: “Birthday dinner with the boyfriend”.He added the hashtag “#togetherfor5years”.The post drew over 20,000 “likes” and supportive comments from fellow international cricketers.Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell wrote: “Happy birthday mate! Great courage.”Former Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait echoed the sentiment, posting: “Great courage mate, bet you feel better happy birthday.”Global media, including Britain’s Daily Mail and The Guardian, reported that Faulkner had become the first Australian cricketer to “come out”.Cricket Australia (CA) poured cold water on the reports, however, with a spokesperson saying Faulkner had made a “joke” that was “taken out of context”.Both CA and Faulkner later issued statements clarifying that the “boyfriend” was actually a long-time house mate and good friend of the cricketer.”There seems to be a misunderstanding about my post from last night, I am not gay, however it has been fantastic to see the support from and for the LBGT community,” Faulkner wrote in a follow-up post on Instagram.advertisement”Let’s never forget love is love, however @robjubbsta is just a great friend. Last night marked five years of being house mates! Good on everyone for being so supportive.”CA apologised on Faulkner’s behalf for any “unintended offence” while taking a shot at the media that reported he had come out.”His comment was made as a genuine reflection of his relationship with his business partner, best friend and house mate of five years,” CA spokeswoman Karina Keisler said.”He was not contacted for clarification before some outlets reported his Instagram post as an announcement of a homosexual relationship.”James and CA are supportive of the LGBQTI community and recognises coming out can be an incredibly emotional time.”The post was not in any way meant to make light of this and, though the support from the community was overwhelming and positive.”Faulkner was named man of the match at the World Cup final in Melbourne four years ago but has not played an international since a one-day game away to India in Oct. 2017.last_img read more