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

Under-pressure AVB remains defiant

first_imgUnder-pressure Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has dismissed suggestions he could work alongside a more experienced coach.Guus Hiddink, a friend of Blues owner Roman Abramovich and a popular figure at Stamford Bridge from his brief spell as manager, is available after leaving his job with the Turkish national team.That has led to speculation the Dutchman could return to the club, if not to replace Villas-Boas then even to work with him.AdChoices广告But Villas-Boas, 34, insists his relative lack of experience is not a factor in Chelsea’s recent poor run.He said: “I don’t agree with that. I solve problems with my group of people and my players.”Chelsea’s defeat against Bayer Levekusen on Wednesday was their fourth loss in seven matches and left them in serious danger of missing out on a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League.But Villas-Boas is adamant he retains the support of his players – and Abramovich – and can turn things around.“The spotlight is something that doesn’t disturb me whatsoever,” he declared.“We need to find the right emotional stimulus and the right balance in terms of what we do to get results we want. We have no doubts whatsoever regarding what we are doing.”Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more