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

Wellington Council gives “support” resolution for sale of junior high building to Garrison

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council approved a resolution supporting the development of housing at the Wellington Junior High building, located at 311 North A Street at its Tuesday meeting. The Wellington school board recently approved the sale of the building at its January meeting to Garrison Community Development, LLC, (see story here).The housing development if built will contain 42 units, be targeted toward families, and contain several amenities including off-street parking, on-site leasing office, tenant storage, a new central heat/air unit(s) and various household appliances. The tentative name for the project is “The Old School Lofts.” The apartments are proposed for one bedroom costing tenants $450 a month; two bedrooms for $550, three bedrooms for $650.The project costs will total about $8.5 million to be made possible by the equity generated from the sale of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits and conventional construction/perment loads according to a Wellington City memo.The project developer Garrison Hassenflu was not in attendance at the meeting.Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said this is simply a resolution of support and won’t deal with specific issues such as applications for tax credits or rezoning which is assured to come in the future.The advisory Wellington Planning Commission will be visiting the rezoning of the building at its February 26 meeting.Wellington council member Larry Shimer said he was concerned with what type of housing will be available with the proposed complex.“I want to make sure this is good for the citizens of the community and it doesn’t create problems down the road,” Shimer said.Collins said the council can still revisit many of the issues in the future.Shimer said Hassenflu needs to meet with the council in the future to answer questions. The council unanimously approved the resolution as an “approval” ordinance needed to be in the developers’ hands by Feb. 15, Collins said. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (9) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Larry · 392 weeks ago Rent is to high for single, couple, family and Seniors for Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Build it · 392 weeks ago Larry for a newly renovated apartment that is not bad. Wait and see what all that includes? Wellington has to always find negative. Lets see who else is doing anything for 18 million in out town? Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 392 weeks ago All I keep hearing is there are no places to rent in this town. I think 42 units could fill up pretty quickly. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down MJE · 392 weeks ago I think there’s a shortage of rentals in town that have more than 2 bedrooms, so the 3 BR units ought to fill up quickly. there are 2 BR duplexes and single family homes available in Wellington, and many of them priced significantly less than $550. Only time will tell. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Jane · 392 weeks ago For $550 you can rent a two bedroom apartment in Wichita. For $550 you can rent a three bedroom house in Wellington. People live here because the cost of living, including housing, is cheaper than in Wichita. They are going to have to lower the rent prices to reflect the local market, or they are going to have a hard time filling up units, regardless of the need for rental housing in Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Imagine · 392 weeks ago I pay 550 for a 2 bedroom house with quite a large yard. Why would I pay the same living probably in cramped quarters? Unless they pay all utilities… Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 392 weeks ago They’re getting some of the money from this project from “Low Income Housing Tax Credits”, yet the rent amount doesn’t seem to fall into the low income bracket. Just sayin…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 392 weeks ago Here are rental rates from the Wichita area http://wichita.craigslist.org/apa/. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Yes & No · 392 weeks ago hope it is not federal subsidized. federal subsidized housing is not good for communities. if it is not and it goes onto the tax roll, what does the city stand to make in taxes? Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Panthers, Hawkeyes looking for legitimacy

first_imgPittsburgh running back James Conner (24) plays against the Delaware in the NCAA football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Paul Chryst doesn’t do hype.If Pittsburgh keeps winning, however, the unassuming third-year head coach knows the Panthers will be unable to avoid it.It’s a notion Chryst can live with. Besides, it beats the alternative. So while he is doing everything he can to downplay his team’s 3-0 start heading into Saturday’s game against scuffling Iowa (2-1) – even bemoaning a rushing attack that ranks fourth in the country behind sophomore James Conner – Chryst is also prepping his program for dealing with the trappings of success.“I think guys when they come, and we talk about it all the time, ‘Why did you come to Pitt?’” Chryst said. “It’s to play in games like we get an opportunity to play in here. You’ve got a chance, if you do stuff, to be recognized.”Forgive Pitt if it’s out of practice. The Panthers haven’t won their first four games since 2000. Find a way to reach that milestone against the Hawkeyes and a solid September has a chance to evolve into something considerably more serious.“I believe we can win our division and go to the ACC championship,” senior safety Ray Vinopal said. “If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be fighting so hard for it. But it’s not what I believe in, it’s what can we achieve. This week would certainly help our outlook.”So would a victory for Iowa, which is still smarting after a late collapse against rival Iowa State last week.The Hawkeyes have been unable to generate much offense under coordinator Greg Davis. At a time when teams are scoring at an unprecedented rate, Iowa is averaging a modest 21.3 points per game, 102nd in the country.Coach Kirk Ferentz shrugged his shoulders when pressed about the inability to get much traction.“Clearly we’re not operating as well as we need to,” he said. “Seventeen points the other day wasn’t enough to win. That’s the bottom line.”Some things to look for as Pitt attempts to build a case as a legitimate contender in the ACC and the Hawkeyes try to avoid entering Big Ten play on a losing streak.Pittsburgh’s Tyler Boyd (23) returns a punt against the Delaware in the NCAA football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)CRUISING CONNER: A month ago Chryst talked at length about using Conner as a dual threat at running back and defensive end. Those plans are buried in the back of the playbook. Conner’s 544 yards are a school record through three games and his eight rushing touchdowns lead the country. Iowa is sixth against the run, but has yet to face anyone like Conner.“He’s strong, he’s fast,” Ferentz said of Conner. “He has a good ability to pick holes, see holes. They’re very big and very athletic up front.”ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION: Iowa’s last visit to Heinz Field came in 2008 and ended in a loss that wound up being a turning point for the program. Ferentz chose to go with Jake Christensen over a young Ricky Stanzi at quarterback in the second half, and the Hawkeyes fell 21-20. Iowa started Stanzi the following week, and he led the Hawkeyes to 16 wins in their next 20 games – including an Orange Bowl victory over Georgia Tech following the 2009 season. Iowa also returned the favor in 2011 in Iowa City, rallying from 17 down to beat Pitt 31-27. “We reached our goal that day. It was a good day. It wasn’t easy,” Ferentz said.YINZER FERENTZ: Ferentz attended Upper St. Clair High in suburban Pittsburgh, and his first college job was as a graduate assistant with Pitt in 1980. Ferentz had committed to a second season with the Panthers before Hayden Fry posted an opening for an offensive line coach. Ferentz applied on a lark, got the job and spent the next nine seasons as an assistant in Iowa City. “My only intent was just to interview so I knew how to interview, so when I had to go look for a job the next year, I’d have some clue what I was doing. That was the only reason I came out here. The rest is history,” Ferentz said.STILL SUBBING: While Chad Voytik still has a strong hold on the starting quarterback job, Chryst will continue to insert backup Trey Anderson when he believes Voytik needs a break. Chryst sent Anderson in during the second half last week against Florida International even though Voytik had rallied the Panthers from a 16-0 deficit. “I think there are times when you have to take what the defense gives you,” Chryst said of Voytik. “I thought that he just needed to sit back, see the game, and realize that it’s just a game.”STAYING HUMBLE: Pitt’s start was nearly undone against lowly FIU when the Panthers feel behind by three scores before surging to a 42-25 triumph. The defense considered it a necessary wake-up call they don’t expect to be repeated.“The ball bounces however it’s going to bounce, but we were able to respond and bounce back after a rough start,” defensive tackle Darryl Render said. “This adversity can only help us in the remaining games.”___AP Sports Writer Luke Meredith in Des Moines, Iowa, contributed to this report.last_img read more