The Illinois Firefighters’ Pension Investment Fund (FPIF) has selected Northern Trust to provide custody services for the combined pension assets of approximately 300 firefighter pension funds across suburban Chicago and downstate Illinois. Created by the Illinois Pension Code in 2019, the FPIF is responsible for consolidating, managing and investing the assets of municipal and fire…

SNB Capital, the largest broker and asset manager by market share in Saudi Arabia, has chosen Broadridge to help build its local securities lending and borrowing business. SNB Capital will deploy Broadridge’s securities finance and collateral management (SFCM) service, a front-to-back SaaS solution. SNB Capital has a significant global custody and data management alliance with…

Tradeweb Markets Inc., the Nasdaq-listed operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets, has launched a market data service to calculate real-time iNAVs for ETFs. BlackRock has become the first ETF issuer to use Tradeweb iNAVs for its iShares ETF suite in Europe, which are publicly available via Bloomberg and Refinitiv. The…

State Street has confirmed the news that first broke last year that it has been appointed to provide custody, investment administration and data management services to Australian Retirement Trust (ART), one of Australia’s largest super funds. ART was formed by the merger of Sunsuper and QSuper and manages >AUD230bn (USD160bn) in retirement savings for its…

Ocorian, the C.I.-based administrator, has appointed Peter Corry as head of global funds, Luxembourg. He joins from IQ-EQ where he spent the last three years as country delivery director for its Luxembourg operations. Prior to this, he was managing director of State Street’s private equity and real estate fund administration business in Luxembourg.

Roman Dubczak, deputy chair of CIBC Capital Markets, has been named chair of the board of directors for both CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company and CIBC Mellon Trust Company. He replaces Dan Smith, who steps down as chair of both boards. Dubczak is responsible for senior client relationships and strategy at CIBC Capital Markets.…

State Street has launched a FIX API for its Fund Connect ETF platform, its global online portal for the creation and redemption of ETFs within the firm’s GlobalLink product suite. The FIX enhancement, now available to all participants on the platform, offers connectivity and electronic communication through an industry protocol widely used in electronic trading.…

Pirum, the UK-based fintech, has appointed Neal Anderson as chair. He was most recently CEO at Wood Mackenzie, the research and data & analytics provider to the global energy and commodities industries. After eight years as chair, Donal Smith will continue to work with the business in an NED/board advisory capacity. Founded in 2000 to…