Announcement
Castle Hall launches ReportLab-powered platform for HF and PE due diligence reporting Mon, 01/09/2014 - 14:06

Castle Hall Alternatives, an operational due diligence specialist focused on hedge funds, private equity funds and long-only funds, has teamed up with ReportLab to launch the OpsDiligence platform.

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Handshake

Common Sense Investment Management appoints president

Common Sense Investment Management (CSIM), an independent, privately-held investment manager, has appointed Marc Lorin as president. »


Results

ALTIN fund of hedge funds return 3.43 per cent in first half

Swiss alternative investment company ALTIN’s portfolio generated positive returns over the first half of 2014 with a return of 3.43 per cent, outperforming the HFRI FoF Composite index which recorded 1.53 per cent for the same period. »


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CFTC issues rule for deposit of customer funds with UK depositaries

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an interpretation of Commission Regulation 30.7(c) under the Commodity Exchange Act.  »


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Vanguard cuts the costs to 25 of its ETFs and tracker funds … GAM launches US mortgage backed securities (MBS) UCITS fund…

Lyxor Asset Management has expanded its range of ETFs available on the London Stock Exchange with the launch of four new European equity products: »


EMEA

Citi names Chris Cox as securities services head for EMEA

Citi has appointed Chris Cox as the securities services head for EMEA, leading both investor services and direct custody and clearing (DCC) franchises. »


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Deutsche Bank fined GBP4.7m for failing to properly report transactions

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Deutsche Bank AG London Branch GBP4,718,800 for incorrectly reporting transactions between November 2007 and April 2013.   »


Meeting

Gar Wood Securities and Axxcess to introduce emerging hedge fund managers to investors

Gar Wood Securities and Axxcess Wealth Management have formed a strategic relationship and joint marketing effort to introduce emerging US hedge fund managers to institutional clients, ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices. »


Dollars

Private wealth inflows buoy hedge fund assets to USD2.9trn

Three quarters (73 per cent) of hedge fund managers say competition in fundraising has increased in the past 12 months, according to a survey by Preqin. »


Handshake

SmartStream hires Tom Dalglish to head transformation services

SmartStream Technologies has hired Tom Dalglish to manage transformation projects for post-trade processing and data management services for global clients. »


Comment & Opinion

New historical lows for the rouble
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Mon, 01/09/2014 - 13:05

Dr Vladimir Tikhomirov, Chief Economist at...

Brazilian and Indian growth paths diverge
racing ahead
Sun, 31/08/2014 - 09:07

Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at...

FCA's no-go for CoCos
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Mon, 18/08/2014 - 15:00

Anthony Smouha, manager of GAM Star Credit...

Funds Performance

last 3 mths Net assets
New Russian Generation Limited 130.00% $329,630,000
Passage to India Opportunity Fund, A 59.91% $21,000,000
Agport Fund III 36.75%

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