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Citi survey forecasts 30% decline in hedge fund industry profits due to poor performance in 2014

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Fri, 30/01/2015 - 09:00

Hedge fund industry profits in 2013 reached USD31.2 billion but poor performance in 2014 cut that figure by 30% to only USD21.9 billion, a loss of nearly USD10 billion, according to a Citi survey. ...Read more

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Mirabaud hires institutional credit team

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 20:00

Mirabaud Asset Management has recruited André Broijl, Bert Hospers, Sai Kit Lam and George Luijkx from Syntrus Achmea Asset Management to join its fixed income team, led by Andrew Lake, in London. »

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Maples Fund Services hires NYC-based Senior VP for Client Solutions

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 18:00

Maples Fund Services has hired Greg Wildes, Senior Vice President – Client Solutions and Relationship Management, to focus on delivering innovative client solutions to new and existing clients. »

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SS&C to support Albert & Fried prime brokerage business

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 17:00

Albert Fried & Company has selected SS&C’s Global Wealth Platform (GWP) to support its growing boutique prime brokerage business. »

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Jersey maintains leading position for high value corporate listing

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 14:30

Jersey has affirmed its position as a leading centre for companies looking to list, with the volume and value of Jersey companies listed on exchanges around the world rising significantly in the past 12 months, according to figures collated by Jersey Finance. »

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CSQ founder and CIO Sica appointed as advisor to AITV Board

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 10:30

Jeff Sica, founder and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Circle Squared Alternative Investments (CSQ), has been appointed as a special advisor to the board of venture capital firm AITV. »

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2015 set for even higher levels of private equity investment following strongest year since crisis

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 10:12

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: »

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BlueMountain Summit Opportunities Fund II holds first close at USD1bn

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 06:00

BlueMountain Capital Management has held the first closing of the BlueMountain Summit Opportunities Fund II with approximately USD1 billion in capital commitments. »

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Fund industry exec Joseph Dello Russo joins Convergence

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 17:30

Convergence has appointed Joseph (Joe) Dello Russo, former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative officer of MFS Investment Management as a Senior Managing Director.  »

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Natixis joins EurexOTC Clear

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 17:00

Natixis has become a clearing member of Eurex Clearing’s Securities Lending central counterparty (CCP) as well as EurexOTC Clear. The Lending CCP now has six clearing members, while EurexOTC Clear has more than 40. »

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