Torstone completes implementation of Inferno back office system to support Liquidnet’s business in Japan

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Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:00

Liquidnet has partnered with Torstone to consolidate its back office technology by replacing multiple systems with one modern, sophisticated, international platform. By adopting Inferno, Liquidnet will benefit from improved control and efficiency through a flexible and scalable system that easily interfaces with front office applications and external vendors. The improvements will allow, the more than 770 of the world’s leading asset managers which use Liquidnet, a more efficient way to optimally source diverse liquidity and satisfy best execution objectives.    ...Read more

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BMO Global Asset Management launches Alternative Strategies Fund

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 10:00

BMO Global Asset Management has launched the BMO Alternative Strategies Fund, which seeks to provide investors with an additional source of portfolio diversification and return over varying market environments. »

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Barclay CTA Index gains 2.62% in November

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 09:00

Managed futures gained 2.62% in November according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 6.63% for the year. »

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Investors add USD5.4bn to hedge funds in November, says eVestment

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 06:00

Investors renewed their interest in the hedge fund industry in November after two-months of outflows, adding USD5.4 billion to a variety of fund types this past month. »

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Netagio launches USD and EUR Bitcoin order books in response to customer demand

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 06:00

Bitcoin exchange Netagio has launched additional USD and EUR order books on its already established Bitcoin/GBP exchange, which originally launched in July 2014.  »

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Man Group to acquire Silvermine Capital Management

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 19:00

Man Group is to acquire Silvermine Capital Management, a Connecticut-based leveraged loan manager with USD3.8 billion of funds under management across nine active collateralised loan obligation (“CLO”) structures as of 30 November 2014.  »

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Gibraltar and Switzerland sign MoU to assist AIF managers

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 17:00

Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (FSC Gibraltar) and The Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA) have just reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assist managers of alternative investment funds (AIFs). »

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Salient Partners expands liquid alternatives platform

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 16:00

Salient Partners has completed the adoption of the Broadmark Tactical Plus Fund, which is now available as the Salient Broadmark Tactical Plus Fund (Class A Ticker: SBTAX, Class C Ticker: SBTCX, Class I Ticker: SBTIX).  »

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DFG adds Goldman veterans to leveraged loan investment platform

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 15:00

Alternative credit asset management firm DFG Investment Advisers (DFG) has appointed industry veterans Roberta Goss and Timothy Milton as senior members of the firm’s growing leveraged loan platform.  »

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Huntington Asset Services to provide mutual fund support for new global macro fund

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 14:30

Huntington Asset Services is providing support for Spouting Rock Fund Management’s Spouting Rock/Convex Dynamic Global Macro Fund, which launched 21 November.  »

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Read how managed accounts platforms are now catering to a wide spectrum of investor needs, from straightforward commingled funds to sophisticated infrastructure solutions for the largest institutional investors. And the rise of liquid alternatives means that onshore funds - UCITS, AIFs and '40 Act funds - are becoming just as popular as offshore funds... »

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Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:19

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