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Aberdeen completes FLAG acquisition

Aberdeen completes FLAG acquisition

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 07:50

Aberdeen Asset Management has completed the acquisition of FLAG Capital Management, LLC (FLAG), a diversified private markets manager with offices in Stamford, CT, Boston, MA, and Hong Kong. »

Finvex Group acquires LuxHedge

Finvex Group acquires LuxHedge

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 09:47

Finvex Group, the Brussels based independent financial consulting boutique, has acquired 100 per cent of LuxHedge, the Luxembourg-based alternative UCITS funds data provider. »

JTC completes Kelinwort Benson fund admin business acquisition

JTC completes Kelinwort Benson fund admin business acquisition

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 13:54

Following an initial announcement in July, JTC has formally completed its acquisition of Kleinwort Benson’s Fund Administration business, taking the company’s global headcount to over 450 staff.  »

Markit to acquire forex specialist DealHub

Markit to acquire forex specialist DealHub

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 13:51

Markit, a provider of financial information services, is to acquire DealHub, a provider of trade processing and trading services to the foreign exchange market. »

SS&C acquires Citi’s alternative investor services business

SS&C acquires Citi’s alternative investor services business

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 07:33

SS&C Technologies Holdings has acquired Citigroup's Alternative Investor Services business, which includes Hedge Fund Services and Private Equity Fund Services, for USD425 million, subject to certain adjustments. »

Markit to acquire CoreOne Technologies

Markit to acquire CoreOne Technologies

Thu, 13/08/2015 - 14:17

Markit has agreed to acquire CoreOne Technologies, a provider of regulatory reporting, index management, data management and prime brokerage services to financial institutions. »

CSC to acquire managed trading solutions provider Fixnetix

CSC to acquire managed trading solutions provider Fixnetix

Wed, 12/08/2015 - 14:07

CSC is to acquire Fixnetix, a provider of front-office managed trading solutions in capital markets, enabling CSC to offer capital market clients an expanded range of as-a-service front office capabilities. »

CBOE Holdings acquires Livevol

CBOE Holdings acquires Livevol

Mon, 10/08/2015 - 12:19

CBOE Holdings has finalised the acquisition of the market data services and trading analytics platforms of Livevol, a provider of equity and index options technology and market data services to professional and retail traders, effective 7 August.  »

Aberdeen enhances hedge fund solutions capability with Arden acquisition

Aberdeen enhances hedge fund solutions capability with Arden acquisition

Wed, 05/08/2015 - 07:28

Aberdeen Asset Management is to acquire Arden Asset Management (Arden), a provider of hedge fund solutions with offices in New York and London. »

CISE ceases discussions with GXG’s SME marketplaces

CISE ceases discussions with GXG’s SME marketplaces

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 13:14

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited (CISE) has ceased discussions regarding the acquisition of the European marketplace for SMEs, the Danish-based GXG Markets A/S (GXG). »

Deutsche Börse to acquire 360T for EUR750m

Deutsche Börse to acquire 360T for EUR750m

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 07:39

Deutsche Börse AG and the shareholders of 360T Beteiligungs (360T), including Summit Partners 360, have  signed a definitive agreement regarding the full acquisition of 360T by Deutsche Börse AG for a total EUR725 million. »

Custom House Fund Services acquires Clients of Dundee Leeds

Custom House Fund Services acquires Clients of Dundee Leeds

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 11:36

Custom House Fund Services, a provider of financial services to the alternative investment sector, has acquired the majority of the US clients of the former Dundee Leeds Management Services.   »

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Holland Clearing House renamed ICE Clear Netherlands

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 14:40

Holland Clearing House is to be renamed ICE Clear Netherlands, effective 27 July, 2015 following its acquisition by ICE in December 2014. ABN AMRO Clearing Bank holds a minority stake. »

Jack Seibald, Concept Capital

Cowen Group to acquire Concept Capital

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 17:42

Cowen Group is to acquire Concept Capital, an independent provider of prime brokerage services. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Cowen Group expects the acquisition to be accretive to earnings in 2015.   »

Robin Bowie, Dexcion Capital

Challenger’s Fidante Partners acquires Dexion Capital

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 08:11

Challenger Limited’s boutique funds management division, Fidante Partners, is to acquire 100 per cent of European alternative investments group Dexion Capital Holdings Limited. »

Bill Stone

SS&C acquires Advent Software

Thu, 09/07/2015 - 07:30

SS&C Technologies Holdings has completed its acquisition of Advent Software, a provider of software and services for the global investment management industry. »

Nigel Le Quesne, JTC

JTC acquires fund administration business from Kleinwort Benson

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 10:12

JTC has added significantly to its global fund servicing capabilities with the major acquisition of Kleinwort Benson’s Fund Administration business in the Channel Islands and South Africa. »

George Fox

Titan Advisors acquires Saguenay Strathmore Capital

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 09:09

Titan Advisors has completed the acquisition of Saguenay Strathmore Capital (SSC), a fund of hedge funds business with a 13-year track record and an emphasis on credit-related strategies.  »

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Orangefield to acquire USA2Europe and expand global presence to 45 countries

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 14:00

Orangefield Group is to acquire USA2Europe, a corporate service provider providing Global Outsourcing services to North American Technology companies.  »

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MUFG Investor Services to acquire UBS Global Asset Management's Alternative Fund Services business

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 19:50

MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is to acquire UBS Global Asset Management’s Alternative Fund Services (AFS) business. »

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Salient Partners completes acquisition of Forward Management

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 06:00

Salient Partners has successfully completed its acquisition of Forward Management, creating a USD27 billion diversified asset management firm and reaffirming the firm’s position as provider of liquid alternative and real asset investment strategies.   »

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Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management supports Sprott’s Central GoldTrust offer

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 16:00

Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management, investment advisor to Appleseed Fund and high-net-worth individuals, is supporting Sprott Asset Management’s offer to acquire all outstanding units of Central GoldTrust (GTU). »

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Markit to acquire Information Mosaic

Thu, 04/06/2015 - 06:00

Markit is to acquire Information Mosaic, a software provider for corporate actions and post trade securities processing.  »

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eVestment acquires TopQ PE analytics company

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 19:30

eVestment, a provider of traditional and hedge fund data and analytics for the institutional investing community, is launching new offerings in the private equity and venture capital arenas. »

Nigel Kneafsey

Options acquires Jake Roy Pillar

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 16:15

Managed service and IT infrastructure provider Options, has acquired Jake Roy Pillar, a New York-headquartered technology consultancy for the financial industry and primarily hedge funds.  »

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CBOE Holdings to acquire data and analytics platforms of Livevol

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 09:00

CBOE Holdings is to acquire the market data services and trading analytics platforms of Livevol, a provider of equity and index options technology and market data services to professional and retail traders.  »

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Backstop Solutions Group acquires Cogency Software

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 12:00

Backstop Solutions Group has acquired Cogency Software, a provider of accounting solutions for multi-manager investment firms.   »

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BNP Paribas Securities Services completes acquisition of Prime Fund Services

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 06:00

BNP Paribas Securities Services has completed the acquisition of Credit Suisse’s Prime Fund Services (PFS) business, a provider of fund administration, custody and banking services for alternative investment managers.  »

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Aberdeen to acquire FLAG Capital Management

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 11:30

Aberdeen Asset Management is to acquire FLAG Capital Management, LLC (FLAG), a manager of private equity and real asset solutions with offices in Stamford CT, Boston, MA, and Hong Kong. »

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Ares Management Fund to acquire loan portfolio from First Capital Holdings

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 14:00

A fund managed by Ares Management’s commercial finance platform is to acquire the asset-based lending portfolio of First Capital Holdings, a commercial finance company that provides asset-based loans and factoring to small and middle-market companies.  »

features
Article
Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

Article
survey

The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

Article
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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

Article
Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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