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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. »

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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.  »

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Maitland acquires Phoenix Fund Services

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 06:00

Global advisory, fund administration and fiduciary services firm Maitland has acquired 100 per cent of Phoenix Fund Services, a UK based company offering bespoke outsourced fund administration services to investment managers in the UK and offshore. »

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SunGard launches new US transfer agency utility

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 19:00

To address the changing dynamics of the fund services industry, SunGard is expanding its transfer agency capabilities by adding a full-service industry utility offering to its managed services suite.  »

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Vontobel to acquire majority stake in TwentyFour Asset Management  

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 16:30

Vontobel Asset Management is to acquire a 60 per cent stake in TwentyFour Asset Management LLP (TwentyFour), an independent fixed income specialist based in London. »

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Carlyle Group to acquire Conifer Financial Services

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 16:09

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group is to acquire a majority stake in assets services firm Conifer Financial Services. Senior management of Conifer will continue to lead the business and own a significant minority interest in the company.  »

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FD acquires mobile tech specialist ActivateClients

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 06:00

FD has acquired ActivateClients Limited, in a deal worth EUR4.75m (GBP3.4m), of which EUR1.5m (GBP1.1m) is payable in cash and EUR3.25m (GBP2.4m) is payable through the issue of 183,185 FD new ordinary shares. »

London Metal Exchange

HKEx, LME and Borsa İstanbul agree partnership

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 18:00

Borsa İstanbul is to acquire the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) stake in clearing house LCH.Clearnet. In addition and Borsa İstanbul is to partner with the LME and the LME’s parent company Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), on the dissemination of market data. »

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BATS Global Markets acquires Hotspot FX Market

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 10:00

BATS Global Markets (BATS) has completed its acquisition of Hotspot FX, an institutional foreign exchange (FX) market, from KCG Holdings. »

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Temenos broadens banking software offering with Multifonds acquisition

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 12:00

Temenos Group, a provider of software to financial institutions globally, has acquired Multifonds, a global provider of fund administration software. »

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RCM Alternatives and Attain Capital Management to join forces

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:00

RCM Alternatives is to join forces with Attain Capital Management, acquiring its fund offerings, education, research and database assets while bringing its principals and employees under the RCM umbrella.  »

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Special report
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... »

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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.  ... »

Article
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.  ... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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