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Ogier's Thomas becomes new chairman of Jersey Funds Association

Ogier partner and funds specialist Richard Thomas has succeeded Gary Clark, who has stepped down as chairman of the Jersey Funds Association after three years. »


DWS Scudder offers portable alphas access to alternative asset classes

DWS Scudder, the US retail division of Deutsche Asset Management, has launched the DWS Alternative Asset Allocation Plus Fund, an open-ended mutual fund that seeks capital appreciation by »


UBS Investment Bank launches algorithmic strategy system for commodities

UBS Investment Bank has launched the UBS Commodities Portfolio Algorithmic Strategy System (Comm-PASS), a portfolio-based algorithmic strategy that exploits momentum in the commodity marke »


Threadneedle expands hedge fund and emerging markets business with Convivo acquisition

Threadneedle has announced the acquisition of Convivo Capital Management, a specialist emerging market hedge fund business that manages assets of USD476m in two strategies, subject to regu »


Olympia Capital chooses Comada's M•A•T•share to serve fund of hedge funds clients

Olympia Capital (Ireland), a Dublin-based specialist administrator servicing almost USD10bn in fund assets, has licensed Comada's M•A•T•share s »


Bank of America names leadership team for alternative investments group

Bank of America has announced the leadership for its new Global Wealth & Investment Management alternative investments group which, expanded through the acquisition of U.S. »


Fabien Pictet and Partners launches Asia ex-Japan hedge fund

Fabien Pictet & Partners Limited has announced the creation of an Asia ex-Japan hedge fund, the FPP Golden Asia Fund, with seed assets from Jade Absolute Fund Managers. »


Fidessa and LatentZero combine execution management platforms

The Fidessa group has announced the union of its Fidessa and LatentZero execution management service solutions into a single product combining all the features of the Fidessa and LatentZero EM »


Société Générale and Calyon agree merger of brokerage businesses

Société Générale and Calyon have reached final agreement on the merger of the brokerage activities currently carried out by their respective subsidiaries, Fimat and »


Eurex to launch trading in 11 Austrian equity options

The international derivatives exchange Eurex is expanding its European equity option offering with the introduction on September 10 of options on 11 Austrian equities: Boehler-Uddeholm, Betand »


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