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Blackbridge Capital taps Lalpina Water

Blackbridge Capital taps Lalpina Water

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 08:55

Lalpina Water (American Premium Water Corporation), a producer of high-quality alkaline water, now has a New York hedge fund among its customers. »

Ted Morgan, Abel Noser

Abel Noser finalises MBO with Estancia Capital

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:09

Abel Noser has finalised the management-led buyout (MBO) of the firm along with private equity fund Estancia Capital Partners. »

Steve Higman, REG

REG signs BlackRock asset management contract

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 13:26

REG Power Management has signed an asset management contract with BlackRock for the recently constructed 18MW Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm in Devon, England.  »

Michael Falcone, MMA Capital Management

MMA Capital and TSSP form solar lending joint venture

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 08:38

MMA Capital Management has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of TSSP, a special situations investment platform, to form a solar lending joint venture.  »

Cenk Utkan, Devonshire Warwick Capital

Devonshire Warwick Capital enters Korean institutional market place

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 13:56

Devonshire Warwick Capital, an investment banking firm that specialises in the private placement of hedge fund and private equity funds, has established a presence in the Korean institutional market place through an association with Crystal River Group. »

Arpad Busson, Gottex

Gottex completes second tranche of recapitalisation

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:26

Gottex Fund Management has completed the second tranche of its recapitalisation, with some 20,000,000 newly issued shares now trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange. »

Christoph Landis, SIX Swiss Exchange

SIX Swiss Exchange extends tech contract with Nasdaq

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 11:03

Nasdaq and SIX Swiss Exchange have extended their current technology contract, which includes X-stream INET Trading technology for all SIX markets, including equities, ETFs, structured products, funds and fixed income, as well as SMARTS Market Surveillance and Nasdaq Pre-Trade Risk Management. »

John Malloy, RWC

RWC partners with RiceHadleyGates

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 10:08

RWC Partners, through its emerging and frontier markets team led by John Malloy and James Johnstone, has entered into an advisory relationship with RiceHadleyGates (RHG). »

Gerard Ferguson, J2 Capital

Front Street Capital to sell Jemekk to J2 Capital

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 09:44

Front Street Capital is to sell Jemekk Capital Management to J2 Capital Management, a newly created corporation controlled by Gerard Ferguson. »

Tom Callahan, BlackRock

Hazeltree partners with BlackRock to automate cash sweeps

Tue, 11/10/2016 - 13:56

Hazeltree, a provider of integrated buy-side treasury management solutions, has added BlackRock to the partner network of Hazeltree LiquidityWeb, an integrated cash management and sweep platform. »

Matt Wilson, Oaktree

SunOpta partners with Oaktree

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 09:17

SunOpta, a company focused on organic, non-genetically modified and specialty foods, has entered into an agreement with funds managed by alternative asset management firm Oaktree Capital Management. »

Alternative investment manager Oaktree teams up with Virtus to target LatAm opportunities

Alternative investment manager Oaktree teams up with Virtus to target LatAm opportunities

Wed, 21/09/2016 - 08:05

Virtus BR Partners, an independent Brazilian financial advisory firm, has formed a relationship with Oaktree Capital Management to pursue investment opportunities in Brazil and throughout Latin America. »

Bill Stone

SS&C acquires Wells Fargo’s Global Fund Services business

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 14:25

Financial services provider SS&C Technologies has acquired Wells Fargo Global Fund Services, a provider of administration, middle-office, operations and cash/collateral management services to alternative investment managers. The terms of the deal have not been revealed.  »

Mariner Investment Group closes USD503m CLO

Mariner Investment Group closes USD503m CLO

Fri, 12/08/2016 - 07:21

Alternative asset manager Mariner Investment Group has closed a USD503 million collateralised loan obligation (CLO), the third such transaction by Mariner's leveraged credit team. »

Apex closes USD40 million debt investment

Apex closes USD40 million debt investment

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 13:19

Apex Fund Services has closed a USD40 million credit facility with global credit investment firm Highbridge Principal Strategies. »

Larch Lane team to join Fiera Capital

Larch Lane team to join Fiera Capital

Thu, 28/07/2016 - 07:30

The entire team of Larch Lane Advisors is to join Fierra Capital, boosting the US division of Fiera Capital Corporation's existing capabilities in alternative investing and adding expertise in alternative investment management, risk management, fund accounting and firm operations. »

Elevate secures USD545m expanded credit facility from Victory Park Capital

Elevate secures USD545m expanded credit facility from Victory Park Capital

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 07:49

Elevate, a provider of online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, has increased its credit facility with Victory Park Capital (VPC), a privately held registered investment adviser dedicated to alternative investing, by an additional USD100 million to a total of USD545 million. »

Don Mendelson

New FIX Trading Community release addresses high performance demands

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:16

FIX Trading Community has released Simple Binary Encoding (SBE) version 1.0 Draft Standard to support high performance demands in transactions and/or data feeds. »

New margin regulations for the non-cleared OTC derivatives to reduce systemic risk across financial markets

New margin regulations for the non-cleared OTC derivatives to reduce systemic risk across financial markets

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:28

EDHEC-Risk Institute has released an overview and analysis of the forthcoming framework to be used by financial institutions to determine initial margin (IM) and variation margin (VM) payments when trading non-cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.  »

Advisors Asset Management expands strategic partnership with Rothschild Asset Management

Advisors Asset Management expands strategic partnership with Rothschild Asset Management

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:46

Advisors Asset Management (AAM) is to become the distributor for several Rothschild Asset Management separately managed accounts (SMAs), including Rothschild's US Large-Cap Core, US Large-Cap Value and US Balanced strategies. »

Thomson Reuters enhances SRI solutions in Eikon

Thomson Reuters enhances SRI solutions in Eikon

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:31

Thomson Reuters has enhanced its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) offering on Thomson Reuters Eikon with a new application that enables buy-side professionals to analyse real-time ESG data and incorporate it into socially responsible investment (SRI) decisions.  »

AlphaCore Capital sees increased demand for alternative strategies from independent advisors

AlphaCore Capital sees increased demand for alternative strategies from independent advisors

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 09:37

AlphaCore Capital, a La Jolla, CA based investment advisor has seen increased demand for alternative allocations from independent advisors.  »

Benoit Catherine

Exane selects SimCorp Dimension

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 09:14

Hedge fund manager Exane has selected SimCorp Dimension to support its middle and back-office operations for listed and OTC derivatives.  »

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up to 4.88 per cent in June

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up to 4.88 per cent in June

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 09:26

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2016 measured 4.88 per cent, up from 4.38 per cent in May. »

SR Labs rebrands as Vela Trading Technologies

SR Labs rebrands as Vela Trading Technologies

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 09:15

SR Labs, a specialist in trading and market data technology, is tol operate under the new name of Vela Trading Technologies (Vela). »

Project Sentinel looks to ‘mutualise’ cost of MiFID II implementation

Project Sentinel looks to ‘mutualise’ cost of MiFID II implementation

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 09:13

Project Sentinel, a collaborative initiative by a group of banks to mutualise the cost of MiFID II implementation in the OTC front office, has created a normalised regulatory data model designed to help firms meet their MiFID II OTC sales and trading requirements.  »

EFAMA believes final MMFR agreement should find right balance between financial stability and economic growth

EFAMA believes final MMFR agreement should find right balance between financial stability and economic growth

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 10:34

The Economic and Monetary Affairs Council of the EU has approved the General Approach reached on Money Market Fund Reform (MMFR) at Council Working Party level. This General Approach followed an original proposal by the European Commission in September 2013. »

AIMA Australia celebrates 15th anniversary

AIMA Australia celebrates 15th anniversary

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 10:29

The Australian branch of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month with EY-sponsored member events in Sydney and Melbourne, bringing together many of the leading figures in Australia’s growing hedge fund sector. »

TFG Financial Systems adds on-demand risk capability to its portfolio management platform TFG Complete

TFG Financial Systems adds on-demand risk capability to its portfolio management platform TFG Complete

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:31

TFG Financial Systems, the financial software company specialising in portfolio management systems for hedge funds and banks, has enhanced its flagship TFG Complete product with an “on demand risk” capability.  »

ThinkForex to raise margin requirements amid Brexit volatility

ThinkForex to raise margin requirements amid Brexit volatility

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 16:06

ThinkForex, a leading multi-asset provider of global derivatives trading will be increasing its margin requirements for sterling denominated currency contracts in anticipation of increased volatility during the UK’s vote on its relationship with the European Union. »

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Hedgeweek USA Awards 2016

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