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SS&C to support Albert & Fried prime brokerage business

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 17:00

Albert Fried & Company has selected SS&C’s Global Wealth Platform (GWP) to support its growing boutique prime brokerage business. »

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Natixis joins EurexOTC Clear

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 17:00

Natixis has become a clearing member of Eurex Clearing’s Securities Lending central counterparty (CCP) as well as EurexOTC Clear. The Lending CCP now has six clearing members, while EurexOTC Clear has more than 40. »

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GMEX Group takes stake in Avenir Technology

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 16:30

Global Markets Exchange Group International (GMEX Group) has taken a strategic stake, through its GMEX Technologies Limited (GMEX TECH) subsidiary, in the UK based post-trade software firm Avenir Technology Limited (Avenir).  »

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NewAlpha raises USD250m in seed capital for new long-only strategy

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 06:00

NewAlpha AM is expanding its activities beyond hedge funds with the successful raising of USD250 million in seed capital for a new long-only strategy. »

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ALTIN to issue tradable put options

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 06:00

The Board of Directors of ALTIN AG is to implement a further share buyback for the purpose of a capital reduction through the issuance of tradable put options.  »

Singapore

Eurex receives ‘in-principle’ clearance to set up Singapore clearing house

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 06:00

Deutsche Börse Group announced today that it has received ‘in-principle’ regulatory clearance from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to set up Eurex Clearing Asia, a clearing house based in Singapore.  »

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JPX and Nasdaq agree market technology deal

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 16:00

Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and Nasdaq have officially agreed on the development and support of a next-generation derivatives trading system for the JPX subsidiary, Osaka Exchange.  »

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Trian establishes Trian Advisory Partners to assist in investment process

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 13:00

Trian Fund Management has formed Trian Advisory Partners and named three former CEOs with deep corporate leadership and operational experience as its founding members.  »

Chicago

Fiserv partners with HedgeACT to provide access to hedge funds in managed accounts

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 13:00

Fiserv has partnered with HedgeACT, based in Chicago, to deliver access to an array of hedge funds to asset managers and investors within their managed account portfolios.  »

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FrontFour Capital Group secures EUR50m Amundi AI event-driven mandate

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 10:00

Amundi Alternative Investments (Amundi AI) has awarded, through its Managed Account Platform, a EUR50 million mandate to FrontFour Capital Group LLC to actively trade, under AIFM compliant format,  an event-driven strategy concentrated on North American situations. »

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2014 private equity-backed buyout deals and exits reach highest levels since the global financial crisis

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 18:40

The total value of exits from private equity-backed portfolio companies throughout 2014 hit USD428bn, higher than any year previously and up from the USD330bn of exits in 2013. Christopher Elvin, Preqin’s Head of Private Equity Products, comments on the current deals and exits environment: »

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CloudMargin completes links to AcadiaSoft

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 16:00

CloudMargin and AcadiaSoft have completed the integration of their respective solutions to provide real-time collateral management communication to their clients. »

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Man Group selects Thomson Reuters KYC managed service

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 16:00

Man Group has selected Thomson Reuters Accelus Org ID (Accelus Org ID) KYC Managed Service to streamline their Know Your Customer (KYC) process.  »

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Hollis Park Partners partners with GCM Grosvenor

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:30

Hollis Park Partners, a global structured products investment management firm, has formed a strategic partnership with alternative investment manager GCM Grosvenor.  »

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DW Partners assumes management of two hedge funds from Brevan Howard

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 09:00

DW Partners has assumed the role of manager for two hedge funds previously managed by Brevan Howard, totalling more than USD5 billion in assets, effective 1 January, 2015.   »

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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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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). »

Hong Kong

Euronext completes HKEx project

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 06:00

Euronext (ENX) has completed its project with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) on the Orion Market Data Platform (OMD) with OMD’s extension to support the derivatives market at HKEx. »

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Thunderhead.com and Markit partner to launch online derivatives agreement service

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:30

Thunderhead.com and Markit have formed a partnership to establish an online service for creating and negotiating Master Confirmation Agreements (MCAs) at scale. »

Financial service advisory firm Kinetic Partners has expanded its global offering by opening two new offices, one in Chicago and one in Singapore.
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Kinetic Partners opens new offices in Chicago and Singapore

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:30

Financial service advisory firm Kinetic Partners has expanded its global offering by opening two new offices, one in Chicago and one in Singapore. »

Chicago

US options of six MSCI indexes to list exclusively on CBOE

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 06:00

CBOE Holdings has entered into a licensing agreement with MSCI to offer US options trading on several MSCI indexes, which will be solely listed for trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). »

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CSQ to provide outsourced CIO services in new partnership with Strategic Capital Alternatives

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 16:00

Circle Squared Alternative Investments (CSQ) has partnered with USD1.5bn money management and investment consulting firm Strategic Capital Alternatives (SCA). »

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ING Investment Management hires convertible bond team

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 11:30

ING Investment Management (ING IM) has hired the convertible bond team from Avoca Convertible Bond Partners, adding a strategy to its range that offers equity upside participation with downside capital protection. »

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JPX and SGX form new partnership

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 09:00

Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) are to enter a Letter of Intent (LOI) to collaborate in the joint development and promotion of the markets on both exchanges.  »

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Gunner closes oversubscribed USD1.09bn revolving credit facility

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 16:30

Commodities trading house Gunvor Group Ltd has agreed a USD1,090,000,000 revolving credit facility in favour of Gunvor International BV and Gunvor SA . »

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New managed account regime for Jersey hedge fund managers

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 09:00

An exemption which will enable Jersey-regulated fund managers to be appointed in relation to managed accounts has now been introduced.   »

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SEC suspends trading in companies touting operations related to prevention or treatment of Ebola

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 13:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in four companies that claim to be developing products or services in response to the Ebola outbreak, citing a lack of publicly available information. »

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Columbia Management agrees strategic initiative with BAAM

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 14:00

Columbia Management and Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) are to research and develop investment solutions that leverage Columbia’s asset management capabilities and Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business. »

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Crestline Investors partners with Denali Capital to expand syndicated loan and CLO business

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 16:10

Institutional alternative investment manager Crestline Investors has partnered with Denali Capital, a syndicated commercial loan asset management firm, to further expand a collateralised loan obligation (CLO) platform. »

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HKEx Group and China Merchants Group sign MOU

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:00

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) and China Merchants Group (CMG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a strategic alliance in product development and related services. »

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