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GFI Board Supports BGC's USD6.10 per share tender offer

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 16:00

BGC Partners and GFI Group have entered into a tender offer support agreement in which GFI's board of directors unanimously agreed to support BGC's tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of GFI common stock at USD6.10 per share in cash. »

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Venovate partners with Capital Hedge to bring alt investments to mid-sized institutions and family offices

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 10:00

Venovate and Capital Hedge have formed a partnership to offer better, faster, and broader access to alternative investments for family offices and mid-sized institutions. »

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Alceda extands strategic partnership with Warburg

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 06:00

Alceda has extended its strategic partnership with MM Warburg Group (Warburg). Moving forward, Warburg will act as preferred partner for the administration and custody of Alceda’s funds.  »

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Euronext partners with African agricultural commodity exchange

Tue, 17/02/2015 - 06:00

Euronext has signed a license agreement with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) providing the JSE with the right to list the flagship Milling Wheat contract currently traded on Euronext.   »

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Margin requirement challenges identified for international derivatives industry in 2015

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 21:30

The derivatives industry faces challenges in the proposed introduction of margin requirements for non-cleared OTC derivatives transactions.  »

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Guernsey looks to boost financial services ties with the USA

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 10:45

Guernsey’s Chief Minister, Jonathan Le Tocq, has held a series of meetings in Washington to boost the Island’s reputation as a leading international finance centre. »

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La Française Partners with Alger

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 18:00

Multi-class asset manager La Française has signed a strategic partnership – pending regulatory approval – with Alger Management (Alger).  »

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CFTC extends comment period for LedgerX derivatives clearing and swap execution registration

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 11:30

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is extending the deadline for public comment on related applications submitted by LedgerX for registration as a derivatives clearing organisation and registration as a swap execution facility.  »

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JonesTrading opens London office

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 10:00

JonesTrading Institutional Services is to open a London office as part of a strategic initiative to expand its services to Europe.  »

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Guggenheim Securities International commences operations

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 18:00

Guggenheim Securities International, the international investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners, has commenced operations, providing sales and trading services for European clients. »

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targit partners with Misys

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:00

Misys, the leading financial software company, has signed an agreement with targit GmBH to become a member of the InFusion Partner Programme.   »

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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. »

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Special report
Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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Spotlight

In an extract from the Preqin Special Report: Asia-Pacific Hedge Funds, we provide an overview of the industry in Asia-Pacific, covering assets under management as well as key locations, strategies, fund structures and more.  ... »

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Assets under management for sovereign wealth funds globally reach USD6.31tn as of March 2015, increasing by more than USD900bn over the past 18 months. This information has been revealed in the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review, a comprehensive guide to these influential investors. ... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: eVestment – The evolution of hedge fund investing

As revealed in this Hedgeweek Special Report sponsored by eVestment, the data, analytics and market intelligence provider to the institutional investment community, experts agree that investing in hedge funds represents a good way for institutions to access manager skill, which is key in constructing a diversified portfolio to achieve risk and return targets. ... »

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