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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.  »

USD

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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Billion-dollar question: Are public-to-private transactions on the way out?

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 12:38

Following industry debates that the leveraged buyout market has all but dried up, Preqin examines whether or not buyouts and, in particular, public-to private transactions are still attractive to the investment community. »

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Pinyon Asset Management forms strategic partnership with GCM Grosvenor

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 15:30

Event-driven investment firm Pinyon Asset Management has partnered with alternative asset management firm GCM Grosvenor. »

Cooperation

Netagio partners with WalPay

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 11:40

Bitcoin, gold and sterling exchange Netagio has partnered with Isle of Man payment services provider WalPay, allowing customers to deposit funds and receive international payments in GBP, EUR and USD. »

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BATS and BX partner to increase competition in Swiss equities market

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:18

BATS Chi-X Europe and BX Swiss have entered into a partnership agreement designed to bring greater competition and enhanced market efficiencies to the Swiss equities market. »

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Gar Wood Securities and Axxcess to introduce emerging hedge fund managers to investors

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:01

Gar Wood Securities and Axxcess Wealth Management have formed a strategic relationship and joint marketing effort to introduce emerging US hedge fund managers to institutional clients, ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices. »

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Kanaly Trust partners with Meritage Capital to create alt investment solutions for HNWs

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 14:00

Kanaly Trust has partnered with Meritage Capital to develop alternatives investment solutions for high net worth (HNW) investors as part of their portfolio strategy. »

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FNEX partners with Buttonwood Group Advisors

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 14:04

Buttonwood Group Advisors is to list on the FNEX online alternative investment platform via its placement agent, affiliated broker-dealer Joseph Gunnar & Co. »

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Adaptive Consulting and Software AG form strategic partnership

Tue, 05/08/2014 - 06:31

Software AG and Adaptive Consulting have formed a strategic partnership combing Adaptive’s front office applications expertise with Software AG's streaming analytics, complex event processing (CEP), in-memory data management and universal messaging solutions. »

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KKR acquires stake in credit-oriented hedge fund

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 06:02

KKR & Co has acquired a 24.9 per cent interest in BlackGold Capital Management, a credit-oriented hedge fund specialising in energy and hard asset investments. »

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Private equity and alternative firms move down market to support retail clients

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 06:11

Private equity and alternative firms are moving down market to support the retail marketplace, according to research from analytics firm Cerulli Associates. »

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Taliance to focus on alt investments following back-office solutions sale

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 06:00

Taliance, a global analytics provider serving the alternative investments marketplace, has sold its back office-focused accounting and transactional solutions to asset management software provider Cassiopae. »

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China and Luxembourg fund and asset management associations sign MoU

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:42

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to deepen their collaboration. »

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AIMA signs MoU with Chinese counterpart

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 16:02

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC).  »

Acquisition

StormHarbour to acquire 49 per cent of Japanese hedge fund manager Asuka

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 12:06

Global markets and financial advisory firm StormHarbour Securities is to acquire a 49 per cent stake in Japanese hedge fund manager Asuka Asset Management for an undisclosed fee. »

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Novus partners with USD1.8bn Swiss-based fund of hedge funds provider

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 14:05

Portfolio analytics and intelligence platform Novus has partnered with Thalia, a provider of hedge fund investment solutions based in Switzerland with USD1.8 billion in assets under management and advisory. »

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Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

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The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.    ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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