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Deals and Transactions

Shawn P Matthews, chief executive officer of Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management to acquire Fintan Partners

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 14:03

Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management (CFAM), a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald, has acquired California-based Fintan Partners, a fixed income absolute return fund of hedge funds.  »

Malta

Cordium acquires Maltese advisory and compliance consultancy Zodiac

Tue, 25/02/2014 - 16:03

Cordium has acquired Zodiac Advisory Services, a provider of compliance, risk, accounting and governance services for the investment management industry in Malta. 

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Document signing

BNY Mellon to acquire full ownership of HedgeMark International

Tue, 25/02/2014 - 10:10

BNY Mellon has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 65 per cent interest of HedgeMark International, a current affiliate and a provider of hedge fund managed account and risk analytic services. »

Dollars

Aurora provides early-stage capital for Brenham funds

Thu, 20/02/2014 - 12:06

Alternative investment manager Aurora Investment Management has provided early-stage capital to investment funds managed by energy-focused long/short equity fund manager Brenham Capital Management. »

Nigel Le Quesne

JTC Group forms partnerships with two firms in Europe

Tue, 18/02/2014 - 16:00

JTC Group has formed alliance partnerships with two firms within the EU to widen its geographical reach. »

Computers

JTC Group invests in FrontInvest IT platform

Fri, 14/02/2014 - 06:04

JTC Group’s funds arm has invested in an IT platform, FrontInvest, to bolster its capabilities in the funds sector. »

Trading screens

Deutsche Börse buys minority stake in Bondcube

Thu, 13/02/2014 - 06:03

Deutsche Börse has acquired a stake in Bondcube, the new fixed income trading system, for a low sum in the single digit millions (GBP).

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Document signing

La Française and Tages Capital sign strategic partnership

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 14:11

European asset manager La Française and Tages Capital, an alternative multi-management solutions provider, have entered into a strategic partnership. »

Acquisition

Carlyle Group acquires Diversified Global Asset Management

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 10:04

The Carlyle Group has completed its acquisition of Diversified Global Asset Management (DGAM), a global manager of hedge funds with more than USD6.7bn in managed and advised assets. »

Joe Ratterman

BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge complete merger

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 06:10

BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge completed their merger on 31 January, creating one of the world’s largest stock exchange operators. »

Fund administration

The Conifer Group and Vastardis Capital Services combine to form global fund admin firm

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 11:00

The Conifer Group and Vastardis Capital Services have signed a definitive merger agreement to combine their respective businesses. »

Research

Gary D Halbert acquires Theta Investment Research

Wed, 29/01/2014 - 15:00

Gary D Halbert has acquired certain assets of active money manager database Theta Investment Research of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. »

Accounts

Cordium acquires HedgeStart

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 06:04

Compliance and regulatory services provider Cordium has acquired HedgeStart, a provider of UK tax, accounting and regulatory compliance consulting services to the investment management and securities industries. »

Nigel Le Quesne

JTC Group acquires book of business and staff from Herald Trust

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 12:09

JTC Group, an independent provider of private client, fund and corporate services, has acquired a substantial book of private client business from Herald Trust Company Limited, which is no longer part of the Herald Group. »

Document signing

Hedge funds sign deals with Aztec Exchange to purchase corporate invoices

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 06:04

Hedge funds in the US, UK and Singapore have signed agreements with Aztec Exchange to purchase invoices from suppliers in emerging markets and credit-constrained developed markets. »

Document signing

Elliott offers to acquire Riverbed for USD19.00 per share in cash

Fri, 10/01/2014 - 06:13

Elliott Management Corporation has sent a letter to the board of directors of Riverbed Technology offering to acquire all of the firm’s outstanding shares of common stock at USD19.00 per share in cash. »

Michael Sanders, chairman of the board of Alceda Fund Management SA

BNY Mellon and Alceda sign depositary agreement for alternative investment funds

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 11:13

BNY Mellon has been appointed as depositary for a significant proportion of the alternative investment holdings of Alceda Asset Management GmbH in Germany and Alceda Fund Management SA in Luxembourg. »

Jigsaw pieces

Cayman law firms to merge

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 10:08

Two law firms in the Cayman Islands have agreed to merge early in the new year forming one of the strongest and most experienced practices in the Caribbean. »

Joachim Gottschalk, chairman and chief executive officer of Gottex

Gottex and EIM to merge

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 12:00

Alternative investment managers Gottex Fund Management and EIM Group have reached agreement on the proposed merger of their businesses. »

James McGovern, chief executive officer of Arrow

Arrow Capital Management acquires BluMont Capital

Fri, 06/12/2013 - 12:32

Arrow Capital Management has received all necessary approvals of applicable securities regulatory authorities to complete the purchase of BluMont Capital Corporation from Integrated Asset Management. »

James S Holbrook, Jr, chairman and CEO of Sterne Agee

Sterne Agee closes acquisition of Yorvik Partners

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 10:36

Sterne Agee, one of the oldest and largest privately held financial services firms in the US, has closed its purchase of London-based brokerage firm Yorvik Partners, which has been renamed Sterne Agee UK. »

Guernsey flag

JTC Group acquires Anson Group

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 12:39

JTC Group has acquired the fund administration business of the Guernsey-based Anson Group. »

Timber

Phaunos terminates investment management agreement with FourWinds

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:47

Phaunos Timber Fund has reached agreement by mutual consent to terminate its investment management agreement with FourWinds Capital Management with immediate effect.  »

barred

Australian Federal Treasurer blocks ADM’s GrainCorp acquisition

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 13:28

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is ‘disappointed’ with the Australian Federal Treasurer’s decision to prohibit ADM’s proposed acquisition of GrainCorp Limited (ASX:GNC). »

David M Rubenstein, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Carlyle

Carlyle Group to acquire Diversified Global Asset Management

Wed, 27/11/2013 - 10:08

The Carlyle Group is to acquire Diversified Global Asset Management (DGAM), a manager of hedge funds with more than USD6.7bn in managed and advised assets. »

Lawsuit

Boutique law firms for the alternative assets industry merge PE and HW practices

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 13:17

MJ Hudson and MW Cornish & Co have merged their respective private equity and hedge funds practices with immediate effect. »

Steve Bates, Zephyr Management (UK)

Guardian Capital Group acquires boutique emerging market equity firm in London

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 12:20

Guardian Capital Group is to acquire a specialist boutique emerging market equity investment firm in London, providing the firm with an international platform to expand its asset management business. »

Cooperation

Oaktree and China Cinda Asset Management form JV

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 10:08

Oaktree Capital Group and China Cinda Asset Management are to jointly invest in distressed assets in China and to cooperate with respect to distressed assets investments in markets outside China. »

Irish flag

US Bancorp Fund Services acquires Quintillion

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 12:46

US Bancorp Fund Services has agreed to acquire Quintillion Limited, an Ireland-domiciled full-service hedge fund administrator. »

Globe and clock

NYSE Euronext sets date for completing acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 10:08

NYSE Euronext has provided a statement and timeline for the completion of its acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an operator of global markets and clearing houses. »

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