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Euros

Euronext announces monthly trading volumes for Feb

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 17:30

The February 2015 average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at EUR8,247 million (+24% compared to February 2014). »

investment

GAM Holding AG signs UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 06:00

As part of its ongoing effort to foster sustainable investing across the Group, GAM Holding AG has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). »

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Jay Novatney joins PTAM as COO

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 19:00

Jay Novatney, a 14-year veteran of the alternative investment industry, will be joining PT Asset Management (PTAM) as Chief Operating Officer on 2 March, 2015. »

London Stock Exchange

CBOE signs licensing agreement to list options on FTSE and Russell indices

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 06:00

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has entered into a licensing agreement with CBOE Holdings, to develop and list options based on more than two dozen FTSE and Russell indices.  »

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Value Partners Group selects Charles River’s Investment Management Solution

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 20:00

Value Partners Group has selected The Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) for portfolio management, trading, compliance, and performance measurement and attribution. »

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BMI selects Linedata Front Office platform for Luxembourg based asset management businesses

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:30

BIL Manage Invest (BMI) has selected Linedata Front Office Platform to manage the firm’s complete front-to-back asset management workflow across their full suite of investment funds. »

Information

ALTIN sets strike price of put options for share buyback

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 06:00

The Board of Directors of ALTIN AG has set the strike price of the put options to be issued as part of its share buyback programme at USD64.  »

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BBS Securities is now a clearing member of CDCC

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 10:00

The Board of Directors of Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC) has approved the membership application of BBS Securities Inc. BBS will participate on CDCC under broker ID #028. »

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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.  »

London offices

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.  »

Nasdaq

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: »

features
Article
Survey

In an excerpt from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015, exclusive Preqin survey results reveal that while industry performance has been poor, investors remain committed to the asset class. ... »

Article

Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

Article
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In an excerpt from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015, the spotlight is on investors’ attitudes towards alternative private real estate exposure.  ... »

Special report
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... »

Special report
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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