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Black Diamond Capital Management, acquires GSC's London team

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 16:00

Effective 17 October, 2011 GSC Group Limited has joined the Black Diamond family of companies and will now operate under the name Black Diamond Capital Management Limited. »

Geoff Cook. chief executive, Jersey Finance

Jersey’s TIEA with India is a welcome development, says Cook

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 06:00

The signing of Jersey’s Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with India is a welcome development in the island’s progress in establishing closer commercial ties with the country, according to Jersey Finance chief executive, Geoff Cook. »

Pierre Baudard, Chief Operating Officer of Oddo Asset Management,

Oddo AM appoints BNY Mellon as Fund Administrator and Trustee for new merger arbitrage hedge fund

Wed, 02/11/2011 - 13:03

BNY Mellon has been appointed by Oddo Asset Management (Oddo AM) to provide fund administration and custody services for its new hedge fund, Orsay Merger Arbitrage. »

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Opus acquires San Francisco-based administration business of Agile Hedge Solutions

Fri, 28/10/2011 - 14:00

Opus Fund Services, an independent fund administrator, has acquired the hedge fund administration unit of Agile Hedge Solutions, LLC based in San Francisco. Opus, based in Bermuda and with offices in Chicago and San Francisco, expects the transaction will immediately strengthen its west coast presence. »

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Phoenix wins fund administration and middle office outsourcing contract with Coppertree Capital Management

Tue, 25/10/2011 - 16:42

Phoenix Fund Services has won the contract to provide the middle office, fund accounting and transfer agency services for the Coppertree Dynamic Fund. »

Robert Caporale, head of new business development – Americas, JP Morgan Worldwide Securities Services

Cerberus appoints JP Morgan as administrator for its investment funds

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 06:00

JP Morgan Worldwide Securities Services today announced that it has been appointed by Cerberus Capital Management, LP, one of the world’s leading private investment firms, to provide fund administration and related securities services for its investment funds with aggregate assets of over USD23 billion.  »

Tal Cohen, CEO of Chi-X Global

Chi-X Global announces new equity investors

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 06:00

Five major financial institutions have taken a minority stake in Chi-X Global Holdings LLC, the holding company for Chi-X market operators Chi-X Canada, Chi-X Japan and Chi-X Australia, which will launch on 31 October, 2011. »

Jeremy Leach, Managing Director of MPL

MPL announces partnership deal with MIDF Amanah Asset Management in Malaysia

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 10:00

International fund manager Managing Partners Limited (MPL) has signed a partnership deal with MIDF Amanah Asset Management Berhad (MIDF Amanah), the asset management arm of Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF). »

Jeff Hendren, Co-President of PerTrac

PerTrac and leading Italian hedge fund database, MondoAlternative, join forces

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 14:00

PerTrac has announced an exclusive partnership with MondoAlternative, Italy's largest provider of hedge fund data. »

Bennett Goodman, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder of GSO

Blackstone’s GSO Capital Partners acquires Harbourmaster Capital

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 10:00

GSO Capital Partners LP (“GSO”), the global credit platform of The Blackstone Group, has acquired Harbourmaster Capital, a leading European leveraged loan manager which manages and advises on approximately EUR8 billion (USD11 billion) of assets. »

John Ions, Chief Executive of Liontrust,

Liontrust completes Occam acquisition

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 14:29

Liontrust Asset Management Plc has completed the acquisition of the fund management business of Occam Asset Management. »

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Dematco announces revenue sharing agreement with hedge fund Quantus Investment Corp

Tue, 04/10/2011 - 12:50

Dematco, Inc a specialist in dematerialising and converting insurance instruments from paper form to electronic form, has announced a 50% revenue sharing agreement with Toronto-based hedge fund manager Quantus Investment Corp. »

Lyndon Trott, Guernsey’s Chief Minister

Guernsey signs TIEA with Slovenia

Tue, 04/10/2011 - 06:00

Guernsey’s commitment to meeting international standards of transparency and exchange of information in tax matters was further underlined last week, with the signing of a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with the Republic of Slovenia. »

Chris Addy,  President and CEO, Castle Hall

Castle Hall Alternatives and Orchard Harbour Asia-Pacific strategic partnership

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 14:00

Castle Hall Alternatives, the hedge fund industry's leading specialist provider of operational due diligence, and Orchard Harbour, an expert provider of due diligence in Australasia and Asia, today announced that they had formed a strategic partnership. »

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LCH.Clearnet enters exclusive discussions with London Stock Exchange

Wed, 28/09/2011 - 16:00

 LCH.Clearnet Group Limited confirms that it has entered into exclusive discussions with London Stock Exchange Group plc regarding a possible transaction. »

Scott Welch, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Investment Research & Strategy at Fortigent

Fortigent selects IndexIQ for UMA's Alternative Investment Solution

Wed, 28/09/2011 - 12:32

Fortigent, a provider of outsourced wealth management solutions for financial advisors and institutions targeting high net worth clients, has selected IndexIQ's IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy SMA Portfolio as an Alternative Investment solution for the firm's Access Overlay customisable UMA program. »

Mauro Dognini, Managing Director of RBC Dexia Italy

RBC Dexia expands footprint in Italy with new client Tages Capital SGR

Mon, 26/09/2011 - 06:00

RBC Dexia Investor Services has won a mandate from Tages Capital SGR, a newly-launched independent investment management company based in London, Luxembourg and Milan. »

Peter Radford of Bordeaux, and John Le Prevost, Anson Principal

Anson-Bordeaux merger creates fund admin 'powerhouse'

Wed, 21/09/2011 - 10:00

Two Guernsey firms are merging to create the largest independent fund administration business in the island. In the 50:50 deal, described as a merger of equals, Anson Fund Managers Limited and Bordeaux Services (Guernsey) Limited will join forces and trade under the Anson name. »

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