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Magnus Spence, Managing Partner at DSP

DSP closes two Melchior funds

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 14:00

Dalton Strategic Partnership LLP (DSP) is closing two funds within its Melchior range of UK OEIC Funds. The move has been made in order to focus its efforts on a smaller number of funds. »

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Two men admit to roles in alleged market manipulation

Tue, 29/05/2012 - 11:34

The British Columbia Securities Commission has settled with two men who admitted to participating in an alleged market manipulation involving a US over-the-counter issuer. »

Sebastian Barrack , Head of Metals & Agricultural Sales and Trading division, Macquarie

Macquarie takes Czarnikow stake

Mon, 28/05/2012 - 13:06

Macquarie Group Ltd (Macquarie) is acquiring a 42.5% stake in sugar and ethanol advisory, supply chain management and trading firm C Czarnikow Ltd from Wilmar International Ltd, which will cease to be a shareholder. »

Peter Clarke, chief executive, Man Group

Man Group to acquire FRM

Mon, 21/05/2012 - 11:29

Man Group is to acquire London-based hedge fund research and investment specialist Financial Risk Management (FRM) in a deal worth up to USD82.8million. »

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RBI guidelines may be long-term boost for securitisation

Mon, 14/05/2012 - 10:00

The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) guidelines on securitisation transactions could promote the long-term growth of the Indian securitisation market, pending clarity on the tax treatment of Pass-Through-Certificates (PTCs), Fitch Ratings says. »

Julian Korek, a Founding Member of Kinetic Partners

Kinetic Partners opens new CI office

Thu, 10/05/2012 - 13:59

Kinetic Partners has opened a new office Jersey, the firm’s first presence in the Channel Islands. »

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New Luxembourg/Germany double tax treaty may impact German inbound investment structures, says Dechert

Thu, 10/05/2012 - 10:00

On the 23 April 2012, Germany and Luxembourg signed a new Double Tax Treaty ("the Treaty") which is to replace the previous treaty dating back to 1958. And according to Dechert, the new Treaty may impact on many US, UK and other non-German investors as Luxembourg is often used as a tax efficient jurisdiction for German inbound investments (particularly used by funds, private equity and real estate investors). »

Emmanuel Weyd, Eiffel

EMERGENCE announces first seeding partnership

Fri, 04/05/2012 - 12:42

The newly launched EMERGENCE seeding platform, created in early 2012 with the backing of seven major French institutional investors and managed by internationally recognised seeder NewAlpha Asset Management, has announced its first seeding partnership with Eiffel Investment Group, through its compartment Emergence Performance Absolute. »

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Deutsche Börse completes Eurex takeover

Tue, 01/05/2012 - 16:00

Deutsche Börse Group has completed its full acquisition of Eurex Zürich AG. Representatives of SIX Swiss Exchange/SIX Group AG and Deutsche Börse AG jointly finalised the transaction in Zurich and signed the corresponding closing documents. Deutsche Börse is to pay EUR295 million and transfer approx. 5.3 million Deutsche Börse AG shares to the SIX Group. »

Peter Clarke, chief executive of Man Group

Man sees net outflows of USD1bn in Q1

Tue, 01/05/2012 - 13:40

Man saw net outflows of USD1.0 billion in the first quarter of 2012, reflecting sales of USD3.1 billion and reduced redemptions of USD4.1 billion, according to the group’s interim management statement for the three months ended 31 March 2102. There was a net outflow from alternative funds of USD1.4 billion and a net inflow of USD0.4 billion into long only styles.  »

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PineBridge closes USD412.5m collateralised loan obligation

Mon, 30/04/2012 - 06:00

PineBridge Investments, the global multi-asset class investment manager, has successfully closed its latest collateralised loan obligation (CLO), Galaxy XII CLO, Ltd. »

Michael Davie, Chief Executive of SwapClear.

LCH.Clearnet in discussions to expand US footprint with acquisition of IDCG

Wed, 25/04/2012 - 11:28

LCH.Clearnet Group Limited has signed non-binding heads of agreement with International Derivatives Clearing Group, LLC (IDCG) and The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc (NASDAQ OMX) regarding the acquisition of IDCG. »

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GFI Group to provide CDS market data to Quick Corp

Tue, 24/04/2012 - 14:00

GFI Market Data, a division of GFI Group Inc (NYSE: GFIG) and QUICK Corp have signed an agreement whereby GFI will supply QUICK with credit derivatives market data as of 23 April, 2012. »

Thomas Book, member of the Eurex Executive Board

Eurex Clearing partners with Pirum

Mon, 23/04/2012 - 14:00

Eurex Clearing and Pirum Systems announced have entered into a Connectivity Agreement to facilitate access to Eurex Clearing’s upcoming CCP service for securities lending. »

Neeraj Sahai, Global Head, Securities and Fund Services, Citi

Citi wins Guggenheim HF mandate

Fri, 20/04/2012 - 06:00

Citi has been awarded a mandate from Guggenheim Investment Advisory, a division of Guggenheim Partners, to provide a complete suite of services including middle office, fund administration and custody for Guggenheim's hedge fund investment platform. »

Julian H Robertson, Jr, chairman and chief executive officer of Tiger

Trient and Tiger focus on Global Macro

Tue, 17/04/2012 - 14:00

Trient Asset Management AS (Trient), headquartered in Oslo, Norway and Tiger Management LLC (Tiger), headquartered in New York City, have announced a strategic partnership to focus on investing in a global macro strategy. »

Sameer Shalaby, President, Paladyne Systems

Paladyne teams up with Advise Technologies to offer HF Form PF reporting service

Tue, 17/04/2012 - 13:15

Paladyne Systems has teamed up with Advise Technologies LLC, a regulatory reporting solutions provider, to specifically support Form PF requirements. »

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FTSE licences FTSE 100 Index to National Stock Exchange of India Limited

Fri, 13/04/2012 - 14:00

FTSE Group is to licence futures and options based on the FTSE 100 Index to the National Stock Exchange of India. The licensing agreement will see the exchange launching the new product on 3 May, following recent regulatory approval granted by the Indian regulator. »

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MarketAxess opens office in Sao Paulo

Thu, 12/04/2012 - 06:00

MarketAxess Holdings Inc (Nasdaq: MKTX), the operator of an electronic trading platform for US and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, has opened an office in São Paulo, Brazil. »

Gordon M Nixon, president and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada acquires full ownership of RBC Dexia Investor Services

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 09:24

Royal Bank of Canada is to acquire the 50 per cent stake that it does not already own of the joint venture RBC Dexia Investor Services Limited (RBC Dexia) from Banque Internationale à Luxembourg SA (BIL) (formerly Dexia Banque Internationale à Luxembourg SA) for a total consideration of EUR837.5 million (CAD1.1 billion) in cash. Following the closing of the transaction RBC will own 100 per cent of RBC Dexia. »

Lance Uggla, CEO of Markit,

Markit acquires Data Explorers

Tue, 03/04/2012 - 16:00

Markit has acquired Data Explorers, a provider of global securities lending data, from mid-market private equity firm Bowmark Capital. »

Bart Deconinck, Executive Chairman, Vistra

Vistra opens office in Mauritius

Tue, 03/04/2012 - 10:00

Vistra has opened a new office in Mauritius to target the growing opportunities in the region and in particular in the African and Indian markets. Vistra (Mauritius) Limited opened on 02 April, following the granting of a licence to operate as a Mauritius management company by the local regulatory authority. »

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IFG Group sells international division to AnaCap Financial Partners

Fri, 30/03/2012 - 10:00

IFG Group has signed an agreement for the sale of its entire International Division (Segment) to AnaCap Financial Partners II LP. »

Chris Boruff, President of  software division, Morningstar

HFR and Morningstar launch strategic distribution partnership

Fri, 30/03/2012 - 06:00

HFR and Morningstar have launched a strategic distribution partnership with Morningstar Direct Institutional Software.  »

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DTCC successfully completes Greek CDS restructuring credit event processing

Wed, 28/03/2012 - 13:00

Payments on sovereign credit default swaps contracts related to Greece have been successfully completed, according to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

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SEC establishes new supervisory cooperation arrangements with foreign counterparts

Tue, 27/03/2012 - 06:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has established comprehensive arrangements with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) as part of a long-term strategy to improve the oversight of regulated entities that operate across national borders. »

Raymond O’Neill, a Founding Member of Kinetic Partners

Kinetic acquires AB Fund Services

Tue, 13/03/2012 - 06:00

Kinetic Partners, the global professional services firm to the asset management, banking and broking industry, has acquired AB Fund Services, the Luxembourg-based fund advisory firm. »

Xavier Rolet, chief executive officer, London Stock Exchange Group

LSE acquires majority stake in LCH.Clearnet

Sun, 11/03/2012 - 10:14

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is to acquire a majority stake of up to 60 per cent of clearinghouse LCH.Clearnet in a deal worth EUR463 million. »

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NYSE Euronext Global Derivatives ADV down 21% year-on-year

Fri, 09/03/2012 - 12:22

NYSE Euronext’s global derivatives average daily volume (ADV) of 7.0 million contracts in February 2012 represented a decrease of 21.4% versus the prior year. »

Kenneth J Heinz, president of HFR

Hedge funds post best start to year since 2000

Thu, 08/03/2012 - 14:47

Hedge funds posted their strongest start to a calendar year since 2000, with significant contributions from strategy areas which underperformed in 2011, according to data released today by HFR. »

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