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Mikael Spångberg, Managing Director, Stockholm, SEB

SEB merges Key Asset Management with in-house team

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 14:35

SEB has integrated its offering within alternative investments by merging the SEB-owned London boutique Key Asset Management unit with the SEB Alternative Investment Team (AIT) in Stockholm .  »

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Finisterre Capital launches first dedicated EM equity fund

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 14:00

Finisterre Capital, the long/short emerging market total return specialist, has launched the Finisterre Equity Fund. Joint Portfolio Managers of the new fund are Alistair Candlish and Edward Cole, who joined Finisterre in August, 2011. The duo was hired as a team from Newsmith, where they were partners in the firm and jointly ran Newsmith’s EM equity fund. »

Olaf Rogge, Senior Partner, CEO and co-CIO of Rogge Global Partners

Rogge Global Partners joins forces with Alfi Partners to expand distribution in French-speaking Europe

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 10:00

Alfi Rogge Partners – a new joint venture between Rogge Global Partners and Alfi Partners – has established offices for marketing and client service in both Paris and Geneva in order to develop and service its business in French-speaking Europe and capitalise on the growing demand in the region for global fixed income. »

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Eurofin Capital acquires multi-strategy manager

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:48

Eurofin Capital, the Lausanne and London based privately owned investment company has acquired NAU Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund based in London. »

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Former multi-billion dollar hedge fund manager Sal Naro to launch Coherence Capital Partners

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:46

Sal Naro, former co-managing partner of Sailfish Capital, a USD4.4 billion asset management firm with approximately USD2 billion in hedge fund assets, is launching Coherence Capital Partners LLC (Coherence Capital).  »

Philip Masterson, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Development,Europe, SEI

SEI to provide fund outsourcing solutions to Asset Value Investors

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:11

SEI has been selected by Asset Value Investors (AVI) to provide full fund administration and trustee and custodial services for the investment manager’s new Irish Qualified Investment Funds (QIFs).   »

Sonia Schulenburg, CEO, Level E Capital

SVM launches hedge fund partnership with Level E Capital

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 12:59

SVM Asset Management, the Edinburgh based investment boutique, has launched a strategic partnership with Level E Capital, an Edinburgh based hedge fund. »

 Jonathan Punter, Chief Executive, Punter Southall Group

Punter Southall Group takes full ownership of PSigma Asset Management

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 16:37

Punter Southall Group has taken 100 per cent ownership of fund management boutique PSigma Asset Management. »

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NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Borse terminate merger agreement

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 09:48

NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Borse have both agreed to a mutual termination of the business combination agreement originally signed by the companies on 15 February, 2011. »

Ivan Glasenberg, CEO, Glencore

Xstrata and Glencore in merger discussions

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 06:00

The global mining giant Xstrata plc has confirmed that it has received an approach from and is in discussions with commodities giant Glencore International plc regarding an all share merger of equals “which may or may not lead to an offer being made by Glencore for Xstrata.” A combined group could be valued at about USD82 billion. »

Jan-Michiel Hessels, Chairman, NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext to focus on ’standalone strategy’

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 16:00

NYSE Euronext announced today that in light of the decision by the European Commission to prohibit its proposed combination with Deutsche Boerse, the companies are in discussions to terminate their merger agreement.  »

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Average daily volume of 8.2 million contracts at Eurex Group in January

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 14:00

In January 2012, the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 8.2 million contracts (Jan 2011: 10.4 million). »

Daniel J Roth,  President, NFA

NFA to provide regulatory services to MarketAxess' SEF

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 13:59

The National Futures Association (NFA) and MarketAxess Holdings Inc have entered into an agreement that paves the way for NFA to perform regulatory services for MarketAxess' planned swap execution facility (SEF). »

Ed Nicoll, Chairman, GlobeOp

GlobeOp to be acquired by TPG for GBP508 million

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 13:30

Fund administrator GlobeOp is to be acquired by private equity firm TPG Capital in a deal worth around GBP508 million (USD800 million). »

 Bob Enck, president and chief executive officer at Equinox

Equinox selects BNP Paribas for fund administration in the US

Tue, 31/01/2012 - 16:00

BNP Paribas, following a competitive tender, has implemented a mandate to provide fund administration to Equinox Fund Management (Equinox), a US alternative asset manager with more than USD1.5 billion in assets under management. »

Aleks Kins, CEO of AlphaMetrix.

AlphaMetrix acquires WR Group assets

Fri, 27/01/2012 - 06:00

AlphaMetrix LLC, founder of the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace (AGM), has acquired the hedge fund managed account assets of WR Group LLC. »

Magnus Spence, Managing Partner, Dalton Strategic Partners

Change to the ownership structure and management of Dalton Strategic Partnership

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 15:00

Following the sudden death of Andrew Dalton in April 2011, agreement has been reached, in principle, for the purchase of equity of Dalton Strategic Partners (DSP) from the Dalton family, by the executive partners of the firm. »

Win Neuger, Chief Executive Officer of PineBridge.

PineBridge Investments to access registered investment advisor market through partnership with Method Holdings

Mon, 23/01/2012 - 10:00

PineBridge Investments has signed an agreement to invest in, and provide services to, Method Holdings (Method), a financial holding company focused on aggregating the wealth management subsidiaries of “Top 100” CPA firms. »

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Strategic Investment Group selects Misys Sophis VALUE for front-to-back investment support

Tue, 17/01/2012 - 12:35

Strategic Investment Group (Strategic), an asset allocator with USD27.9 billion in assets under management, has selected Sophis VALUE for cross-asset trading and global risk management. »

James Lasry, Partner and Head of Funds at Hassans

Hassans completes 10th fund transaction since July 2011

Mon, 09/01/2012 - 16:00

Hassans, the Gibraltar based international law firm, is pleased to announce the completion of its 10th fund transaction, raising EUR1.45 billion since July 2011. These fund transactions cover sectors, such as Chinese securities, Online Gaming applications, African Resources, Private Equity/Real Estate along with World fixed income and the more traditional securities based funds. »

Stephane Farouze, Global Head of Fund Derivatives, Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank and FRM partner to launch first hedge fund seeding managed account platform

Mon, 09/01/2012 - 14:23

Deutsche Bank and Financial Risk Management (FRM) have announced a partnership to launch the industry’s first hedge fund seeding managed account platform.   »

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CVC Capital Partners and Resource America form CVC Credit Partners

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 06:00

CVC Capital Partners and Resource America Inc have signed an agreement to combine CVC Cordatus Group and Apidos Capital Management to form CVC Credit Partners. »

John Ions, Chief Executive of Liontrust,

Liontrust appoints Singers as corporate broker

Thu, 22/12/2011 - 14:20

Liontrust Asset Management Plc has named Singer Capital Markets (Singers) as the company’s financial adviser and corporate broker with immediate effect. This is a key appointment in Liontrust’s strategy to raise its profile among analysts and institutional investors as it continues to grow and expand the business. »

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FRM enters Brazil through strategic partnership with Itajubá

Thu, 15/12/2011 - 16:00

Financial Risk Management (FRM), a global hedge fund investment specialist, has established a strategic partnership with Itajubá International, a Brazilian alternatives specialist, to provide institutional investors in Brazil with access to global best of breed hedge funds. »

John Moody, Founder of J E Moody & Company,

Commodities specialist J E Moody joins Deutsche Bank’s dbSelect platform

Thu, 15/12/2011 - 13:46

Commodities alternative investment manager J E Moody has joined dbSelect, Deutsche Bank’s platform for accessing liquid hedge fund strategies.   »

Glenn Henderson, CEO of Butterfield Fulcrum,

Red Kite selects Butterfield Fulcrum as fund administrator

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 13:50

Red Kite, a metals-focused fund groups, has selected Butterfield Fulcrum as the firm’s fund administrator. »

Vincent Viola, Chairman and CEO of Virtu Financial, LLC

Virtu Financial acquires NYSE AMEX designated market maker

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 11:35

Virtu Financial has acquired the Designated Market Maker (DMM) business for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NYSE Amex. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. »

Tal Cohen, CEO of Chi-X Global

UBS joins Chi-X Global ownership consortium

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 10:00

UBS AG has acquired an equity stake in Chi-X Global Holdings LLC and will join the consortium of five financial institutions that recently bought a minority stake in the firm. »

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RCPDirect closes with USD110m in committed capital

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 11:53

RCP Advisors, an independent sponsor of private equity funds-of-funds, secondary funds, and co-investment funds focused on North American lower middle market buyouts, has announced the closing of its first co-investment fund, the USD110 million RCPDirect, LP. »

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Wells Fargo completes acquisition of LaCrosse Global Fund Services

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 16:00

Wells Fargo & Company has completed its previously announced acquisition of LaCrosse Global Fund Services (LaCrosse), an independently managed hedge fund administration and middle-office service provider, from Cargill. »

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