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Document signing

China and Luxembourg fund and asset management associations sign MoU

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:42

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to deepen their collaboration. »

China flag

AIMA signs MoU with Chinese counterpart

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 16:02

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC).  »

Acquisition

StormHarbour to acquire 49 per cent of Japanese hedge fund manager Asuka

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 12:06

Global markets and financial advisory firm StormHarbour Securities is to acquire a 49 per cent stake in Japanese hedge fund manager Asuka Asset Management for an undisclosed fee. »

Handshake

Novus partners with USD1.8bn Swiss-based fund of hedge funds provider

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 14:05

Portfolio analytics and intelligence platform Novus has partnered with Thalia, a provider of hedge fund investment solutions based in Switzerland with USD1.8 billion in assets under management and advisory. »

Puppy

Harbinger Group offers to acquire Central Garden & Pet Company

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 11:24

Harbinger Group, the publicly traded holding company run by hedge fund manager Philip A Falcone, is offering to acquire, directly or through one of its affiliates, all of Central Garden & Pet Company for USD10.00 in cash per share. »

Electronic trading floor

ULLINK to acquire NYFIX and Metabit from Intercontinental Exchange

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 11:22

ULLINK, a provider of electronic trading solutions and connectivity to the financial community, is to acquire NYFIX and Metabit from NYSE Technologies, part of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). »

Tax

BVI signs 26th TIEA with Japan

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 16:03

The British Virgin Islands has signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) – its 26th in total – with Japan. »

Magnifying glass

Gottex to focus on alts, multi-asset and Asian asset management post EIM merger

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 14:00

Gottex Fund Management is to concentrate on alternative solutions, multi-asset and Asian-focused asset management following the completion of its merger with EIM Group. »

Manny Roman, chief executive officer of Man

Man Group to acquire Numeric

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 11:02

British hedge fund manager Man Group is to acquire Numeric Holdings, a privately-owned, Boston-based quantitative equity manager with USD14.7 billion of funds under management as at 31 May 2014. »

Exit sign

Exhilway exits hedge fund business

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 09:32

Exhilway has exited “risky" hedge fund business by reassigning the operational rights to a large private investor group in Australia in lieu of market linked variable royalty, payable every year by the investor group. »

Commodities

Euronext and Dalian Commodity Exchange sign MOU

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 16:01

Euronext has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) to carry out joint research into the promotion, distribution and trading of commodity products. »

Joined hands

Apsley forms alliance with major insurer to distribute AIFMD insurance product

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 17:10

Insurance provider Apsley Specialty has joined forces with Lloyd’s Pembroke Syndicate 4000 to provide capacity for its insurance offering to the alternative asset management sector. »

Acquisition

Man Group's M&A strategy may boost scale and diversification, says Fitch

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 12:40

Man Group's deal to acquire Pine Grove is part of a selective acquisition strategy that may boost the firm's diversification and scale, according to Fitch Ratings. »

Handshake

361 Capital enters into partnership with Lovell Minnick Partners

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 09:05

361 Capital, an asset management firm specialising in liquid alternative investments, has entered into a strategic partnership with private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners. »

Acquisition

Man Group to acquire Pine Grove Asset Management

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 11:03

Man Group is to acquire Pine Grove Asset Management, a USD1bn US-based fund of hedge fund manager specialising in the management of credit-focused hedge fund portfolios. »

Acquisition

North Street Global acquires LA-based hedge fund administrator

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 13:00

North Street Global Fund Services, an alternative asset administrator, has closed on its acquisition of Los Angeles-based hedge fund administrator Hedge Solutions. »

Announcement

Man Group confirms Numeric Investors acquisition talks

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 11:52

UK-based hedge fund manager Man Group has confirmed that it is in talks to acquire Boston-based fund management group Numeric Investors. »

Document signing

EEX and Kazakh commodity exchange Caspi sign cooperation agreement

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 10:07

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and the Kazakh commodity exchange Caspi JSC have concluded a cooperation agreement. »

Document signing

Liquid Holdings and ConvergEx Prime Services sign joint marketing agreement

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 16:00

Liquid Holdings Group has signed a joint marketing agreement with ConvergEx Prime Services, the prime services division of ConvergEx Group.  »

Handshake and money

Northern Lights and WHV invest in EAM Investors

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 13:07

Northern Lights Capital Group and WHV Investment Management have invested in EAM Investors, a California-based manager which focuses on small and micro-cap equities. »

Handshake and money

Northern Lights acquires Buick Capital stake

Thu, 15/05/2014 - 06:01

Private equity firm Northern Lights Capital Group, a provider of strategic capital and resources to boutique asset management firms, has made an investment in Buick Capital Partners. »

merger

LGT Capital Partners completes merger with LGT Capital Management

Tue, 06/05/2014 - 06:00

LGT Capital Partners has completed its merger with LGT Capital Management as of 25 April 2014. LGT Capital Management will be fully integrated as of 1 June 2014.  »

Completed stamp

BNY Mellon completes acquisition of HedgeMark International

Tue, 06/05/2014 - 06:00

BNY Mellon has completed its acquisition of HedgeMark International, a provider of hedge fund managed account and risk analytic services. »

Joined hands

Global Derivatives Indices forms partnership with Tullett Prebon Information

Wed, 30/04/2014 - 12:02

Global Derivatives Indices (GDI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Markets Exchange Group International (GMEX Group), is forming a strategic collaboration with Tullett Prebon Information (TPI). »

Wheat

Euronext strengthens delivery process for flagship milling wheat contract

Tue, 29/04/2014 - 10:04

Euronext has signed a tripartite agreement with grain storage specialist Sénalia and LCH.Clearnet SA. »

Acquisition

Goldman Sachs Asset Management to acquire Westpeak Global Advisors

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 11:33

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has entered into an agreement to acquire smart beta business Westpeak Global Advisors. »

Euros

Clearstream acquires Citco’s hedge fund custody processing business

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 10:51

Clearstream is acquiring Citco’s Cork-based financial institution hedge fund custody processing business for a sum in the mid double digit million euro range. »

Bermuda

FRMO Corp invests in Bermuda Stock Exchange

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 18:11

FRMO Corp has purchased a 37.57 per cent stake in the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) and is now the exchange’s largest shareholder. »

Handshake and money

BTIG secures CLSA investment

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 16:00

BTIG, a financial services firm specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, has secured a strategic investment from CLSA. »

Acquisition

GEMS Group acquires Kenmar-Olympia

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 06:01

Absolute return manager GEMS Groups has received legal and regulatory approval for its acquisition of Kenmar-Olympia. »

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