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MKO rebrands as EisnerAmper Ireland

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 10:00

Irish accountancy firm MKO is joining with US accountancy firm, EisnerAmper, to form a new global network called EisnerAmper Global. MKO will now trade under the brand of EisnerAmper Ireland. »

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IKONIC partners with Nedelma to provide dynamic reporting for hedge fund clients.

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 17:30

IKONIC Fund Services has chosen Nedelma Portfolio Amalfi to provide enhanced, dynamic reporting to its hedge fund clients. »

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Poplar Forest Capital awarded large cap mandate

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 21:00

Poplar Forest Capital, an investment management firm specialising in large and mid-cap value equities, has been selected by Progress Investment Management Company to manage a USD121 million large cap account.  »

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Fortress Investment Group and Mount Kellett Capital form strategic alliance

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 10:00

An affiliate of Fortress Investment Group is to become co-manager with Mount Kellett Capital Management of the Mount Kellett investment funds and related accounts (the funds).  »

Wind power

Wind power deals account for 17 per cent of all infrastructure transactions since 2006

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 16:48

Stephen Yates examines Preqin’s latest data on wind power deals, including aggregate deal value, average deal size and the most prominent regions for wind power deal activity. »

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ESMA calls for modification of UCITS Directive

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 19:00

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is calling for a modification of the UCITS Directive to take into account the clearing obligations for certain types of over-the-counter (OTC) financial derivative transactions under EMIR. »

bitcoins

Elliptic and Gem partner on new enhancement to Gem’s multi-signature bitcoin wallet

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 20:30

Elliptic, a full-service bitcoin custodian for the capital markets, has partnered with developer API provider Gem to enhance Gem’s multi-signature bitcoin wallets. »

Time

The increase of buyout holding periods

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 18:52

The average time taken to exit private equity-backed buyout investments has increased year-on-year since 2008. In this extract from the Preqin Private Equity Spotlight: May 2015, Anna Strumillo and Ciantelle Lawrence conduct an in-depth analysis of buyout holding periods. »

computer security

Docupace and Security Snapshot to extend cyber-security management solutions for financial services firms

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 22:00

Docupace Technologies is joining with computer security services company Security Snapshot to deliver cyber-security solutions for financial services firms.  »

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IFIA welcomes the EC’s Capital Markets Union Green Paper

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 21:00

The Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA), the trade body representing the largest sector of the financial services industry in Ireland, has responded positively to the European Commission’s Green Paper on Capital Markets Union (CMU). »

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CRYEX launches new institutional FX and digital currency marketplace and clearing house

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 09:00

CRYEX has filed an application with the Swedish Finansinspektionen (SFSA) to become a regulated clearing organisation and create a member-only marketplace with clearing and settlement for FX and digital currencies. »

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VOLEX Execution Services announces liquidity auctions for institutional option traders

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 19:00

VOLEX Execution Services has announced VOLEX Liquidity Auctions for traders seeking liquidity beyond the current quotes represented by the US listed option markets.  »

Tick

Garrison Investment Group selects iLEVEL for portfolio monitoring

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 17:30

Alternative investment and asset management firm Garrison Investment Group has selected iLEVEL to manage the firm’s portfolio data and streamline their reporting process. »

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Lexington Partners to rebuild three more schools in Latin America with Happy Hearts Fund

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 15:30

Alternative investment manager Lexington Partners has renewed a three-year agreement, or "smartnership," with the Happy Hearts Fund to jointly rebuild three schools in Latin American countries.  »

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CIFA enlists KWM ro promote Cypriot investment funds

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 10:15

The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) has formed a strategic partnership with law firm, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) to develop the legal and regulatory framework for investment funds in Cyprus. »

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Elliot Advisors withdraws Alliance Trust AGM resolutions

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 20:00

Activist hedge fund Elliott Advisors, the largest shareholder of Alliance Trust, has agreed to withdraw its three resolutions from the company’s Annual General Meeting on 29 April 2015 and has committed to support the Board and management on all other resolutions. »

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Societe Generale to process derivatives for Cyan Oak VGB alt funds

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 17:00

Societe Generale has been mandated by the investment management company, Cyan Oak Capital LLP, to process derivatives for its range of alternative investment funds.  »

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China Everbright Limited and Sinowel Enterprise Group sign partnership agreement

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 11:00

China Everbright Limited (CEL) and Sinowel Enterprise Group (Sinowel) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to start their co-operation towards the secondary market of trust beneficiary rights.  »

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GMEX Technologies and Avenir partner with Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 06:00

GMEX Technologies (GMEX TECH), part of the Global Markets Exchange Group International, and Avenir Technology Limited (Avenir), the UK based post-trade software firm, have partnered with the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE). »

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Private equity-backed buyout deals see highest quarterly total value since Q3 2007

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:51

This extract from Preqin’s Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015 focuses on global private equity-backed buyout deals, featuring the latest available data. »

dark pool

Neonet to provide access to Oslo Børs new North Sea dark pool at launch

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 16:00

Neonet is to provide its clients with access to North Sea, the re-launched dark pool functionality from Oslo Børs. This includes fully integrated DMA, Smart Order Router and algorithm support.  »

New Zealand

TEL selects SS&C’s Pages client account reporting

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 18:30

Trustee Executors Limited (TEL), a New Zealand-based provider of third party administration for financial services, has selected SS&C's reporting solution, Pages.  »

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Heptagon removes hedging overlay from equity hedge offering

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 14:30

Heptagon Capital has successfully completed the conversion of the Helicon Fund from an equity-hedge product to a global long-only equity by removing the index futures hedging overlay. The change is in response to client demand »

regulation books

Industry veterans join forces at new Swiss Representative Company

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 09:00

Dermot Butler, former Chairman of Custom House Group, and Lancelot Frick, Principal of Frick Capital, have formed SwissRepCo to help non-Swiss fund managers market their funds in the country following recent regulatory changes.   »

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Pershing licenses Redi2 Technologies’ Revenue Manager

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 14:00

Redi2 Technologies, the premier provider of hosted fee billing and revenue management solutions to the global financial services industry, announced today that  »

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ATG partners with SS&C to distribute Latin American algo strategies

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 14:00

SS&C Technologies Holdings has partnered with Americas Trading Group (ATG) to provide advanced algorithmic trading strategies to SS&C MarketTrader Order Management System (OMS) clients and FIXLink electronic trading community participants.  »

Abu Dhabi

Calastone expands Middle East coverage by connecting NBAD

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 19:30

Calastone has added the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) Global Asset Management to its global order routing community. »

Dubai

Vitol veteran Duncan Preston joins Cornerstone Global Commodities

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 18:00

Cornerstone Global Commodities is pleased to announce that it has been joined by  »

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Tickmill adds eight key CFDs to offering

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 11:00

ECN broker Tickmill has added contracts for difference (CFDs) – a derivative product that gives opportunity to make money from both falling and rising markets –  to its diverse product line.  »

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TMF Group and Custom House Global Fund Services to separate

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 09:00

TMF Group has agreed with the management team of its fund services division, TMF Custom House, the creation of an independent, stand-alone Custom House Fund Services. »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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