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Damien georges

Taliance names Hipercept as channel partner for North & South America

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 06:00

Taliance, an analytics software provider in the alternative investment marketplace, has selected Hipercept, to serve as its channel partner for North and South America. »

Investment

Tricadia Capital makes equity investment in CV Holdings

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:30

CV Holdings has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement and an Investor Rights Agreement with an affiliate of Tricadia Capital Management in connection with the sale in a private placement of shares of newly created Non-Convertible Senior Preferred Stock shares of Common Stock of the Company.  »

announcement

Best Credit Data Partners with Exchange Data International to distribute Municipal Bond Pricing Data

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:00

Best Credit Data (BCD), a provider of end of day bond pricing data, is partnering with Exchange Data International (EDI), to distribute BCD Municipal Bond End-of-Day Pricing data to EDI clients around the world. »

data

Deloitte partners with Recommind to launch new data analysis tool for OTC contracts

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 20:00

Deloitte has formed an alliance with Recommind to deliver a managed service to investment banks, transforming the way Over-the-Counter (OTC) International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements are managed. »

Wind farm

Funding UK agriculture’s renewable energy strategy

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 10:40

How investors are turning to non-traditional sectors for income streams – By Craig Reeves, Founder, Prestige Asset Management/Prestige Capital Management… »

announcement

MMF reforms will have different effects in the US and the EU

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 23:18

European policy makers have proposed money market fund (MMF) reforms relatively similar to the US changes slated to take effect next year, says Moody's Investors Service in a new report. »

data

DTCC issues proposals for global data harmonisation to CPMI IOSCO

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 09:00

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has issued its recommendations on global data harmonisation to the CPMI IOSCO Harmonisation working group, detailing a proposed path towards a global data harmonisation, with credit derivatives identified as the first step.  »

sell button

Incapital and Nuveen Investments expand unit trust partnership

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 16:45

Incapital LLC and Nuveen Investments have expanded their joint-distribution and portfolio consultant unit trust partnership with the addition of new unit trusts and expanded sales resources at both firms. »

bitcoins

CQG to provide connectivity to CRYEX crypto currency trading platform

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 16:30

CRYEX, the new digital currency trading and clearing platform, is partnering with CQG, a trade routing, global market data and advanced technical analysis provider, to offer connectivity to its members and participants from launch. »

announcement

BT Makes it easy for investors to trade on Japan’s financial markets 

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 06:00

BT is making it easy for investors globally to trade on the equities and derivatives markets of the Japan Exchange Group (JPX), Asia's largest exchange group and the third largest in the world.   »

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Coherence Capital Partners and James Alpha Management team up to distribute Spectrum Fund

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 09:00

Coherence Capital Partners, a fixed income focused alternative investment firm, and James Alpha Management, a diversified alternative asset management firm, have entered into a strategic partnership to exclusively distribute Coherence’s flagship Spectrum Fund. »

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Sky Fund launches investable index of alternative UCIT funds

Tue, 09/06/2015 - 09:00

Sky Fund LLC (Sky Fund), a regulated US asset management firm, has entered into an index advisory agreement with a European ‘A’ Rated bank by S&P and Fitch Ratings.   »

one finger

EDM Council releases first formal ontology standard

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 10:00

The Enterprise Data Management Council (EDM Council) has received approval for Financial Industry Building Ontology (FIBO) Foundations as the first of thirty data content standards for the financial industry.   »

French flag

Natixis arranges largest power project refinancing on the French market for Exeltium

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 20:00

Natixis has acted as Financial Advisor, Rating Advisor, Mandated Lead Arranger and Co-Hedge Coordinator for the EUR1.4 billion senior debt refinancing of French virtual power plant Exeltium. »

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Lyxor launches Corsair, first daily fund on alternative UCITS platform

Thu, 04/06/2015 - 21:00

Lyxor Asset Management has partnered with Corsair Capital Management to launch the Lyxor/Corsair Capital Fund a new UCITS-compliant US long/short equity strategy, and the first fund with daily liquidity within Lyxor’s  Alternative UCITS offering.  »

USA

US M&A deal pace is deliberate

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 10:37

David Shine, Partner – Corporate Department at international law firm Paul Hastings, comments on the news that US bound M&A deal activity in May surpassed the previous monthly record set in 2007… »

Globe

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. »

announcement

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. »

change direction

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.  »

Irish flag

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. »

Vishal K Gupta

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.  »

features
Article
Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

Article
Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

Article
North America

Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

Special report
State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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