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Financial service advisory firm Kinetic Partners has expanded its global offering by opening two new offices, one in Chicago and one in Singapore.
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Kinetic Partners opens new offices in Chicago and Singapore

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:30

Financial service advisory firm Kinetic Partners has expanded its global offering by opening two new offices, one in Chicago and one in Singapore. »

Chicago

US options of six MSCI indexes to list exclusively on CBOE

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 06:00

CBOE Holdings has entered into a licensing agreement with MSCI to offer US options trading on several MSCI indexes, which will be solely listed for trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). »

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CSQ to provide outsourced CIO services in new partnership with Strategic Capital Alternatives

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 16:00

Circle Squared Alternative Investments (CSQ) has partnered with USD1.5bn money management and investment consulting firm Strategic Capital Alternatives (SCA). »

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ING Investment Management hires convertible bond team

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 11:30

ING Investment Management (ING IM) has hired the convertible bond team from Avoca Convertible Bond Partners, adding a strategy to its range that offers equity upside participation with downside capital protection. »

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JPX and SGX form new partnership

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 09:00

Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) are to enter a Letter of Intent (LOI) to collaborate in the joint development and promotion of the markets on both exchanges.  »

USD

Gunner closes oversubscribed USD1.09bn revolving credit facility

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 16:30

Commodities trading house Gunvor Group Ltd has agreed a USD1,090,000,000 revolving credit facility in favour of Gunvor International BV and Gunvor SA . »

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New managed account regime for Jersey hedge fund managers

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 09:00

An exemption which will enable Jersey-regulated fund managers to be appointed in relation to managed accounts has now been introduced.   »

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SEC suspends trading in companies touting operations related to prevention or treatment of Ebola

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 13:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in four companies that claim to be developing products or services in response to the Ebola outbreak, citing a lack of publicly available information. »

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Columbia Management agrees strategic initiative with BAAM

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 14:00

Columbia Management and Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) are to research and develop investment solutions that leverage Columbia’s asset management capabilities and Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business. »

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Crestline Investors partners with Denali Capital to expand syndicated loan and CLO business

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 16:10

Institutional alternative investment manager Crestline Investors has partnered with Denali Capital, a syndicated commercial loan asset management firm, to further expand a collateralised loan obligation (CLO) platform. »

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HKEx Group and China Merchants Group sign MOU

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:00

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) and China Merchants Group (CMG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a strategic alliance in product development and related services. »

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Billion-dollar question: Are public-to-private transactions on the way out?

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 12:38

Following industry debates that the leveraged buyout market has all but dried up, Preqin examines whether or not buyouts and, in particular, public-to private transactions are still attractive to the investment community. »

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Pinyon Asset Management forms strategic partnership with GCM Grosvenor

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 15:30

Event-driven investment firm Pinyon Asset Management has partnered with alternative asset management firm GCM Grosvenor. »

Cooperation

Netagio partners with WalPay

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 11:40

Bitcoin, gold and sterling exchange Netagio has partnered with Isle of Man payment services provider WalPay, allowing customers to deposit funds and receive international payments in GBP, EUR and USD. »

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BATS and BX partner to increase competition in Swiss equities market

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:18

BATS Chi-X Europe and BX Swiss have entered into a partnership agreement designed to bring greater competition and enhanced market efficiencies to the Swiss equities market. »

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Gar Wood Securities and Axxcess to introduce emerging hedge fund managers to investors

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:01

Gar Wood Securities and Axxcess Wealth Management have formed a strategic relationship and joint marketing effort to introduce emerging US hedge fund managers to institutional clients, ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices. »

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Kanaly Trust partners with Meritage Capital to create alt investment solutions for HNWs

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 14:00

Kanaly Trust has partnered with Meritage Capital to develop alternatives investment solutions for high net worth (HNW) investors as part of their portfolio strategy. »

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FNEX partners with Buttonwood Group Advisors

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 14:04

Buttonwood Group Advisors is to list on the FNEX online alternative investment platform via its placement agent, affiliated broker-dealer Joseph Gunnar & Co. »

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Adaptive Consulting and Software AG form strategic partnership

Tue, 05/08/2014 - 06:31

Software AG and Adaptive Consulting have formed a strategic partnership combing Adaptive’s front office applications expertise with Software AG's streaming analytics, complex event processing (CEP), in-memory data management and universal messaging solutions. »

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KKR acquires stake in credit-oriented hedge fund

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 06:02

KKR & Co has acquired a 24.9 per cent interest in BlackGold Capital Management, a credit-oriented hedge fund specialising in energy and hard asset investments. »

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Private equity and alternative firms move down market to support retail clients

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 06:11

Private equity and alternative firms are moving down market to support the retail marketplace, according to research from analytics firm Cerulli Associates. »

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Taliance to focus on alt investments following back-office solutions sale

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 06:00

Taliance, a global analytics provider serving the alternative investments marketplace, has sold its back office-focused accounting and transactional solutions to asset management software provider Cassiopae. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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... »

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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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