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Marketing

Peppercomm acquires Walek & Associates

Mon, 07/10/2013 - 15:01

Peppercomm Strategic Communications has acquired Walek & Associates, an independent financial, capital markets and investor relations firm. »

Michael Bodson, DTCC president and chief executive officer

DTCC acquires 100 per cent of Omgeo

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 16:01

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has completed its 100% acquisition of Omgeo. »

Merger

ICE-NYSE Euronext merger moves a step closer

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 13:50

The chairmen's committee of Euronext regulators has issued a letter to ICE and NYSE Euronext indicating that they are "not minded to object" to the proposed merger between the two companies. »

Bill Stone, chairman and chief executive officer, SS&C Technologies

SS&C acquires Prime Management Limited

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 11:49

SS&C Technologies has acquired Prime Management Limited, a fund administrator and a service provider to investment structures, sponsors and managers in the insurance linked securities market. »

Dollars

Milbank represents KKR Asset Management in USD300m CLO upsize

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 11:01

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy represented affiliates of KKR Asset Management (KAM) in connection with the USD300m upsize of the existing KKR Financial CLO 2011-1 secured financing. »

Ted Mathas, chairman and chief executive officer, New York Life Insurance Company

New York Life Investments to acquire Dexia Asset Management

Thu, 26/09/2013 - 06:00

New York Life Investments is to acquire full ownership of Dexia Asset Management – an international asset manager with approximately USD100bn in assets under management – for EUR380m. »

Victor Koloshuk, chairman and chief executive of IAM

Integrated Asset Management sells BluMont Capital to Arrow Capital Management

Fri, 20/09/2013 - 14:25

Integrated Asset Management is to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, BluMont Capital, to Arrow Capital Management. »

Data

Confluence acquires Data Agent

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 06:16

Confluence, a provider of data management solutions, has acquired Data Agent, a provider of alternative investment industry data management and reporting solutions. »

Mutual funds

Calastone secures USD18m investment led by Accel Partners

Thu, 12/09/2013 - 06:35

Calastone, the independent cross-border transaction network for the global funds industry, has secured a USD18m round of investment led by Accel Partners with participation from existing investor Octopus Investments. »

Handshake and money

Estancia makes minority investment in Equinoxe

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 06:00

Private equity fund Estancia Capital Partners has acquired a minority interest in Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services, joining XL Group as a strategic investor in the firm. »

Graeme Delaney-Smith, Alcentra

Alcentra completes warranted loan investment in CorpAcq

Wed, 28/08/2013 - 10:04

Sub-investment grade corporate credit specialist Alcentra, part of BNY Mellon, has invested in CorpAcq plc, a South Manchester-based company committed to the acquisition and investment in strong asset backed, profitable and cash generative owner-managed enterprises. »

Jeff Greenberg, chief executive of Aquiline

Aquiline Capital Partners invests in Tourmalet Advisors

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 12:01

Aquiline Capital Partners has made an investment, through affiliates, in Tourmalet Advisors, an alternative investment manager based in Fairfield, Connecticut. »

Announcement

Prestige acquires significant stake in Methexis Holdings

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 06:04

Prestige Fund Management (PFM), a Cayman-based investment manager, has purchased a significant equity stake in Methexis Holdings, an Isle of Man-based corporation and owners of Methexis Capital Advisors, a UK-based regulated investment manager.  »

Michael Sacks, chief executive officer of Grosvenor

Grosvenor Capital Management to acquire CFIG from Credit Suisse

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 16:06

Grosvenor Capital Management, one of the world's largest discretionary allocators to hedge funds, is to acquire the Customized Fund Investment Group (CFIG), a private equity, infrastructure and real estate investment management company, from Credit Suisse Group.  »

Tony Ressler, senior partner, Ares

Alleghany invests in Ares Management

Thu, 01/08/2013 - 12:12

Alleghany has invested USD250m for a 6.25 per cent equity ownership interest in Ares Management, which is privately held, and also committed to invest up to USD1bn of capital in various existing and new Ares investment strategies.    »

Toys “R” Us

Cairn Capital places GBP263.2m Debussy DTC notes for Toys “R” Us

Fri, 26/07/2013 - 12:06

Cairn Capital has structured and placed GBP263.2m in commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) notes for Debussy DTC. »

Marianne Brown, president and chief executive, Omgeo

DTCC to acquire full ownership of Omgeo

Thu, 25/07/2013 - 12:00

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is to acquire full ownership of Omgeo, combining Thomson Reuters’ 50 per cent stake in the company with DTCC’s existing 50 per cent ownership. »

Daniel S Loeb, chief executive, Third Point

Yahoo! to repurchase 40 million shares held by Third Point

Wed, 24/07/2013 - 09:41

Yahoo! is to repurchase 40 million shares of Yahoo! common stock beneficially owned by hedge fund Third Point at a purchase price of USD29.11 per share. »

Trading screens

Goldman Sachs completes sale of majority equity stake in REDI

Fri, 19/07/2013 - 06:09

The Goldman Sachs Group has sold a majority equity interest in REDI, the technology provider for the REDIPlus Execution Management System (EMS), to a consortium of investors including BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citadel and Lightyear Capital.  »

Calculator

Broadridge completes Bonaire acquisition

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 16:02

Broadridge Financial Solutions has closed its acquisition of Bonaire Software Solutions, a provider of fee calculation, billing and revenue and expense management solutions for asset managers including institutional asset managers, wealth managers, mutual funds, bank trusts, hedge funds and capital markets firms. »

Mortgage

LendInvest completes first block trade of loans for GBP1.3m

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 23:08

Peer-to-peer mortgage trading platform LendInvest has completed its first block trade of loans. »

Acquisition

Tiger Bay Advisors acquires Gramercy Park Advisors

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 12:16

Tiger Bay Advisors, a provider of consulting and business process outsourcing (BPO) services to asset managers, has completed its acquisition of Gramercy Park Advisors, a boutique strategic advisory firm focused on the asset management industry.  »

Electronic trading floor

S&P Capital IQ agrees deal with Tullett Prebon Information for use and redistribution of market data

Tue, 16/07/2013 - 16:06

S&P Capital IQ, a provider of multi-asset class research, data and analytics, has entered into a long-term, strategic agreement with Tullett Prebon Information (TPI), part of Tullett Prebon, one of the world’s largest inter-dealer brokers. »

Bill Taylor, president of Miravast

Miravast closes USD60m life insurance portfolio acquisition

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 16:08

Miravast Asset Management, an investment adviser specialising in life contingent assets, has advised on the USD60m purchase of a life insurance portfolio by a substantial institutional investor.   »

Michael Azlen, founder and chief executive of Frontier

Gottex completes Frontier acquisition

Fri, 05/07/2013 - 12:09

Gottex Fund Management has completed the acquisition of a majority interest in Frontier Investment Management, a UK multi-asset investment management firm. »

Money and calculator

Broadridge to acquire Bonaire

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 12:05

Broadridge Financial Solutions is to acquire Bonaire Software Solutions, a provider of fee calculation, billing and revenue and expense management solutions for asset managers including institutional asset managers, wealth managers, mutual funds, bank trusts, hedge funds and capital markets firms. »

Handshake

Butterfield Fulcrum Group to be acquired by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 08:45

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB) is to acquire alternative fund administrator Butterfield Fulcrum. Established in 1927, MUTB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (‘MUFG’), the fifth largest global bank holding company ranked by assets.  »

Mark Beeston, chief executive of portfolio risk services at ICAP

ICAP invests in Enso Financial Management

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 14:33

ICAP, a markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, has made an investment in Enso Financial Management (EFM), an early-stage firm providing hedge funds and asset managers with portfolio reporting and data analytics services. »

FirstRand group chief executive Sizwe Nxasana

Jersey based Ashburton to become part of South African parent’s new investment business

Tue, 18/06/2013 - 16:06

Ashburton (Jersey) Limited is to form the international arm of a new asset manager that will become the fourth financial services franchise of FirstRand Limited alongside existing brands FNB, RMB and WesBank. »

Sean Dowling, office managing partner of Appleby (Isle of Man)

Appleby acquires Caledonian’s IOM operation

Mon, 03/06/2013 - 06:33

Appleby has acquired Caledonian Trust (IOM) and Caledonian Fund Services (Europe) as part of the group’s ongoing strategy to grow its fiduciary and administration business. »

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