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Fund administration

The Conifer Group and Vastardis Capital Services combine to form global fund admin firm

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 11:00

The Conifer Group and Vastardis Capital Services have signed a definitive merger agreement to combine their respective businesses. »

Research

Gary D Halbert acquires Theta Investment Research

Wed, 29/01/2014 - 15:00

Gary D Halbert has acquired certain assets of active money manager database Theta Investment Research of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. »

Accounts

Cordium acquires HedgeStart

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 06:04

Compliance and regulatory services provider Cordium has acquired HedgeStart, a provider of UK tax, accounting and regulatory compliance consulting services to the investment management and securities industries. »

Nigel Le Quesne

JTC Group acquires book of business and staff from Herald Trust

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 12:09

JTC Group, an independent provider of private client, fund and corporate services, has acquired a substantial book of private client business from Herald Trust Company Limited, which is no longer part of the Herald Group. »

Document signing

Hedge funds sign deals with Aztec Exchange to purchase corporate invoices

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 06:04

Hedge funds in the US, UK and Singapore have signed agreements with Aztec Exchange to purchase invoices from suppliers in emerging markets and credit-constrained developed markets. »

Document signing

Elliott offers to acquire Riverbed for USD19.00 per share in cash

Fri, 10/01/2014 - 06:13

Elliott Management Corporation has sent a letter to the board of directors of Riverbed Technology offering to acquire all of the firm’s outstanding shares of common stock at USD19.00 per share in cash. »

Michael Sanders, chairman of the board of Alceda Fund Management SA

BNY Mellon and Alceda sign depositary agreement for alternative investment funds

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 11:13

BNY Mellon has been appointed as depositary for a significant proportion of the alternative investment holdings of Alceda Asset Management GmbH in Germany and Alceda Fund Management SA in Luxembourg. »

Jigsaw pieces

Cayman law firms to merge

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 10:08

Two law firms in the Cayman Islands have agreed to merge early in the new year forming one of the strongest and most experienced practices in the Caribbean. »

Joachim Gottschalk, chairman and chief executive officer of Gottex

Gottex and EIM to merge

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 12:00

Alternative investment managers Gottex Fund Management and EIM Group have reached agreement on the proposed merger of their businesses. »

James McGovern, chief executive officer of Arrow

Arrow Capital Management acquires BluMont Capital

Fri, 06/12/2013 - 12:32

Arrow Capital Management has received all necessary approvals of applicable securities regulatory authorities to complete the purchase of BluMont Capital Corporation from Integrated Asset Management. »

James S Holbrook, Jr, chairman and CEO of Sterne Agee

Sterne Agee closes acquisition of Yorvik Partners

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 10:36

Sterne Agee, one of the oldest and largest privately held financial services firms in the US, has closed its purchase of London-based brokerage firm Yorvik Partners, which has been renamed Sterne Agee UK. »

Guernsey flag

JTC Group acquires Anson Group

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 12:39

JTC Group has acquired the fund administration business of the Guernsey-based Anson Group. »

Timber

Phaunos terminates investment management agreement with FourWinds

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:47

Phaunos Timber Fund has reached agreement by mutual consent to terminate its investment management agreement with FourWinds Capital Management with immediate effect.  »

barred

Australian Federal Treasurer blocks ADM’s GrainCorp acquisition

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 13:28

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is ‘disappointed’ with the Australian Federal Treasurer’s decision to prohibit ADM’s proposed acquisition of GrainCorp Limited (ASX:GNC). »

David M Rubenstein, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Carlyle

Carlyle Group to acquire Diversified Global Asset Management

Wed, 27/11/2013 - 10:08

The Carlyle Group is to acquire Diversified Global Asset Management (DGAM), a manager of hedge funds with more than USD6.7bn in managed and advised assets. »

Lawsuit

Boutique law firms for the alternative assets industry merge PE and HW practices

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 13:17

MJ Hudson and MW Cornish & Co have merged their respective private equity and hedge funds practices with immediate effect. »

Steve Bates, Zephyr Management (UK)

Guardian Capital Group acquires boutique emerging market equity firm in London

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 12:20

Guardian Capital Group is to acquire a specialist boutique emerging market equity investment firm in London, providing the firm with an international platform to expand its asset management business. »

Cooperation

Oaktree and China Cinda Asset Management form JV

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 10:08

Oaktree Capital Group and China Cinda Asset Management are to jointly invest in distressed assets in China and to cooperate with respect to distressed assets investments in markets outside China. »

Irish flag

US Bancorp Fund Services acquires Quintillion

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 12:46

US Bancorp Fund Services has agreed to acquire Quintillion Limited, an Ireland-domiciled full-service hedge fund administrator. »

Globe and clock

NYSE Euronext sets date for completing acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 10:08

NYSE Euronext has provided a statement and timeline for the completion of its acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an operator of global markets and clearing houses. »

Thumbs up in the air

Nikko AM acquires Treasury Asia Asset Management

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 14:00

Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has acquired the Asia-Pacific investment manager Treasury Asia Asset Management Limited (TAAM). »

A Park in Luxembourg with flags flying

Citco acquires SEB’s Corporate Management Services business

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 06:00

Citco Corporate & Trust has reached an agreement to acquire Société Européenne de Banque’s (SEB) Corporate Management Services business. SEB plans to focus on its core banking activities. »

Yves Perrier, Amundi chief executive officer

Amundi completes acquisition of Smith Breeden

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:58

Amundi’s acquisition of Smith Breeden Associates has been finalised following completion of the customary conditions of informing regulatory authorities and gaining approval from certain clients and shareholders. »

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. »

features
Article
Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

Article
survey

The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

Special report
Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

Article
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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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.  ... »

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