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Acquisition

GEMS Group acquires Kenmar-Olympia

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 06:01

Absolute return manager GEMS Groups has received legal and regulatory approval for its acquisition of Kenmar-Olympia. »

Index

FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets acquires MTS’ indices business

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 06:01

FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets has acquired the indices business of MTS, whose indices track the performance of the largest and most widely traded government issued securities in European bonds. »

Investments

Napier Park Global Capital receives allocation from Topwater Capital

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:05

Napier Park has received a managed account allocation from an investment fund managed by Topwater Capital, a division of Leucadia Asset Management. »

Bitcoins

GoldMoney spins off Bitcoin-focused Netagio

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:20

GoldMoney has separated its digital currency-focused arm, Netagio Limited, which it launched in December 2013, from the GoldMoney group. »

Partnership

Investcorp and Eyck Capital Management form relationship

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:06

Investcorp's US-based hedge fund business and Eyck Capital Management, a London-based investment manager led by Khing Oei, have formed a strategic relationship. »

Handshake

IA Englander transfers MA&PS to Concept Capital

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 12:26

IA Englander & Co has agreed to transfer its managed account and prime services platform (MA&PS) to Concept Capital Markets. »

Up arrow

European non-core loan sales up 40 per cent, says PwC

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 14:11

2013 was a record year from a transaction perspective with EUR64bn of Europe’s non-core loans sold as part of portfolio transactions last year, a 40 per cent increase on the previous year, according to PwC.   »

Acquisition

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services acquires Meridian Fund Services Group

Thu, 20/03/2014 - 06:01

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services, a global asset administrator, has acquired Meridian Fund Services Group, a fund administrator with USD14bn of assets under administration (AuA). »

Trading screens

Liquidnet expands into fixed income market with acquisition of bond trading platform

Wed, 19/03/2014 - 06:01

Global institutional trading network Liquidnet is planning to enter the fixed income market with its acquisition of bond trading platform Vega-Chi. »

Document signing

Tages Capital partners with Gauly | Dittrich | van de Weyer Asset Management

Fri, 14/03/2014 - 06:30

Alternative multi-manager Tages Capital has signed a strategic partnership with Frankfurt-based Gauly | Dittrich | van de Weyer Asset Management. »

Handshake and money

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management acquires USD85m of illiquid hedge funds

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:08

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management's (DeAWM) Aggregator Solutions fund has recently acquired a USD85m portfolio of illiquid hedge funds from a Swiss asset manager. »

Shawn P Matthews, chief executive officer of Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management to acquire Fintan Partners

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 14:03

Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management (CFAM), a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald, has acquired California-based Fintan Partners, a fixed income absolute return fund of hedge funds.  »

Malta

Cordium acquires Maltese advisory and compliance consultancy Zodiac

Tue, 25/02/2014 - 16:03

Cordium has acquired Zodiac Advisory Services, a provider of compliance, risk, accounting and governance services for the investment management industry in Malta. 

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Document signing

BNY Mellon to acquire full ownership of HedgeMark International

Tue, 25/02/2014 - 10:10

BNY Mellon has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 65 per cent interest of HedgeMark International, a current affiliate and a provider of hedge fund managed account and risk analytic services. »

Dollars

Aurora provides early-stage capital for Brenham funds

Thu, 20/02/2014 - 12:06

Alternative investment manager Aurora Investment Management has provided early-stage capital to investment funds managed by energy-focused long/short equity fund manager Brenham Capital Management. »

Nigel Le Quesne

JTC Group forms partnerships with two firms in Europe

Tue, 18/02/2014 - 16:00

JTC Group has formed alliance partnerships with two firms within the EU to widen its geographical reach. »

Computers

JTC Group invests in FrontInvest IT platform

Fri, 14/02/2014 - 06:04

JTC Group’s funds arm has invested in an IT platform, FrontInvest, to bolster its capabilities in the funds sector. »

Trading screens

Deutsche Börse buys minority stake in Bondcube

Thu, 13/02/2014 - 06:03

Deutsche Börse has acquired a stake in Bondcube, the new fixed income trading system, for a low sum in the single digit millions (GBP).

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Document signing

La Française and Tages Capital sign strategic partnership

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 14:11

European asset manager La Française and Tages Capital, an alternative multi-management solutions provider, have entered into a strategic partnership. »

Acquisition

Carlyle Group acquires Diversified Global Asset Management

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 10:04

The Carlyle Group has completed its acquisition of Diversified Global Asset Management (DGAM), a global manager of hedge funds with more than USD6.7bn in managed and advised assets. »

Joe Ratterman

BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge complete merger

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 06:10

BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge completed their merger on 31 January, creating one of the world’s largest stock exchange operators. »

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. »

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