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Morgan Stanley clears OTC derivatives for BlackRock

Fri, 24/02/2012 - 13:56

Morgan Stanley has been selected by BlackRock to serve as one of its primary clearing brokers for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions. Morgan Stanley acted as BlackRock’s clearing broker for its first live production transactions. »

Peter Rigg, Global Head of HSBC’s Alternative Investment Group

HSBC launches next generation fund for HNW and institutional clients

Fri, 17/02/2012 - 10:00

HSBC has launched a High Net Worth & Institutional share classes for the HSBC Next Generation Fund. »

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New Forests launches Forest Carbon Partners

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 13:06

New Forests Inc has launched Forest Carbon Partners – an investment vehicle for California-compliant forest carbon offset projects – and closeed of the fund’s first two transactions. »

Louis Gargour, founding partner and portfolio manager of LNG,

Palmer Square signs investment deal with LNG Capital

Wed, 15/02/2012 - 12:00

Palmer Square Capital Management, along with Montage Investments and Atlantic Asset Management, has agreed an investment partnership with LNG Capital, a long/short European credit firm based in London that focuses on European corporate credit investments. »

Michel van Leeuwen, Chief Executive, The IMS Group

The IMS Group acquires remaining shares in IMS Consulting US LLC

Wed, 15/02/2012 - 10:55

The IMS Group (IMS), a leading global governance, risk and compliance services group has acquired all outstanding shares in the New York based subsidiary of the same name, IMS Consulting US (IMS US). »

Clifford Lewis, executive vice president and head of Exchange business, State Street

State Street Global Markets to join LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear Service

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 14:00

State Street Global Markets, LLC (SSGM), intends to join SwapClear, LCH.Clearnet’s global over-the-counter (OTC) IRS clearing service, by June, 2012 subject to regulatory approval. SwapClear’s total clearing membership is currently 61. »

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Cisco Systems, Comcast, FedEx added to US Contrarian Opportunities Index

Mon, 13/02/2012 - 10:00

Cisco Systems Inc, Comcast Corp (Class A shares) and FedEx Corp have been added to the Dow Jones US Contrarian Opportunities Index. »

James de Bunsen, Portfolio Manager, Armstrong Investment Managers,

Armstrong invests in sterling share class of Swiss & Globals’ Julius Baer Absolute Return Europe Equity Fund

Wed, 08/02/2012 - 10:00

Armstrong Investment Managers has invested into the newly launched sterling share class of the Swiss & Global JB Absolute Return Europe Equity Fund, managed by Andy Kastner, through its flagship IM Distinction Diversified Real Return Fund. »

Mikael Spångberg, Managing Director, Stockholm, SEB

SEB merges Key Asset Management with in-house team

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 14:35

SEB has integrated its offering within alternative investments by merging the SEB-owned London boutique Key Asset Management unit with the SEB Alternative Investment Team (AIT) in Stockholm .  »

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Finisterre Capital launches first dedicated EM equity fund

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 14:00

Finisterre Capital, the long/short emerging market total return specialist, has launched the Finisterre Equity Fund. Joint Portfolio Managers of the new fund are Alistair Candlish and Edward Cole, who joined Finisterre in August, 2011. The duo was hired as a team from Newsmith, where they were partners in the firm and jointly ran Newsmith’s EM equity fund. »

Olaf Rogge, Senior Partner, CEO and co-CIO of Rogge Global Partners

Rogge Global Partners joins forces with Alfi Partners to expand distribution in French-speaking Europe

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 10:00

Alfi Rogge Partners – a new joint venture between Rogge Global Partners and Alfi Partners – has established offices for marketing and client service in both Paris and Geneva in order to develop and service its business in French-speaking Europe and capitalise on the growing demand in the region for global fixed income. »

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Eurofin Capital acquires multi-strategy manager

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:48

Eurofin Capital, the Lausanne and London based privately owned investment company has acquired NAU Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund based in London. »

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Former multi-billion dollar hedge fund manager Sal Naro to launch Coherence Capital Partners

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:46

Sal Naro, former co-managing partner of Sailfish Capital, a USD4.4 billion asset management firm with approximately USD2 billion in hedge fund assets, is launching Coherence Capital Partners LLC (Coherence Capital).  »

Philip Masterson, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Development,Europe, SEI

SEI to provide fund outsourcing solutions to Asset Value Investors

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:11

SEI has been selected by Asset Value Investors (AVI) to provide full fund administration and trustee and custodial services for the investment manager’s new Irish Qualified Investment Funds (QIFs).   »

Sonia Schulenburg, CEO, Level E Capital

SVM launches hedge fund partnership with Level E Capital

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 12:59

SVM Asset Management, the Edinburgh based investment boutique, has launched a strategic partnership with Level E Capital, an Edinburgh based hedge fund. »

 Jonathan Punter, Chief Executive, Punter Southall Group

Punter Southall Group takes full ownership of PSigma Asset Management

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 16:37

Punter Southall Group has taken 100 per cent ownership of fund management boutique PSigma Asset Management. »

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NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Borse terminate merger agreement

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 09:48

NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Borse have both agreed to a mutual termination of the business combination agreement originally signed by the companies on 15 February, 2011. »

Ivan Glasenberg, CEO, Glencore

Xstrata and Glencore in merger discussions

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 06:00

The global mining giant Xstrata plc has confirmed that it has received an approach from and is in discussions with commodities giant Glencore International plc regarding an all share merger of equals “which may or may not lead to an offer being made by Glencore for Xstrata.” A combined group could be valued at about USD82 billion. »

Jan-Michiel Hessels, Chairman, NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext to focus on ’standalone strategy’

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 16:00

NYSE Euronext announced today that in light of the decision by the European Commission to prohibit its proposed combination with Deutsche Boerse, the companies are in discussions to terminate their merger agreement.  »

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Average daily volume of 8.2 million contracts at Eurex Group in January

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 14:00

In January 2012, the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 8.2 million contracts (Jan 2011: 10.4 million). »

Daniel J Roth,  President, NFA

NFA to provide regulatory services to MarketAxess' SEF

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 13:59

The National Futures Association (NFA) and MarketAxess Holdings Inc have entered into an agreement that paves the way for NFA to perform regulatory services for MarketAxess' planned swap execution facility (SEF). »

Ed Nicoll, Chairman, GlobeOp

GlobeOp to be acquired by TPG for GBP508 million

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 13:30

Fund administrator GlobeOp is to be acquired by private equity firm TPG Capital in a deal worth around GBP508 million (USD800 million). »

 Bob Enck, president and chief executive officer at Equinox

Equinox selects BNP Paribas for fund administration in the US

Tue, 31/01/2012 - 16:00

BNP Paribas, following a competitive tender, has implemented a mandate to provide fund administration to Equinox Fund Management (Equinox), a US alternative asset manager with more than USD1.5 billion in assets under management. »

Aleks Kins, CEO of AlphaMetrix.

AlphaMetrix acquires WR Group assets

Fri, 27/01/2012 - 06:00

AlphaMetrix LLC, founder of the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace (AGM), has acquired the hedge fund managed account assets of WR Group LLC. »

Magnus Spence, Managing Partner, Dalton Strategic Partners

Change to the ownership structure and management of Dalton Strategic Partnership

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 15:00

Following the sudden death of Andrew Dalton in April 2011, agreement has been reached, in principle, for the purchase of equity of Dalton Strategic Partners (DSP) from the Dalton family, by the executive partners of the firm. »

Win Neuger, Chief Executive Officer of PineBridge.

PineBridge Investments to access registered investment advisor market through partnership with Method Holdings

Mon, 23/01/2012 - 10:00

PineBridge Investments has signed an agreement to invest in, and provide services to, Method Holdings (Method), a financial holding company focused on aggregating the wealth management subsidiaries of “Top 100” CPA firms. »

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Strategic Investment Group selects Misys Sophis VALUE for front-to-back investment support

Tue, 17/01/2012 - 12:35

Strategic Investment Group (Strategic), an asset allocator with USD27.9 billion in assets under management, has selected Sophis VALUE for cross-asset trading and global risk management. »

James Lasry, Partner and Head of Funds at Hassans

Hassans completes 10th fund transaction since July 2011

Mon, 09/01/2012 - 16:00

Hassans, the Gibraltar based international law firm, is pleased to announce the completion of its 10th fund transaction, raising EUR1.45 billion since July 2011. These fund transactions cover sectors, such as Chinese securities, Online Gaming applications, African Resources, Private Equity/Real Estate along with World fixed income and the more traditional securities based funds. »

Stephane Farouze, Global Head of Fund Derivatives, Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank and FRM partner to launch first hedge fund seeding managed account platform

Mon, 09/01/2012 - 14:23

Deutsche Bank and Financial Risk Management (FRM) have announced a partnership to launch the industry’s first hedge fund seeding managed account platform.   »

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CVC Capital Partners and Resource America form CVC Credit Partners

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 06:00

CVC Capital Partners and Resource America Inc have signed an agreement to combine CVC Cordatus Group and Apidos Capital Management to form CVC Credit Partners. »

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