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Moves & Appointments

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Carmignac Group appoints quantitative equity analyst

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 16:00

Carmignac Group has appointed Obe Ejikeme as a quantitative equity analyst in the firm’s fund management team. »

Handshake

Finisterre Capital strengthens team as assets increase

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 06:35

Finisterre Capital, the absolute return emerging market specialist, has appointed Christopher Buck as head of credit research. »

Board of directors

Confluence appoints Irfan Salim to board of directors

Mon, 06/10/2014 - 14:10

Confluence, a provider of data-driven solutions to optimise asset management operations, efficiency and control, has appointed Irfan Salim to its board of directors.  »

Handshake

Brandywine Global names Chen Zhao as co-director of global macro research

Fri, 03/10/2014 - 14:30

Brandywine Global Investment Management has appointed Chen Zhao as co-director of global macro research effective from 1 January 2015. »

Cayman Islands

Dillon Eustace expands Cayman and Dublin offices

Fri, 03/10/2014 - 11:16

Dillon Eustace has expanded its global practice with the senior hire of Jonathan Law to its Cayman office and the addition of Fionnán Gannon to its Dublin office. »

South Korea

HFA appoints Robert Kim and Raymond Kang as Korea Chapter regional co-directors

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 15:01

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has appointed Robert Kim, global advisor for Alternative Summit Korea, and Raymond Kang, chief executive of Prodigy Capital Management, as Korea Chapter regional co-directors. »

Team meeting

Ultimus Fund Solutions expands fund administration team

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 14:33

Ultimus Fund Solutions has expanded its fund administration team with the appointment of former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and fund company attorney Bo Howel. »

Handshake

Dexion Capital appoints head of international sales

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 14:03

Max Nardulli has joined Dexion Capital, the alternatives investment bank, as head of international sales. »

Two fingers

Nomura adds two to prime finance business

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 14:02

Nomura has made two new hires into its prime finance business, which encompasses equity financing, prime services and Delta 1. »

Hong Kong

SS&C hires Stewart Bent to head up fund services in Asia

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 11:10

SS&C Technologies has hired Stewart Bent to manage SS&C GlobeOp’s fund administration business in Asia. »

Handshake

Withers hires head of financial services and investment funds

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 10:05

International law firm Withers has hired Andrea Luciano as a partner and head of financial services and investment funds in its Milan office.  »

Hong Kong

Two additional partners to join Akin Gump in Hong Kong

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 16:02

F Mark Fucci and Anne-Marie Godfrey are to join law firm Akin Gump’s Hong Kong office. »

Mutual funds

Wert to lead development of Context’s single manager alternative mutual funds

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 06:01

Context Asset Management has appointed Andrew Wert as managing director and senior portfolio manager for single-manager funds. »

Leda Braga, BlueCrest

Leda Braga leaves BlueCrest to run new USD9bn company

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 10:52

BlueCrest’s Leda Braga is to leave the USD27bn hedge fund operation to separately run her USD8.3bn systematic fund BlueTrend, plus the smaller BlueMatrix fund, under a new company called Systematica Investments. »

Man with loud hailer

PIMCO CIO Gross joins Janus Capital

Sat, 27/09/2014 - 12:52

PIMCO co-founder and CIO William H Gross is leaving the firm to join Janus Capital Group where he will manage the recently launched Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund and related strategies. »

Italy flag

Lombard Odier Investment Managers names head of Italian business

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 15:59

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has appointed Andrea Argenti as country head for its business in Italy, effective December 2014. »

Meeting

Deloitte expands hedge fund practice

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 14:09

Deloitte has strengthened its hedge fund practice with two key appointments for the UK and EMEA regions. »

Trading screens

BTIG expands futures and commodities desk

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 10:30

BTIG is expanding its futures and commodities desk with the hires of Eric Silverman and Jordan Lichtenstein. »

Handshake

SEI adds HF specialist to support growth in institutional outsourcing

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 12:00

SEI has appointed Andrew Daly to the firm’s US institutional advisory team. »

Four fingers

Akin Gump appoints four partners in London and Hong Kong

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 13:20

International law firm Akin Gump has appointed four partners from Bingham McCutcheon in the firm’s corporate, restructuring and funds practices in London and Hong Kong. »

Kathleen Casey

AIMA appoints new council

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 10:03

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has formed a new AIMA Council, its global board of directors. »

Handshake

Sussex Partners appoints Credit Agricole veteran as partner

Fri, 19/09/2014 - 06:01

Sussex Partners, a specialist advisory firm focused on alternative investments, has appointed Frederic Neefs as a partner of the firm.  »

Handshake

BlueBay appoints alternatives strategy director - macro

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 06:02

BlueBay Asset Management, a manager of fixed income and alternative investments, has appointed Wike Groenenberg in the newly-created role of alternatives strategy director - macro. »

Handshake

Highwater appoints Yolanda McCoy as director

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 16:00

Cayman Islands-based boutique corporate governance services firm Highwater has expanded its team of directors with the appointment of Yolanda Banks McCoy.  »

European flags

Advent Capital hires Robert Gourlay as head of European business development

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 11:13

Advent Capital Management has appointed Robert Gourlay as managing director and head of European business development. »

Handshake

BakerHostetler expands business and energy practices

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:27

Laura J McMahon has joined BakerHostetler as a partner in the firm’s corporate and energy practices based in the Houston office. »

Luxembourg

ALFI appoints director of legal and tax

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 06:00

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has appointed Marc-André Bechet as director of legal and tax. »

Risk

Liquid Holdings Group strengthens risk team

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 14:01

Liquid Holdings Group has appointed financial services industry veterans Jeremy Shaw, Richard Boesch and Isaac Babani as senior financial engineers in the firm’s risk analytics team. »

Handshake

Apex appoints chief executive

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 12:02

Apex Fund Services has named Bill Salus as chief executive officer with immediate effect. »

EMEA

REDI names Michael Lax head of EMEA sales

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 16:02

REDI Holdings, provider of the REDIPlus execution management system (EMS), has appointed Michael Lax as head of EMEA sales. »

features
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.  ... »

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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