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Moves & Appointments

San Francisco

WTAS appoints managing director in San Francisco

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 06:10

Marc Lim has joined tax firm WTAS as a managing director in the commercial and alternative investment funds practices in the San Francisco office. »

US flag

Murano Connect expands US presence

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 11:06

Murano Connect is establishing a presence in Midtown Manhattan and expanding its US analytics team there. »

Board table

SEI appoints board members for Advisors’ Inner Circle series trust

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 06:00

SEI has appointed four independent board members for its recently-launched series trust, The Advisors’ Inner Circle Fund (AIC) III, which addresses the rising demand for alternative strategies packaged as mutual funds. »

Team meeting

Richey May expands alternative investment division

Tue, 12/08/2014 - 10:06

Accounting firm Richey May & Co has expanded its alternative investment division by adding three senior-level hires – Daniel O’Connor, Stephen Vlasak and Jonathan Sharon, who will lead the practice. »

Shaking hands

BlueBay Asset Management adds to investment grade expertise

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 13:42

Kaspar Hense has joined Fixed income and alternative investments specialist BlueBay Asset Management’s investment grade team as portfolio manager for global sovereign and aggregate bond strategies. »

Johan Terblanche, Dechert

Johan Terblanche Joins Dechert as Partner in Luxembourg

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 12:18

Johan Terblanche has joined global law firm Dechert as a partner in the financial services group. Terblanche, who was most recently a partner at Loyens & Loeff, will be resident in the firm’s Luxembourg office. »

Yu-Ming Wang, Nikko Asset Management

New global equity team to help Nikko Asset Management become Asia’s premier global asset manager

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 14:13

“We are focused on global equity because that tends to be the first thing Asian investors consider when diversifying away from domestic equity,” explains Yu-Ming Wang (pictured), global head of investment at Nikko Asset Management. »

Globe

Neuberger Berman expands global consultant relations team

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 12:16

Neuberger Berman Group has expanded its global consultant relations team with the appointment of four senior professionals. »

Team meeting

QuantX Management appoints COO and CIO

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 12:03

QuantX Management has hired two hedge fund veterans to strengthen its core investment and operational team: Alexander Masotti as president and chief operating officer and Robert Parauda as chief investment officer.  »

Handshake

Condé Nast’s information security executive joins Abacus Group

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 15:50

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has appointed Brian Lozada as director of information security. »

Job page

Kleinberg Kaplan expands hedge fund practice

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 14:01

Hedge fund law firm Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen has appointed Joseph Iskowitz as a partner in the hedge fund practice. »

Asia Pacific

Aviate Global returns to Hong Kong and Australia

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 06:33

Aviate Global, the institutional equity brokerage, has returned to Asia with offices in Hong Kong and Sydney now serving the region. »

Handshake

UMB Fund Services appoints president and COO

Tue, 05/08/2014 - 14:11

UMB Fund Services (UMBFS) has appointed a president and chief operating officer following the recent retirement of chief executive officer John Zader. »

Announcement

Vermaas quits as CEO of Euronext Amsterdam

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 12:09

Cees Vermaas, chief executive of Euronext Amsterdam and member of the managing board of Euronext, has resigned and will step down from his position immediately.  »

Handshake

Richard Harrington joins Redline Trading Solutions’ board of directors

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 14:20

Redline Trading Solutions, a provider of ultra-low latency market data and order execution systems, has appointed Richard J Harrington to the firm’s board of directors. »

Fiona Le Poidevin

Guernsey Finance chief quits to head up CISE

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:03

Fiona Le Poidevin has resigned as chief executive of Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for the island’s finance industry internationally, to head up the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE). »

Commodities

Schroders appoints two commodity experts

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 06:02

Schroders has appointed two commodity experts, James Luke and Dravasp Jhabvala, to further strengthen its commodities team. »

Handshake

Robert Murphy joins Altegris as deputy chief investment officer

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 16:01

Alternative investment provider Altegris has named Robert J Murphy as deputy chief investment officer. »

Up arrow

Mirabaud sees strong growth in Spanish AUM and bolsters team with new hires

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:57

Mirabaud has seen strong growth in Spain in 2013, including a 400 per cent rise in the volume of SICAV and fund assets under management compared with 2012. »

Handshake

Prytania appoints Jim Irvine as chief executive

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 14:01

The Prytania Group has appointed Jim Irvine, formerly head of fixed income at Henderson Global Investors, as chief executive officer with effect from 1 September 2014. »

Handshake

Markit appoints head of investor relations

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 06:00

Markit has appointed Matthew Kolby as head of investor relations. »

London

BCS bolsters equity derivatives trading team in London

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:03

BCS Financial Group has appointed Matthieu Ressencourt as managing director and head of equity derivatives trading in London. »

New York

Abacus Group hires ConvergEx exec as chief financial officer

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:30

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has hired Jonathan Bohrer as chief financial officer, effective 30 June. »

Handshake

Marinus appoints head of business development

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 13:00

Marinus Capital Advisors, an asset manager providing comingled and customised credit solutions for institutional investors, has appointed Anthony DiNota as head of business development, a newly created position. »

Handshake

BATS Global Markets names Joe Ratterman as president

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 12:07

William O’Brien has left his position as president of BATS Global Markets with immediate effect. »

Handshake

Brendan Quinn joins Imagine Software as director of sales

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 08:57

Imagine Software has appointed Brendan Quinn as director of sales. »

Globe

Saxo Bank appoints global head of equity products

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 06:02

Saxo Bank has appointed Alessandro Bressan as global head of equity products. »

US flag

Lazard Asset Management appoints portfolio manager, small cap growth equities

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:01

Lazard Asset Management (LAM) has expanded its US equity capabilities with the addition of Frank Sustersic as director and portfolio manager. »

Handshake

Alain Demarolle appointed non-executive chairman of LCH.Clearnet SA

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 08:52

Alain Demarolle has been appointed as non-executive chairman of the board directors of LCH.Clearnet SA, the group's French-based entity, effective immediately. »

Channel Islands

Carne Group opens office in the Channel Islands

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 06:09

Carne Group, a provider of governance and oversight services for asset managers, has opened a new office in the Channel Islands. »

features
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... »

Article
North America

Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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