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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. »

Handshake

SGSS appoints head of trustee and depositary services in the UK

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 15:00

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has appointed David Painter as head of trustee and depositary services in the UK. »

Handshake

Calastone appoints James Colquhoun as chief financial officer

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 11:44

Calastone, the global funds transaction network, has appointed James Colquhoun, former chief financial officer of AOL’s European operations, as its new chief financial officer. »

Handshake

Prestige Capital Management appoints chief operating officer

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 06:31

Iain Fulton has been appointed as the new chief operating officer of Malta-based Prestige Capital Management. »

Handshake

Liquidnet names Rob Laible as head of global performance

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 13:29

Rob Laible has joined Liquidnet as head of the firm’s global performance team. »

Research

Titan Advisors appoints senior research analyst

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:05

Fund of funds specialist Titan Advisors has appointed Herman Laret, formerly of Credit Suisse, as a senior research analyst for the firm's manager research global macro team. »

Board room

Pershing Square proposes independent slate for Allergan board of directors

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 11:42

Activist hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management is proposing a slate of six independent directors for the board of directors of Allergan. »

Sell

Lyxor UK grows institutional sales teams in UK and Northern Europe

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:03

Lyxor Asset Management UK has made three appointments to lead its growth in the UK and Northern European markets. »

Handshake

Pfaue and Heuer named managing directors of Eurex Bonds

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 15:00

Gloria Pfaue and Andreas Heuer are to be the new managing directors of Eurex Bonds with effect from 1 July 2014. »

Two fingers

RWC adds two to sales team

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 14:03

RWC has appointed Matteo Cianfoni and Roderick Loffler to its sales team to bolster resources in Italy and the UK.  »

Handshake

Hedge fund Sancus Capital hires Shelly Baldwin for business development

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 09:30

Sancus Capital, a hedge fund that specialises in diversified credit products, has hired Shelly Baldwin as business development and investor relations manager. »

Handshake

US CFTC appoints deputy director and chief counsel of the division of enforcement

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 06:01

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has appointed Gretchen Lowe as principal deputy director and chief counsel in the commission’s division of enforcement. »

Team meeting

Stenham expands business development team

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 14:13

Stenham Asset Management has appointed Gary Rynhoud as global head of business development, while Lydia Carroll has assumed the position of business development manager. »

Handshake

Gazprombank appoints head of structured products

Mon, 23/06/2014 - 11:37

Gazprombank Asset Management has appointed Igor Kan to the position of vice-president and head of structured products portfolio management and trading. »

Handshake

ConvergEx Group appoints chief financial officer

Mon, 23/06/2014 - 06:07

Conor McCarthy has joined brokerage and trading services provider ConvergEx Group as chief financial officer.  »

Handshake

TABB Group names head of fixed income research

Fri, 20/06/2014 - 06:00

TABB Group has named industry veteran Anthony J Perrotta, Jr as its new head of fixed income research, reporting to Larry Tabb, founder and chief executive. »

Handshake

Cantor Fitzgerald expands prime services group

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 14:10

Cantor Fitzgerald has strengthened its prime services business with the additions of Paul Mandile, David Sklar and Robert Marietta.   »

Craig Baker

Craig Baker appointed global chief investment officer at Towers Watson

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 12:32

Towers Watson has appointed Craig Baker to the new role of global chief investment officer, responsible for all aspects of the company’s investment philosophy and process. »

Handshake

Jeff Feig to join Fortress as co-CIO of flagship Macro Fund

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 12:03

Fortress Investment Group has appointed Jeff Feig, Citigroup’s global head of developed markets foreign exchange and a senior manager at Citi, as a portfolio manager and co-chief investment officer of the Fortress Macro Fund.  »

David Kubilus

Maitland appoints international business development head

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 06:02

International legal, tax, fiduciary and fund services group Maitland has appointed David Kubilus to the newly-created role of head of business development, client management and marketing. »

Singapore

GoldenTree Asset Management opens Singapore office

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 15:00

GoldenTree Asset Management, an investment firm that manages alternative and traditional asset strategies for sophisticated institutional and high net-worth investors, has opened a Singapore office. »

Handshake

J Christopher Giancarlo sworn in as a commissioner of the US CFTC

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 11:40

J Christopher Giancarlo has been officially sworn in as a commissioner of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). »

Three fingers

BNY Mellon’s HedgeMark team adds three senior executives

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 10:51

BNY Mellon’s dedicated managed accounts provider, HedgeMark, has added three new senior executives. »

New York

HFA appoints Mark McGoldrick and Greg de Spoelberch in New York

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 16:00

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has appointed Mark McGoldrick, managing director of Concept Capital Markets, and Greg de Spoelberch, director of marketing and operations at Opalesque, as the New York Chapter's regional co-directors. »

Aluminium

LME welcomes first Middle Eastern Aluminium Committee member

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 06:30

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has appointed Walid Al Attar as a member of its Aluminium Committee. »

Green light

Euronext launches Spotlight Options in Amsterdam and Brussels

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 15:07

Euronext is to launch Spotlight Options, a segment dedicated to the development of new option classes requested by market participants, on its Amsterdam and Brussels derivatives markets in July. »

Aitan Goelman

Goelman appointed as CFTC director of enforcement

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 11:20

Aitan Goelman has been appointed as the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) director of the division of enforcement. »

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... »

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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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