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Columbia Threadneedle Investments hires Jim Bumpus to lead US national sales

Columbia Threadneedle Investments hires Jim Bumpus to lead US national sales

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 07:50

Jim Bumpus has joined Columbia Threadneedle Investments as National Sales Manager. »

Structured finance lawyer Rupert Wall joins Sidley in London

Structured finance lawyer Rupert Wall joins Sidley in London

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 07:34

Sidley Austin has appointed Rupert Wall as a partner in the firm’s Global Finance practice in London.  »

Omni Event Fund adds London-based marketing and investor relations manager

Omni Event Fund adds London-based marketing and investor relations manager

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 14:06

Omni Partners has hired Rajesh Shanmuganathan as Marketing and Investor Relations Manager. Shanmuganathan will be based in Omni’s London office.  »

Matthew Granade to join Point72 Asset Management as Chief Marker Intelligence Officer

Matthew Granade to join Point72 Asset Management as Chief Marker Intelligence Officer

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 13:21

Matthew Granade has been named Chief Market Intelligence Officer at Point72 Asset Management (Point72). He will lead several of the Firm's unique research capabilities, including Canvas, Aperio, TRAC, and its team of economists. »

EBS BrokerTec introduces combined Executive Management Team 

EBS BrokerTec introduces combined Executive Management Team 

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 07:18

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP's electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, has formed an EBS BrokerTec Executive Management Team.  »

Kames Capital completes ‘Cheesegrater’ move

Kames Capital completes ‘Cheesegrater’ move

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 14:06

Kames Capital has completed the move of its London office to The Leadenhall Building, otherwise known as the ‘Cheesegrater.’ »

Mackinac Partners adds security and intelligence executive Kevin M Cronin

Mackinac Partners adds security and intelligence executive Kevin M Cronin

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 13:58

Kevin M Cronin (pictured), a law enforcement agent and former Homeland Security professional, has joined the Mackinac Partners as Managing Director in the Business Intelligence and Corporate Security Practice. »

Marinus adds former MKP portfolio manager Aaron Garvey

Marinus adds former MKP portfolio manager Aaron Garvey

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 09:12

Marinus Capital Advisors, an alternative fixed income asset manager specialising in the broad spectrum of structured products, has appointed Aaron Garvey as a senior macro trader. »

Moore adds Maiden to European leadership team

Moore adds Maiden to European leadership team

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 13:52

Global fund services provider Moore Management, a First Names Group Company, has strengthened its leadership team with the senior appointment of Andrew Maiden (pictured) as a Director.  »

Accudelta appoints new Senior VP Business Development Europe

Accudelta appoints new Senior VP Business Development Europe

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 13:59

Data management platform provider Accudelta has appointed Oonagh O’Mahoney (pictured) as the firm’s new Senior Vice President Business Development Europe.  »

Charles River expands Asia-Pacific operations with new Tokyo office

Charles River expands Asia-Pacific operations with new Tokyo office

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 13:55

Charles River has relocated to a new office in Tokyo to support continued growth in the Japanese market and meet increased client demand for the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) delivered as a hosted service. »

Ryan Hart joins Coquest as Director of Research, Portfolio Manager

Ryan Hart joins Coquest as Director of Research, Portfolio Manager

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 13:55

Ryan Hart has joined Coquest Inc as Director of Research and portfolio manager. Formerly with Altegris Advisors, Hart will find and perform due diligence on new managers to add to Coquest client portfolios. »

Mischler Financial expands structured-products team

Mischler Financial expands structured-products team

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 13:43

Patrick Beranek, a 20-year industry veteran and most recently the head of Asset-Backed trading for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has joined Mischler Financial’s capital markets division as Managing Director, Structured Products. »

Tikehau bolsters European credit business team with new London hire

Tikehau bolsters European credit business team with new London hire

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 07:33

Following the successful launch of its first EUR354.7m European CLO in July 15th 2015, Tikehau has appointed Alison Goold as a Portfolio Manager in the European CLO business, which is headed up by Debra Anderson. »

Cyril Meilland appointed Head of Investor Relations at Amundi

Cyril Meilland appointed Head of Investor Relations at Amundi

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 14:19

Cyril Meilland has been appointed Head of Investor Relations for Amundi in the run up to the Group’s IPO.  »

Permal builds out investment team

Permal builds out investment team

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 11:55

Alternative asset manager Permal Group has made three new senior hires: Terrence Purcell, EVP, Portfolio Management; Robert Discolo as EVP, Investments; and Marc Blieden, EVP, Chief Risk Officer.  »

DTCC appoints Stephen Scharf as chief security officer

DTCC appoints Stephen Scharf as chief security officer

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 11:45

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has appointed Stephen Scharf to the newly-created position of Chief Security Officer (CSO). »

Maples Fund Services opens San Francisco Office

Maples Fund Services opens San Francisco Office

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 07:45

Maples Fund Services has opened an office in San Francisco, the firm’s first on the west coast. The expansion further solidifies the firm’s North American presence and bolsters its service offering for clients in the region.  »

Options opens new central London office

Options opens new central London office

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 13:09

Options, a managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has opened a new central London office. The move sees the firm consolidate its two existing London offices into one larger premises in the Victoria area of central London. »

Proskauer adds private investments lawyer Niamh Curry

Proskauer adds private investments lawyer Niamh Curry

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 11:38

Global law firm Proskauer announced that »

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Kingsview Asset Management welcomes German Ramirez

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 14:30

German Ramirez has joined Kingsview Asset Management as a Senior Vice President of the Private Client Services Division. »

Maxine Rawlins

Hawksford strengthens management team with four director appointments

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 14:07

Corporate, private client and funds business, Hawksford, has enhanced its management capabilities with four director promotions. »

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BNP Paribas Securities Services appoints head of sales and relationship management for alt fund admin business

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 12:59

Paraic Cosgrave (pictured) has joined BNP Paribas Securities Services as head of sales and relationship management for the firm’s alternative fund administration business. »

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Pacific Fund Systems appoints Paul Kneen as COO

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 07:44

Pacific Fund Systems Limited (PFS), a provider of fully integrated fund accounting and administration software via the PFS-PAXUS application, has appointed Paul Kneen (pictured) as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with effect from 15 July, 2015.  »

Andy Lowenthal

CBOE’S Andy Lowenthal to lead business development for CBOE, CFE, LIVOL

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 12:49

CBOE Holdings has promoted Andy Lowenthal (pictured) from Vice President to Senior Vice President, Business Development. Lowenthal’s promotion comes as part of a reorganisation designed to better leverage the company’s business development efforts across its expanding line of futures and options products and services. »

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HSBC Securities Services lands USD1.3 billion RWC mandate

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 14:35

HSBC Securities Services (HSS), part of HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets business, has been appointed by RWC Partners Limited to provide administration and global transfer agency services to five new alternative funds. »

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Quad Group expands futures trading desk with key hires

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 11:36

Quad Group, consisting of Quad Capital Management, Quad Securities Holdings and Quad Advisors, has recently added several experienced futures traders to its growing team. »

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Edmond Ho joins Preqin as Chief Revenue Officer

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:32

Preqin has appointed Edmond Ho as Chief Revenue Officer. Ho also joins Preqin's Management Team and will commence his role on 27 July 2015.  »

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BPM grows alternative investment practice with Cayman Islands office

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 07:42

Burr Pilger Mayer has expanded its alternative investment practice with the opening of an office in the Cayman Islands. »

Scott Sommerville

MaplesFS opens Netherlands office

Fri, 10/07/2015 - 07:30

Maples Fiduciary, a division of MaplesFS and a provider of specialised fiduciary and corporate administration services, has opened a full-service office in Amsterdam.   »

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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... »

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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. ... »

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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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