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Eduoard Carmignac

Carmignac adds US-oriented global expertise in communications, media, internet and IT

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 14:12

As part of the ongoing recruitment drive, Carmignac Gestion has boosted its fund management team with the arrival of a senior fund manager, David Older. »

Jenny Knott

ICAP appoints Jenny Knott as CEO Post Trade Risk and Information Services

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 14:09

ICAP, a markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, has appointed Jenny Knott (pictured) as CEO Post Trade Risk and Information Services. »

Michel Danechi

Duet adds to EM range with launch of Duet Emerging European UCITS Fund

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 07:29

Alternative asset manager Duet Group has recruited Michel Danechi and Kalim Aziz as fund manager and research analyst respectively, from Armajaro. The pair will launch the Duet Emerging European UCITS Fund in July with approximately USD100 million. »

Robert Eccles

Harvard Business School Professor Robert Eccles is first Chairman of Arabesque Partners

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 21:00

Arabesque Partners, the London and Frankfurt-based asset management firm, has appointed Dr Robert G Eccles (pictured) as the company’s first Chairman with immediate effect. »

risk blocks

Mariner Investment Group appoints Dmitry Green as Chief Risk Officer

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 20:00

Alternative investment manager Mariner Investment Group has appointed Dmitry Green as Chief Risk Officer (CRO). Green, who joins from Saba Capital where he was Managing Director and CRO has a strong track record managing investment risk from a number of blue chip alternative investment firms. »

Lynn Wheatley

Preston Hollow Capital adds senior underwriter to credit team

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 19:00

Preston Hollow Capital has added Lynn Wheatley (pictured) as Senior Credit Underwriter. Wheatley’s corporate responsibilities include evaluation, analysis and underwriting of the real property components of the firm’s investments. »

Hector Sants

Sir Hector Sants appointed new Chairman of Julius Baer International Limited London

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 13:36

Sir Hector Sants is to join Julius Baer International Limited as Chairman effective 1 July 2015.  »

James Crowley

BTIG Prime Brokerage adds Pershing as global custodian and clearing broker

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 09:00

BTIG has added Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, as a global custodian and clearing broker for BTIG’s multi-custodial and clearing Prime Brokerage platform. »

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BNY Mellon to provide alternatives depositary and administration services for Saemor Capital and Pelargos Capital

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 06:00

BNY Mellon has been appointed by alternative fund managers Saemor Capital and Pelargos Capital to provide AIFMD depositary, fund administration, and middle office and investor services for assets valued at EUR800 million. »

sell button

Linedata hires industry veteran John Kiley

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 17:00

Linedata has appointed John Kiley as EVP of Sales and Co-Head of the Global Front and Middle Office Asset Management business line.   »

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Harneys adds Cayman funds partners

Sun, 28/06/2015 - 23:01

Harneys has recruited two partners and one senior associate to the firm’s investment funds practice in the Cayman Islands. »

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Philip Bartow joins RiverNorth to oversee marketplace lending strategy

Sun, 28/06/2015 - 22:54

Philip Bartow has joined RiverNorth Capital Managemenas a Portfolio Manager. In his new role, Bartow will work closely with RiverNorth’s Chief Investment Officer, Patrick Galley, to build upon the firm’s existing capabilities and develop its marketplace lending strategy. »

L.A.

Tennenbaum Capital Partners welcomes John Mendell

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 06:00

Alternative investment firm Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP) has appointed John Mendell as a Director based in the firm's Los Angeles office.  »

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Wedbush Futures names Thomas Anderson as SVP PTG Services

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 13:00

Wedbush Futures, a full-service futures commission merchant (FCM), has appointed Thomas P Anderson as Senior Vice President, Head of Proprietary Trading Group Services.  »

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CME Clearing Europe appoints Tina Hasenpusch as CEO

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 19:00

CME Clearing Europe has promoted Tina Hasenpusch to Chief Executive Officer. She will replace Lee Betsill, who will be returning to Chicago as Managing Director, Global Clearing Operations at CME Clearing. »

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Wall Street Horizon appoints Eric Soderberg as Chief Marketing Officer

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 16:00

Wall Street Horizon, a provider of single-stock event research data for institutional investors and traders, has appointed Eric Soderberg as its Chief Marketing Officer.  »

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GMEX joins Swiss Futures and Options Association

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 09:00

Global Markets Exchange Group Limited (GMEX) has become a member of the Swiss Futures and Options Association (SFOA). GMEX is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate GMEX Exchange.  »

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NN IP hires new convertible bond specialist and celebrates three-year track record

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 15:21

NN Investment Partners (NN IP, formerly ING Investment Management) has appointed Ivan Nikolov as a Senior Portfolio Manager in the firm’s Convertible Bonds team. »

two fingers

ICE announces two new direct participants to the gold auction

Mon, 22/06/2015 - 16:45

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has announced that two new direct participants have been approved by ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) to participate in the gold auction, which is used to determine the LBMA Gold Price. »

sell button

Richard Boerke Jr joins Price Futures Group

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 19:57

The PRICE Futures Group has appointed Richard Boerke, Jr as Institutional Sales Executive in the firm’s business development team.   »

investment

Copia expands investment team

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 19:56

Copia Capital Management, the Discretionary Fund Manager part of the Novia group, has made a new addition to the firm’s investment and marketing team.   »

London

LAM hires Léopold Arminjon as European Long/Short equity portfolio manager

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 23:23

Lazard Asset Management (LAM) has appointed Léopold Arminjon as a portfolio manager/analyst. Based in London, Arminjon will be responsible for running a new European long/short equity strategy to be launched later this year. »

research

Conestoga Capital Advisors adds to equity research team

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 14:00

Conestoga Capital Advisors has added Derek Johnston, CFA, and Larry Carlin, CFA, to the firm.  Both will serve as Equity Research Analysts and support Conestoga's research of small- and mid-capitalisation stocks. »

board table

ALFI appoints Denise Voss as Chairman

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 13:00

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has appointed Denise Voss as chairman of ALFI. Voss takes up the position, which will initially run for two years, with immediate effect.  »

Padraig Hoare

Padraig Hoare joins Elian Fund Services as associate director

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 21:00

Padraig Hoare (pictured) has joined Elian Fund Services as an associate director.  »

Netherlands

Muzinich & Co strengthens European presence with Dutch hire

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 20:45

Corporate Debt specialist Muzinich & Co has strengthened its European team with its first hire to cover the Netherlands.  »

London offices

Solomon Wifa joins Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 20:30

Solomon Wifa has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher firm as a partner in then firm’s London office. »

sell button

Misys appoints Simon Paris as president and chief sales officer

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 19:15

Misys has appointed a new President and Chief Sales Officer, Simon Paris who will have respsonsibility for the entire go-to-market organisation, including sales, marketing, pre-sales and partners. »

announcement

KNEIP appoints new head of relationship management

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 19:00

Tony Buche has joined KNEIP where he will lead the relationship management team.  »

Toronto

Validus Risk Management opens new office in Toronto

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 09:00

Validus, a specialist financial risk advisor to Alternative Investment Funds and Corporates across the globe, has opened a new office in Toronto. »

features
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.  ... »

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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. ... »

Special report
State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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