Sign up for free newsletter

 

Moves & Appointments

Open sign

Clearstream opens office in Cork to boost hedge fund processing business

Mon, 13/10/2014 - 15:00

Clearstream is opening its new office in Cork, Ireland this week, following the company’s acquisition of Citco’s hedge fund sub-custody business for financial institutions in April 2014. »

Handshake

bfinance adds equities specialist to public markets research team

Mon, 13/10/2014 - 12:46

Investment advisory firm bfinance has appointed Justin Preston as a senior associate for equities research with the firm’s public markets research team in London. »

Job page

Pierre Schoeffler joins La Française as senior global asset allocation advisor

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 12:13

La Française has appointed Pierre Schoeffler as senior global asset allocation advisor, a role that will cover all asset classes managed by the group. »

Cayman Islands

Five Continents launches governance services offering

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 11:14

Five Continents Financial Limited, a Cayman Islands-based asset management and corporate services company, has launched its governance services offering, which will be headed by former Deloitte partner Glen Wigney. »

Electronic trading floor

Maxim Group appoints Gregory Simons to head electronic trading for institutional clients

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 06:01

Maxim Group, an investment banking, securities and wealth management firm, has appointed Gregory Simons as a managing director and head of electronic trading. »

Handshake

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. »

features
Special report
Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

Article

The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.     ... »

Special report
How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

Comment
Richard A Kimball Jr, CEO, HEXL

Healthcare costs continue to spiral out of control and yet still achieve relatively poor outcomes, says Richard A Kimball Jr (pictured), CEO of HEXL… ... »

Article

Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

specialreports