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Clearing and risk division director Ananda Radhakrishnan to leave CFTC

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 14:02

Ananda Radhakrishnan, director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR), is to leave the agency in the middle of November.  »

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Tim Bevan appointed chief executive of BCS Prime Brokerage

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 11:44

BCS Financial Group, the largest broker of equities and derivatives on the Moscow exchange, has appointed Tim Bevan as chief executive of BCS Prime Brokerage. »

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PineBridge Investments expands private funds group

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 06:01

PineBridge Investments has appointed two senior investment professionals to its private funds group. »

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Peak Ridge Capital adds Robert Showers as partner

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 15:00

Peak Ridge Capital has added Robert Showers as a partner to the firm. »

European flags

Quintillion and US Bancorp name McNeill as SVP of business development in Europe

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:29

Owain McNeill has joined Quintillion Limited, a European-based affiliate of US Bancorp Fund Services, as senior vice president of business development. »

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TIAA-CREF’s Covariance appoints chief executive

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 08:50

Covariance Capital Management, a provider of outsourced endowment management services to educational, healthcare and other non-profits, has appointed Kevin Nee as chief executive officer. »

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TMF Custom House Global Fund Services names Kevin Walsh as COO

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 06:14

TMF Custom House Fund Services, a provider of fund administration services to the alternative investment sector, has appointed Kevin Walsh as chief operating officer for fund services. »

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Peter Hugh Smith named MD of Capita Financial Managers Limited

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 06:01

Peter Hugh Smith is to join Capita Asset Services as managing director of Capita Financial Managers Limited in November 2014. »

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AXA IM strengthens product development team

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 14:27

AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has appointed Francisco Arcilla as director of product development for AXA Rosenberg, tasked with broadening the existing systematic equity offering to drive future AXA IM growth. »

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4sight recruits Raymond Blokland to securities finance and collateral management business

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 14:02

4sight Financial Software, a provider of software and consultancy to the securities finance and collateral management markets, has hired Raymond Blokland as a senior consultant. »

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Miranda Lansdowne appointed managing director for JTC Luxembourg office

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 11:31

Miranda Lansdowne has been appointed managing director of the JTC Luxembourg office.  »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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.  »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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