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Ratings on UK-based hedge fund manager Man Group PLC unchanged despite decline in AuM

Mon, 03/10/2011 - 11:30

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that the ratings and outlook on UK-based hedge fund manager Man Group PLC were unaffected by the 8.5% decline in assets under management (AUM) during the quarter ended 30 September, 2011. »

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Trident Trust launches Trident Fund Services

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 16:00

Trident Trust Group, a leading independent provider of corporate, trust and fund services to the financial services sector worldwide, has established a dedicated fund services division, Trident Fund Services. »

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Vela Advisors, a new consulting and advisory firm, launches in New York

Thu, 04/08/2011 - 10:00

Former Carbon360 Director of Research, Daniel Golyanov, has launched Vela Advisers, a New York-based consulting and advisory firm targeting both managers and administrators with comprehensive range of services. »

Sam Hocking, Global Head of Prime Brokerage Sales, BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking

BNP Paribas CIB unveils global prime brokerage platform

Thu, 28/07/2011 - 07:30

BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking has unveiled its global Prime Brokerage platform, which utilises the bank's footprint worldwide, financial strength and market-leading technology to provide clients with a global approach to financing, execution and servicing. This platform will enable the bank to clear and custody assets in nearly every market as well as offer margin financing in 31 markets and in 13 currencies. »

David Kabiller, Founding Principal of AQR Capital Management

JP Morgan to provide prime custody services and fund administration for AQR mutual fund launch

Mon, 25/07/2011 - 06:00

JP Morgan has been selected by investment management firm AQR Capital Management, LLC (AQR), adviser to the AQR Funds, to provide prime custody and fund administration to its newly launched mutual fund – the AQR Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund.  As described by AQR, the Fund seeks exposure to the following sub-strategies: Convertible Arbitrage, Event Driven (including Merger Arbitrage), Fixed Income Relative Value, Equity Market Neutral, Long/Short Equity, Dedicated Short Bias, Global Macro, Managed Futures and Emerging Markets. »

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Quintillion releases new version of client reporting portal

Thu, 14/07/2011 - 16:00

Quintillion Limited, an independently operated hedge fund administration company, has released a new version of its client reporting portal, Q-Reports. »

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No hedge fund should be deemed 'systematically important', says AIMA

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 06:00

No hedge fund firm today should be designated a “systemically important financial institution” by regulatory authorities, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association. »

David Dalton-Brown, Head of Barclays Wealth Funds

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing appointed by Barclays Wealth Funds to service GBP4bn in assets

Sun, 26/06/2011 - 14:00

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, the global leader in investment servicing, has been appointed by Barclays Wealth Funds Limited to provide transfer agency and fund accounting services to UK-domiciled assets valued at GBP4bn (USD6.4 million).   »

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Da Vinci Capital Management selects Quintillion

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 14:00

Quintillion has been chosen to provide administration services to the Da Vinci CIS Opportunities Fund. The Cayman based hedge fund, which is managed by Guernsey domiciled Da Vinci Capital Management Ltd, invests in listed securities focusing on Russia and the CIS region. »

Caroline O'Connell, managing director of global marketing, planning and product solutions at Pershing LLC

BNY Mellon's Pershing unit enhances ValueAlliance program

Tue, 21/06/2011 - 16:00

Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, has added more than 20 new providers to its ValueAlliance program. ValueAlliance offers Pershing's introducing broker-dealer, independent registered investment advisor (RIA) and hedge fund customers preferred pricing and access to solutions from a network of third-party firms and consultants. »

Ivo Hemelraad, Managing Director of Vistra Fund Services - Luxembourg

Vistra Fund Services to act as Luxembourg fund administrator for the Privium Selection Fund Platform

Sun, 19/06/2011 - 12:29

Vistra announced has been selected to provide fund administration services for the innovative Privium Selection Fund platform (SCA SICAV-SIF) via its specialist fund services division operating out of Luxembourg. »

Glenn Henderson, CEO of Butterfield Fulcrum.

Butterfield Fulcrum establishes West Coast presence, to be led by Brian Young

Fri, 17/06/2011 - 06:00

Butterfield Fulcrum has established a presence on the West Coast to be led by Brian Young. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Young, a Director of Business Development, will be responsible for promoting Butterfield Fulcrum’s fund administration services to investment managers across the west coast and mid-west markets. Previously, he was located in New York having joined Butterfield Fulcrum in 2010. »

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Hedge funds are a mystery to most investors

Tue, 12/04/2011 - 12:31

A recent survey conducted by Thesis Fund Management, a New York based registered investment advisor and manager of The Flexible Fund (TFLEX), has revealed that many Americans are in the dark when it comes to hedge funds. When asked if they know what a hedge fund is, 65 percent of the 1,000 survey participants with varying income levels responded that they do not. »

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Quintillion to administer Insparo Asset Management’s Funds

Mon, 11/04/2011 - 15:06

Quintillion has been chosen to provide administration services to the Investment Funds managed by Insparo Asset Management Limited (Insparo). »

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Eze Castle Integration announces month-long "Launching a Hedge Fund" educational series

Wed, 06/04/2011 - 11:52

Eze Castle Integration is to host a series of live and virtual events throughout April 2011 to share the keys to successfully launching a hedge fund. The seminars in New York, San Francisco and online will detail ways in which participants can attract investors and retain capital, the effect of regulations on new funds, and the technology solutions available to funds. »

Chris Momsen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Accounts at Advent.

Maples Fund Services uses Advent's Geneva to provide enhanced services

Wed, 30/03/2011 - 11:37

Maples Fund Services is using Geneva, Advent's global portfolio management and fund accounting solution, to provide enhanced services to its clients. »

Rowan Levy, Chief Operating Officer with Cayuga Capital Partners LLP

Cayuga Capital Partners selects Quintillion

Sun, 13/03/2011 - 12:00

Quintillion fund administration is providing administration services to the Cayuga Global Macro Fund, an Investment Fund managed by Cayuga Capital Partners LLP.   »

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PerTac named Best Risk Management Software Provider by Hedgeweek readers

Wed, 09/03/2011 - 12:32

PerTrac has been recognised by industry publisher Hedgeweek as the “Best Risk Management Software Provider.” »

Bart McDonough, CEO, Agio Technology

Hedge funds drive Agio Technology growth

Wed, 19/01/2011 - 14:21

Agio Technology, a provider of managed IT services for hedge funds, has seen significant growth during its first year of operation and now boasts a 17-strong client base, including US hedge fund 'giant' SAC Capital Advisors. »

State Street expands HF admin services

State Street expands HF admin services

Thu, 15/10/2009 - 17:20

State Street Corporation, a provider of financial services to institutional investors, has added custody, cash management and foreign exchange services to its suite of front-, middle- and back-office administration services for hedge funds. »

Comment: Aquiline Capital sees value in fund administration

Comment: Aquiline Capital sees value in fund administration

Thu, 19/03/2009 - 06:00

New York-based private equity firm Aquiline Capital Partners has made an investment in HedgeServ, a hedge fund administration company founded by James Kelly and Gene Mannella. »

Comment: Madoff scandal could boost business for fund administrators

Comment: Madoff scandal could boost business for fund administrators

Mon, 12/01/2009 - 06:01

Investors in hedge funds and funds of funds and the individuals and institutions that advise them are responding to the Bernard Madoff scandal by reviewing the mechanisms available to moni »

Managing in the new paradigm: reducing hedge fund costs

Managing in the new paradigm: reducing hedge fund costs

Sun, 21/12/2008 - 19:37

After a year that has seen the near-collapse of financial markets and the worst average performance by hedge funds in the industry's history, many managers have been forced to close their »

Cayman law firm Truman Bodden to merge with Bahamas' Higgs & Johnson

Cayman law firm Truman Bodden to merge with Bahamas' Higgs & Johnson

Wed, 03/12/2008 - 06:01

Cayman Islands law firm Truman Bodden has announced a merger with Higgs & Johnson of the Bahamas as of the beginning of next year. »

Fortis Prime Fund Solutions businesses obtain SAS 70 certification

Fortis Prime Fund Solutions businesses obtain SAS 70 certification

Mon, 01/12/2008 - 06:01

Fortis Prime Fund Solutions has obtained an SAS 70 Type II statement for its entities in the Americas in Curacao, the Cayman Islands and New York, and has also achieved an SAS 70 Type I st »

Maitland names Tim Brown as chief information officer

Maitland names Tim Brown as chief information officer

Fri, 28/11/2008 - 06:03

International legal, professional and fund services group Maitland has appointed Dr Tim Brown, a former managing director of Aqute Business Intelligence, as head of information technology »

Lighthouse partners takes on GlobeOp for fund of hedge funds administration

Lighthouse partners takes on GlobeOp for fund of hedge funds administration

Thu, 27/11/2008 - 05:58

Lighthouse Partners, a fund of hedge funds manager with more than USD6bn in assets under management, has announced it will expand its relationship with GlobeOp Financial Services to full-s »

Hedgeweek Comment: Market travails make Mayfair addresses more affordable

Hedgeweek Comment: Market travails make Mayfair addresses more affordable

Wed, 19/11/2008 - 06:04

The price of commercial office space in Mayfair and St. »

MidCap expands loan and collateral monitoring and reporting for asset-backed transactions

MidCap expands loan and collateral monitoring and reporting for asset-backed transactions

Thu, 13/11/2008 - 06:06

West Hartford, Connecticut-based MidCap Business Credit is expanding its offering of commercial loan and collateral monitoring services for banks, hedge funds and others requiring detailed »

PCE Investors and Cushman & Wakefield offer start-up solution for hedge fund managers

PCE Investors and Cushman & Wakefield offer start-up solution for hedge fund managers

Wed, 05/11/2008 - 13:51

PCE Investors, a London-based hedge fund operations service provider, has announced an agreement with real estate advisor Cushman & Wakefield to offer a one-stop shop solution to emerg »

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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.  ... »

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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.  ... »

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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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