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Weekly Brief: Event Driven is Back at the Forefront in February

Weekly Brief: Event Driven is Back at the Forefront in February

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 18:35

Hedge Funds ended February on a good note (+0.8%), confirming the positive momentum witnessed since the start of the year. As of the end of February, the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index is up 2.2% year to date, with 80% of the funds in positive territory. »

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Capita launches fully automated Annex IV reporting service  

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:00

Capita Asset Services has extended its range of services for UCITS and alternative investment funds with the introduction of fully automated Annex IV reporting to both the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Central Bank of Ireland. »

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Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is going 'mainstream'

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 15:49

Sub-Saharan Africa is a rapidly growing investment theme and its dynamics will increasingly impact on both Developed and other Emerging Markets.  The region is particularly interesting to investors on account of both the demographics, the rate of change of the markets and the low correlation with Developed and Emerging Markets. »

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Concept Capital Markets named Best North American Prime Broker Award by Hedgeweek for second consecutive year

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 09:00

Concept Capital Markets has been named Best North American Prime Broker by Hedgeweek Global Awards in its 2015 reader nominated survey.  »

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LedgerX selects Ancoa to deliver first real-time market surveillance capability for bitcoin options trading

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 08:00

Ancoa has been selected to provide the first real-time market and trade surveillance platform for monitoring bitcoin options trading on LedgerX.  »

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GAM Holding AG signs UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 06:00

As part of its ongoing effort to foster sustainable investing across the Group, GAM Holding AG has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). »

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SuMi TRUST makes senior management change in Ireland

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 21:00

Karl McEneff is to step back from day to day executive responsibilities at SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services but will remain within the organisation taking up the role of Chairman and non-Executive Director of SuMi TRUST Ireland with effect from 01 March 2015.   »

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Ray Iler joins EY Wealth & Asset Management

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 19:30

Ray Iler, former regional leader of Deloitte's hedge fund practice on the West Coast, has joined the Financial Services Organization's Wealth & Asset Management practice of Ernst & Young. »

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Jay Novatney joins PTAM as COO

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 19:00

Jay Novatney, a 14-year veteran of the alternative investment industry, will be joining PT Asset Management (PTAM) as Chief Operating Officer on 2 March, 2015. »

Best Practices in Hedge Fund Security—a whitepaper on risk-based authentication

Best Practices in Hedge Fund Security—a whitepaper on risk-based authentication

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 16:26

The 2014 release of the SECs OCIE Cybersecurity Initiative, and recent updates in 2015, means that Alternative Investments firms can’t delay updating their security technology infrastructure. Furthermore, the topic of cyber-attacks has captured media attention as cloud environments introduce another avenue of attack over firms’ confidential data. How can fund managers continue to automate their practices while ensuring their valuable data is protected? »

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