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Marble House Capital appoints BNY Mellon as custodian for German alt investment funds

BNY Mellon has been appointed by Marble House Capital to provide custody services and related control functions to a range of portfolio funds and future retail alternative investment funds (AIFs) and special AIFs. »


New book offers fresh take on mitigating counterparty risk

A new book by Stéphane Crépey, Tomasz R. Bielecki and Damiano Brigo offers a fresh take on mitigation of counterparty risk, a key problem of the 2008 global credit crisis and current European sovereign debt crisis. »


Hedge fund Prentice Capital bullish on stocks as May retail spending jumps 0.3 per cent

Retail sales gained 0.3 per cent in May and while that was below the 0.6 per cent rise expected on Wall Street the data did little to alter views that the economy is regaining steam. »

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Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.96 per cent in June

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.96 per cent for the month of June, with all bar one of the ten sub strategies recording positive returns for the month. »


Bloomberg Alternatives Marketing Council to define best practices for hedge funds

The Bloomberg Alternatives Marketing Council has been launched, bringing together experts from various disciplines to help hedge funds increase transparency, accelerate growth and define marketing practices. »

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Junior debt will continue to deliver in a rising interest rate environment, says GAM

Traditional fixed income investors are struggling to generate meaningful returns from the current rising interest rate environment, but GAM continues to find attractive opportunities in the subordinated debt of investment grade companies. »


ESMA details new market abuse regime

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation on the new Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) which entered into force on 2 July 2014. »


Calastone appoints James Colquhoun as chief financial officer

Calastone, the global funds transaction network, has appointed James Colquhoun, former chief financial officer of AOL’s European operations, as its new chief financial officer. »


Hedge funds show continued appetite for equities, but grow cautious on US credit

Hedge fund managers are increasingly cautious regarding US credit, according to a report from Lyxor, which suggests that 65 per cent of managers are not expecting the current credit rally to continue. »

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KKR acquires stake in credit-oriented hedge fund

KKR & Co has acquired a 24.9 per cent interest in BlackGold Capital Management, a credit-oriented hedge fund specialising in energy and hard asset investments. »

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