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Mark Landis joins Wavelength Capital Management

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 15:30

Wavelength Capital Management, a provider of liquid alternative investments and portfolio solutions, has appointed Mark Landis as Co-Managing Partner, effective immediately. »

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Fund managers bullish on equities, alts; bearish on bonds

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 14:00

Despite their continued uncertainty over the outlook for global economic improvement in 2015, fund managers remain optimistic about investments in equities and alternative assets over the long term.  »

Geoff Ruddick, Intermational Management Services

Independent directors and the capacity conundrum

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 13:01

The capacity conundrum continues to be one of debate and it has become increasingly apparent that it is not solved simply by the provision of an arbitrary headline number or cap.  Geoff Ruddick (pictured) takes a look at the key things to consider when assessing the capacity of an independent director…  »

Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance

Cayman Islands – Best Hedge Fund Services Jurisdiction

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 12:22

When it comes to representing the offshore hedge fund industry, the Cayman Islands remains the clear choice among practitioners and fund managers of all varieties. Its funds industry continues to do well. In 2013, for example, Cayman recorded a historical high of 11,379 funds.  »

 David van Rooyen, co-founder, Pomerol Partners

Pomerol Partners – Best Data Visualisation Software Provider

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 12:19

Pomerol Partners is a global business intelligence consulting firm that specialises in advanced data visualisations. The firm builds business toolsets, such as dashboards, to help senior executives make informed decisions. While it sounds straightforward, the financial services industry faces such complexity and fragmentation of data that getting a clear picture of what is driving profits up (or down) is nearly impossible.  »

Ben Chalice, Nomura

Nomura – Best Global Consultant in Business Strategy

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 12:16

As Asia’s only full service prime broker, Nomura is well positioned to provide access to this region. However, with more than 65 per cent of its wholesale revenues generated outside Japan in 2013/14, Nomura has a comprehensive global offering.  »

Jenifer Prosek, Prosek

Prosek – Best North American PR Firm

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:51

At New York-headquartered Prosek, the tag line is to “unbox communications” and deliver unique, unconventional strategies for financial firms. At the helm is Managing Partner and CEO Jennifer Prosek (pictured), who built Prosek from a small Connecticut PR company to an international communications consultancy with offices in London and a number of key partnerships with agencies in Asia and South America.  »

Mike Rosen, ConceptOne

ConceptONE – Best North American Regulatory Advisory Firm

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:47

ConceptONE LLC specialises in regulatory and risk reporting, an area of expertise that is fast gaining prominence as alternative fund managers begin to comprehend the enormity of regulatory compliance. »

Jeffrey Rosenthal, Anchin Block & Anchin

Anchin Block & Anchin LLP – Best North American Accounting Firm

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:45

For the fifth consecutive year, the Best North American Accounting Firm is Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP. With a staff of more than 350 and numerous specialised industry and service teams, Anchin is a full-service accounting, tax and advisory firm that provides investment companies, privately-held businesses, and high net worth individuals with a wide range of traditional and non-traditional services.  »

Stephen Burke, Cordium

Cordium – Best European Regulatory Advisory Firm

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:42

2014 was a busy year for Cordium, not least because of the uncertainty that arose around the implementation of the AIFM Directive. Originally, the FCA had set the registration deadline for UK AIFMs to be 22 January, before eventually accepting HM Treasury’s interpretation of the law and setting 21 July 2014 as the final filing deadline. As Stephen Burke (pictured), Managing Director, EMEA, reflects: “Our clients were continuing to look at what the deadlines were, what they needed to do and by when. It was a significant issue for them.” »

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