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Daren Glenister, IntraLinks

Five security-related New Year’s resolutions

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 12:22

By Daren Glenister (pictured), Field CTO for Intralinks – Will 2016 be the year that businesses finally stop being their own worst enemies when it comes to data security? In 2015, incident after incident demonstrated that management and IT staff are largely oblivious to bad employee practices, such as the use of unsanctioned, consumer-grade file sharing apps. And, if they are aware of the behaviours, they’re often unaware of the associated risks.  »

Financial institutions transactions partner joins Norton Rose Fulbright in New York

Financial institutions transactions partner joins Norton Rose Fulbright in New York

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 10:29

David E Barrett, a transactions lawyer with significant financial institutions experience, has joined Norton Rose Fulbright’s New York office as a partner. Barrett comes to Norton Rose Fulbright from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. »

PE and hedge fund hosted IT solutions provider Abacus Group sees rapid growth in 2015

PE and hedge fund hosted IT solutions provider Abacus Group sees rapid growth in 2015

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 10:27

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has reported rapid growth throughout 2015, including the expansion of its US market footprint into key geographies, and new strategic partnerships. »

Confluence appoints Casagrande as Global Head of Investor Communications & Expense Solutions

Confluence appoints Casagrande as Global Head of Investor Communications & Expense Solutions

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 10:09

Confluence, a global leader in investment data management automation for regulatory, financial and investor reporting, has appointed Gary Casagrande (pictured) as Global Head of Investor Communications & Expense Solutions, a newly created position for the firm. »

EEX acquires majority stake in PXE

EEX acquires majority stake in PXE

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 10:07

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and Power Exchange Central Europe (PXE) have signed an agreement in Prague whereby they will enter into a closer cooperation. In doing so, EEX will become the new majority shareholder, acquiring 66.67  per cent of PXE shares. »

Basell III changes fundamentally how asset managers are connected to financial system, says AIMA report

Basell III changes fundamentally how asset managers are connected to financial system, says AIMA report

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 09:55

Basel III reforms have fundamentally changed how asset managers are connected to the financial system, with hedge funds challenged to understand expense, usage and access to the financing power grid. »

Kenneth J Heinz, HFR

Hedge fund assets up to USD2.90tn in Q4 despite performance declines

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 16:13

Total global hedge fund capital rose to USD2.90 trillion in Q4, as financial market volatility, driven by concerns about slowing Chinese growth and energy market weakness, accelerated into year-end, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report.  »

Cognolink relaunches as Third Bridge in the UK and globally

Cognolink relaunches as Third Bridge in the UK and globally

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 15:51

Cognolink, a research partner for hedge funds and private equity funds, has announced a new name and brand identity for the company, becoming ‘Third Bridge’ both in the UK and globally. »

HFSB holds cyber-attack simulation roundtable for hedge fund managers

HFSB holds cyber-attack simulation roundtable for hedge fund managers

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 09:18

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry, has held its first table top cyber-attack simulation for hedge fund managers in London. »

Simmons & Simmons works on launch of Sturgeon Capital Iran investment fund

Simmons & Simmons works on launch of Sturgeon Capital Iran investment fund

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 09:05

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has acted on the restructuring of the Sturgeon Central Asia Fund, to enable it to be one of the first funds to invest in Iran. »

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