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Cyril Delamare, ML Capital

ML Capital – Best UCITS Fund Platform

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:21

2014 was a great year for ML Capital. Following a period of successful asset raising and a number of fund launches, firm-wide assets broke through the USD1bn barrier to reach USD1.2bn. The distribution and European-regulated fund structuring specialist has achieved more than 100 per cent growth every year since it was established in 2009.  »

Andrew Lapkin, Hedgemark International

HedgeMark International – Best Managed Accounts Platform

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:16

2014 was a big year for New York-based HedgeMark International, LLC. On May 1, 2014 the firm became a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNY Mellon.  »

Marianne Scordel

The resurgence of the European hedge fund industry

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:12

By Marianne Scordel – When we wrote about the European hedge fund industry a year ago, we described several long-term trends that had emerged recently and were contributing to the re »

Jorge Hendrickson, Opus Fund Services

Opus Fund Services – Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:03

Multi-award-winning hedge fund administrator Opus Fund Services was established in Bermuda in 2006, subsequently expanding its footprint into the US with offices in Chicago (2008), San Francisco (2009), New York (2013) and most recently Portland (2014). It serves over 200 fund managers and 300+ funds with a combined AUM exceeding USD10bn. »

Results

CME Group volume averaged 15m contracts per day in Q1 2015

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:00

March 2015 volume at CME Group averaged 13.7 million contracts per day, down three per cent from March 2014. Total volume for March 2015 was 302 million contracts, of which 88 per cent was traded electronically.  »

Ron Geffner, Sadis & Goldberg

Sadis & Goldberg LLP – Best North American Law Firm

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 10:59

Sadis & Goldberg LLP is one of New York’s leading financial services-focused law firms. The Financial Services Group is headed up by partner Ron Geffner (pictured) and consists of a team of 13 seasoned legal professionals. They routinely handle a diverse range of enquiries providing legal counsel to several hundred investment advisers, broker-dealers and commodity pool operators running hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds and separately managed accounts.  »

Robin Sarkar, Senior Vice President – Liquid Alternatives Product Specialist at State Street Corporation

State Street – Best Liquid Alternatives Administrator

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 10:53

State Street’s liquid alternatives financing and servicing capability is well positioned to support asset managers, both traditional and alternative, who are looking to diversify their product range. It has built a state-of-the-art global platform that provides fully integrated reporting, compliance, accounting, custody, settlements and investment analytics.  »

James Shekerdemian, Global Head of Prime Brokerage Sales at Société Générale Prime Services

Société Générale Prime Services (Newedge) – Best European Prime Broker

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 10:50

Celebrating its 150th year anniversary in 2014, Société Générale took the decision in May 2014 to buy out Credit Agricole’s 50 per cent stake in Newedge, a leading Prime Broker in Equities, Fixed Income, Listed and OTC Products. Newedge is now able to leverage the strengths of Société Générale and operate as a full-scale prime services business under the new moniker, Société Générale Prime Services.  »

Jack Seibald, Concept Capital Markets

Concept Capital Markets – Best North American Prime Broker

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 10:46

2014 was another encouraging year at Concept Capital Markets LLC, one of North America’s leading introducing brokers. »

Guillaume Jamet, Lyxor Asset Management

Lyxor Asset Management – Best Managed Futures (CTA) Manager & Best UCITS-compliant Fund

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 10:41

The Lyxor Epsilon Managed Futures Fund first launched back in 1997. It was only in 2011, as demand for UCITS-compliant alternative fund strategies started to grow in Europe, that Lyxor then decided to launch a regulated version of the flagship.  »

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