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Investor inflows drive USD120bn increase in hedge fund assets

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 14:15

Hedge funds recorded the largest quarterly asset jump in over three years, with total industry capital increasing by USD120bn in quarter three 2010, according to data released by Hedge Fund Research, a provider of hedge fund industry data.  »

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Gottex fee earning assets increase by 6.9 per cent

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 12:28

Gottex Fund Management, an alternative asset management group, has reported an increase in total fee earning assets of 6.9 per cent to USD7.8bn at 30 Septemner 2010, compared to USD7.3bn at 30 June 2010. »

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Eurex offers mobile training for trader exam

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 12:20

Derivatives exchange Eurex has launched a mobile training application called M-Learning to help users prepare for the Eurex Trading Examination. »

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Guernsey fairly resilient despite adverse market conditions

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 12:12

Guernsey’s fund servicing industry fell by less than four per cent to reach USD278.7bn (GBP186.3bn) at the end of June 2010, with the total number of funds and sub-funds standing at 1,949, according to Lipper. »

Jim Thompson, chief executive of Orix USA

Orix USA to acquire interest in Mariner Investment Group

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 12:10

Orix USA has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in MIG Holdings, the parent company of Mariner Investment Group, a hedge fund and alternative investment manager. »

Patrick Bédat, chief executive of Syz Asset Management

Syz integrates institutional asset management activities

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 11:29

The Swiss banking group Syz has integrated its institutional asset management activities within the newly-created division Syz Asset Management. »

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S&P 500 surges by 8.92 per cent

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 06:16

The ebb and flow of the stock market over the past few months continued in September, with the S&P 500 index surging 8.92 per cent and implied volatility decreasing by 2.35 per cent, according to research by Edhec Risk Institute. »

Tamara Menteshvili, CISX chief executive

Asian role can bolsters islands’ EU position, says Jersey adviser

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 06:00

The Channel Islands can enhance their value to Europe Union through business growth in emerging markets, according to the former chairman of the Jersey Financial Services Commission, the island’s financial regulator. »

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GlobeOp names Philip Tazza global head of investor services

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 05:55

GlobeOp Financial Services has appointed Philip Tazza as global head of investor services. »

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EU ministers agree third-country compromise on AIFM Directive

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 01:01

European Union economic affairs and finance ministers have reached agreement on the controversial proposed Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, raising the prospect that the legislation could be finalised by a vote in the European Parliament next month. »

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