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AIFAM to grow cat bond fund to USD150million via Japanese pension funds

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 18:36

Further evidence that Japan’s pension funds are attracting the overtures of fund managers looking to attract new assets comes from the news this week that New York-based AIFAM Inc. is »

Crispin Henderson, CEO, Threadneedle

Threadneedle appoints Yu as new APAC chairman

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 18:34

London-based global asset manager, Threadneedle, the international investment arm of Ameriprise Financial, have this week »

Bill Lipschutz, Heathersage Capital Management

KTOs hires Lipschutz for new currency hedgie

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 18:32

Japanese hedge fund, KTOs Capital Partners Co., has hired industry veteran Bill Lipschutz »

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“Hidden jewels in green energy small caps” says E Fund’s Lin

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 18:29

Having already launched the Bright China Opportunity Fund last year, E Fund Management (HK) Co. now has its sights set firmly on raising up to USD500million for a pair of new funds du »

Timothy McCarthy, Chairman and CEO, Nikko AM

Nikko AM’s assets go up as it expands down under

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 18:27

Nikko AM, one of Japan’s largest asset managers with USD120billion in AUM (as of September 2010), announced this we »

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BTIG launches futures trading desk

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 16:26

BTIG, a broker dealer specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, has launched a global futures trading desk led by Robert Gagnon, who joins as head of futures sales and trading. »

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Survey predicts global increase in lending activity in 2011

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 16:19

The global financing markets are headed for a revival over the next 12 months, with a slower recovery expected in Europe, according to a survey of capital providers conducted by law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in association with mergermarket and Debtwire. »

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Societe Generale launches turnkey Ucits funds solution

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 16:02

Societe Generale has launched a Ucits fund solution for fund managers setting up or redomiciling funds under Ucits regulations. »


StormHarbour acquires investment manager Fortrinn Partners

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 13:26

StormHarbour Partners, a global markets and financial advisory firm, has accelerated the build-out of its alternative asset management business by agreeing to acquire London-based Fortrinn Partners, an investment manager that specialises in volatility trading strategies. »

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Mid-sized hedge funds must reassess business models, says McGladrey

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 12:08

Mid-sized hedge funds with USD100m to USD500m in assets are facing a reality gap, according to research released by RSM McGladrey, a professional services firm providing tax and consulting services. »

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