Blackstone agrees to pay up to USD930m for leveraged finance specialist GSO

The Blackstone Group has agreed in principle to acquire GSO Capital Partners, an alternative asset manager specialising in the leveraged finance marketplace with approximately USD10bn unde »


FXall trading volumes reach USD13.4trn in 2007

Leading global foreign exchange platform FXall has set a new mark for annual trading volumes of more than USD13.4trn in 2007, a 37 per cent year-on-year increase, while daily volume exceed »


Frontier Capital appoints new partners

Frontier Capital Management, which offers multi-asset investment strategies to the institutional, high net worth and private banking markets, has announced the appointment of two new partn »


Hedge funds advance in December as equities decline, says Hennessee

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index calculated by hedge fund adviser Hennessee Group gained 0.30 per cent in December, even as equity markets posted their first negative fourth quarter in a dec »


Malbec selects Gissing Software to deliver market data for quantitative algorithms

Gissing Software, which specialises in the routing and transformation of real-time market and trade data, has announced that a new alternative investment platform launched by Malbec Partne »


TD Asset Management launches Canadian equity 130/30 fund

TD Asset Management has announced the launch of three new pooled fund trusts for Canadian investors designed to offer access to markets that are likely to remain in high demand. »


Albemarle Asset Management selects Advent Portfolio Exchange and Moxy

London-based Albemarle Asset Management, a financial adviser and investment manager that emphasises capital preservation and risk reduction, has implemented Moxy, Advent Software's trade o »


Hedge funds post modest gains in December, say index providers

Two of the six strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net-of-fees gains in December, and four of the six were up in the fourth quarter of 2007, periods during which US a »


ING Investment Management takes minority stake in Lincoln Vale

ING Investment Management Americas, the US asset management arm of ING Group, has taken a minority stake in Lincoln Vale, an alternative asset investment firm with headquarters in the Bost »


McDonald succeeds founder as chief executive of Conifer Securities

Jack McDonald has been promoted from executive vice-president to president and chief executive of Conifer Securities, a San Francisco-based provider of administration and other services to »


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