Ithmaar Bank and Shamil Bank raise USD200m at first closing of alternatives fund

Ithmaar Bank, Shamil Bank and Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (Bahamas) have announced they have met their target of raising USD200m for the first closing of the USD500m Aldar Priva »


Australia's Absolute Capital calls in administrators

The board of Australian-based credit fund manager Absolute Capital Group has appointed voluntary administrators, four months after the firm suspended two yield strategies funds with assets »


BNP Paribas and HEC Paris establish third BNP Paribas Hedge Fund Centre

BNP Paribas and HEC Business School have established a BNP Paribas Hedge Fund Centre at HEC in Paris, the third such centre to be set up following the creation of BNP Paribas centres at th »


BNY ConvergEx unveils portfolio tool for volatile markets

BNY ConvergEx Group, a provider of global agency brokerage and investment technology solutions, has launched Apex (Analytical Portfolio Execution), a new portfolio algorithmic optimiser de »


Barclays note offers retail access to high-flying Liongate fund of hedge funds

Liongate Capital Management has announced the launch of the Liongate Multi-Strategy Tracker GBP, a Barclays Bank-issued note offering retail investors the opportunity to access a strongly- »


Fidessa named best trading platform in European Banking Technology Awards

The Fidessa group, a provider of multi-asset trading systems, market data and global connectivity, has won the Readers' Choice Award for the best trading platform/order management product »


Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Hedge fund urges consolidation in US airline industry

Hedge funds have added fuel to merger talk in the US airline sector. »


Providing managers with insight into daily exposure

Growing complexity within the strategies of hedge funds means it is harder for managers to keep track of the portfolio and of their total exposure to securities and asset classes. »


Eze Castle Integration launches IT services London office

Eze Castle Integration, a provider of technology and IT services to hedge fund and investment firms, has announced the launch of its London operations in order to provide comprehensive IT »


Markit buys International Index and agrees deal for CDS IndexCo

Markit Group, a provider of independent data, portfolio valuations and OTC derivatives trade processing, has acquired International Index Company and has agreed to acquire CDS IndexCo in a »


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