London Stock Exchange seals GBP1.1bn merger with Borsa Italiana

The London Stock Exchange, which over the past three years has seen off overtures from OMX, Deutsche Börse and Nasdaq, has joined the consolidation of the global exchange industry wit »

Forsyth Partners agrees new deal in Korea

Forsyth Partners has agreed a further deal with Korea Development Bank Asset Management involving a USD10.35m direct investment into one of the firm's funds of hedge funds, the Forsyth Alt »

Scotia Capital's prime brokerage business looks to global opportunities

Scotia Capital may be a relative newcomer to the global prime brokerage market, and although the global corporate and investment banking and capital markets arm of the Scotiabank Group pro »

Comment: Timing investments by the fund life cycle

Shoham Cohen, co-founder of Singapore-based hedge fund service provider ESC Financial Services, says that while many professionals and investors in the industry are aware of the fund life »

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Beleaguered Bear Stearns funds face uncertain future

The future of two credit funds run by Bear Stearns remains murky following the reported seizure of USD800m of assets to auction off by lender Merrill Lynch. »

SGAM Alternative Investments launches fund dedicated to art market

SGAM Alternative Investments has launched an investment fund dedicated to the art market that it says is the first investment structure backed by a leading global asset manager to offer in »

Institutional money tops 25 per cent of assets for largest hedge funds, says study

Direct investments by endowments, foundations, corporate pension funds and public pension schemes together represent a quarter of the assets of the world's largest hedge funds, up from 22 »

SEC to lift price restrictions on short selling

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to lift restrictions on short selling that prevented traders selling borrowed stock if prices were declining, but it has strengthened rules »

Hedge funds attract USD100bn in inflows in year to March, says report

Net inflows into hedge funds totalled USD20.7bn during the first quarter of 2007, and with a performance gain of USD49.9bn resulted in net hedge fund assets totalling an estimated USD1.51t »

Lehman Brothers acquires stake in Integrated Asset Management

Lehman Brothers has acquired a 9.4 per cent stake in London-based fund of hedge funds manager Integrated Asset Management through a second capital-raising in less than a month that brought »

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