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James Williams, Global Fund Media

How to access Europe using third party AIFMs

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:08

Alternative fund managers wishing to continue to market their funds into Europe have to navigate unchartered territory. The AIFMD only really kicked in last July at the end of the grandfathering period, since when both EU and non-EU AIFMs have started to treat the directive more seriously.  »


Natixis Global Asset Management in talks to acquire DNCA

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 16:00

Natixis has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire DNCA. If the deal is completed, DNCA would would join Natixis Global Asset Management’s global lineup of independent investment management affiliates. »

North America

Apex Fund Services adds new MD

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 12:30

Independent fund administrator Apex Fund Services has appointed Dennis Westley as Managing Director, North America with immediate effect. »

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Venovate partners with Capital Hedge to bring alt investments to mid-sized institutions and family offices

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 10:00

Venovate and Capital Hedge have formed a partnership to offer better, faster, and broader access to alternative investments for family offices and mid-sized institutions. »

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Elsen accelerates computational finance with NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 09:00

Elsen is using NVIDIA technology to bring massive gains in speed and efficiency to the financial calculations run by hedge funds and other financial institutions. »

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Hedge funds in the black – just – in January

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 06:00

Hedge funds have started 2015 in the black, but only just, according to Preqin’s January 2015 Hedge Fund Performance Benchmarks.  »

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STOXX expands smart beta offering with STOXX Sharpe Ratio index family

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 16:00

STOXX Limited has expanded its smart beta offering with the release of a new index family that selects components based on their Sharpe ratios.  »


PineBridge Investments appoints Anik Sen as Global Head of Equities

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 12:30

Multi-asset class investment manager PineBridge Investments has appointed Anik Sen as Global Head of Equities, effective immediately.  »

Private Equity Spotlight February 2015

Biggest challenges facing private equity managers in 2015

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 11:47

In an extract from the recently released 2015 Preqin Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report, we analyze the results of Preqin’s latest survey of private equity and venture capital fund managers in order to gauge their concerns, views and plans for the year ahead. »

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Abacus Group named as ESP on Managed Service Provider 500

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 11:30

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has been named as an Elite Services Provider (ESP) on 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list.  »