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Man Group acquires Merrill Lynch Alternative Investments' FoHF portfolio

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:00

Man Group is to acquire the investment management contracts from Merrill Lynch Alternative Investments to manage a portfolio of multi-strategy and strategy-focused fund of hedge funds with total AUM of USD1.2 billion.  »

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AFEX joins California Hedge Fund Association as Founders’ Club Member

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 09:00

AFEX a provider of solutions for hedge funds and private equity houses to manage currency risk and international cash flows has joined the California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) as a premier Founders’ Club member.  »

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AIMA updates guide for selecting a prime broker

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 06:00

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has published an updated guide for hedge fund managers to use when selecting a prime broker. »

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RFA expands London office with hire of George Ralph as MD

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 19:45

RFA has appointed George Ralph as Managing Director of RFA UK. The firm has also announced it's intention to open two new data centres in January. »

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Carne makes new hires to support growing demand for AIFMD management companies

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 19:00

Carne Group has made two hires in its Irish office to support the increasing demand for its AIFMD management company services, including its independent ‘mancos’ in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Channel Islands. »

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FXPA welcomes five new member firms

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 14:30

The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) has added of five institutional members – Bloomberg Tradebook Services, Cürex, FastMatch, Nasdaq and Singapore Exchange (SGX). »

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Jersey funds figures reach five year high

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 10:30

The latest figures for Jersey’s finance industry reflect a particularly strong performance for the funds sector, with the value of funds business in the island reaching the highest level in five years. »

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Macro hedge funds surge in November as oil slide accelerates

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 09:00

Macro hedge funds and, more specifically, CTA strategies employing quantitative, trend-following strategies, posted strong gains in November as oil prices plummeted, according to HFR. »

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An alternative view of Liquid Alternatives - Concept Capital

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 06:30

Concept Capital’s Jack Seibald (pictured) discusses the risks of ’40 Act liquid alternatives, the potential mismatch between managers and investors, fund investor alienation, and why prime brokers might raise their costs to support the ‘short’ side of these funds. »

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Clearstream and BNP Paribas Securities Services team up for TARGET2-Securities

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 11:00

Eight months after announcing their plans to develop a new asset servicing model for TARGET2-Securities (T2S), Clearstream and BNP Paribas Securities Services have signed a partnership agreement.  »

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