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Mariusz Baranowski, former managing director of Custom House Fund Services (Luxembourg)

Global operations require local focus

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 17:02

The global fund industry has not yet returned to the heights of the boom years before 2007 – indeed, it may never do – but over the past year the mood in the sector has markedly improved. Especially in Luxembourg, there are signs aplenty of renewed confidence that business is coming back to a centre that has built on its reputation as a retail fund domicile to carve out an important niche in the alternative sector as well, says Mariusz Baranowski (pictured), the former managing director of Custom House Fund Services (Luxembourg). »

Remi Chevalier, partner, Chevalier and Sciales

The AIFMD and third-country managers

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 16:58

Agreement after some 18 months of debate and negotiation on the Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, which will create a single market for the marketing of alternative funds to professional investors throughout the European Union, offers new opportunities for Luxembourg as a fund domicile and servicing centre, say Rémi Chevalier (pictured) and Olivier Sciales, partners with Chevalier and Sciales in Luxembourg. »


SIF success augurs well for Luxembourg under AIFM Directive

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 16:50

By Simon Gray – The vote in Brussels by the European Parliament on November 11 to approve the EU’s Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, sealing the passage of the much-debated legislation into law, appears set to boost the position of Luxembourg as a domicile and servicing centre for hedge funds, according to members of the alternative fund industry in the grand duchy. »


Lyxor Global Hedge Fund Index rises 1.4 per cent in October

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 16:13

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund Index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge funds platform which tracks the overall hedge fund universe, was up 1.4 per cent in October, lifting year to date gains to 4.3 per cent. »

Julian Rogers-Coltman, chief executive and head of risk of Fleming Family and Partners Capital Management

Fleming Family European opportunities fund up 12.1 per cent

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 16:09

The Fleming Family and Partners Capital Management European Opportunities Fund leads the absolute return European equities sector, returning 12.1 per cent year-to-date. »

New York

Bruce Wolf joins Integral Development from Citi

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 15:35

Integral Development, a provider of FX trading solutions and services, announced has appointed Bruce Wolf as a managing director in its sales team. »

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All hedge fund styles up at end October, says Man

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 14:47

Hedge funds secured another positive return in October, with all styles proving profitable as risk appetite remained positive on the expectation of an imminent announcement of further quantitative easing by the US Federal Reserve, according to hedge fund provider Man. »

Rod Palmer, partner and global head of investment funds with Walkers

AIFM Directive approval boosts fund industry in Cayman Islands, BVI and Jersey

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 14:39

Law firm Walkers says the confirmation of the final terms of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the removal of uncertainty for non-European Union fund managers marketing non-EU funds in the EU is a very positive development for the investment funds industry in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Jersey. »

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Man appoints Richard Phillips as head of UK retail

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 14:18

Following the acquisition of GLG by Man on 14 October, Man has appointed Richard Phillips as head of UK retail for the combined business. »

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Ratio Asset Management hires Alice Squires as head of investor relations

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 13:18

Ratio Asset Management, a European equities alternative investment firm, has hired European small and mid-cap veteran Alice Squires to head its investor relations function.  »

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