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Lawsuit

Make or break time for litigation funding, says Fox Williams

Fri, 12/11/2010 - 06:27

Third party funding, where investors who have no other connection with litigation support legal claims in exchange for a financial return, is starting to take-off in the UK with a number of funds having been set-up to invest specifically in litigation. »

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KBC sells life settlement portfolio

Fri, 12/11/2010 - 06:13

KBC has signed an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group to sell them the US life settlement portfolio held by KBC Financial Products. »

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Absolute Life Solutions to acquire insurance policy assets

Fri, 12/11/2010 - 06:09

Absolute Life Solutions, a financial services firm focused on the creation of cash liquidity for seniors and insurance industry focused investors, plans to pursue the formation of a portfolio of insurance policy assets via acquisition of individual policies and discounted bundles of policy portfolios. »

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Q3 assets in Asian hedge funds grow by nearly USD4 billion, Event Driven strategies becoming popular

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 18:24

Q3 saw Asian hedge funds perform strongly according to a new report by US research house, Hedge Fund Research, Inc. »

Philip Richards, co-founder, RAB Capital

RAB Capital shutters Pi Asia Fund

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 18:21

London-based RAB Capital, one of the city’s most respected hedge funds, has shut down its Asia-focused fund – the RAB-Pi Asia Fund Ltd »

George Soros, founder, Soros Capital Management

Soros finally opens Hong Kong office

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 18:19

After first announcing plans back in January this year that it would be opening a Hong Kong office, Soros Fund Management LLC »

Zhaoan Li, Head of Greater China Business Development, Jersey Finance

Altis Partners opens Hong Kong office to develop Asian relationships

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 18:17

Jersey-based Altis Partners, the Channel Island’s first ever CTA, has now become the first Jersey hedge fund to open an office in Hong Kong. »

Singapore

Ex-Credit Suisse prop trader Chan to launch macro strategy

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 18:15

Charlie Chan, a 25-year veteran and former star prop trader at Credit Suisse »

Acquisition

I.A. Englander acquires Alaris Trading Partners

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 16:08

I.A. Englander has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alaris Trading Partners. »

London

Hedge Funds Care sets date for London fundraising gala

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 15:44

Hedge Funds Care, the alliance of hedge fund industry professionals committed to protecting children from abuse and neglect, has set the date for its London fundraising benefit gala.  »

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