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Misys appoints Simon Paris as president and chief sales officer

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 19:15

Misys has appointed a new President and Chief Sales Officer, Simon Paris who will have respsonsibility for the entire go-to-market organisation, including sales, marketing, pre-sales and partners. »

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KNEIP appoints new head of relationship management

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 19:00

Tony Buche has joined KNEIP where he will lead the relationship management team.  »

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Hermes launches Absolute Return Credit Fund

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 17:15

Hermes Investment Management has added to its suite of global fixed income offerings with the launch of the Hermes Absolute Return Credit Fund, a UCITS fund which targets a positive investment return over a rolling 12 month period irrespective of market conditions.   »

Weekly Brief: Higher rates boost performance, but stronger euro detracts

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds outperform bonds and equities

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 13:47

Equity and bond markets experienced renewed tensions during the period under review. European markets saw higher selling pressure than US markets, which was a negative for Global Macro managers as they have sizeable long European equities positions in their portfolios. »

Paul Stephens, CBOE

CBOE extends VIX and SPX options trading hours as global growth in VIX continues to build

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 12:09

We live in an age of 24-hour news coverage. Indeed, the information at our disposal is greater than at any point in human history. As such, hedge funds and other money managers need to trade the markets as and when news events occur. Such is the interconnected nature of global markets that an event taking place say, in Japan, will likely impact the US.  »

Jessica Duong, Preqin

Performance of sector-specific vs generalist buyout funds

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 10:15

Returns offered by the private equity asset class are often a hot topic for discussion in the investment industry. With yields varying between fund types, sectors and managers, Jessica Duong (pictured) investigates the differences in performance of sector-specific buyout funds in this extract from Preqin Private Equity Spotlight – June 2015. »

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Validus Risk Management opens new office in Toronto

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 09:00

Validus, a specialist financial risk advisor to Alternative Investment Funds and Corporates across the globe, has opened a new office in Toronto. »

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Salient Partners completes acquisition of Forward Management

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 06:00

Salient Partners has successfully completed its acquisition of Forward Management, creating a USD27 billion diversified asset management firm and reaffirming the firm’s position as provider of liquid alternative and real asset investment strategies.   »

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Shoreline Capital closes oversubscribed USD500m Fund III

Sun, 14/06/2015 - 17:30

Shoreline Capital, a private fund manager in Chinese distressed debt and special situation investments, has closed its third fund at USUSD500 million. The fund, Shoreline China Value III, was over-subscribed.  »

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100WHF announces recipients of 2015 CAIA scholarships

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 17:00

100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF), Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Foundation, have announced the ten recipients of the 2015 100WHF/CAIA Scholarships. »

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