BNP Paribas to acquire RBS International Securities Services

BNP Paribas has agreed to acquire RBS International Securities Services (Holdings) Limited, a 70:30 joint venture between The Royal Bank of Scotland International and The Bank of New York. »

Comment: Existing regulations for hedge funds and funds of hedge funds should be relaxed in upcoming revision of German Investment Act

Dr Sven Zeller, partner at Clifford Chance, and Patrick Schmidt, associate at Clifford Chance, say that more needs to be done to improve Germany's legal framework for hedge funds. »

Eurex obtains recognition from the Dubai Financial Services Authority

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has granted Eurex the status of a Recognised Body within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). »

HypoVereinsbank and CACEIS agree on strategic partnership in securities services

HypoVereinsbank (HVB) is planning to transfer its securities processing and custodian activities to the French financial services provider CACEIS. »

HFR Asset Management offers German White Funds reporting

HFR Asset Management is making available German 'White Funds' reporting for both its index and single strategy hedge fund products. »

New global brand identity for Appleby Hunter Bailhache

Appleby Hunter Bailhache has changed its name to Appleby with effect from 1 April 2007. »

ICAP plc sells Exotix stake to employees and Spencer-controlled firm

ICAP plc has reduced its stake in specialist emerging markets broker and arranger Exotix Limited  by 58% following a sale of shares to the employees of Exotix, and to IPGL Limited, a »

85 per cent of mortgage-backed industry professionals expect sub-prime weakness to spread

The loan originators, bankers, and investors who create and finance the market in securitized mortgage debt are showing concern that the weakness in sub-prime will impact the broader US mo »

AIMA welcomes HMRC investment manager exemption proposals

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), has welcomed the HMRC's response in the consultation exercise on changes to UK's Investment Manager Exemption (IME). »

EDHEC/EuroPerformance Alpha League Table for France shows that most previous winners have stayed in the top flight

EDHEC and EuroPerformance have released their 2007 rankings of the top French asset management companies for long-only equity funds: the Alpha League Table. »

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