ACT Currency Partner launches currency hedge fund

Zurich-based ACT Currency Partner AG has launched a currency hedge fund focusing on the five most-traded currency pairs. ACT Currency Partner was founded by Felix A »


Baring Asset Management launches third long/short equity hedge fund

Baring Asset Management (BAM) has launched the Baring EMEA Absolute Return Fund, its third long/short equity hedge fund. The fund, managed by Marina Akopian, is sp »


KGR Capital to launch first UK-listed fund of Asian hedge funds

KGR Capital is to launch the first UK-listed Asian fund of hedge funds, the KGR Absolute Return PCC Limited. »


Nationwide begins strategic review of Gartmore

US mutual insurer Nationwide has asked Morgan Stanley to conduct a strategic review of Gartmore following weeks of speculation that the latter may be put up for sale. »


Hardt Group sets up new Luxembourg alternative investments platform

Hardt Group has launched Hardt Group Securities SA, an innovative Luxembourg-based, alternative investment securitisation vehicle. Set-up and sponsored by Hardt Gro »


AcenciA plans Irish stock exchange float

AcenciA, which specialises in debt strategies, plans to float on the Irish stock exchange and raise up to GBP 60 million through a shares placing. Application will »


Clarksons eyes USD 300m ship hedge fund

Shipbroker Clarksons is moving ahead with plans to launch a Cayman Islands-registered, shipping-only hedge fund with seed capital of USD 20-30 million. The aim is t »


BNP Paribas and Sundaram in Indian asset management joint-venture

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNP PAM) and Sundaram Finance Ltd (SFL) have formed a strategic partnership in asset management in India. BNP PAM will buy a 49.9 per »


George Weiss appoints new senior vice president

George Weiss Associates Inc, has hired John Gallagher as senior vice president and head of marketing and client service. Weiss joins the Hartford and New York domic »


Tech Update: Beauchamp Financial Technology launches API

Beauchamp Financial Technology (BFT) has extended its product suite with the launch of a new Application Programming Interface (API).  Beauchamp's API is two-way, »


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