Philips acquisition boosts Merrill Lynch mandates by USD 16 bn

Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, (MLIM) has completed the acquisition of PPCC bv and PIM bv, the internal investment management units of Royal Philips Electronics. < »

CFDs - The net closes: Final rule changes to Takeover Code

Simmons & Simmons outlines the changes to the disclosure regime in Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code affecting third party investors and investment managers. Rule 8 of »

UK Seminars: Final Rules on Disclosure of Derivatives & Options

The UK's Takeover Panel is organising two seminars concerning the new Disclosure Rules on Dealings in Derivatives and Options. The seminars are being held in the in »

Has the Dublin administration scene really changed?

Dublin has a well-earned reputation as a financial services centre, and particularly as a centre for the administration of both traditional mutual funds and hedge funds. »

FSA to examine secondary market bond transparency

The UK's FSA this week published a Discussion Paper which examines the need for greater pre- or post-trade price information in the secondary bond markets. The pap »

CFTC freezes over USD 1.5 million in fraud case

The CFTC has Charged Stuart Pippin of Pippin Investments with fraud for issuing false trading results to pool participants. Gregory G. »

SPARX and IXIS launch Asian alternatives joint venture

SPARX Asset Management and IXIS CIB have agreed to form a joint venture focused on creating managed funds of alternative assets in Asia. The partners will join the »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Searching for alternative talent: Brett Hellerman, CEO of Norfolk Management Group, LLC

Brett Hellerman, co-founder of Clinton Group, discusses the emerging manager seeding fund he has launched with MassMutual Insurance. Hellerman was a co-founder of Clinton Gr »

Baring Asset Management launches EMEA hedge fund

Baring Asset Management is launching its third long/short equity hedge fund, the Baring EMEA Absolute Return Fund. The fund will be available to institutional investors and HNWIs from 1 Nove »

Comment: The US economy is not heading into recession: Bob Doll, Chief Investment Officer, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers

Bob Doll examines the outlook for the US economy in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Last week, the news was dominated by Hurricane Katrina and its horrific aftereffects. »

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