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Scipion Capital unveils new advisory council

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 19:00

Scipion Capital (Scipion), the international commodity trade finance investment manager has appointed a new high level Advisory Council, chaired by the Right Honourable Sir Desmond de Silva. »

Preqin 2015 Global Alternatives Reports

2015 outlook for alternative assets

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:26

Preqin has been busy preparing its end-of-year investor and fund manager reports across all major alternative asset classes: hedge funds, private equity, private real estate and infrastructure. The following article summarises the key findings from these reports at a broad strokes level.  »

Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report 2015

Hedge Funds – Value Under the Spotlight

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:10

Preqin has launched its 2015 Global Alternatives Reports, revealing significant growth in assets held by private equity, hedge fund, private debt, real estate and infrastructure fund managers. Total industry assets now stand at USD6.91tn*, up from USD6.22tn as of this point last year. »

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Investors increase hedge fund allocations in Q4 2014, says HFR

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:00

Investors increased allocations to hedge funds in Q4 2014 as financial market volatility soared into year-end led by a steep decline in oil, Euro currency weakness and sharp drops in both the Russian Rouble and equity markets.  »

Singapore

CFTC imposes USD3m penalty on Olam International over cocoa futures trading

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 16:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Singapore-based Olam International and Olam Americas. »

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Houlihan Lokey expands hedge fund and financial sponsorship coverage with new hire

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 15:30

Houlihan Lokey, has appointed Patrick Collins as managing director in the firm’s Financial Sponsors Group based in New York.  »

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Convergex adds industry veterans Gough and Holl to international leadership team

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 14:30

Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, has added two industry veterans to its international leadership team.  »

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Cayman Islands Stock Exchange appoints Deputy Head of Listings and Compliance

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 13:30

The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange has appointed Eva Holtas Deputy Head of Listings and Compliance, effective 5 January 2015.  »

Shanghai

MIK expands into Asia

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 12:00

MIK Fund Solutions, a provider of decision support software solutions for alternative asset managers, has expanded its geographic footprint into Asia, basing its APAC headquarters in Shanghai, China.  »

Charalambos Psimolophitis, CEO of FxPro

Prime-of-Prime service launched for institutional investors

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:45

FxPro Financial Services Limited (‘FxPro’) has launched a Prime-of-Prime service in a bid to attract institutional investors and enable them to benefit from greater transparency and trading cost efficiencies. With FxPro Prime, hedge funds, in particular start-ups (as well as other asset managers), will be able to trade against the high quality liquidity pool that FxPro has across 11 liquidity providers and avoid having to establish prime brokerage relationships. »

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