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UBS extends use of Orc’s electronic execution solution to expand DMA business

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 14:00

UBS Securities (UBS) has extended its broad usage of Orc’s Electronic Execution solution to facilitate DMA on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).  »

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SEC charges Direct Edge exchanges with failing to properly describe order types

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 13:00

Two exchanges formerly owned by Direct Edge Holdings and since acquired by BATS Global Markets are to pay a USD14 million penalty to settle SEC charges that their rules failed to accurately describe the order types being used on the exchanges.   »

Latin America

Moss Securities launches SA hedge fund

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 11:00

Moss Securities has launched The Moss Securities South American Hedge Fund which invests in key assets and products produced in South America.   »

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FrontFour Capital Group secures EUR50m Amundi AI event-driven mandate

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 10:00

Amundi Alternative Investments (Amundi AI) has awarded, through its Managed Account Platform, a EUR50 million mandate to FrontFour Capital Group LLC to actively trade, under AIFM compliant format,  an event-driven strategy concentrated on North American situations. »

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Aequitas Capital Partners launches the ACP Alts Academy

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 09:00

Aequitas Capital Partners has partnered with Circle Squared Alternative Investments to provide training and education to Registered Investment Advisers via the ACP Alts Academy. »

Luxembourg

Simmons & Simmons opens in Luxembourg

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 06:00

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has opened a new office in Luxembourg, headed by Partner Stéphane Ober, who joined the firm in November 2014. »

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KNEIP appoints fund industry veteran to Head of New Business

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 21:00

Keith Dingwall, a veteran of the fund industry, has joined KNEIP as Head of New Business, leading a team of sales managers to acquire new business and identify growth opportunities within existing portfolios.  »

London

Brown Rudnick appoints Moris Mashali as Corporate and Capital Markets Partner

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 19:30

International law firm Brown Rudnick has hired Moris Mashali as a Partner in its Corporate & Capital Markets practices in London. »

Lyxor Hedge Fund Brief

Weekly Brief: Hedge Funds Cope Well with New Year's Market Hangover

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 18:53

Hedge funds acted as shock absorbers during the wide market gyrations recorded at the beginning of 2015. This year started with a large risk-off move and high volatility on all asset classes. Along with oil prices and rates, equities went sharply down as economic activity was below expectations in December and a potential Greek exit is making the headlines again in Europe. The US dollar posted strong gains, especially against the Euro, fuelled by the expectations that the ECB will find a consensus to adopt expansionary measures as the Eurozone entered deflation. »

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2014 private equity-backed buyout deals and exits reach highest levels since the global financial crisis

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 18:40

The total value of exits from private equity-backed portfolio companies throughout 2014 hit USD428bn, higher than any year previously and up from the USD330bn of exits in 2013. Christopher Elvin, Preqin’s Head of Private Equity Products, comments on the current deals and exits environment: »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

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Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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