Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Indian hedge funds fare best globally thanks to PM Modi… Blackstone in talks to back distressed fund…

Hedge funds investing in India have become the world's best performers this year on expectations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will revive Asia's third- largest economy. »


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Carlyle Group closes USD816m CLO fund

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has closed a collateralised loan obligation (CLO) fund in the US totalling approximately USD816 million. »


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Hedge funds positive as markets rebound, says Lyxor

After a challenging beginning in August, on the back of higher risk aversion, markets started their rebound and progressively recouped their losses, according to Philippe Ferreira, head of research at Lyxor’s Managed Account Platform. »


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SEC adopts asset-backed securities reform rules

The SEC has adopted revisions to rules governing the disclosure, reporting, and offering process for asset-backed securities (ABS) to enhance transparency, better protect investors and facilitate capital formation. »


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Irish Funds Industry Association welcomes loan origination fund initiative

The Irish Funds Industry Association has welcomed the Central Bank of Ireland’s proposals to establish a regulated loan fund framework in Ireland. »


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SEC adopts credit rating agency reform rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted new requirements for credit rating agencies to enhance governance, protect against conflicts of interest and increase transparency.  »


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PrimeOne Solutions appoints global head of synthetic equities

PrimeOne Solutions, a division of CoreOne Technologies, has appointed Thomas Benevento as global head of synthetic equities, reporting to EJ Liotta, head of PrimeOne Solutions. »


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CFTC fines Merrill Lynch USD1.2m for supervision failure

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order filing and settling charges against Merrill Lynch for supervision failures relating to futures exchange and clearing fees. »


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bfinance strengthens Middle East presence

bfinance, an independently owned investment consultancy, has added to its service and advisory capabilities in the Middle East with the hire of a senior consultant. »


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JTC Group granted Cayman Islands licence

JTC Group has been granted a licence to provide the firm’s full suite of private client, corporate, fund and real estate services in the Cayman Islands.  »


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