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Jack Seibald, Concept Capital

Cowen Group to acquire Concept Capital

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 17:42

Cowen Group is to acquire Concept Capital, an independent provider of prime brokerage services. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Cowen Group expects the acquisition to be accretive to earnings in 2015.   »

Carolyn Gelling

Thomas Miller Investment launches Diversified Assets Fund

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 14:09

Thomas Miller Investment, a member of the 129 year old Thomas Miller Group of companies, has launched a Dublin domiciled UCITS compliant Diversified Assets Fund. »

Aref Karim, CEO and CIO of QCM

Quality Capital Management Launches QCM AFP UCITS Fund

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 14:04

Quality Capital Management (QCM), a UK-based global systematic macro investment manager, has launched its Alpha Financials Programme on the MontLake UCITS platform, an independent platform for UCITS funds.  »

Monique Mel

FCA fines firms and individuals over GBP1bn for market integrity breaches

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 13:58

The FCA fined firms and individuals a total of GBP1.23 billion in 2014 for market integrity related breaches, which included abusive market behaviour such as: manipulation, insider dealing, FX failings and benchmark (i.e. Libor) manipulation.  »

Michael Hartnett

Investors hiking cash holdings in face of lowered confidence in China, says BofAML survey

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 13:55

Global investors have raised their holdings of cash significantly in response to a weaker global economic outlook, particularly in China, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for July.  »

Joseph Henkel, SEI

Big data: How data warehouses are streamlining bespoke LP reporting for PE managers

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 13:05

To help overcome the increased reporting burden faced by private equity managers, SEI has developed an automated end-client reporting capability. It comes at a time when global PE firms are having to adapt to regulation in the form of AIFMD and Annex IV reporting, not to mention a desire by LPs to derive greater transparency from their PE allocations.  »

Nick Baldwin

Arkk Compliance provides support for regulatory filings

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 09:35

Arkk Compliance has launched a new service for regulated financial services firms. The firm has already been working with a number of investment firms on COREP and AIFMD filings since a soft launch back in April of this year. »

Tim Versteeg

Hedge funds and their data: Investing in operational excellence and attracting new capital

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 09:13

Funds with more than USD1 billion in AUM grew at an average of 135 per cent since the global financial crisis, while smaller funds only increased 15 per cent over that same five-year period.  »

Robin Bowie, Dexcion Capital

Challenger’s Fidante Partners acquires Dexion Capital

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 08:11

Challenger Limited’s boutique funds management division, Fidante Partners, is to acquire 100 per cent of European alternative investments group Dexion Capital Holdings Limited. »

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HSBC Securities Services lands USD1.3 billion RWC mandate

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 14:35

HSBC Securities Services (HSS), part of HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets business, has been appointed by RWC Partners Limited to provide administration and global transfer agency services to five new alternative funds. »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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North America

Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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