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Augustus Global Rates Fund more than doubles assets in 12 months

Augustus Global Rates Fund more than doubles assets in 12 months

Fri, 05/12/2008 - 16:03

Boosted by an annual return of 13.56 per cent over the 12 months to October 31, Augustus Asset Managers' JB Global Rates Hedge Fund has seen its assets under management more than double in »

Beacon Trust Company acquires Clear Asset Management

Beacon Trust Company acquires Clear Asset Management

Fri, 05/12/2008 - 16:00

Madison, New Jersey-based asset and wealth manager Beacon Trust Company has acquired Clear Asset Management in a transaction that will create a firm with combined assets under management a »

California court freezes assets of commodity trader in anti-fraud action

California court freezes assets of commodity trader in anti-fraud action

Fri, 05/12/2008 - 12:22

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a federal court order in California freezing the assets and prohibiting the destruction of documents of Orange County-based commodi »

IndexIQ launches hedge fund replication separately managed account portfolios

IndexIQ launches hedge fund replication separately managed account portfolios

Fri, 05/12/2008 - 06:05

IndexIQ, a Rye Brook, New York-based developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, has launched three new index-based separately managed account products, offering exposure bo »

KPMG sees new blood reinvigorating hedge fund industry despite shake-out

KPMG sees new blood reinvigorating hedge fund industry despite shake-out

Fri, 05/12/2008 - 05:52

Next year will see the strong return of value investing, a shake-out in the hedge funds industry that will also see a welcome influx of new talent, changes to prime brokerage relationships »

Trax to provide regulatory reporting for exchange-traded derivatives

Trax to provide regulatory reporting for exchange-traded derivatives

Thu, 04/12/2008 - 16:01

Xtrakter, a utility acquired by Euroclear last month from the International Capital Market Association, has announced that its Trax trade matching and regulatory reporting system will faci »

Lenders take control of New Star Asset Management in debt-for-equity swap

Lenders take control of New Star Asset Management in debt-for-equity swap

Thu, 04/12/2008 - 15:57

A consortium of banks that loaned GBP300m to New Star Asset Management just before the credit crunch erupted is to take control of the company in a debt-for-equity swap that will see the a »

Neuberger Berman to be acquired by management after private equity bid topped

Neuberger Berman to be acquired by management after private equity bid topped

Thu, 04/12/2008 - 12:03

A group consisting of portfolio managers, the management team and senior professionals will take a majority stake in Neuberger Berman and the fixed-income and alternative asset management »

Market volatility forcing US equity traders to change execution strategies, says Tabb report

Market volatility forcing US equity traders to change execution strategies, says Tabb report

Thu, 04/12/2008 - 12:00

Market volatility that has reached unimaginable levels and shows no sign of settling back down to pre-crisis levels is changing the way US equity traders behave, including the way they use »

Laven Partners continues expansion with appointment of ex-FSA enforcement official

Laven Partners continues expansion with appointment of ex-FSA enforcement official

Thu, 04/12/2008 - 06:06

London-based investment management consultancy Laven Partners has appointed Kevin Quinlan, who earlier worked for the enforcement division of the »

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Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

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The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.     ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Richard A Kimball Jr, CEO, HEXL

Healthcare costs continue to spiral out of control and yet still achieve relatively poor outcomes, says Richard A Kimball Jr (pictured), CEO of HEXL… ... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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