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Deutsche Bank's Rreef completes acquisition of Rosen Real Estate Securities stake

Deutsche Bank's Rreef completes acquisition of Rosen Real Estate Securities stake

Tue, 02/12/2008 - 05:56

Rreef Alternative Investments, Deutsche Bank's alternatives asset management business, has finalised an agreement first announced at the end of October to acquire a significant minority in »

Conyers set to advise on funds from new office in São Paulo

Conyers set to advise on funds from new office in São Paulo

Tue, 02/12/2008 - 05:52

Offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has opened Conyers Dill e Pearman (Brazil) Servicos de Consultoria in São Paulo, paving the way for the firm to provide offshore legal s »

Fund management firms maintain appetite for derivatives, says report

Fund management firms maintain appetite for derivatives, says report

Mon, 01/12/2008 - 16:53

Use of derivatives by UK fund managers will rise over the next 12 to 18 months despite market turbulence and record levels of redemptions from hedge funds, according to a report from indep »

BlueBay to close Emerging Market Total Return Fund as manager quits over valuation issue

BlueBay to close Emerging Market Total Return Fund as manager quits over valuation issue

Mon, 01/12/2008 - 13:30

BlueBay Asset Management has announced that it plans to wind down the BlueBay Emerging Market Total Return Fund, which has lost more than half of its value this year, and the resignation o »

RWC Partners plans distressed convertibles fund

RWC Partners plans distressed convertibles fund

Mon, 01/12/2008 - 12:55

RWC Partners is planning to launch a convertible bond fund in January to take advantage of pricing anomalies in the convertible bond asset class. »

CFTC allows Thai and Korean futures contracts to be sold in US

CFTC allows Thai and Korean futures contracts to be sold in US

Mon, 01/12/2008 - 06:02

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's office of general counsel has announced the issues of no-action letters allowing futures contracts based on Korean and Thai equity indices to be »

Fortis Prime Fund Solutions businesses obtain SAS 70 certification

Fortis Prime Fund Solutions businesses obtain SAS 70 certification

Mon, 01/12/2008 - 06:01

Fortis Prime Fund Solutions has obtained an SAS 70 Type II statement for its entities in the Americas in Curacao, the Cayman Islands and New York, and has also achieved an SAS 70 Type I st »

Union Investment acquires Arcotel Kaiserwasser hotel in Vienna

Union Investment acquires Arcotel Kaiserwasser hotel in Vienna

Mon, 01/12/2008 - 05:55

Hamburg-based Union Investment Real Estate is expanding the portfolio of its UniImmo: Europa open-ended real estate fund, which has liquidity of around 30 per cent, with the acquisition of »

SecFinex and SIX x-clear unveil central counterparty for stock borrowing and lending

SecFinex and SIX x-clear unveil central counterparty for stock borrowing and lending

Fri, 28/11/2008 - 15:55

SecFinex, a European electronic trading platform for equity finance owned by NYSE Euronext, and SIX x-clear, a licensed Swiss bank, have agreed to launch central counterparty services for »

Collins Stewart Absolute Return Plus Fund celebrates positive returns for 2008

Collins Stewart Absolute Return Plus Fund celebrates positive returns for 2008

Fri, 28/11/2008 - 11:55

Collins Stewart's fund of hedge funds, the Absolute Return Plus fund, is enjoying a positive return so far this year as it marks its sixth anniversary of its launch. »

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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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