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Morrison & Foerster elects ten lawyers to partnership

Morrison & Foerster elects ten lawyers to partnership

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 16:02

US-based law firm Morrison & Foerster has announced that ten lawyers have been elected to the partnership as of 1 January. »

Christian Klapproth leaves Eurex Bonds and Eurex Repo

Christian Klapproth leaves Eurex Bonds and Eurex Repo

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 15:58

Eurex Repo and Eurex Bonds have announced changes in the management team of both companies. »

GLG Partners halts quarterly dividends to preserve capital

GLG Partners halts quarterly dividends to preserve capital

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 11:53

GLG Partners, an alternative asset manager, has announced that its board of directors has determined not to continue paying a regular quarterly dividend on its common stock. »

Silk Invest acquires a majority stake in Danfonds Frontier Funds SPC

Silk Invest acquires a majority stake in Danfonds Frontier Funds SPC

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 11:50

Silk Invest, a specialist asset management firm, has acquired Danfonds Frontier Fund SPC, a Cayman based hedge fund, in an all equity deal. »

FDIC sells USD14bn IndyMac Federal to private equity consortium

FDIC sells USD14bn IndyMac Federal to private equity consortium

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 06:02

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has signed a letter of intent to sell the banking operations of Pasadena, California-based IndyMac Federal Bank to a thrift holding company contro »

SEC halts USD23m Ponzi scheme and affinity fraud targeting Haitian-American investors

SEC halts USD23m Ponzi scheme and affinity fraud targeting Haitian-American investors

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 06:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained an emergency court order to halt an alleged Ponzi scheme and affinity fraud that collected more than USD23m from thousands of investors »

Aberdeen acquires GBP40bn Credit Suisse asset management business

Aberdeen acquires GBP40bn Credit Suisse asset management business

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 06:00

Aberdeen Asset Management has agreed to acquire Credit Suisse's fixed-income, money-market and equity asset management business in Europe, Asia and Australasia, subject to shareholder and »

Aima promises close co-operation with policy makers in 2009

Aima promises close co-operation with policy makers in 2009

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 05:58

The new chairman of hedge fund industry body the Alternative Investment Management Association has promised full and active co-operation with policy makers and regulators to facilitate the »

CME certifies proposal to clear credit default swaps

CME certifies proposal to clear credit default swaps

Wed, 24/12/2008 - 16:02

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced that the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has certified plans to provide clearing services for certain credit default swap contracts th »

Blackstone to rationalise single manager hedge funds businesses

Blackstone to rationalise single manager hedge funds businesses

Wed, 24/12/2008 - 11:59

The Blackstone Group is making changes to the single manager hedge funds businesses within its alternative asset management segment, including consolidating its distressed securities fu »

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Nearly double the proportion of investors view fees as a key issue in the hedge fund industry compared to last year, while performance remains the biggest concern. Investor survey results published in the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015 reveal the key issues facing investors in the coming year. ... »

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Work patterns in the alternative investments space have seen a significant shift over the years —from working in the office on a computer, to collaborating remotely via mobile applications and bring your own devices (BYOD). To remain competitive, an enormous amount of data must be shared on-the-go to facilitate investment decisions, but with minimal IT oversight, this trend towards mobile could open the door for increased risk of information leakage. ... »

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