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Guernsey fund raises USD175m to become world's largest dispute financier

Mon, 29/11/2010 - 10:34

Burford Capital has raised USD175m (GBP110m) to create the world’s largest dispute financier. The Guernsey closed-ended investment company is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market following from its initial public offering in October 2009. The company has now announced a placing of approximately USD175m (GBP110m), consisting of 100 million placing shares at 110 pence per share. »

Peter Niven, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Guernsey’s fund business continues to grow

Mon, 29/11/2010 - 06:04

The value of investment fund business in Guernsey grew by GBP18.9bn (8.4 per cent) during the third quarter of this year. The increase means that there have now been five consecutive quarters of growth and it has taken the net asset value of funds under management and administration in the island to a new record high of GBP243.1bn at the end of September 2010. This is an increase of GBP61.6bn (33.9 per cent) on the same time in 2009. »

Trafalgar Square, London

Trafalgar Capital Management ready for battle as it launches inaugural Ucits

Sun, 28/11/2010 - 17:09

London-based Trafalgar Capital Management, an alternative asset manager established in 2001, announced this week it was m »

Paul Marshall, founder, Marshall Wace

Brevan Howard launches third Ucits to replicate flagship fund’s long-term structural views

Sun, 28/11/2010 - 17:08

Brevan Howard has announced it has launched its third newcits to partially replicate the performance of the firm’s USD24billion flagship. »

Hugh Simon, Hamon Asset Management

Star manager Hugh Simon launches China-focused absolute return fund

Sun, 28/11/2010 - 17:06

Asian boutique firm, Hamon Asset Management, established by star fund manager Hugh Simon »

Donald Yacktman, CIO, Yactman Asset Management

Heptagon Capital to launch Ucits-compliant version of top-performing US fund

Sun, 28/11/2010 - 17:04

London-based Heptagon Capital has announced plans to roll out and distribute a UCITS-III version of the Yacktman US Eq »

Vicki Hazelden, managing partner of Walkers' Dublin office

Walkers expands Dublin office

Sun, 28/11/2010 - 11:48

Walkers, the legal and management services provider, says it will be creating a significant number of jobs in Ireland as the firm further expands its Dublin office which opened in October. Approximately 25 new positions will be created by the end of 2010, rising to around 50 new jobs by the end of 2011. »

Camille Thommes, director general of Alfi

Alternative Ucits funds attract EUR25bn net new flows

Sun, 28/11/2010 - 10:18

Alternative Ucits funds saw a 70 per cent growth in net new flows in 2010 to September, and are on track to finish 2010 with EUR33bn net new inflows.  This accounts for 15 per cent of total net inflows into all long-term Ucits funds, according to the study by Strategic Insight, commissioned by the Association of Luxembourg Funds Industry with the support of LuxembourgForFinance, »

John Bruton, president of IFSC Ireland

Irish funds industry enjoying unprecedented growth, says former Irish PM

Fri, 26/11/2010 - 06:13

Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton, who now holds the position of president of IFSC Ireland, has told London asset managers that the Irish funds industry is enjoying unprecedented growth and is "the silver lining" in the Irish economy. »

Christophe Lee, Chairman, AIMA Hong Kong and China

AIMA launches Chinese translation of Roadmap to Hedge Funds

Thu, 25/11/2010 - 17:15

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), has launched a Chi »

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