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Asset management M&A "to be driven by divestitures and distressed sales"

Asset management M&A "to be driven by divestitures and distressed sales"

Tue, 13/01/2009 - 16:00

Sizable asset management transactions, which were largely absent in 2008, are likely to reappear in 2009, according to Jefferies Putnam Lovell, the investment banking group of Jefferies »

Structured product exchange sees EUR64.6bn trading volume in 2008

Structured product exchange sees EUR64.6bn trading volume in 2008

Tue, 13/01/2009 - 16:00

Scoach, the structured products joint venture between Switzerland's SIX Group and Deutsche Börse, generated a turnover of EUR64.6bn at its trading venues in Frankfurt and Zurich in »

GFX Alternatives targets USD1bn for multi-manager portfolio

GFX Alternatives targets USD1bn for multi-manager portfolio

Tue, 13/01/2009 - 12:00

New York-based GFX Alternatives, a member of the Global Fund Exchange Group, has established a multi-manager portfolio to invest in the alternative energy investment sector. »

International Centre for Financial Regulation launched in London

International Centre for Financial Regulation launched in London

Tue, 13/01/2009 - 12:00

The International Centre for Financial Regulation, an independent global research institute focused on financial regulation, has been launched in the City of London, headed by chief exe »

AlternativeSoft unveils new release of fund selection and portfolio construction software

AlternativeSoft unveils new release of fund selection and portfolio construction software

Tue, 13/01/2009 - 06:08

Zurich-based AlternativeSoft has unveiled a new release of its software platform designed for fund selection and portfolio construction professionals. »

Sterling fixed-income issuance outweighs dollar in fourth quarter, says Xtrakter

Sterling fixed-income issuance outweighs dollar in fourth quarter, says Xtrakter

Tue, 13/01/2009 - 06:00

Xtrakter says 2008 total fixed income new issuance was valued at USD3.4trn, representing a 15.2 per cent (USD453bn) rise on 2007 figures. »

Highlander Fund returned 21 per cent in 2008, says SVM

Highlander Fund returned 21 per cent in 2008, says SVM

Tue, 13/01/2009 - 06:00

SVM Asset Management, the Edinburgh based independent fund management group, says its SVM Highlander Fund returned 21.1 per cent in 2008 in euro terms, compared with a fall of 43.3 per »

Aureum Capital appoints Asier Parra as managing director

Aureum Capital appoints Asier Parra as managing director

Mon, 12/01/2009 - 16:00

Aureum Capital, a global asset management and private equity firm, has appointed Asier Parra as a managing director. »

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index to finish up 0.30 per cent for December

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index to finish up 0.30 per cent for December

Mon, 12/01/2009 - 15:57

Early estimates indicate the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index will finish up approximately 0.30 per cent in December, based on 74 per cent of assets reporting. »

Henderson plans currency hedge fund after hiring team from Fortis

Henderson plans currency hedge fund after hiring team from Fortis

Mon, 12/01/2009 - 12:09

Henderson Global Investors has hired a five-strong currency team, headed by Bob Arends from the investment banking arm of Fortis, reporting to deputy head of fixed income Mitesh Sheth.< »

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