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Law firm Akin Gump opens office in Abu Dhabi

Law firm Akin Gump opens office in Abu Dhabi

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 07:04

International law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, whose lawyers have been advising clients in the Middle East for decades, has opened an office in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emi »

Private investors wary of hedge funds' perceived riskiness and lack of transparency

Private investors wary of hedge funds' perceived riskiness and lack of transparency

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 07:02

Sophisticated private investor are aware of the potential for high returns offered by hedge funds, especially in the current environment, but are concerned about their perceived lack of tr »

New short selling rules will have little impact on 130/30 managers, says S&P

New short selling rules will have little impact on 130/30 managers, says S&P

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 07:01

The restrictions imposed on short selling of financial stocks by regulators of markets throughout the world are not having a significant impact on managers of absolute return and 130/30 eq »

Hedge funds decline 6.24 per cent in worst month since 1998, says Hennessee

Hedge funds decline 6.24 per cent in worst month since 1998, says Hennessee

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 06:52

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 6.24 per cent in September, the worst month for the industry since August 1998, and is now down by 10.28 per cent over the first nine months of t »

European Midday Report: Central banks slash interest rates

European Midday Report: Central banks slash interest rates

Wed, 08/10/2008 - 15:01

The Bank of England, the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and the central banks of Canada, Sweden and Switzerland, all moved to cut i »

Hedgeweek Newsflash: UK government recapitalises banking system

Hedgeweek Newsflash: UK government recapitalises banking system

Wed, 08/10/2008 - 12:27

The UK government has announced details of a rescue package for the banking system, making extra capital available to eight of the UK's largest ban »

Asset manager M&A climbs amid financial turmoil, says Jefferies Putnam Lovell

Asset manager M&A climbs amid financial turmoil, says Jefferies Putnam Lovell

Wed, 08/10/2008 - 07:02

Mergers and acquisitions involving asset managers rose in the third quarter, with the global credit crunch as the backdrop for a surge in divestitures to almost 40 per cent of total sales, »

CME Group and Citadel to launch platform to trade and clear credit default swaps

CME Group and Citadel to launch platform to trade and clear credit default swaps

Wed, 08/10/2008 - 07:02

CME Group, the parent of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and hedge fund manager Citadel Investment Group have announced plans to launch what would be the first electronic trading platform »

Arch Financial Products enters Asia and Middle East market with Financial Partners stake

Arch Financial Products enters Asia and Middle East market with Financial Partners stake

Wed, 08/10/2008 - 06:47

UK-based alternative investment manager Arch Financial Products has made a substantial investment in Financial Partners Group, an international firm of independent financial advisers with »

Mitsubishi joins Goldman as shareholder in London hedge fund manager Capula

Mitsubishi joins Goldman as shareholder in London hedge fund manager Capula

Tue, 07/10/2008 - 17:18

Mitsubishi Corporation has announced that it will acquire a 5 per cent stake in London-based hedge fund manager Capula Investment Management and its group companies through a purchase of s »

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In an extract from the 2015 Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015, results of a survey conducted in Q4 2014 reveal which strategies and regions will be targeted by private equity investors this 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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