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Fried Frank names Lisa Schneider partner

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 07:10

Law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has elected Lisa Schneider to the firm's partnership, effective 1 September 2010. Schneider’s practice is focused primarily on the structuring and representation of hedge funds and other alternative investment products. She joined the firm’s New York office in 2002. »

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Iosco publishes principles for direct electronic access to markets

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 06:23

The technical committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions has published principles designed to guide intermediaries, markets and regulators on the areas of pre-conditions for direct electronic access, information flow and adequate systems and controls. »


Vam Funds appoints business development manager for Asia

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 06:07

Vam Funds, an investment boutique, has appointed Linda McLaren as business development manager for Asia. McLaren joins Vam Funds from Standard Bank where she has worked as business development manager for Southern Europe and Africa since 2007. She has worked in the financial services industry for over ten years. She began her career in 1999 with Royal Skandia Life Assurance and progressed to a sales role for the Africa and Middle East regions, before joining SMP Partners in 2005 as business development manager for the UK. »

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Firms to adopt unified market-data platform, says Tabb

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 16:02

The global financial markets are on the cusp of a new age of interconnectedness, an era when delivery of the right data to the right people at the right performance level and in the right format is more easily achieved, what Tabb Group in a new research report calls “global markets on demand.” »

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Convergex launches Stock Loan Program

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 12:03

Convergex Group has launched a Stock Loan Program, a service that gives hedge funds and other clients access to the securities they need to borrow for their short-sell requirements. In instances where a prime broker may not be the optimal source for clients to borrow stock, Convergex’s Stock Loan Program provides an alternate solution. Leveraging its relationships with stock loan counterparties, the firm sources hard-to-borrow securities that clients seek.  »

Oliver Prock, CEO, Salus Alpha

Asian investors see the advantage of UCITS says Salus Alpha CEO, Prock

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 11:48

Swiss-based Salus Alpha Group, the vanguard of Ucits fund development since it was established in 2001, is attracting institutional investors in Asia, helped by the fact t »

Arrow on road

80% of FoHF managers considering UCITS wrapper says KDK Asset Management

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 11:14

A survey by London-based KDK Asset Management has found that the vast majority of FoHF managers are heading down the Ucits road, despite their poor performance this year (-0.83 per cent YTD) »

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JPMorgan launches Ucits multi-strategy absolute return hedge fund

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 10:54

US banking giant J.P.Morgan has rolled out a new multi-strategy newcits fund, following its soft launch last month. »

Christopher Reech, CEO, Reech AIM

Reech AIM to slide out first-in-class Ucits Glacier Fund

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 10:51

Luxembourg-based Reech AIM is set to slide out a first-in-class newcits real estate fund, the Glacier fund, on the back o »

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UCITS up for July but lagging behind traditional funds

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 10:48

Latest figures released by the UCITS Alternative Index Global show that it climbed +0.53 per cent last month, yielding an overall figure of -0.28% YTD. »


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