NewSmith opens in New York

Countering the trend of US companies expanding in the UK, London-based NewSmith Capital Partners LLP is opening a new office in the US. »


Veit O Schuhen joins FinSource to develop European business

SA-based FinSource, the international fund administrator, has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of Veit O Schuhen, as Director Specialised Fund Services & Europea »


Valu-Trac launches World Wide Strategy Fund

Valu-Trac Investment Management Limited has launched a new Irish-listed global equities fund with an 'alternatives' twist. »


Fink to step down as Man Group Chief Executive next April

Effective 1 April 2007, Man Group plc Finance Director Peter Clarke will be appointed Group Chief Executive, and present Chief Executive Stanley Fink will become non-executive Deputy Chair »


Sagard acquires stake in Olympia Group

Private equity group Sagard is acquiring a significant stake in the Paris-based funds of hedge funds specialist Olympia Group, founded by Marc Landeau. »


Kleinwort Benson launches onshore absolute return fund range

Kleinwort Benson has launched two new multi-asset absolute return funds designed to minimise risk whilst delivering long term performance relative to a cash-based benchmark.< »


Strategy outweighs cheap debt as next year's deal driver says bullish European M&A industry

The UK will dominate European M&A activity in the coming year but Germany is the focus of greatest optimism, finds the M&A Monitor conducted for IntraLinks, provider of On-Demand W »


New launch from Shore Capital

Shore Capital is planning to launch the Puma Sphera hedge fund on 1 December, replicating a proven long-short equity strategy managed by Tel Aviv-based Sphera Fund Management since 2001. »


Guernsey Funds 2006

Guernsey, one of Europe's leading jurisdictions for offshore fund services, will stage its London conference at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, London SW1 on Wedne »


Comment: The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive will have a structural impact on the financial sector

Eric Derobert of Caceis summarises the implications of MIFID on the European financial services sector. »


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