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Administrators' growth helps boost fund services offering

Administrators' growth helps boost fund services offering

Thu, 18/09/2008 - 18:12

Several years ago, when Citco stopped carrying out fund administration in the British Virgin Islands and consolidated its operational services in Curaçao, the islands' fund services business »

Fund industry rides out the credit crunch

Fund industry rides out the credit crunch

Thu, 18/09/2008 - 18:09

The worldwide credit crunch and economic slowdown may be temporarily hobbling the growth of hedge funds, but for Walkers' practice in the British Virgin Islands and for the jurisdiction's fund indu »

BVI funds offer a Caribbean alternative

BVI funds offer a Caribbean alternative

Thu, 18/09/2008 - 18:07

The fund services industry in the British Virgin Islands has been reinvigorated over the past few years, notably through the rapid growth in the number and size of international law firms as well a »

Hedge fund liquidations rise more than 15 per cent in first half, says HFR

Hedge fund liquidations rise more than 15 per cent in first half, says HFR

Thu, 18/09/2008 - 16:54

Volatile financial markets continued to impact the hedge fund industry in the second quarter of the year, contributing to more than 180 hedge fund liquidations, according to Chicago-based »

Aima opposes ban on short selling as cure for financial market volatility

Aima opposes ban on short selling as cure for financial market volatility

Thu, 18/09/2008 - 16:48

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the London-based hedge fund industry association, has spoken out against calls for a ban on short selling of bank stocks in the wake of t »

SEC unveils new permanent rules to curb naked short selling

SEC unveils new permanent rules to curb naked short selling

Thu, 18/09/2008 - 07:10

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced various measures that it says will strengthen investor protection against 'naked' short selling and that apply to the securities of all »

Enhanced Investment Products hires David Lau as head of finance and operations

Enhanced Investment Products hires David Lau as head of finance and operations

Thu, 18/09/2008 - 07:00

Hong Kong-based asset manager Enhanced Investment Products has appointed David Lau as head of finance, administration and operations as it moves it »

GLG Partners shifted funds' prime brokerage exposure away from Lehman

GLG Partners shifted funds' prime brokerage exposure away from Lehman

Wed, 17/09/2008 - 13:30

New York-listed hedge fund manager GLG partners says it had already taken steps to shift the prime brokerage exposure of its funds away from Lehman Brothers before the US investment bank f »

Butterfield Fulcrum Group completes merger to become USD100bn administrator

Butterfield Fulcrum Group completes merger to become USD100bn administrator

Wed, 17/09/2008 - 08:38

Butterfield Fund Services, formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bermuda's Butterfield Bank, and Fulcrum Group, an independent fund administrator also with headquarters on the island, back »

SecFinex and LCH.Clearnet to launch central counterparty for stock borrowing and lending

SecFinex and LCH.Clearnet to launch central counterparty for stock borrowing and lending

Wed, 17/09/2008 - 08:33

SecFinex, a European electronic trading platform for equity finance, and LCH.Clearnet, an independent central counterparty, have announced that they will launch central counterparty servic »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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