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DTCC hires hedge fund veteran Lancaster to promote alternative investment processing

DTCC hires hedge fund veteran Lancaster to promote alternative investment processing

Wed, 11/06/2008 - 18:40

Mark Lancaster, a 20-year veteran in financial services, has joined Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation from Fortis Prime Fund Services as a vice-president for product management, »

Bank Sarasin appoints Harcourt as advisor to fund of hedge funds platform

Bank Sarasin appoints Harcourt as advisor to fund of hedge funds platform

Wed, 11/06/2008 - 18:23

Harcourt Investment Consulting has been appointed as advisor to Bank Sarasin's fund of hedge funds platform in a strategic partnership launched when Harcourt advised Sarasin on its Torneo »

Tudor hires Bear Stearns distressed debt team to launch credit-related strategies

Tudor hires Bear Stearns distressed debt team to launch credit-related strategies

Wed, 11/06/2008 - 17:52

Tudor Investment Corporation has announced the appointment of Gregory Hanley and Alan Mintz to establish a new investment management business focused on credit-related strategies. »

State Street establishes combined alternative investment servicing business

State Street establishes combined alternative investment servicing business

Wed, 11/06/2008 - 14:02

State Street has announced the establishment of State Street Alternative Investment Solutions, which combines its hedge fund, private equity and alternative risk servicing capabilities to »

Hedge funds see USD5.9bn outflows in April, but CTA assets continue to soar

Hedge funds see USD5.9bn outflows in April, but CTA assets continue to soar

Wed, 11/06/2008 - 13:47

Hedge funds suffered an estimated capital outflow of USD5.9bn in April, the first since the industry saw outflows of USD2bn in December 2005 and the largest since USD6.1bn in October 2001, »

Blacksquare Capital launches commodity fund of hedge funds

Blacksquare Capital launches commodity fund of hedge funds

Wed, 11/06/2008 - 07:00

London-based alternative asset manager Blacksquare Capital has launched the Blacksquare Capital Commodity Fund, a concentrated long/short fund of funds that allocates its assets to between »

OECD steering group engages hedge fund industry on shareholder activism

OECD steering group engages hedge fund industry on shareholder activism

Wed, 11/06/2008 - 07:00

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Steering Group on Corporate Governance has hosted a high-level meeting involving representatives from the hedge fund industry a »

BNP Paribas acquires Bank of America's equity prime brokerage business

BNP Paribas acquires Bank of America's equity prime brokerage business

Tue, 10/06/2008 - 18:43

BNP Paribas has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the equity prime brokerage business of Bank of America, a transaction that will involve the transfer of client relationships, emplo »

David Lau joins Galleon Group in Singapore

David Lau joins Galleon Group in Singapore

Tue, 10/06/2008 - 13:04

Galleon Group, a New York-based USD7.3bn alternative asset manager, has announced the appointment of David Lau as a senior portfolio manager and partner overseeing the firm's new Singapore »

Absolute Capital Management strengthens investment team with portfolio adviser hires

Absolute Capital Management strengthens investment team with portfolio adviser hires

Tue, 10/06/2008 - 12:53

Troubled absolute return fund manager Absolute Capital Management has appointed Daniel Bieri as head of portfolio advisory and Athanasios Ladopoulos as a lead portfolio adviser focused on »

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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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