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Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Private equity giants postpone flotation plans

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Private equity giants postpone flotation plans

Fri, 24/08/2007 - 06:56

Private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is delaying its USD1.25bn initial public offering. »

Independent equity research gains users, but commissions remain static

Independent equity research gains users, but commissions remain static

Fri, 24/08/2007 - 06:55

Equity analysts at buy-side institutions in the US appear to be increasing their use of independent research, according to a new study from Greenwich Associates, but the institutions are n »

Paladyne Systems opens client services operations centre in New Jersey

Paladyne Systems opens client services operations centre in New Jersey

Fri, 24/08/2007 - 06:54

Alternative investment technology solutions provider Paladyne Systems has established a client services operations centre in Fort Lee, New Jersey, to enhance and streamline the support req »

AIR surpasses USD3bn in modelled catastrophe bonds in 2007

AIR surpasses USD3bn in modelled catastrophe bonds in 2007

Fri, 24/08/2007 - 06:53

AIR Worldwide Corporation has announced it has provided risk modelling and analytical services for more than USD3bn in insurance-linked securities to date this year, nearly 70 per cent of »

Investment firm head says traded life policies offer investors safe haven

Investment firm head says traded life policies offer investors safe haven

Fri, 24/08/2007 - 06:52

Even a cut of 1 per cent in US interest rates will be insufficient to resolve the crisis in the US sub-prime mortgage market and dampen the resulting turbulence affecting equities and fixe »

SuperDerivatives hires MQSeries innovator Sam Somech as head of R&D

SuperDerivatives hires MQSeries innovator Sam Somech as head of R&D

Fri, 24/08/2007 - 06:51

SuperDerivatives, a provider of multi-asset derivatives solutions provider for real-time option pricing, independent revaluation, derivatives data, online trading and risk management syste »

Deutsche launches db Magic Three II structured note on Warsaw exchange

Deutsche launches db Magic Three II structured note on Warsaw exchange

Thu, 23/08/2007 - 07:00

Trading has begun on the Warsaw Stock Exchange of db Magic Three II, a structured note issued by the London branch of Deutsche Bank whose value is dependent on the performance of equities, »

Deutsche Bank hires Grenfell from Macquarie as head of commodities for Asia

Deutsche Bank hires Grenfell from Macquarie as head of commodities for Asia

Thu, 23/08/2007 - 06:59

Deutsche Bank has appointed Simon Grenfell, previously an executive director and global co-head of the commodity markets division at Macquarie Bank in London, as a managing director and he »

Indian markets unlikely to be rocked by market turmoil, says Hudson Fairfax

Indian markets unlikely to be rocked by market turmoil, says Hudson Fairfax

Wed, 22/08/2007 - 07:00

India's economy remains a good bet for international investors, with buoyant domestic demand and strong fundamentals, in spite of the fallout from the turmoil in US, European and Asian mar »

Imarex hires King for tanker derivatives desk

Imarex hires King for tanker derivatives desk

Wed, 22/08/2007 - 06:59

Imarex, the operator of the International Maritime Exchange, an authorised and regulated marketplace for trading and clearing of maritime derivatives contracts, has recruited Justin King f »

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Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

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The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.     ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Richard A Kimball Jr, CEO, HEXL

Healthcare costs continue to spiral out of control and yet still achieve relatively poor outcomes, says Richard A Kimball Jr (pictured), CEO of HEXL… ... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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