Leda Braga, BlueCrest

Leda Braga leaves BlueCrest to run new USD9bn company

BlueCrest’s Leda Braga is to leave the USD27bn hedge fund operation to separately run her USD8.3bn systematic fund BlueTrend, plus the smaller BlueMatrix fund, under a new company called Systematica Investments. »


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PIMCO CIO Gross joins Janus Capital

PIMCO co-founder and CIO William H Gross is leaving the firm to join Janus Capital Group where he will manage the recently launched Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund and related strategies. »


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Investment consultants expect to boost institutions' exposure to alternatives

Gatekeepers anticipate increasing the proportion of alternative investments used in institutions' portfolios through 2015, according Cerulli. »


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Lombard Odier Investment Managers names head of Italian business

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has appointed Andrea Argenti as country head for its business in Italy, effective December 2014. »


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Deloitte expands hedge fund practice

Deloitte has strengthened its hedge fund practice with two key appointments for the UK and EMEA regions. »


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Netagio partners with WalPay

Bitcoin, gold and sterling exchange Netagio has partnered with Isle of Man payment services provider WalPay, allowing customers to deposit funds and receive international payments in GBP, EUR and USD. »


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Forex trade body FXPA launches

Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA), a new trade body comprised of a cross-section of FX industry participants, is now up and running. »


Dawn Howe, Walkers

FATCA: What's everyone else doing?

By Dawn Howe (pictured) and Michael Padarin, Walkers – From the point of view of a Cayman Islands investment funds lawyer it seems as if FATCA dawned on most clients around January 2014, even though it's been gestating for a number of years.  The wake up call was usually a GIIN request from the client's prime broker, resulting in a scramble to get up to speed and implement a FATCA compliance program within their fund complex. »


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‘Factor Premia’ improves portfolio diversification and reduces impact of interest rate rises, says Aquila

A study by Aquila Capital's quant team demonstrates how a ‘Factor Premia’ approach to investment can deliver additional sources of return and improve portfolio diversification when added to a balanced risk parity portfolio.  »


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ISDA and Markit offer counterparty classification tool for Canadian derivatives trade reporting rule compliance

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Markit have launched the ISDA Canadian Representation Letter on ISDA Amend, a joint electronic solution that streamlines aspects of compliance with Dodd-Frank, EMIR and other over-the-counter derivatives regulatory requirements. »


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