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targit partners with Misys

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:00

Misys, the leading financial software company, has signed an agreement with targit GmBH to become a member of the InFusion Partner Programme.   »

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Tradition boosts platform development with key strategic hires

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 15:30

Tradition, an interdealer brokers in over-the-counter commodity and financial products, has hired three experienced market structure professionals to expand its hybrid and electronic businesses. »

Lyxor Hedge Fund Brief: Stars Align for Hedge Funds in January

Weekly Brief: Stars Align for Hedge Funds in January

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:55

Stars were aligned for hedge funds in January, with most strategies ending in the black. The year starts with strong alpha generation and outperformance against major equity indices: the Lyxor HFI Index is up by 1.4% since 1 January, versus -1.2% for the MSCI World. Moreover, we have witnessed above average dispersion between managers. More than 10% of the hedge funds we monitor are close or above the 5% mark YTD. Using risk-adjusted metrics by strategy over a longer term horizon (below), the past 12 months suggest that L/S Equity, in addition to CTAs, has outperformed risk assets. »

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Nasdaq reports record Q4 Non-GAAP, operating income, net income and diluted EPS

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 06:00

Net revenues for the NASDAQ OMX group were USD517 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, down 1% from USD520 million in the prior year period, driven by the impact of foreign exchange rates.  »

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Mirabaud hires institutional credit team

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 20:00

Mirabaud Asset Management has recruited André Broijl, Bert Hospers, Sai Kit Lam and George Luijkx from Syntrus Achmea Asset Management to join its fixed income team, led by Andrew Lake, in London. »

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Maples Fund Services hires NYC-based Senior VP for Client Solutions

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 18:00

Maples Fund Services has hired Greg Wildes, Senior Vice President – Client Solutions and Relationship Management, to focus on delivering innovative client solutions to new and existing clients. »

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SS&C to support Albert & Fried prime brokerage business

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 17:00

Albert Fried & Company has selected SS&C’s Global Wealth Platform (GWP) to support its growing boutique prime brokerage business. »

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Jersey maintains leading position for high value corporate listing

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 14:30

Jersey has affirmed its position as a leading centre for companies looking to list, with the volume and value of Jersey companies listed on exchanges around the world rising significantly in the past 12 months, according to figures collated by Jersey Finance. »

Nicolaas Faure, Drake Fund Advisers

Seeing the fruits of the Approved Manager regime

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 12:19

According to the Q3 statistical bulletin published by the BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC), the islands’ financial regulator, a total of 27 limited partnerships were recorded in Q2 2014 compared to 16 in Q2 2013. That figure rose in Q3 to 36.  »

Marie-Claire Fudge, Mourant Ozannes

Interest in BVI segregated portfolio companies rises

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 12:15

There appears to have been a real pick-up in interest in BVI segregated portfolio company (SPC) formations over the last 12 months. Many recent conversations with start-up managers seem to be about forming such structures according to Marie-Claire Fudge (pictured), head of Mourant Ozannes’ BVI funds practice.  »

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Special report
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... »

Article

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.    ... »

Special report
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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VP IG Credit Sales, NA Investment Bank

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Head Compliance- Asset Management

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

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