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James Williams, Hedgeweek

Simmons & Simmons helping to demystify the hedge fund start-up process

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 12:46

Quite aptly, its design logo could be a leaf or a drop of water. Simmons & Simmons, one of the hedge fund industry’s leading law firms, has developed a new product LaunchPlus which provides the water needed for new hedge funds to flourish and grow; aqua vitae as it were.  »

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BTIG Prime Brokerage adds Pershing as global custodian and clearing broker

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 09:00

BTIG has added Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, as a global custodian and clearing broker for BTIG’s multi-custodial and clearing Prime Brokerage platform. »

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Artisan Partners launches Developing World Fund

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 07:39

Artisan Partners has launched the Artisan Developing World Fund. The Fund is managed by Lewis S Kaufman, founding portfolio manager of the Artisan Partners Developing World Team. »

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BNY Mellon to provide alternatives depositary and administration services for Saemor Capital and Pelargos Capital

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 06:00

BNY Mellon has been appointed by alternative fund managers Saemor Capital and Pelargos Capital to provide AIFMD depositary, fund administration, and middle office and investor services for assets valued at EUR800 million. »

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China Construction Bank and Euroclear sign MoU to foster offshore RMB growth

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 06:00

Euroclear Bank, the Brussels-based international central securities depository (ICSD), and China Construction Bank (CCB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further develop the offshore Renminbi (RMB) capital market. »

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds have limited direct exposure to Greece

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds have limited direct exposure to Greece

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 18:57

In this issue, we present the Lyxor platform’s direct exposure to Greek assets, as well as the Lyxor hedge fund strategies exposures to European assets – most likely to be impacted by a spillover effect, either way. »

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Linedata hires industry veteran John Kiley

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 17:00

Linedata has appointed John Kiley as EVP of Sales and Co-Head of the Global Front and Middle Office Asset Management business line.   »

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SGSS launches global fund distribution hub in Luxembourg

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 14:30

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has launched a fund distribution hub in Luxembourg to support asset management companies seeking to distribute UCITS and alternative investment funds internationally.  »

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Jersey plays significant role in FDI, says new report

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 14:06

Jersey has attracted more than USD65 billion and distributed in excess of USD75 billion of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) annually, adding considerable value to the global economy as a result. »

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Euronext launches wood pellet contract

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 14:00

Euronext is launching a new Wood Pellet commodities futures contract aimed at producers, wholesalers and retailers in the autumn of 2015, subject to regulatory approval.   »

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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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