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PCM receives full AIFMD licence for Malta SICAV

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 15:00

Prestige Capital Management Limited (PCM) has been granted an AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) licence by the Maltese regulator, the Maltese Financial Services Authority (MFSA).  »

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Sir Hector Sants appointed new Chairman of Julius Baer International Limited London

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 13:36

Sir Hector Sants is to join Julius Baer International Limited as Chairman effective 1 July 2015.  »

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.  »

James Crowley

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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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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North America

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. ... »

Special report
State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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