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Hedge funds up 1.93% in February, says eVestment

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 09:00

The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of positive 1.93% in February, the industry’s best monthly performance since February of last year, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Performance report.  »

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Bonuses increase for junior equity hedge fund professionals

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 08:00

Professionals at equity hedge funds earned significantly more in 2014 than peers in credit hedge funds and asset management, according to the latest compensation report from Kea Consultants. »

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Barclay CTA Index slips 0.07% in February

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 06:00

Managed futures traders were down 0.07% in February according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 3.02% year to date. »

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DMS Offshore Investment Services expands international tax compliance group

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 21:00

DMS Offshore Investment Services is expanding its International Tax Compliance Group with the addition of Roman Ipfling (pictured), former US Tax Manager at KPMG in the Cayman Islands. »

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Navik Patel appointed Head of Directional Strategies at Amundi Alternative Investments

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 20:00

Amundi has appointed Navik Patel as Head of Directional Strategies, Senior Analyst at Amundi Alternative Investments, based in the firm’s London office. »

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Jay Gould and Michael Wu join Winston & Strawn’s San Francisco office

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 19:00

Jay Gould and Michael Wu have joined Winston & Strawn’s San Francisco office as partners. Gould will co-chair Winston’s Financial Services and Investment Management practice.  »

London Metal Exchange

HKEx, LME and Borsa İstanbul agree partnership

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 18:00

Borsa İstanbul is to acquire the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) stake in clearing house LCH.Clearnet. In addition and Borsa İstanbul is to partner with the LME and the LME’s parent company Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), on the dissemination of market data. »

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Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services appoints Ken McCarney as CEO

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 17:30

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services (Mitsubishi UFJ), has appointed Ken McCarney as Chief Executive Officer. »

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ERG Asset Management appoints Guy Locke as Senior Advisor

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:45

ERG Asset Management has appointed Guy Locke as Senior Advisor to the firm.   »

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African infrastructure

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 15:59

In an extract from March’s edition of the Preqin Infrastructure Spotlight, Stephen Yates examines the latest data on African infrastructure, including deal flow, notable deals in recent years and the growing number of investors targeting investment in Africa. »

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