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Alternative assets continue their inexorable rise, says Towers Watson survey

Total assets managed by the Top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached USD3.3 trillion in 2013, up from USD3.1 trillion in 2012, according to research by Towers Watson. »


Regulation

Ex-regulators launch Newgate Compliance

Newgate Compliance, an independent consultancy offering bespoke compliance solutions to the global fund management industry, has officially launched. »


Survey

Majority of alt investment managers unprepared for AIFMD, says Alceda

With around a week to go before the deadline for authorisation, some 47 per cent of alternative investment fund managers have still not filed under the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD). »


London

RFA launches London office

RFA, a technology advisor to investment management clients, has opened a London office in the heart of Mayfair. »


Luxembourg

Generali launches Luxembourg-based asset management company

Generali has launched a Luxembourg-based asset management company to focus on UCITS and alternative investment vehicles domiciled in Luxembourg. »


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SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index returns 1.16 per cent in June

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for June 2014 measured 1.16 per cent. »


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CFTC extends time limit for FCMs obtaining acknowledgement letters from depositories

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Oversight will provide additional time for futures commission merchants (FCMs) to comply with Commission regulations requiring FCMs to obtain acknowledgement letters from certain depositories.  »


James Williams, Hedgeweek

Global ETF/ETP market reaches AuM record of USD2.64tn… Lyxor launches second senior debt fund…

Schroders this week announced that assets under management in Schroder ISF Global Multi-Asset Income have surpassed USD5bn. The fund only launched just over two years ago in April 2012 with flows coming from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. »


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Prestige Capital Management appoints chief operating officer

Iain Fulton has been appointed as the new chief operating officer of Malta-based Prestige Capital Management. »


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ESMA defines central clearing of interest rate and credit default swaps

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a first round of consultations to prepare for central clearing of OTC derivatives within the European Union. »


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