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Columbia Management agrees strategic initiative with BAAM

Columbia Management and Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) are to research and develop investment solutions that leverage Columbia’s asset management capabilities and Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business. »

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The future of trading desks

By Simon Broch, AlphaDealing – Arguably, the Trading Desk is at the heart of the investment manager.  Why then do so many new start-ups not invest in a dedicated trading desk? »

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Midwest Wealth launches proprietary alt investment trading platform

Alternative investments specialist Midwest Wealth Management has launched a new Proprietary Trading Platform. »


Herald Fund SPC agrees global settlement with Madoff Trustee

BDO CRI (Cayman) Ltd, the Principal Liquidators of Herald Fund SPC, have reached a global settlement agreement with Irving H Picard, Trustee for the Estate of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities.   »

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State Street Research predicts widespread increase in pension fund risk appetite and alternative allocations

Over the next three years, 77 per cent of pension funds expect their appetite for investment risk to increase to enable them to meet long-term liabilities and deliver optimal value for members.   »

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Academic consensus is key to robust smart beta strategies, says ERI Scientific Beta study

A new publication from ERI Scientific Beta, the index arm of EDHEC Risk Institute, entitled “Robustness of Smart Beta Strategies,” reviews the importance of robustness for smart beta strategies. »

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The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.80% in October

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.80% for the month of October with seven of the ten sub strategies ending the month in negative territory. »

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Sliced Investing raises USD2m to simplify hedge fund investing for accredited investors

Sliced Investing, an investment platform connecting accredited investors to hedge fund investments, has closed seed financing of USD2 million to expand the platform and grow its user base. »

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Social media tips for investment managers

The rise of social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter has been unprecedented over the last couple of years. LinkedIn now has some 313 million users and in Q2 2014 its revenues rose by 47 per cent to USD534m reported the Wall Street Journal on 31 July 2014. »

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Actavis to acquire Allergan

Actavis is to acquire pharmaceutical company Allergan for a combination of USD129.22 in cash and 0.3683 Actavis shares for each share of Allergan common stock.   »

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