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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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Madoff Trustee reaches recovery agreement of nearly USD500m with Herald and Primeo Feeder Funds

Irving H Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), has filed a motion today in the United States Bankruptcy Court...  »


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Matt Jose appointed Global Head of Client Services at iMATCHATIVE

Matt Jose has been appointed as the Global Head of Client Services of Sam Hocking's San Francisco based start up, Imatchative Inc. »


Preqin Real Estate Spotlight

Europe: A wall of capital

Preqin examines the recent surge in European fundraising, including the growth of debt and distressed strategies and the increasing flow of international capital into the region. »


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Hedge Funds still in timid recovery mode

The market recovery gathered momentum last week with the S&P 500 hitting new high. Equities were up, high yield spreads down and the VIX is back to the 12-14 range.  »


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Calastone appoints Cristóbal Conde as chairman

Global funds transaction network Calastone has appointed Cris Conde as the firm’s new Chairman of the Board. »


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SYZ Asset Management opens Edinburgh office

SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management arm of the Swiss banking Group SYZ & CO, has strengthened its presence in the UK with the opening of an office in Edinburgh. »


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Capita Asset Services chooses Fund Recs for trade processing

Irish start-up, Fund Recs, a developer of cloud-based reconciliation software to global fund administrators to to provide trade processing solutions for Capita Asset Services fund business in Ireland.  »


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HFFT Alternative granted Gibraltar AIFM licence

HFFT Alternative Limited has been granted an alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) licence from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission to provide full AIFM services to both EU and non-EU funds.  »


Currency Cogs

Fink’s ISAM launches new FX brokerage business

SAM, the alternative asset manager launched by Lord Stanley Fink in 2008, has launched IS Prime, a new foreign exchange brokerage service. »


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