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Craig Baker, Towers Watson

Pension funds increasing alternative asset allocations, says study

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 14:39

Pension fund alternative assets allocations now account for nearly 20 per cent of all pension fund assets across the globe, according to a study by Towers Watson. »

New York

EDHEC-Risk plans inaugural Days North America conference in New York

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 14:17

The inaugural EDHEC-Risk Days North America conference will take place at The Crowne Plaza in New York on 8-9 October 2013. »

Jeff Greenberg, chief executive of Aquiline

Aquiline Capital Partners invests in Tourmalet Advisors

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 12:01

Aquiline Capital Partners has made an investment, through affiliates, in Tourmalet Advisors, an alternative investment manager based in Fairfield, Connecticut. »

Barred sign

CFTC to revoke CPO and CTA registrations of Veruus Wealth Management

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 06:06

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a notice of intent to revoke the registrations of Veruus Wealth Management, a registered commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor. »


Saxo Bank doubles earnings in H1 2013

Mon, 26/08/2013 - 11:35

Saxo Bank more than doubled earnings in the first half of 2013 compared to the first half of 2012, while net profit grew more than six times compared to same period last year. »

Jigsaw pieces

UBS Global Asset Management splits hedge fund business

Mon, 26/08/2013 - 11:33

UBS Global Asset Management’s Alternative and Quantitative Investments (A&Q) hedge fund platform is being reorganised into two separate business areas with immediate effect. »


Blackstone targets retail investors

Mon, 26/08/2013 - 11:33

Blackstone Group and Fidelity Investments aim to expand their reach to retail clients and rid the hedge fund market of its perceived exclusivity with the launch of Blackstone's Alternative Multi-Manager Fund. »

Financial results

Ignis reports net new business of GBP0.9bn in H1 2013

Fri, 23/08/2013 - 06:03

Ignis Asset Management attracted GBP0.9bn of net inflows in the six months ended 30 June 2013, including GBP344m of net inflows into the GBP1bn Ignis Absolute Return Government Bond Fund. »

Gavel and scales

SEC charges investment adviser over algorithmic trading ability claims

Thu, 22/08/2013 - 14:22

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a North Carolina-based investment adviser and its former owner for misleading an investment fund over the firm’s algorithmic currency trading ability. »

Currency cogs

Moscow Exchange and Eurex to cooperate on FX trading

Thu, 22/08/2013 - 12:12

Moscow Exchange and Eurex, the derivatives arm of Deutsche Börse Group, have signed a cooperation agreement for the trading of foreign exchange (FX) derivatives. »

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