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Regulation

BNP Paribas expands its global set-up for AIFMD

Mon, 25/03/2013 - 16:05

BNP Paribas Securities Services has reinforced its global offering ahead of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), which is set to significantly transform the fund management industry. »

Tim Wong, executive chairman of AHL

Man extends funding of Oxford-Man Institute to 2018

Mon, 25/03/2013 - 14:15

Man Group has extended its funding of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (OMI) to 2018. »

Fraud

SEC charges hedge fund manager and brokerage CEO with fraud

Mon, 25/03/2013 - 12:01

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Houston-based hedge fund manager and his firm with defrauding investors in two hedge funds and steering bloated fees to a brokerage firm chief executive officer. »

European flags

Cairn closes first new European arbitrage CLO

Mon, 25/03/2013 - 10:05

Cairn Capital has closed Cairn CLO III BV, its new EUR300m CLO and the first-to-market European arbitrage CLO since 2008. »

Cayman Islands

Appleby appoints Bashforth as head of directorship services in Cayman

Mon, 25/03/2013 - 06:04

Appleby has appointed senior funds and finance specialist George Bashforth as head of directorship services for Appleby Trust (Cayman) Ltd. »

Newspaper and money

More wealthy Americans turn to alternative investments to reach financial goals

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 16:17

Affluent Americans are more likely to allocate assets to alternative investment strategies in asset classes such as private equity, real estate investment trusts and hedge funds today than they have been for several years. »

US flag and handcuffs

Former Galleon portfolio manager Rengan Rajaratnam charged with insider trading

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 12:00

Rajarengan (Rengan) Rajaratnam, a former portfolio manager at the hedge fund management firm Galleon Group, has been charged with conspiracy and securities fraud for his alleged involvement in an insider trading scheme. »

Luxembourg

SGSS in Luxembourg develops services offering for alternative funds

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 10:10

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has created a centre of expertise in Luxembourg for alternative funds, which provides specific experience in private equity, real estate and tangible assets. »

David Harding, founder, Winton

Lyxor Asset Management to launch new UCITS fund

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 06:03

Lyxor Asset Management is launching a new UCITS-compliant fund which aims to replicate Winton Capital Management’s Diversified Program. »

BVI

Withers wins BVI hedge fund liquidation case for Baker Tilly

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 16:00

The BVI Court has confirmed the appointment of John Greenwood and Hadley Chilton of Baker Tilly (BVI) Limited as liquidators of four hedge funds incorporated in the BVI, and has decided that a US receiver attempting to claim assets owned by the hedge funds would not be recognised by the BVI Court. »

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