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Crystal ball

Hedge funds to face industry defining issues in 2013, says Gravitas

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 16:20

Rethinking the cloud, a heightened call for operational freedom and an arms race to scale will be industry-defining issues for the alternative asset management industry in 2013, according to Gravitas, a co-sourcing platform providing cloud technology, co-sourcing and risk support to the alternative investment industry. »

Board of directors

Hedge fund boards need to clarify scope of duties, says RFG

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 16:00

A careful assessment of a hedge fund board's role can help ensure alternative fund investors receive governance benefits that justify board expenses, according to a white paper by The Regulatory Fundamentals Group (RFG). »

James Malgieri, executive vice-president, global collateral services at BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon to provide tri-party collateral management services for CME Clearing Europe

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 14:24

BNY Mellon has been appointed to provide tri-party collateral management services for CME Clearing Europe, the European multi asset class clearing house. »

Hong Kong

Wells Fargo Global Fund Services opens Hong Kong office

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 14:07

Wells Fargo Global Fund Services has opened an office in Hong Kong, located in Wells Fargo’s existing local office in Central. »

Trading screens

DTCC looks to reduce risk in processing of money market instruments

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 12:02

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is proposing changes to its settlement processing for money market instruments (MMIs) to boost efficiencies, improve intraday settlement finality and further reduce credit and liquidity risk in the MMI market. »

Grade A

Advise offers tips for hedge funds preparing for first SEC exam

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 11:37

Advise Technologies, a software solutions provider for global regulatory compliance, has released a list of top tips for private funds preparing for their first SEC examination. »

Calculator

Hedge fund business expenses exceed USD14bn globally, says Citi survey

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 10:09

It takes at least USD250m in assets for a hedge fund to be self-sustaining on its management fees alone, while the largest hedge fund firms incur significant additional costs due to complexity and size, according to the first global survey of the costs of establishing and managing a hedge fund business. »

Computers

Linedata releases new version of Icon fund admin and accounting platform

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 10:05

Linedata has released a new version of Icon, its fund accounting and administration platform. »

Australia

Australian markets to benefit from competition in clearing

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 06:17

LCH.Clearnet Group will extend its clearing business for OTC interest rate instruments to Australian banks.  »

Financial results

Gottex to focus on bespoke hedge fund products and solutions in 2013

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 16:09

Gottex Fund Management’s core hedge fund strategies and solutions business is to focus on offering bespoke and specialised hedge fund products and solutions to institutional clients around the world in 2013. »

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