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Sack of money

Hedge fund inflows hit two-year high of USD18.5bn in May

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 16:02

Hedge funds took in a net USD18.5bn (1.0 per cent of assets) in May, more than a 40-fold increase from April’s USD430m inflow, according to figures released by TrimTabs and BarclayHedge. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Guernsey’s 27 AIFMD agreements keep funds business flowing

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 15:55

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has signed bilateral cooperation agreements with 27 securities regulators from the European Union and the wider European Economic Area, including the UK, France and Germany. »

Tokyo

Confidence in Japanese equities persists, says Swiss & Global

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 14:39

Japanese equities have been in the spotlight since Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the government would spend an additional JPY10.3trn (around USD106bn) to get the economy on a higher growth path. »

Regulation

HFA applauds SEC for lifting ban on hedge fund advertising

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 14:31

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now adopted final rules in connection with the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, lifting an 80 year old ban on general solicitation and allowing hedge fund managers to advertise. »

Steven Maijoor, ESMA chair

ESMA begins detailing central clearing of OTC derivatives

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 12:44

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a Discussion Paper to prepare the regulatory technical standards (RTS) which will implement provisions of the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) regarding the obligation to centrally clear OTC derivatives. »

James Allen, Walker Crips

Walker Crips launches UK’s first regulated bridging finance fund

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 12:09

Walker Crips, the wealth and investment manager, has set the launch date of 1 August for the TB Walker Crips Income from Short Term Lending Fund for its newly created alternative investments division. »

Gas ring

First UK gas CSO trades through Marex Spectron

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 12:04

Marex Spectron Group, a commodities and financial markets brokerage, has facilitated the first brokered NBP Calendar Spread Option (CSO).  »

Gary Ashford, Kinetic Partners

Kinetic Partners strengthens global tax offering with appointment of Gary Ashford

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 10:18

Kinetic Partners, an adviser to the financial services industry, has appointed Gary Ashford as a member within the firm’s global tax team. »

Tenth birthday balloon

Oyster European Corporate Bonds Fund celebrates 10th anniversary

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 10:14

The Swiss banking group Syz & Co is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Oyster European Corporate Bonds, the sub-fund of its Luxembourg UCITS Sicav Oyster, investing in European corporate bonds. »

Eric Poirier, chief executive officer, Addepar

Addepar appoints CEO and COO

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 06:11

Addepar, a provider of smart technology platforms for wealth and investment management, has appointed Eric Poirier as chief executive officer and Karen White as president and chief operating officer. »

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