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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. »


Alter Domus launches two new services following Luxembourg AIFMD ratification

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 06:02

Alter Domus is launching two new initiates in Luxembourg following the ratification of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) in the Grand Duchy. »


LGT insurance-linked strategies team awarded three institutional mandates in 2013

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 05:59

LGT’s insurance-linked strategies team has won three large mandates in the first half of 2013 worth USD400m from large European pension funds. »

Bill Taylor, president of Miravast

Miravast closes USD60m life insurance portfolio acquisition

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 16:08

Miravast Asset Management, an investment adviser specialising in life contingent assets, has advised on the USD60m purchase of a life insurance portfolio by a substantial institutional investor.   »

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