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Kinetic Partners enhances due diligence services with senior hire in New York

Fri, 19/07/2013 - 12:00

Brad Ackerman has joined Kinetic Partners’ New York office as a director within the consulting team. »

Stack of money

Hedge funds extend record asset total for fourth consecutive month

Fri, 19/07/2013 - 10:04

Total capital invested globally in hedge funds increased to a record level for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q2 2013, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report. »

Mark Pumfrey, head of EMEA, Liquidnet

Deutsche Börse and Liquidnet cooperate to make block trading of German equities more efficient

Fri, 19/07/2013 - 06:47

Deutsche Börse is to launch a new block trading service on Xetra MidPoint on 29 July and has named Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, as the block agent for the new service. »

Trading screens

Goldman Sachs completes sale of majority equity stake in REDI

Fri, 19/07/2013 - 06:09

The Goldman Sachs Group has sold a majority equity interest in REDI, the technology provider for the REDIPlus Execution Management System (EMS), to a consortium of investors including BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citadel and Lightyear Capital.  »

Gavel

FERC orders USD453m penalties for power market manipulation

Fri, 19/07/2013 - 06:04

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has ordered Barclays Bank PLC and four of its traders to pay USD453m in civil penalties for manipulating electric energy prices in California and other western markets between November 2006 and December 2008. »

Newspaper and money

CI Investments launches Lawrence Park Strategic Income Fund

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 16:21

CI Investments has launched the Lawrence Park Strategic Income Fund, expanding the firm’s selection of funds in the global fixed income category. »

Calculator

Broadridge completes Bonaire acquisition

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 16:02

Broadridge Financial Solutions has closed its acquisition of Bonaire Software Solutions, a provider of fee calculation, billing and revenue and expense management solutions for asset managers including institutional asset managers, wealth managers, mutual funds, bank trusts, hedge funds and capital markets firms. »

Gavel and scales

SEC obtains USD13.9m penalty against Rajat Gupta

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 14:44

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a USD13.9m penalty against former Goldman Sachs board member Rajat K. Gupta for illegally tipping corporate secrets to former hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam. »

Handshake

SC Distributors appoints regional VP for South Central territory

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 14:17

SC Distributors, an alternative investment distribution organisation, has appointed Shelle Graves as regional vice president for the South Central region, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. »

Tornado

Alternative investments provide favourable returns and diversification to US P/C portfolios, says Fitch

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 12:35

US property/casualty (P/C) insurers invest in alternative and other less traditional asset classes, including hedge funds and private equity investments, in an effort to gain portfolio diversification and enhance investment returns, according to a report by Fitch Ratings. »

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