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MarketAxess completes acquisition of Xtrakter

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 14:21

MarketAxess, the operator of an electronic trading platform for US and European corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed income securities, has completed its acquisition of Xtrakter a provider of regulatory transaction reporting, financial market data and trade matching services to the European securities markets.  »

Sir Paul Ruddock, chief executive, Lansdowne Partners

Ruddock to retire as CEO of Lansdowne Partners

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 14:15

Sir Paul Ruddock is to retire as chief executive officer of Lansdowne Partners, the London-based stock-picking hedge fund he co-founded in 1998, to concentrate on his work in the arts. »

Carbon emissions

Carbon constraints could negatively impact global oil sector

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 12:17

An increasingly carbon-constrained world could pose formidable challenges for the global oil sector, according to a report by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and Carbon Tracker Initiative. »

Asia

Edhec-Risk Institute study highlights inefficiency of Asian stock market indices

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 12:02

In a study entitled “Assessing the Quality of Asian Stock Market Indices”, researchers at Edhec-Risk Institute have found that all 10 indices surveyed display a pronounced lack of efficiency in terms of risk-reward trade-off. »

Ingrid Pierce, global managing partner, Walkers

Walkers named Best Offshore Law Firm in Hedgeweek Awards

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 10:06

Law firm Walkers’ hedge fund team has been named top provider of offshore legal services by readers of Hedgeweek, one of the key publications serving the hedge funds and alternative investment industry. »

Croissants

HedgeMark launches educational breakfast series

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 06:08

HedgeMark International has hosted the first of its newly launched “Meet the Managers” series at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. »

Amit Shabi, co-founder of Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co

Bernheim Dreyfus receives Hedgeweek’s “Best European Absolute Return Manager” award

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 16:03

Hedgeweek has named Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co as the “Best European Absolute Return Manager” in 2012. »

Derbhil O'Riordan, partner, Dillon Eustace

Dillon Eustace appoints partner to Cayman office

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 14:25

Dillon Eustace has appointed Derbhil O'Riordan as a partner for its recently established Cayman Islands office. »

Computers

SEI to provide operational outsourcing for Sciens Alternative Investments

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 14:05

SEI has been selected by Sciens Alternative Investments, part of the Sciens Capital Management Group, to provide operational outsourcing services for the firm’s managed account platform. »

Jan Hoffmeister, co-founder, Drooms

Drooms launches virtual data room solution for AIFMD compliance

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 11:58

Drooms has launched AIFMD/command, a virtual data room solution for the large number of fund managers who are lacking the resources to comply with the incoming reporting obligations under the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive. »

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