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ESMA proposals will impact EUR3bn of CTA Ucits assets, says Alix Capital

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 11:59

ESMA proposals limiting the use of indices by Ucits funds will require a change in investment approach for EUR3bn of CTA Ucits assets, according to a paper published by Alix Capital, the Geneva-based investment boutique specialising in regulated alternatives investments. »

Seed

Horton Point expands into seeding and incubating emerging systematic managers

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 10:19

Horton Point, a systematic trading firm based in New York, is expanding into the seeding business. »

W Christopher White, chairman of Cadwalader

Cadwalader appoints six to special counsel

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 06:10

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, a counsellor to global financial institutions and corporations, has named associates Nathan M Bull, Sophie K Cuthbertson, Douglas J Donahue, Brian Foster, Ellen Halstead and Jeffrey Nagle to special counsel. »

Isle of Man Chief Minister Allan Bell

Isle of Man further consolidates tax cooperation arrangements with UK

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 06:06

The Isle of Man Government has confirmed that it will be adopting tax information sharing arrangements with the UK which will follow closely the FATCA intergovernmental agreement currently being negotiated with the US. »

Richard Schimel, co-head, Diamondback

Diamondback to close after investor withdrawals

Fri, 07/12/2012 - 16:02

Hedge fund Diamondback Capital is to close after investors asked for the return of USD520m – more than 25 per cent of the fund’s current assets. »

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NFA permanently bars Strategic Trading Associates

Fri, 07/12/2012 - 11:56

The National Futures Association (NFA) has permanently barred Strategic Trading Associates, a New York-based commodity trading adviser, and temporarily barred Francis Littleton, a principal and associated person of the firm. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.33 per cent in November

Fri, 07/12/2012 - 06:00

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.33 per cent in November as six of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. »

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KPMG boosts alternative investment funds practice

Thu, 06/12/2012 - 14:01

KPMG, the US audit, tax and advisory firm, is adding several new hires to its alternative investment funds (AIF) practice's national team in Los Angeles and San Francisco. »

Simon Schilder, Ogier BVI corporate and investment funds partner

BVI to introduce new investment manager licence for smaller hedge funds

Thu, 06/12/2012 - 12:01

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC), the jurisdiction’s financial regulator, has published guidelines for a new type of investment management licensing regime targeting non-institutional investment managers of small and mid-sized investment funds. »

Joe Holman, founder and managing partner of Columbus Avenue

Orangefield Group acquires Columbus Avenue

Thu, 06/12/2012 - 10:21

Orangefield Group, a provider of administration, management and trust services, has acquired hedge fund administrator Columbus Avenue Consulting. »

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