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Hedge fund researcher wins OP-Pohjola Group Research Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award

Tue, 29/01/2013 - 16:14

Petri Jylhä's DSc doctoral dissertation "Essays on the Economics of Hedge Funds" at the Aalto University School of Business has been awarded the first prize in the OP-Pohjola Group Research Foundation Doctoral Thesis competition. »

Fraud

SEC charges former Jefferies exec with defrauding investors in mortgage-backed securities

Tue, 29/01/2013 - 12:11

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former executive at New York-based broker-dealer Jefferies & Co with defrauding investors while selling mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in the wake of the financial crisis so he could generate additional revenue for his firm. »

Index

Alternative Ucits strategies deliver solid performance in 2012, says Alceda

Tue, 29/01/2013 - 06:14

Overall alternative Ucits strategies delivered solid performances in 2012, but managed futures struggled to keep up, according to the Q4 Alceda Quarterly Ucits review from Alceda Fund Management. »

Alex Ohlsson, Carey Olsen's managing partner

New association between Carey Olsen and Hempel and Boyd

Tue, 29/01/2013 - 06:02

Offshore law firms Carey Olsen and Hempel and Boyd are entering into an association to provide their clients with British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey legal services. »

Euros

US money fund exposure to eurozone banks declines but French holdings increase

Mon, 28/01/2013 - 16:20

US prime money market fund (MMF) exposure to eurozone banks decreased slightly during December 2012, with the notable exception of French banks, according to a new Fitch Ratings report. »

Clock

UK gives firms an extra year to comply with AIFMD

Mon, 28/01/2013 - 16:11

The UK’s fund management industry has been given an extra year to comply with the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), says Bovill, the financial services regulatory consultancy. »

Sugar cane

Insparo appoints commodity specialist to oversee new global food fund

Mon, 28/01/2013 - 16:06

Insparo Asset Management has appointed commodity specialist Lucas Wurfbain to oversee a new global food fund, expected to be launched later this year. »

Tax

Dion launches FATCA TRAC Indicia Check Service

Mon, 28/01/2013 - 14:18

Dion Global Solutions, a technology partner to the financial services industry, has launched the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) TRAC Indicia Check Service to assist financial firms in making an initial assessment of the impact of the FATCA regulations on their business. »

Dubai

Volante expands EMEA operations with opening of Dubai office

Mon, 28/01/2013 - 12:22

Financial data integration specialist Volante Technologies has opened an office in Dubai to serve the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regions. »

Gary Linford, managing director of HighWater

CIMA initiates private funds sector consultation process

Mon, 28/01/2013 - 12:18

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has initiated a formal consultation process with the financial services industry and other stakeholders to further its dialogue with the industry on corporate governance practices, developments and standards as it relates to the private funds sector. »

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