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Nicola Smith, chief executive of Helvetic

EU proposal will only cause more confusion, says Helvetic

Fri, 10/05/2013 - 11:45

In light of continual struggles from European fund managers to comply with the impending AIFMD directive, Nicola Smith, chief executive of hedge fund administrator Helvetic, says that plans by the European Commission to introduce liquidity buffers and leverage caps on financial firms have come at the most inopportune time. »

Regulation

Impact of new regulations top concern in addressing systemic risks

Fri, 10/05/2013 - 10:05

The impact of new regulations in the financial services industry is by far the most important systemic-risk concern facing the global capital markets, according to a recent client survey conducted by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

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Gottex and Astmax to provide hedge fund and multi-asset solutions

Fri, 10/05/2013 - 06:00

Astmax Asset Management, an asset management firm based in Tokyo, and Gottex Fund Management Sarl have agreed mutual sub-advisory services to provide institutional and other Japanese clients with hedge fund and multi-asset investment solutions. »

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Hedge funds receive meagre USD817m in March

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 14:06

Hedge funds took in a net USD817m (0.04 per cent of assets) in March, building on an inflow of USD11.4bn in February. »

Commodities

Commodity market decreased in April amid tapered growth expectations

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:11

Commodities were lower in April as economic data out of China and Europe supported expectations of continued dampened economic growth. »

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T2 Advisers and GLIF to terminate management contract

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:03

Effective 12 April 2013, T2 Advisers (T2A) ceased serving as the investment adviser to GLI Finance Limited (formerly called Greenwich Loan Income Fund Limited) as a result of GLIF’s internalization of its management and a mutual agreement to terminate its management agreement with T2A.  »

Stephen Lansdown, non-executive director, CISX

Stephen Lansdown appointed non-executive director of CISX

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 10:23

The board of the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) has appointed Stephen Lansdown as non-executive director. »

Colin Heffron, chief executive of GFI Group

GFI Group acquires team from Phoenix Partners Group

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 10:14

GFI Group has agreed to acquire certain assets of Phoenix Partners Group, an independent inter-dealer broker operating mainly in the international credit and equity markets. »

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Hedge funds continue their positive run in April, says Lyxor

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 10:05

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.8 per cent in April, bringing year-to-date performance to +3.2 per cent. »

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Conifer Funds Services opens fund admin office in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 10:01

San Francisco-based fund administrator Conifer Fund Services is to open a fund administration office in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as part of its strategy to grow in North America. »

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