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Jeff Greenberg, chief executive of Aquiline

Aquiline and Genstar to acquire Genworth Wealth Management

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 07:13

Aquiline Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm investing in the financial services sector, and Genstar Capital, a middle market private equity firm based in San Francisco, are to acquire Genworth Wealth Management from Genworth Financial for USD412.5m. »

David Giunta, president and chief executive officer, Natixis Global Asset Management - US distribution

Natixis Global Asset Management launches Aurora Horizons Fund

Mon, 01/04/2013 - 17:22

Natixis Global Asset Management has launched the Aurora Horizons Fund, a multi-strategy mutual fund dynamically allocated across multiple hedge fund managers. »

Document signing

Bermuda prepares to sign AIFMD cooperation agreement with ESMA

Mon, 01/04/2013 - 16:23

The Bermuda Monetary Authority is advancing preparations to sign a cooperation agreement with Europe under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). »

Greece

Greece-focused hedge fund turns cautious

Mon, 01/04/2013 - 16:00

A Greece-focused hedge fund managed by Dromeus Capital Group, which has delivered investors over 50 per cent returns in its first six months, says it has turned cautious on Greek investments raising its cash balances for the first time since its inception. »

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific hedge funds have strongest start to 2013

Mon, 01/04/2013 - 15:00

Preqin’s latest Hedge Fund Spotlight reveals that hedge funds focusing on the Asia Pacific region posted significant returns in January and February 2013 of 3.97 per cent and 2.18 per cent in each month respectively. »

ASIC deputy chairman Belinda Gibson

ASIC consults on trade reporting obligations for OTC derivatives

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 12:01

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has proposed draft rules addressing the mandatory trade reporting obligations for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives such as interest rate swaps. »

Rolston Anglin, Minister for Financial Services, Cayman Islands

Cayman creates incorporated cell companies

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 06:06

A framework for incorporated cell companies in the insurance sector was created in the Cayman Islands on 25 March, when the Legislative Assembly passed an amendment to allow the registration of portfolio insurance companies (PICs) within segregated portfolio company insurers (SPCs). »

Malta

Citco expands global footprint with Malta office

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 06:02

Following receipt of the approval to provide fund administration and custody services from the Malta Financial Services Authority, the Citco Group of Companies is opening an office in Malta. »

Gavel and scales

SEC charges California-based hedge fund analyst and two others with insider trading

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 16:10

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a California-based hedge fund analyst with insider trading in advance of a merger of two technology companies based on non-public information he received from his friend who was an executive at one of the companies. »

Lawsuit

Legal-Bay in talks with hedge funds and banks to raise more lawsuit funding capital

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 14:05

Legal-Bay, a US lawsuit settlement funding firm for BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill plaintiffs, has been in talks with several foreign institutional hedge fund investors as well as traditional banks to raise more funding capital.  »

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