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Hong Kong

IMS HedgeOp extends footprint to Hong Kong

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 14:11

The IMS Group and HedgeOp Compliance, a regulatory services and compliance consultancy to the asset management and securities industry, have opened their first Asian office in Hong Kong. »

Trophy

Meridian wins Hedgeweek’s Best Offshore Fund Administrator award

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 11:58

Meridian Fund Services was named “Best Offshore Fund Administrator” at the 2013 Hedgeweek Global Awards. »

New York

KPMG hires tax managing directors in New York and LA

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 11:51

KPMG has expanded its alternative investment funds (AIF) practice by adding two federal tax managing directors to its Los Angeles and New York offices. »

Down arrow

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index down 0.28 per cent in February

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 10:29

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down 0.28 per cent in February as five of the seven index component strategies reported negative results for the month. »

India

PhillipCapital opens direct market access to India’s National Stock Exchange

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 06:13

PhillipCapital India has deployed Orc Access to meet the growing market demand for low-latency connectivity in India. »

Down arrow

Credit Suisse LAB Index down 0.16 per cent in February

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 06:03

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index was down 0.16 per cent in February, according to Dr Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

Curve

Consultants behind the curve in Ucits hedge fund sector, says Alix Capital survey

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 16:07

Thirty eight per cent of respondents believe investment consultants are behind the curve when it comes to advising their clients on the Ucits hedge fund sector, according to a survey by Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the Ucits Alternatives Index (UAI) family of indices. »

Electronic trading floor

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. »

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