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Tom Driscoll, global managing director, Charles River

Charles River helps buy-side firms comply with Dodd-Frank OTC clearing requirements

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 12:30

Charles River, a front- and middle-office investment management solutions provider, has introduced a direct interface between the Charles River Investment Management Solution Version 9.1.4.5.3 (Charles River IMS) and MarkitSERV MTM which helps clients comply with mandatory clearing requirements for newly executed over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives under the Dodd-Frank Act. »

Survey

Fund managers still have AIFMD concerns, says Northern Trust survey

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 12:00

While 86 per cent of respondents to a Northern Trust survey say they broadly understand the implications of the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive, close to 70 per cent feel their investors are not engaged in AIFMD considerations. »

Trading screens

Credit Suisse offers AES Options through PrimeTrade

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 10:06

AES Options single leg tactics for US listed equity, index and ETF options can now be accessed through PrimeTrade, Credit Suisse's global front end trading system for listed derivatives, US treasuries and foreign exchange. »

Economic crash

Hedge fund managers face tough business climate and heightened investment expectations

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 10:02

Hedge fund managers must rethink their business models, provide tailored solutions, and offer multi-faceted client communications, according to a study conducted by SEI in collaboration with Minard Capital. »

Trader at screen

MSCI launches new version of Barra Portfolio Manager

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 06:03

MSCI has launched a new version of Barra Portfolio Manager, which features advanced workflow tools designed to help portfolio managers improve their investment processes and goals. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, Guernsey Finance

Guernsey Funds Forum 2013 goes back to the future

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 16:23

With just under six weeks to go until the Guernsey Funds Forum 2013, Fiona Le Poidevin (pictured), Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance – the promotional agency for the Island’s finance industry – looks at what the event has in store this year. »

Newspaper and money

Gladden, Kuntz and Vernon launch Witherspoon Asset Management

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 16:21

Three veteran investment professionals have teamed up to form Witherspoon Asset Management, a Princeton-based investment adviser. »

Accounts

AcenciA reports 9.7 per cent increase in NAV and share price in 2012

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 16:01

AcenciA Debt Strategies has reported an increase in the net asset value of 9.7 per cent as at 31 December 2012 to 103.38p and a share price increase of 9.7 per cent to 86.0p. »

Trophy

Agecroft Partners wins Hedgeweek 2013 Third Party Marketer of the Year award

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 14:02

Agecroft Partners, a hedge fund consultant and third party marketer, has won the Hedgeweek 2013 Award for Third Party Marketer of the Year. »

Bill Wiggin, Apex Emerging Manager Incubation Services

Apex to offer free office space and advisory service for fund start-ups

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 11:55

Apex Fund Services, one of the world’s largest independent fund administration companies, is offering free office facilities and fund incubation services to fund managers looking to start a new fund. »

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