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Hedge fund industry assets reach record USD2.25trn

Fri, 15/03/2013 - 06:20

New hedge fund launches rose at year end 2012, narrowly trailing total launches for 2011 as total hedge fund industry assets increased to a record of USD2.25trn, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Industry Report. »

Hong Kong

Locke Lord expands Hong Kong office with team from Cheung & Lee

Fri, 15/03/2013 - 06:02

International law firm Locke Lord has increased its presence in Hong Kong through an association with the law firm Cheung & Lee. »

Gavel and scales

Highland Capital obtains USD21.5m jury verdict against Royal Bank of Canada

Thu, 14/03/2013 - 16:05

Law firm Lackey Hershman has obtained a USD21.5m jury verdict in favour of its client, Highland Capital Management, and against RBC Capital Markets, which is part of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).  »

Judson Baker, product manager for derivatives and collateral management at Northern Trust

Northern Trust enhances operational support for central counterparty clearing of OTC derivatives

Thu, 14/03/2013 - 12:04

To help clients comply with new regulations intended to manage risk in the financial derivatives markets, Northern Trust has enhanced its systems to provide operational support for central clearing of certain over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. »

William J Brodsky, CBOE Holdings chairman and chief executive

CBOE and S&P Dow Jones Indices extend licensing agreement through 2033

Thu, 14/03/2013 - 10:04

CBOE Holdings and S&P Dow Jones Indices have finalised an amendment to their license agreement that extends Chicago Board Options Exchange's (CBOE) exclusive rights to list security options contracts based on certain indices calculated and published by S&P Dow Jones Indices through 2032, and non-exclusive rights through 2033. »

Cara Williams, global head of wealth management at Mercer

Mercer’s alternative investment advice available through CAIS

Wed, 13/03/2013 - 12:00

Mercer and CAIS have expanded their existing relationship by making Mercer's suite of institutional investment advice, research, products, and tools available through CAIS. »

Law books and gavel

Court hands down key judgment on BVI hedge fund insolvencies

Wed, 13/03/2013 - 10:03

The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on 11 March handed down an important ruling on the question of where investors stand in the “waterfall” of distributions in the liquidation of investment funds under British Virgin Islands law. »


MSCI to sell its CFRA business

Wed, 13/03/2013 - 06:38

MSCI has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its CFRA business, a provider of forensic accounting research, to a private investor for an undisclosed purchase price. »

Job page

Derek Braddock and Bill Matthews launch executive search firm

Wed, 13/03/2013 - 06:20

Derek Braddock and Bill Matthews have launched BraddockMatthews, an executive search firm focused exclusively on the asset management and financial services industries. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners’ managing partner

Agecroft Partners hires public pension fund marketing head

Wed, 13/03/2013 - 06:01

Agecroft Partners, a hedge fund consulting and third party marketing firm, has hired public fund marketing veteran Bill Barnes as a managing director, head of public pension fund marketing. »

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