Tax

Report finds tax roadblocks to harmonised European fund industry

An industry research report published by the European Fund and Asset Management Association and KPMG shows there are significant tax complications in the new Ucits IV Directive that prevent the achievement of a harmonised European funds industry. »


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Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.29 per cent in August

Hedge funds slid 0.29 per cent in August, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »


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Mag Consultancy to restructure

Mag Consultancy, a managed account consultancy, has restructured the joint venture between MSS Capital, part of the WHL Group, and IGS Alternative Investment Solutions, part of the IGS Group. »


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Hedge fund liquidations return to pre-crisis levels

Hedge fund industry liquidations returned to pre-financial crisis levels in the second quarter, according to data released by Hedge Fund Research, a provider of hedge fund industry data. »


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RBC Hedge 250 Index up 0.17 per cent in August

The RBC Hedge 250 Index rose by 0.17 per cent in August, bringing its year-to-date return to 0.38 per cent. »


Rob Shafir, chief executive officer of Credit Suisse's asset management division

Credit Suisse to acquire minority interest in York Capital Management

Credit Suisse’s asset management division has agreed to acquire a minority interest in York Capital Management, a hedge fund manager based in New York. »


Volatility

Newedge VTI up 1.33 per cent in August

The Newedge Volatility Trading Index rose by an estimated 1.33 per cent in August, following an estimated increase of 2.58 per cent in July. »


Dean Curnutt, founder and chief executive of Macro Risk Advisors

Macro Risk Advisors hires George Lam and Jarret Christie

Macro Risk Advisors, an equity derivatives strategy and execution firm, has hired George Lam, a former risk analyst at Marathon Asset Management, and Jarret Christie, a former sales executive at Omnium, a subsidiary of Citadel Investment Group.  »


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Equinox Capital Markets hires Michel Serieyssol as managing director

Equinox Capital Markets, an alternative investment marketing and business development firm, has appointed Michel Serieyssol as managing director. »


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Terra Partners appoints SS&C to administer frontier hedge fund

Terra Partners Group, the investment manager of the frontier market-focused Worldwide Opportunity Fund (Cayman), has retained SS&C Fund Services to administer the fund's A and CEF classes of shares. »


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