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Guernsey fairly resilient despite adverse market conditions

Guernsey’s fund servicing industry fell by less than four per cent to reach USD278.7bn (GBP186.3bn) at the end of June 2010, with the total number of funds and sub-funds standing at 1,949, according to Lipper. »


Jim Thompson, chief executive of Orix USA

Orix USA to acquire interest in Mariner Investment Group

Orix USA has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in MIG Holdings, the parent company of Mariner Investment Group, a hedge fund and alternative investment manager. »


Patrick Bédat, chief executive of Syz Asset Management

Syz integrates institutional asset management activities

The Swiss banking group Syz has integrated its institutional asset management activities within the newly-created division Syz Asset Management. »


Index

S&P 500 surges by 8.92 per cent

The ebb and flow of the stock market over the past few months continued in September, with the S&P 500 index surging 8.92 per cent and implied volatility decreasing by 2.35 per cent, according to research by Edhec Risk Institute. »


Globe

GlobeOp names Philip Tazza global head of investor services

GlobeOp Financial Services has appointed Philip Tazza as global head of investor services. »


Handshake

Pierre-Edouard Coiffard joins Olympia as deputy chief investment officer

Pierre-Edouard Coiffard has joined Olympia Capital Management as deputy chief investment officer in charge of strategic analysis. »


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Jersey’s fund servicing industry reaches 1,688 funds

Jersey’s fund servicing industry rose to 1,688 funds and sub-funds at the end of June 2010 from 1,654 funds a year ago, according to data from Lipper. »


Vincent van Dessel, chief executive of NYSE Euronext, Brussels

NYSE Liffe to boost the Belgian option market

NYSE Liffe, the Europe-based derivatives business of NYSE Euronext, says the rules and trading procedures of the Amsterdam and Brussels derivatives markets have been harmonised after regulatory approval of their respective regulators, the AFM and the CBFA. »


Gold stars

Diva Synergy fund tops Eurekahedge ranking

Diva Synergy, the event driven investment fund managed by Bernheim Dreyfus, has topped the ranking of the European hedge fund data provider Eurekahedge for performance to end-September 2010. »


Dollars

Institutional investors have up to USD96bn to invest in hedge funds

Data taken from Preqin’s latest research report on the institutional market at the tail end of 2010 reveals that there is nearly USD100bn of institutional capital earmarked for hedge fund investment which they have yet to allocate to the asset class. »


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