Ben Chinea, Direct Access Partners chief executive

Direct Access Partners acquires EFX Prime Services

Direct Access Partners, an institutional agency-only brokerage firm, is acquiring EFX Prime Services, a division of First New York Securities. »


Acquisition

Revere Capital Advisors acquires Align Advisers

Revere Capital Advisors has acquired Align Advisers, an emerging manager hedge fund research and advisory business based in New York. »


Andrew Baker, chief executive of Aima

Aima to respond to FSA on remuneration

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the hedge fund industry association, is to respond to the UK’s Financial Services Authority’s consultation on remuneration. »


Pension

Pension plans increase use of alternative investments

There has been a significant increase in the percentage of pension portfolios investing in alternatives when compared to the previous two years, a poll by SEI suggests. »


Law books and gavel

Citi launches compliance support for hedge and private equity funds

Citi’s global transaction services unit has launched a suite of regulatory administration and compliance support services for hedge funds, private equity funds and their SEC registered investment advisers.  »


Louise Verrill, Hedge Fund Association

Hedge Fund Association launches European chapter

The Hedge Fund Association has opened a new chapter in London with future chapters planned for other major European hedge fund cities. »


Jean François Vert, Allianz Alternative Asset Management

Nexar acquires Allianz Alternative Asset Management

Nexar Capital Group, an alternative investment manager, has acquired Allianz Alternative Asset Management from Allianz France, its majority shareholder, and Allianz Global Investors Europe.  »


Richard Walsh, Lombard Odier

Lombard Odier hires Richard Walsh as head of emerging market debt

Lombard Odier Investment Managers has expanded its fixed income capabilities with the appointment of Richard Walsh as head of emerging market debt. »


Dollars

Hedge fund allocations strong in August

Investor interest in hedge funds was strong again in August, with support from fixed income and commodity strategies, according to research by HFN. »


John Lowry, chairman of ML Capital

ML Capital launches Irish Ucits platform

ML Capital Asset Management has launched the Montlake Ucits Platform, domiciled in Ireland and regulated by the Irish Financial Regulator. »


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