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Efama welcomes end to uncertainty for non-Ucits fund managers

The European Fund and Asset Management Association says it welcomes the end to the uncertainty that has faced fund managers of all non-Ucits investment funds since the European Commission’s initial proposals for legislation in April 2009, following the approval of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive by the European Parliament. »


Joan Kehoe, chief executive of Quintillion

Polunin Capital Partners transfers to Quintillion

Quintillion fund administration has transferred Polunin Capital Partners’ Emerging Markets Active Fund to its administration service. »


Scott Cohen, Hedge Solutions founder and chief executive

Mason Snyder and John Wise join Hedge Solutions

Hedge Solutions, a provider of hedge fund administration and accounting solutions, has added Mason Snyder and John Wise to its advisory board. »


SFA president Martin Thommen

Swiss Funds Association welcomes approval of AIFM Directive

The Swiss Funds Association has welcomed the European Parliament’s decision to pass the EU Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers. »


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European Parliament votes to approve new EU rules for alternative funds

New European Union-wide rules on the marketing of alternative investment funds overcame the final hurdle this afternoon when the European Parliament adopted, by 513 votes to 92 with three abstentions, the Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers. »


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Dougherty launches its first hedge fund

Investment banking firm Dougherty has launched its first hedge fund, the Dougherty Absolute Equity Fund.  »


Stephen A. Brodsky, Spot Trading

Spot Trading names Stephen Brodsky chief financial officer

Spot Trading, an equity options trading firm, has appointed Stephen A. Brodsky as chief financial officer.  »


Toronto

Merlin Securities expands into Canada

Merlin Securities, a prime brokerage services and technology solutions provider, has launched operations in Canada after receiving approval from the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada to operate as a dealer member. »


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HSBC Private Bank maintains highest conviction overweight in hedge funds

HSBC Private Bank is maintaining its highest conviction overweight in hedge funds in the belief that the current investment environment calls for an active approach to risk management which can be provided by hedge funds. »


Asia

Asian hedge funds soar in third quarter

Asian hedge funds continued their strong performance in the third quarter, with the HFRX China Index gaining 10.5 per cent, according to data released by Hedge Fund Research. »


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