London

Otkritie expands investment banking business in London and Moscow

Otkritie has made additional hires in its investment banking business in London and Moscow. »


Globe and money

Global Resources Fund to launch on Merchant Capital Ucits platform

Merchant Capital, a Ucits umbrella provider to the hedge fund industry, is launching the third fund on its platform – the Merchant Global Resources Ucits Fund. »


Market

NYSE Euronext global derivatives trading volume up five per cent

NYSE Euronext says global derivatives average daily volume reached 7.7 million contracts traded per day in September 2010, up 4.8 per cent versus the prior year and 22.5 per cent from August 2010.  »


Lease

Carlyle secures 9,000 square metres of lettings in Germany

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has secured lettings at the new Cubes premises on Cecilienallee 6-7 in Düsseldorf, Germany to RölfsPartner Management Consultants, an independent business consulting and accounting firm. »


Gaming console

ZeniMax Media receives USD150m from Providence Equity Partners

ZeniMax Media has closed a USD150m investment by private equity firm Providence Equity Partners in convertible preferred stock of the company. »


Tokyo

Iku Nishino joins GreensLedge Asia as managing director

GreensLedge Capital Markets has formed GreensLedge Asia, Tokyo Branch to expand the firm's business activities in the Asian markets.  »


Birthday cake

InfoHedge Hosted Platform celebrates fifth birthday

InfoHedge Technologies, a provider of IT services and solutions to the alternative investment industry, is celebrating the five year anniversary of its flagship product, InfoHedge Hosted Platform. »


Neeraj Sahai, global head of securities and fund services, Citi

Citi launches technology platform for funds of hedge funds

Citi’s global transaction services unit has launched a global technology platform specifically designed for servicing funds of hedge funds.  »


Kee-young Im, chief executive of Daewoo Securities

Daewoo Securities and Harcourt sign partnership agreement

Daewoo Securities, a securities firm in South Korea, and Harcourt Investment Consulting have signed a partnership agreement to cooperate on the marketing and sales of various Harcourt fund of hedge funds products to South Korean investors. »


Traders

Six out of seven IQ hedge fund indices positive in September

Six out of seven IQ hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices were positive in September, data from IndexIQ shows. »


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