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Investments

MainStay Investments launches alternative strategy fund of funds

Tue, 20/11/2012 - 10:16

MainStay Investments, a Barron’s top fund family and a New York Life company, has launched the Private Advisors Alternative Strategies Master Fund and Private Advisors Alternative Strategies Fund. »

Survey

Regulators’ plans may not stabilise financial services industry, say bosses

Tue, 20/11/2012 - 06:11

Half (52 per cent) of industry bosses think that current regulation will have little or no impact on making the financial services world more stable and three quarters (73 per cent) suggest it will have little or no improvement to the reputation of the industry. »

Regulation

FSB publishes recommendations to strengthen regulation of shadow banking

Mon, 19/11/2012 - 13:18

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published for public consultation an initial integrated set of policy recommendations to strengthen oversight and regulation of the shadow banking system. »

Brian Forrester, partner at Deloitte

FSA consultation affects how EU directive applies to UK investment managers

Mon, 19/11/2012 - 12:03

As the FSA launches a two-part consultation to transpose the Alternative Investment Fund Managers directive (AIFMD) into UK law, Deloitte, the business advisory firm, says the policy positions taken will affect how the directive applies to investment trusts, hedge fund managers and private equity managers. »

Ian Moore, executive chairman, IFG Trust and Corporate Group

IFG Trust and Corporate Group acquires the Moore Group

Mon, 19/11/2012 - 11:45

IFG Trust and Corporate Group has acquired Jersey-based Moore Group. »

Law books and gavel

SEC charges JP Morgan Securities with misleading investors in RMBS offerings

Mon, 19/11/2012 - 10:02

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged JP Morgan Securities and affiliated entities with misleading investors in offerings of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). »

Research

Direct Access Partners appoints Michael Dolan to build alternative research business

Mon, 19/11/2012 - 06:17

Direct Access Partners, a diversified institutional financial services firm, has appointed Michael Dolan to launch a new research initiative as part of its expansion across its multi-asset class execution offering. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Hedge funds gain USD3.4bn in September 2012

Mon, 19/11/2012 - 06:12

The hedge fund industry took in USD3.4bn (0.2 per cent of assets) in September, building on a USD7.7bn inflow in August, according to a report by BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research.  »

Accounts

Liontrust doubles assets under management

Fri, 16/11/2012 - 16:00

Liontrust Asset Management has doubled its assets under management over the past year. »

Sold sign

Man sells residual Lehman exposure

Fri, 16/11/2012 - 14:21

Man Group has entered into a series of transactions with Hutchinson Investors, managed by the Baupost Group, to sell the residual exposure to the Lehman estates that it acquired in July 2011 from certain GLG managed funds. »

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