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Population of high net worths growing at 17.1 per cent

The world’s population of high net worth individuals is growing at 17.1 per cent, according to Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management’s 14th annual World Wealth Report. »


Anne-Marie Godfrey, Bingham McCutchen

Bingham expands investment management practice to Hong Kong

Law firm Bingham McCutchen has expanded its investment management group to Hong Kong with the addition of Anne-Marie Godfrey as partner. »


Foreign

Prologue adds trader to focus on FX

Prologue Capital, an alternative investment firm that manages a discretionary fixed income strategy, has hired Manny Mifsud as a portfolio manager focusing on foreign exchange trading. »


Job pages

ING launches synthetic portfolio solutions team

ING’s global securities finance team has hired Colin Bugler to head its new synthetic portfolio solutions team, reporting to Richard Pryce, head of equity lending and repo. »


Chew Sutat, executive vice president and head of market development at Singapore Exchange

Singapore Exchange launches Asia’s first dividend futures

Singapore Exchange has launched Asia’s first dividend futures contract, the Nikkei Dividend Point Index Futures contract. »


Short selling

ASIC starts reporting of short positions

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission has started daily reporting of aggregated short positions, which will be published on the ASIC website. »


Institutional

Equinox expands institutional sales team for alternative investment products

Equinox Capital Markets, the alternative investment marketing organisation, has appointed Daniel Gormont as an institutional sales associate. »


Acquisition

RHJ International acquires KBC Asset Management Dublin

RHJ International has agreed with KBC Asset Management to buy KBC Asset Management Dublin for a total upfront cash consideration of EUR23.7m, subject to closing adjustments. »


Man with laptop

Hermes appoints Equipos to deliver enhanced client communications

Hermes Fund Managers, an asset manager offering investment solutions for institutional clients, has selected client communications specialists Equipos to deliver its enterprise-wide client reporting infrastructure. »


Ponzi scheme

CFTC charges Richard Theye with fraud in multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed an action in the federal court in Austin, Texas, charging Richard D. Theye and his company, Micind Capital Management, with fraud in connection with running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. »


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