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BTIG launches futures trading desk

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 16:26

BTIG, a broker dealer specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, has launched a global futures trading desk led by Robert Gagnon, who joins as head of futures sales and trading. »

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Survey predicts global increase in lending activity in 2011

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 16:19

The global financing markets are headed for a revival over the next 12 months, with a slower recovery expected in Europe, according to a survey of capital providers conducted by law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in association with mergermarket and Debtwire. »

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Societe Generale launches turnkey Ucits funds solution

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 16:02

Societe Generale has launched a Ucits fund solution for fund managers setting up or redomiciling funds under Ucits regulations. »

Acquisition

StormHarbour acquires investment manager Fortrinn Partners

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 13:26

StormHarbour Partners, a global markets and financial advisory firm, has accelerated the build-out of its alternative asset management business by agreeing to acquire London-based Fortrinn Partners, an investment manager that specialises in volatility trading strategies. »

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Mid-sized hedge funds must reassess business models, says McGladrey

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 12:08

Mid-sized hedge funds with USD100m to USD500m in assets are facing a reality gap, according to research released by RSM McGladrey, a professional services firm providing tax and consulting services. »

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Asset and wealth management firms prepare for post-meltdown competition

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 10:39

After two years of contraction, hiring in the asset and wealth management industry rebounded in 2010 and compensation is set to show modest gains, according to a report by executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates. »

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John Hyman joins Cheyne Capital Management (UK)

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 10:23

Cheyne Capital Management (UK) has appointed John Hyman as a partner. »

Randall Dillard, co-founder and chief investment officer of Liongate Capital Management

Liongate participates in Hedge Fund Standards Board Investor Chapter

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 06:29

Liongate Capital Management, a fund of hedge funds manager, is participating in the establishment of the Hedge Fund Standards Board Investor Chapter, a group of hedge fund managers and investors who have come together to help shape best practice within the industry.  »

Gabriel Bousbib, chief executive of GSS

Gottex Solutions Services and OFI Group in Ucits joint venture

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 06:09

OFI Asset Management and Gottex Solutions Services intend to enter into a joint venture called Luma Solutions Services, a Luxembourg based platform providing onshore managed account services to Ucits and other European onshore funds with an initial asset base of USD350m (EUR250m). »

Duncan Niederauer, group chief executive officer, NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext appoints implementation team for European clearing houses

Wed, 17/11/2010 - 16:26

Following its May announcement that it plans to launch two purpose-built clearing houses in London and Paris before the end of 2012, NYSE Euronext has named the leadership team which will be engaging with customers and partners on the delivery of the project. »

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