Anthony Travers OBE, chairman of Cayman Finance

Cayman Islands seeing over 100 new fund registrations a month

Fri, 16/07/2010 - 06:32

Current monthly fund registrations in the Cayman Islands are indicating a strong recovery and are running at over 100 new funds a month. »

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Merlin Securities expands footprint to Canada

Fri, 16/07/2010 - 06:03

Prime brokerage firm Merlin Securities is expanding its footprint with a push into Canada. »

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Backstop Solutions Group opens European office in London

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 16:21

Backstop Solutions Group, a provider of Software-as-a-Service platforms for the alternative asset management industry, has opened its first European focused office in London. »

Acquisition

MSCI to acquire Measurisk

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 16:01

MSCI, a provider of investment decision support tools including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Measurisk, an affiliate of J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services and a provider of risk-transparency and risk-measurement solutions for hedge fund investors. »

Risk

Dalton to increase risk profile of offshore European equity long short fund

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 14:38

Dalton Strategic Partnership plans to increase the risk profile of the Melchior European Fund, a Cayman Island-domiciled European equity long short fund which was launched in October 2006. »

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Korea Exchange and Eurex receive support for their link

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 14:12

Eurex and the Korea Exchange have received commitment and support from major market participants for the launch of their joint Eurex/KRX Link on 30 August. »

Index

Hedge funds lose momentum in June as volatility spikes and markets sell off

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 13:31

Despite hedge funds posting a slightly positive performance of 0.06 per cent for June, according to the Lipper Hedge Fund Composite Index, their risk/return profile remained intact. »

Traders

RBC Hedge 250 Index down 0.94 per cent in June

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 12:15

The RBC Hedge 250 Index fell by 0.94 per cent in June and is down 0.56 per cent year-to-date. »

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UBS launches ETN linked to Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 11:15

UBS Investment Bank has expanded its UBS E-Tracs exchange-traded notes platform by adding the UBS E-Tracs Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index. »

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Partners Capital promotes Arjun Raghavan to partner

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 06:38

Partners Capital, the London and Boston based private investment office serving investment professionals, endowments, foundations and high net worth families, has promoted Arjun Raghavan to become its seventh partner. »

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