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Tom Brown, European head of investment management at KPMG

Product transparency may result in lower returns, KPMG survey finds

Fri, 25/06/2010 - 05:56

Investor demands for more clearly-defined, transparent and lower-risk products combined with regulators’ desire to exercise more control over the industry may result in the unwanted consequences of lower returns and constraint on innovation. »

Magnifying glass

GlobeOp launches NAV Transparency Report for hedge fund investors

Thu, 24/06/2010 - 10:29

GlobeOp Financial Services has launched the GlobeOp NAV Transparency Report to help fund managers provide investors with greater visibility into the monthly calculation of a portfolio's net asset value. »

Robert J. Barbera, Mount Lucas

Wall Street economist Robert Barbera joins Mount Lucas

Thu, 24/06/2010 - 06:44

Mount Lucas Management, a global macro investment manager, has hired Wall Street economist Robert J. Barbera as chief economist.  »

Document signing

CFTC issues exemption to Bursa Malaysia Derivatives

Thu, 24/06/2010 - 06:05

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued an order to Bursa Malaysia Derivatives permitting designated Bursa Malaysia members to solicit and accept orders and customer funds directly from US customers for trading on that exchange without having to register with the CFTC as futures commission merchants.  »

Kevin McNulty, chief executive of Isla

Isla urges European Commission to harmonise short selling regulation

Wed, 23/06/2010 - 16:04

The International Securities Lending Association is urging consistent and proportionate regulation for short selling, in response to a current European Commission consultation exercise. »

Peter Niven, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Guernsey Finance welcomes tax consultation document

Wed, 23/06/2010 - 13:15

The Guernsey Government’s publication of a consultation document on its future corporate tax regime has been welcomed by the promotional agency for the island’s finance industry. »

Tim Woolley, chief executive, Polar Capital

Polar Capital AUM up 71 per cent

Wed, 23/06/2010 - 12:35

Polar Capital’s assets under management rose by 71 per cent during the 12 months ended 31 March 2010, totalling USD2.5bn. »

Girish Reddy, managing partner, Prisma Capital Partners

Prisma hires general counsel and managing director

Wed, 23/06/2010 - 12:02

Prisma Capital Partners, an alternative investment manager providing multi-manager hedge fund solutions, has appointed Anne Wynne as general counsel and James Welch as managing director and member of the firm’s portfolio management group. »

Dollars

Population of high net worths growing at 17.1 per cent

Wed, 23/06/2010 - 11:12

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

Wed, 23/06/2010 - 11:02

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

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