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Dollars

Asia Pacific Investment Partners completes USD4m convertible note offering

Thu, 22/07/2010 - 12:57

Hong Kong-based Asia Pacific Investment Partners, a Mongolia investment operating company, recently completed a convertible note raising approximately USD4m. »

Prison bars

Christopher Koch sentenced to 13 years in jail

Thu, 22/07/2010 - 12:52

Former high profile motivational speaker Christopher Philip Koch has been sentenced in the Melbourne County Court to 13 years and two months jail on charges brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. »

Gavel

Hedge fund and private equity fund advisers must register with SEC

Thu, 22/07/2010 - 12:43

Almost two years since the near collapse of the global financial markets, President Barack Obama has signed into law the most sweeping regulatory reform legislation since the great depression – the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  »

Alain Closier, global head of SGSS

Credit Suisse outsources fund administration business to Societe Generale

Thu, 22/07/2010 - 10:30

Societe Generale Securities Services and Credit Suisse (Deutschland) have signed an agreement on a partnership under which SGSS will provide Credit Suisse Asset Management in Germany with fund administration services. »

Magnifying glass

Richard Fleischman identifies eight standards of business sustainability

Thu, 22/07/2010 - 06:40

Richard Fleischman & Associates, a provider of outsourced technology and IT services to alternative asset firms, outlined the eight standards of business sustainability at a recent event for hedge fund advisers and prime brokers. »

Paul Parambi, head of the international business Kotak Mahindra Bank

Kotak to launch Indian corporate debt fund

Thu, 22/07/2010 - 06:13

Kotak Mahindra (UK), a wholly owned subsidiary of India’s Kotak Mahindra Bank, is launching a fixed maturity plan to help foreign investors access the India corporate debt market.  »

Handshake

Convergex’s NorthPoint Trading Partners makes senior appointment

Thu, 22/07/2010 - 06:09

Convergex Group, a technology company, has appointed Sean Westley as a senior vice president of sales at NorthPoint Trading Partners, the firm’s boutique prime brokerage business.  »

Abdulla Al Awar, chief executive of the DIFC Authority

Dubai makes changes to collective investment funds regime

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 16:08

The Dubai International Financial Centre Authority has welcomed a series of regulatory changes to the DIFC’s collective investment funds regime. »

Cayman Finance chairman Anthony Travers

Over USD7.7bn in catastrophe bonds listed in Cayman Islands

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 16:03

More than USD7.7bn in catastrophe bonds has now been listed on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange in the British Overseas Territory. »

Volatility

Non-directional hedge funds minimise drawdowns and lower volatility

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 14:18

The Hennessee Group has analysed its Hennessee Hedge Fund Indices to determine which strategies have outperformed the S&P 500 Index during times of crisis, and which strategies generated attractive risk-adjusted returns while providing downside protection. »

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