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NEWSLETTER | 08 Jan 2019  
Luxembourg will provide RFA with a springboard for European growth expansion
Mon | 7 Jan 2019, 12:36
Luxembourg has made strides over the last six or seven years to create a funds environment that is equally as appealing to PE/RE and VC fund managers who want less regulated fund structures, for speed to market purposes, as it is to traditional asset managers for regulated funds; be they SIFs or UCITS. 
Top hedge fund industry trends for 2019
Tue | 8 Jan 2019, 09:51
By Donald A Steinbrugge, CFA – CEO, Agecroft Partners – The hedge fund industry is dynamic, and participants are best served by anticipating, rather than reacting to, change. Informed by our contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organisations, the following is Agecroft’s 10th annual list of top trends that we anticipate for the year ahead.
Market Synergy goes live with institutional-calibre cryptocurrency connectivity to Bitfinex
Tue | 8 Jan 2019, 08:29
Brokers and hedge funds wanting to offer digital assets to their client base can now partner with Market Synergy for institutional-standard cryptocurrency connectivity and security and take a FIX feed or ISP link to Bitfinex’s digital asset gateway.
DTCC secures regulatory approval to provide derivatives trade reporting services in Switzerland
Tue | 8 Jan 2019, 09:42
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has received regulatory approval from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority to provide trade reporting services in Switzerland via DTCC’s Global Trade Repository service (GTR) in Europe.
Veteran commercial and securities litigator joins Seyfarth in New York
Tue | 8 Jan 2019, 09:16
Seyfarth Shaw has added partner Steven R Paradise to the Litigation department in New York. Paradise joins from Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, where he was a partner in the firm’s Litigation group in New York.

Fitch Ratings launches ESG Relevance Scores
Tue | 8 Jan 2019, 09:12
Fitch Ratings has launched a new integrated scoring system that shows how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors impact individual credit rating decisions. 

SANNE opens new Amsterdam office
Tue | 8 Jan 2019, 08:41
SANNE, a leading global provider of alternative asset and corporate services, has opened a new office in Amsterdam.
Apex closes Custom House Acquisition
Tue | 8 Jan 2019, 08:35
Apex Group (Apex), one of the world’s top five largest fund administrators, has completed the successful integration of the Custom House business, adding USD24 billion to the group’s total assets under administration.
Callan appoints head of Alternatives Consulting
Tue | 8 Jan 2019, 08:32
Institutional investment consulting firm Callan has appointed Pete Keliuotis, CFA as an executive vice president and the head of the company’s Alternatives Consulting business.
December was worst month for fund flows since October 2016, says Calastone
Tue | 8 Jan 2019, 09:38
High volatility in global markets kept investors away in December, according to the latest Fund Flow Index (FFI) from global funds transaction network Calastone. Investor sentiment remained cautious following continued macroeconomic and political uncertainty.

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