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Bill Kelly, CAIA

Investment education is key says CAIA head

Mon, 02/07/2018 - 16:31

Founded in 2002, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) has gone from strength to strength in the alternative investment education arena. William Kelly (pictured), CAIA CEO, joined in 2014 and declares that, while it's been an interesting run, the value proposition of alternatives is alive and well.   »

Chris Meader, NAFAA

NAFAA welcomes new members

Fri, 29/06/2018 - 09:27

Stone Coast Fund Services, Basiz Fund Services and North Street Global are the latest firms to join the North American Fund Administration Association (NAFAA), a group for the alternative investment fund administration industry. »

Gavin White, Invast Global

Invast Global joins AFMA and commits to FX Global Code

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:16

Boutique prime broker, Invast Global, has signed and issued a Statement of Commitment to the FX Global Code of Conduct. The announcement comes shortly after the firm was officially voted in as an institutional member of the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA). 
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David Calligan, Reed Smith

European regulator intervenes to restrict marketing of CFDs

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 12:01

David Calligan, Partner, Reed Smith, writes on the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)’s announcement that it intends to impose temporary measures to restrict the sale of Contracts for Differences (CFDs) to retail investors, after a consultation earlier this year. The temporary restrictions are likely to come into effect in July.  »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

AIMA and ACC publish guidance on valuing alternative investment fund assets

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 16:16

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and its private credit affiliate, the Alternative Credit Council (ACC), have published new guidance for fund managers in valuing their investments. »

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FXPA appoints board members

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 09:02

The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) voted in a slate of new Board members at its annual meeting on 6 March, re-electing Chip Lowry, Senior Managing Director at State Street Global Markets, as Chairman, and Sean Tully, Senior Managing Director at CME Group, as Treasurer. »

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SBAI creates North American committee

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 16:48

The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) has established a North American Committee of leading alternative investment managers and institutional investors to direct the SBAI’s efforts in the region.  »

Mitch Ackles, HFA

UMB Fund Services joins HFA’s Thought Leadership Council

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:14

UMB Fund Services has been named as a sponsor of the Hedge Fund Association’s (HFA) global Thought Leadership Council. »

Chris Meader, NAFAA

Seasoned fund admin pro launches North American Fund Administration Association

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 10:54

Seasoned fund administration professional, Chris Meader (pictured), has launched the North American Fund Administration Association (NAFAA) which will aim to define, promote and encourage collaboration for best practices in the industry. »

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ACC expands activities across Asia-Pac

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 11:00

The Alternative Credit Council (ACC), the private credit affiliate of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), has stepped up its activities in Asia-Pacific for members operating private credit strategies in the region. »

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