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Podcast: Exploring the private debt frontier – What role could advanced analytics play?

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 13:45

The private debt market is forecast to reach USD1.4 trillion in the next five years. How it evolves will, to some extent, depend on technology innovation, as fund managers look to develop new ways to analyse and value assets, automate processes, and construct customised products to satisfy LPs. In this podcast, Ross Ellis and Chad Longenecker from the SEI Investment Manager Services division, Hank D’Allesandro of Morgan Stanley Credit Partners and Cecile Mayer-Levi of Tikehau Investment Management discuss the role of technology in private debt markets and what future disruption might look like. »

Ken Heinz, HFR

Hedge fund assets eclipse 2018 record

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 10:38

Total hedge fund assets increased to USD3.245 trillion in the second quarter of the year, narrowly eclipsing the previous record level of USD3.244 trillion in Q3 2018, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report. »

Fraud

Former hedge fund portfolio manager to pay more than USD700,000 in CFTC monetary sanctions for fraudulently mis-marking swaps

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 10:35

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an Order filing and settling charges against Swapnil Rege, a former portfolio manager for a Connecticut-based hedge fund registered as a commodity pool operator (CPO), for fraudulently mis-marking swap valuations to artificially inflate the profits of his employer’s trading book in order to obtain an increased performance bonus.  »

Two

Man GLG adds two credit portfolio managers

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 10:34

Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group, has appointed Patrick Kenney and Santiago Pardo as portfolio managers within its credit business.  »

Simon Turner, Inflexion

Ocorian and Estera to merge

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 10:32

Inflexion Private Equity is to acquire Estera, a global provider of funds, corporate and trust services from Bridgepoint. Following completion of the investment, Estera will be merged with Inflexion’s existing portfolio company Ocorian, forming a global corporate service and fund administration leader of significant scale.  »

Xavier Parain, FundRock

FundRock adds two independent directors to UK board

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 10:30

FundRock Partners Ltd (FP), the ACD business of FundRock Group, has appointed Michael Vareika and Eric Personne as Independent Non-Executive Directors to its Board of Directors, subject to the FCA approval. »

Ethereum

Avelacom adds Gemini to provide connectivity for growing crypto markets

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 10:28

Avelacom, a global connectivity and IT infrastructure provider for the financial services industry, has added Gemini Trust Company, a digital asset exchange and custodian, to its list of cryptocurrency exchange tech vendors in Equinix’s NY5 data centre.  »

Brian Petitt, BTIG

BTIG Prime Brokerage expands unit dedicated to family offices

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 10:23

BTIG is expanding its Prime Brokerage platform with a dedicated effort to service family offices. In a newly-created role, Concetta Mastrangelo, Senior Vice President, BTIG Prime Brokerage, will lead the enhanced family offices effort. »

Dev Kantesaria, Valley Forge Capital Management

Compounding machines, cigar butt stocks and the appeal of bond ratings agencies… Valley Forge founder Dev Kantesaria explains all

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 14:44

By Tanzeel Akhtar – High conviction investment ideas rule at Valley Forge Capital Management, a Wayne, Pennsylvania-based equity hedge fund manager with around USD450 million in assets. Here, founder Dev Kantesaria explains the firm’s ‘different’ approach to value investing and why there’s no place for ‘speculative securities’ and ‘ineffective financial engineering’ in the investment playbook… »

George Ralph, RFA

RFA celebrates three decades of high performance at McLaren supercar showroom.

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 11:12

High-tech supercar manufacturer McLaren’s London showroom provided an appropriate venue for the 30th anniversary celebrations of RFA, a company at the leading edge of high-performance IT, financial cloud and cyber-security services for the alternatives industry, and an outfit that is leading the race to success. »

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