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21 03 2017

Le Fonti IAIR Awards Take Hong Kong By Storm

Hong Kong has become a city of bright expansion, culture, and futuristic innovation. From the speed of construction to its ultra modern artificial intelligence advancements, this city has demonstrated technological evolution to its full capacity. It is only right that the Le Fonti IAIR Awards have selected this city as the first stop of its 2017.......

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23 12 2016

CBOE chairman Bill Brodsky to step down

William J Brodsky, Susan M Phillips and R Eden Martin, among CBOE Holdings' longest serving board members, are to step down from the board upon the closing of CBOE’s acquisition of Bats Global Markets. Their resignations are conditional upon the transaction closing.CBOE Holdings and Bats have entered into a definitive agreement that provides.......

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23 12 2016

Cowen makes senior electronic trading hires

Cowen Group has made two new senior hires within the electronic trading division of Cowen & Company. Jason Oien joins as managing director and head of electronic trading services.Jennifer Hadiaris joins as managing director and head of global market structure.....

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23 12 2016

Eze Software opens Toronto office

The Toronto location marks a new chapter in Eze Software’s growth in North America, enabling the team to provide faster on-the-ground support for implementations and client operations in Canada.“As long-time technology partners to Canada’s investment management community, we’ve seen the market become more sophisticated and.......

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23 12 2016

First Names appoints MD of Singapore business

Independent trust, fund, real estate and corporate services provider First Names Group has promoted Karen O’Hanlon to managing director of its Singapore business.The appointment is effective immediately.O’Hanlon will lead the team in Singapore, continuing to build on the foundations developed over her last two years as director with.......

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23 12 2016

FundBPO opens office in Malta

Global fund administrator FundBPO has opened an office in Malta which will be headed by new hire Malcolm St John.St John has more than 15 years of fund services experience, most recently with Apex Fund Services and HSBC.The office opening follows FundBPO’s receipt of a Recognition Certificate from the Malta Financial Services Authority to act.......

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19 12 2016

IAIR Awards: Dubai ceremony concludes the 2016 roadshow

Dubai is a city like no other. From the sandy deserted plains of the Arabian desert sprouted a modern, futuristic, concrete jungle. Within years, the city has witnessed unprecedented growth – its produced some of earth’s tallest buildings and largest shopping centers, while introducing the world to a lifestyle of luxury incomparable to.......

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23 11 2016

Le Fonti IAIR Awards 2016: a new celebration takes place in Singapore

2016 has been a year of intense social and culture change, with the heightened fear of immigration, economic anxiety, and political instability sweeping across the globe. The media has played a critical role in these times, often appearing as a point of separation and enabling viewers to selectively share and subscribe to extremist views. It has.......

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17 11 2016

Will Brexit break London's place as FinTech Capital?

Fintech, it’s described as the disruption in financial services pushed by consumer needs and the adaptation to advancing technologies but while most institutions and banks are developing to embrace the new innovations, concerns are surfacing in the Financial technology capital, London as to whether it can hold onto its crown as the leading.......

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17 10 2016

Le Fonti IAIR Awards 2016 celebrates excellences in London.
Highlighted by the CEO Summit on innovation and cyber security which preceded the awards ceremony.

On October 14th, 2016, the world’s leading corporate stars aligned for a momentous occasion, the ­­­24th Le Fonti IAIR Awards in London, U.K. A celebration of excellence across varying industries, the Le Fonti IAIR Awards are held each year recognizing industry leaders in the fields of banking, business, economics, finance,.......

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11 10 2016

Le Fonti IAIR Awards - London 2016
24th Annual IAIR Award Ceremony in Great Britain's Economic Capital

The future is now. 2016 has seen the rise of artificial intelligence, robotics, and disruptive innovation. Old business models are being challenged and new players have shaken up the industry from banking to automotive. Robots are rapidly being introduced to society to fill in for human incapacities and provide companionship. Artificial.......

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29 07 2016

ICE Benchmark Administration appoints Dame DeAnne Julius to board

ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) has appointed Dame DeAnne Julius, a founding member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, as a director.The appointment is effective immediately.Julius’ appointment has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and she joins the following directors on the board of IBA:.......

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29 07 2016

FlexTrade appoints Shane Remolina as director of sell-side OMS technologies

FlexTrade Systems, a specialist in multi-asset execution and order management systems, has appointed Shane Remolina as director of sell-side OMS technologies for North America.Based in the company’s headquarters in New York, Remolina will head sales and business development for FlexTrade’s sell-side OMS solutions.According to Remolina,.......

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29 07 2016

Hathersage Capital Management names Andrew Wilkoff as senior portfolio manager

Hathersage Capital Management, a global macro investment manager specialising in G10 currencies and absolute returns, has appointed veteran foreign exchange executive Andrew Wilkoff to the the newly created position of executive director and senior portfolio manager.Wilkoff, 48, will join the firm on 15 August and will report to Bill Lipschutz,.......

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29 07 2016

Investment funds lawyer Christopher Knight joins Akin Gump in Hong Kong

Investment funds lawyer Christopher Knight has joined Akin Gump as counsel in its investment management practice in the Hong Kong office.He joins the firm from the Hong Kong office of DLA Piper.Knight has extensive experience advising financial institutions, investment banks, asset managers, sponsors and investors on the establishment and.......

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25 07 2016

Agecroft Partners Announces New Hedge Fund Conference to Benefit Nonprofit Organizations that Help Children

Agecroft Partners announced that all profits from its new conference, Gaining the Edge – 2016 Hedge Fund Investor Leadership Summit, taking place on December 7th in New York City, will be donated to  support children in need. This reflects an ongoing commitment by Agecroft Partners to help non-profit organizations that benefit.......

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19 07 2016

First Names Group acquires Nautilus

First Names Group has received regulatory approval to acquire independent trust and corporate services provider Nautilus Trust Company (Nautilus) in Jersey, Hong Kong and London. All the conditions of the deal have been agreed and the transaction concluded. Nautilus was originally founded in 1999 as Beachside Trust Company by shareholders of BBA.......

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14 07 2016

MainstreamBPO opens New York office

MainstreamBPO has opened a New York office for its hedge fund administration business.The new office is the group’s first in the Northern Hemisphere, adding to the existing network of offices in Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.MainstreamBPO chairman and managing director Byram Johnston, who will oversee the new operations, says a North.......

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14 07 2016

Pacific Fund Systems strengthens management team

Pacific Fund Systems (PFS), a provider of fund accounting and transfer agency administration software via its PFS-PAXUS application, has made two senior appointments to its European-based executive team.Kelly Ashe, who has joined the team as the sales and marketing manager for the group, is based in PFS’s new European operational headquarters.......

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01 07 2016

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Munich office continues to grow with Oliver Treptow

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek expands the presence at its Munich office with Dr. Oliver Treptow (40) joining the firm as Salaried Partner in the Corporate/M&A practice effective July 1, 2016.Oliver Treptow focuses on advising in Corporate/M&A and in the law governing professionals, particularly lawyers, patent lawyers, and physicians,.......

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01 07 2016

AITEC and AIMA launch cyber security DDQ

AITEC and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative for alternative asset managers, today have launched a co-branded Illustrative Questionnaire for Due Diligence of Vendor Cyber Security.The DDQ has been created to streamline the process of conducting due diligence on vendors servicing the alternative asset.......

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28 06 2016

Ten Capital Management Acquires Stone Manor Corporate Center in Warrington, Bucks County, PA for $19.75M
Strong occupancy, mix of high-quality tenants and nearby amenities to Property offers attractive investment opportunities for investors

Ten Capital Management (“TCM”), a privately held real estate investment management firm today announced its acquisition of Stone Manor Corporate Center (“Stone Manor” or the “Property”) for $19.75M.  The Property is located on 2600 and 2700 Kelly Road in Warrington, PA and was purchased from Cornerstone Real.......

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27 06 2016

Catella financial advisor in complex joint venture on new artificial island in Copenhagen
Catella has acted as financial advisor on a strategic joint venture between Danish pension fund PensionDanmark, developer Nordkranen A/S Ejendomsudviklingsselskab, and CPH City & Port Development, owned by the Municipality of Copenhagen and the Danish gov

Catella advised PensionDanmark and Nordkranen, securing both equity and construction debt financing provided by institutional non-bank financing. The project consists of 32,300 m2 of residential space, 600 m2 of commercial space and 1,000 underground parking spaces on a new artificial island to be constructed, called.......

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23 06 2016

Gerry Murphy of Blackstone succeeds Max Römer of Quadriga Capital

Invest Europe is pleased to announce that Dr. Gerry Murphy, Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Blackstone Europe, has become Chair of the association. He succeeds Max Römer, Founding Partner of Quadriga Capital.Murphy has been a senior figure in Blackstone’s team in London since joining the US alternative investments manager in.......

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23 06 2016

Study: Turkey, in Buildout of Lignite-Fired Power Plants, Is Putting Its Economy at Risk
Current Strategy Relies on Subsidies, Undervalues Renewables, Hurts Competition, Stands to Raise Electricity Rates 19-29%, Increases Odds of Default and Stranded Assets

A report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) concludes that Turkey is at risk of making an historic error in energy policy by investing heavily in a new fleet of lignite-fired electricity plants.The study, “Turkey at a Crossroads: Invest in the Old Energy Economy or the New?” estimates.......

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17 06 2016

Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) appoints Piero Cavigliasso as new chairman

Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) appoints Piero Cavigliasso as new chairman.LSB calls for clear, long-term and sustainable policy for advanced biofuels post 2020: “we are ready to help decarbonize European transport”.In the Annual General Meeting of Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels on June 16th, 2016, Piero Cavigliasso from.......

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16 06 2016

AIMA PUBLISHES GUIDE FOR INVESTOR RELATIONS PROFESSIONALS

Changes in the way that client relationships are managed, investment management brands are built and assets are raised and retained are reflected in a new guide for investor relations professionals by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative body for alternative asset managers.The release of the AIMA Guide.......

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08 06 2016

Interview with Hutchison Global Communications - Hong Kong IAIR Awards 2016

You won an Award as Company of the Year for Innovation and OTT Leadership. What are the qualities that differentiate HGC from other competitors in serving OTT players? Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) is proud to win Company of the Year for Innovation and OTT Leadership at IAIR Awards. This is a great endorsement of our relentless.......

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27 05 2016

SVM’s Colin McLean elected Vice Chair of CFA Institute Board of Governors

Colin W McLean, FSIP, has been elected the new Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of CFA Institute, the global association of investment management professionals. Effective 1 September, McLean succeeds Frederic P Lebel, CFA, who becomes the newly elected Chair of the Board. The new board line-up was elected by the membership at the 69th CFA.......

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27 05 2016

Deborah Zurkow to head Alternatives group at AllianzGI

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) CIO and Head of Infrastructure Debthas appointed Deborah Zurkow is to take on a new, broader role, becoming head of the Alternatives pillar within the firm’s global investment platform. Zurkow will join AllianzGI’s Global Executive Committee, effective 1 June 2016.As Head of Alternatives, Zurkow will.......

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27 05 2016

Dave Welling and Robert Roley named co-heads of SS&C Advent

SS&C Technologies Holdings, a provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has named Dave Welling and Robert Roley as co-heads of SS&C Advent. Pete Hess, Senior Vice President and General Manager, will be leaving SS&C Advent at the end of June."The Advent acquisition has been positive for our clients and.......

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27 05 2016

Clint Carlson appointed to board of HFSB

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has appointed Clint Carlson, Founder of Carlson Capital, an USD8 billion alternative asset management firm based in Texas, to its Board. The HFSB is the global standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry and custodian of the Hedge Fund Standards. The addition of Carlson to the HFSB board reflects.......

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27 05 2016

Aqueduct Capital names Dr Pawan Chaturvedi as Head of Investments

Investment advisory and placement firm for hedge and private equity funds Aqueduct Capital Group, has appointed Dr Pawan Chaturvedi as head of investments.Chaturvedi joins Aqueduct from the UCLA Investment Company, where he was a senior investment director focused on all aspects of portfolio management and the private markets portfolio. Prior to.......

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02 05 2016

Brand Identity: Univisual wins at IAIR Awards in New York

Univisual was awarded Brand Identity Firm of the Year. The title comes from the IAIR Awards – part of Le Fonti group – held in New York at the Yale Club. 2016 is also the 30th year of activity for the brand led by Gaetano Grizzanti, based in Milan and with a branch in New York.We talked with him, Professor Grizzanti, who has a key role.......

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22 04 2016

Options names Former TIBCO executive as new CFO

Options has appointed Jon Lambert as the firm’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).Lambert, who previously served as CFO for both TIBCO and Wombat Financial Software, brings with him over 25 years of corporate finance and operational experience within the infrastructure technology and financial services sector.Options CEO and Founder, Nigel.......

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22 04 2016

Crestbridge appoints Colin Targett as Funds Director

Independent fund, trust and corporate service provider Crestbridge, has strengthened its Fund Services team with the appointment of Colin Targett as a Director.Based at the firm’s Jersey headquarters, Targett’s remit will focus on growing Crestbridge’s liquid fund administration and ManCo offering following the firm’s recent.......

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22 04 2016

David Flannery joins GSO Capital Partners in New York

GSO Capital Partners has appointed David Flannery as a Senior Managing Director focusing on distressed strategies in both private and public markets. He will be based in New York and brings to Blackstone his extensive experience across leveraged finance.With nearly 25 years of industry experience, Flannery joins Blackstone from Anchorage Capital.......

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18 04 2016

ARX Equity Partners Exits Slovenian Tomplast

ARX Equity Partners (“ARX”) has exited its 2007 investment in Slovenian producer of plastic components, Tomplast d.o.o. (“Tomplast”), and will generate an overall 4.1x cash-on-cash return multiple and an IRR exceeding 20%. The ARX exit was executed via a sale to funds managed by financial investor KJK Capital.The Tomplast.......

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25 03 2016

Connecting proven innovators with investors in the $4.6 billion AgTech sector

Amid the multitude of agriculture technology conferences new to the scene, there is only one that takes the conversation to the next level – GAI AgTech Week. Advanced by Global AgInvesting’s (GAI) historical relationships in the investment sector, proven innovators and investors will be connected here on-the-spot, leading to enhanced.......

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23 03 2016

Capital Growth Continues to Drive Residential Investment Returns in Switzerland
MSCI Index Reveals 6.6% Return, Property benefiting from Swiss monetary move

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics and ESG research, has recorded total return of 6.6% in 2015 in Swiss Property investment,  as indicated in the IPD Wüest & Partner Switzerland Annual Property Index.The total return.......

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18 03 2016

AIMA LAUNCHES BERMUDA NETWORK

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative body for alternative asset managers, is to establish a new volunteer network in Bermuda.AIMA members on the island will be represented by a new Executive Committee (ExCo). This ExCo and supporting committees will seek to boost membership and support the continued.......

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18 03 2016

New appointments at Travers Thorp Alberga

Following the recent merger with BVI law firm, Orion Law, Cayman Islands and BVI attorneys-at-law, Travers Thorp Alberga, has appointed three new Partners and three new Associates. Lucy Nicklas, a hedge fund and private equity specialist of some 15 years standing formerly with Perpetual and offshore lawyers, Walkers and then Maples, has joined the.......

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04 03 2016

The Chairman of IAIR Group (Le Fonti) Guido Giommi interviewed by the BBC

Guido Giommi, president and founder of IAIR Group (Le Fonti), in an interview with the BBC’s journalist Justin Webb the group's growth strategies, in the name of innovation and internationalisation. Research and networking are the cornerstones of the initiatives of this research and publishing house, which, with over ten years of industry.......

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16 02 2016

Bedell opens Luxembourg office

Fund administration specialist Bedell has strengthened its presence in European markets by opening an office in Luxembourg to provide corporate, private equity/real estate and private wealth administration services.Luxembourg offers a platform of services and structuring opportunities to investors and managers with products including a wide range.......

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16 02 2016

US Bancorp Fund Services affiliate Quintillion names Linda Gorman CEO

Quintillion Limited, the European-based affiliate of US Bancorp Fund Services, has named Linda Gorman chief executive officer (CEO). Based in Dublin, Gorman brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to support the firm’s global alternative investment services.“Quintillion and the entire US Bank organisation are committed to.......

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16 02 2016

BlueBay adds two to high yield team

Fixed income manager BlueBay Asset Management has hired Jean-Yves Guibert and Marc Kemp into the firm’s Global Leveraged Finance team.Based in London, Guibert has joined as a Senior Credit Analyst in High Yield and Kemp as an Institutional Portfolio Manager. Both appointments further strengthen BlueBay’s High Yield team,.......

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11 02 2016

AIMA PUBLISHES NEW GUIDE TO OPERATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative body for alternative asset managers, has today released a new guide to operational risk management for asset management firms.The AIMA Guide to Sound Practices for Operational Risk Management focuses on a wide variety of risks that could result in loss from.......

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08 02 2016

First Names Group appoints Head of Asia

First Names Group is delighted to announce it has appointed Jean Pierre (JP) Koolmees as Head of its Asian operations. This key hire marks a significant milestone for the business, as it looks to build its presence throughout Asia. The appointment is effective immediately.  Holding a seat on the Group’s Management Committee, JP will.......

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02 02 2016

AIMA CALLS FOR REGULATORY REFORMS TO SUPPORT NON-BANK FINANCE

The European Commission must prioritise non-bank finance and deeper capital markets as part of its regulatory review, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).AIMA made the comments in its response to the European Commission’s Call for Evidence on the EU regulatory framework for financial services, published in.......

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02 02 2016

Jones Day to open Brisbane Office and welcomes Brett Heading as new partner

The global law firm Jones Day today announced that it will open an office in Brisbane, Queensland, the energy and resources hub of Northeast Australia, effective February 1, 2016. The Brisbane Office will initially focus on M&A, major projects, and project-related disputes, with an emphasis on the natural resources, construction, transport, and.......

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27 01 2016

Agecroft Partners to Host New Hedge Fund Conference to Benefit Hedge Fund Cares and World Pediatric Project

Agecroft Partners announced that all profits from its new conference Gaining the Edge – 2016 Hedge Fund Marketing Leadership Summit taking place on April 28th at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City will be donated to non-profit charities that benefit children. Hedge Fund Cares and the World Pediatric Project will be the main beneficiaries........

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26 01 2016

HEDGE FUNDS FINISHED 2015 UP 2.42%
Hedge funds finished last year up 2.42%, beating equities and bonds on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis, according to an analysis of performance data by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative body for altern

AIMA said the analysis, based on returns reported to HedgeFund Intelligence (HFI) by funds with total assets under management (AUM) of roughly $1.1 trillion, represented one of the most comprehensive assessments of the global hedge fund industry’s performance last year. The analysis includes the first measurement of the industry’s.......

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21 01 2016

First Names Group makes senior appointments in the Isle of Man

Leading global trust, fund and corporate services provider, First Names Group, is pleased to announce two senior appointments within its Isle of Man office. Former Managing Director for the Isle of Man, Gary Hepburn, will be taking on a new role as Chief Operating Officer for the Group’s Private Client service line. In turn, Client Services.......

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21 01 2016

BASEL III FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGES HOW ASSET MANAGERS ARE CONNECTED TO THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM

Basel III reforms have fundamentally changed how asset managers are connected to the financial system, with hedge funds challenged to understand expense, usage and access to the financing power grid, according to a joint survey and report by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative body for alternative.......

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13 01 2016

Mario Todino joins Jones Day as competition partner in Brussels

Washington, DC – The global law firm Jones Day has announced the arrival of Mario Todino as a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Law Practice in the Firm's Brussels Office. Mr. Todino was previously a partner at Gianni, Origoni, Grippo Cappelli & Partners in Brussels. Active for more than 20 years in the field of competition law,.......

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14 12 2015

ALMOST 50% OF HEDGE FUND FIRMS PLAN TO LAUNCH A NEW HEDGE FUND BY THE END OF 2016
The hedge fund industry is expanding, while distribution models are evolving, according to joint PwC / AIMA survey

Around half of hedge fund firms intend to launch a new hedge fund by the end of next year and most are reporting rising assets, according to a global survey by PwC and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global industry body representing alternative asset managers.The report, ‘Distribution Disrupted – A.......

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30 11 2015

Agecroft Partners Acquires Alta Via Advisors

Agecroft Partners has acquired the business of Alta Via Advisors, a New York based hedge fund third party marketing boutique. Alta Via Advisors’ client base will be migrated over to Agecroft Partners and Andrew Feldman, Alta Via’s founding principal will join Agecroft Partners’ team in a senior management role where he will be.......

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27 11 2015

SS&C appoints seasoned CFO and entrepreneur Smita Conjeevaram to its Board of Directors

SS&C Technologies Holdings has appointed Smita Conjeevaram, an industry veteran with decades of  experience leading the operations of global financial services companies, to the firm’s Board of Directors. A CPA with ten years of experience in the Big 4, Conjeevaram is a well qualified financial expert with significant regulatory and.......

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27 11 2015

Franklin Square names Marc Yaklofsky as SVP of Corporate Development

Alternative investments specialist Franklin Square has hired Marc Yaklofsky as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development.Yaklofsky will lead business development and strategic initiatives, while further developing Franklin Square’s stakeholder communication efforts. “Marc has extensive experience in business development and.......

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27 11 2015

BCS Global Markets appoints two non-executive directors

BCS Global Markets (BCS), the international arm of BCS Financial Group, the largest broker of securities on the Moscow exchange, has appointed Bradley Duke and Alex Romer-Lee as Non-Executive Directors.As part of their role as members of the BCS UK board, both Alex and Bradley will provide additional oversight and constructively challenge and help.......

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25 11 2015

From rigid regulation to Inspiring Innovation
New opportunities open up for Europe’s asset managers

European asset managers see a range of opportunities opening up in the coming years, from the expansion of middle class wealth across the globe to meeting the needs of an ageing population, according to speakers at PwC’s European Asset Management conference in Milan on November 24 and 25.However, the more than 500 registered delegates also.......

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16 11 2015

EzeVoice to be heard in UK

Eze Castle Integration has brought its cloud-based voice solution, Eze Voice, to the United Kingdom with the aim of ‘increasing efficiencies for the hedge fund and alternative investment verticals’.Eze Voice leverages Eze Castle Integration’s global cloud platform, Eze Private Cloud and is designed to allow flexible, real-time.......

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16 11 2015

Sussex partners grows hedge funds advisory team

Sussex Partners, an independent specialist advisory firm focused on single manager hedge funds and founds of funds, has appointed Filippo Montalbano as Managing Director of the firm’s office in Zurich.Montalbano has joined from Credit Suisse Private Bank where he was one of the earliest members of the Bank’s Alternatives Investment.......

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16 11 2015

JFD Group opens new French office

Just Fair & Direct (JFD) Group, a provider of electronic trading, prime brokerage and wealth management solutions, has opened an additional international office in Sophia-Antipolis, France.“Since its inception, JFD has secured a predominant position in Europe, notably across French and German-speaking markets”, says Cyril Tabet,.......

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16 11 2015

Ali Sheikh appointed head of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services in Asia Pacific

Northern Trust has appointed Ali Sheikh as head of Hedge Fund Services, Asia-Pacific.“With record assets of USD5.3 billion raised in Asia, the hedge fund industry continues to evolve with service demands. Northern Trust understands the challenges and is uniquely positioned to cater to industry movements.” Based in Hong Kong, Sheikh.......

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16 11 2015

DMS hires Murray McGregor as global head of structured finance

Fund governance firm DMS Offshore Investment Services (DMS) has appointed Murray McGregor as Global Head of Structured Finance, to lead the company’s structured finance team.McGregor brings over 15 years structured and asset finance experience to DMS as an independent director, manager and business developer who has worked in multiple.......

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16 11 2015

HEDGE FUND DIVERSIFICATION HIGHLIGHTED BY AIMA, CAIA ASSOCIATION REPORT

Hedge fund diversification and the particular benefits that hedge funds offer to a variety of investors is highlighted in a new report by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global industry body representing alternative asset managers, and the CAIA Association, the global leader in alternative investment education.The.......

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28 10 2015

Hedge Fund General Counsel Kher Sheng Lee joins AIMA
Kher Sheng Lee has joined The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) in its Singapore office

Mr Lee joins AIMA from Azentus Capital, where he held the position of General Counsel. He will take up the position of AIMA’s Managing Director, Global Deputy Head of Government Affairs and Head of APAC Government Affairs.Mr Lee founded and chaired the peer-to-peer buyside networking group The Asian Hedge Fund Legal and Regulatory Group (also.......

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28 10 2015

Interactive workshops and pre-event seminars boost knowledge sharing at Global AgInvesting Europe

Global AgInvesting Europe 2015 will offer new interactive workshops, along with pre-event seminars on ag tech and ag fundamentals, to complement the wide array of agriculture insights presented by key experts at this sixth annual event, which will take place at the Landmark London, 30 November - 2 December.More than 60 thought leaders from around.......

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20 10 2015

First Names Group grows its corporate team

First Names Group is delighted to announce the continued expansion of its corporate and institutional service offering with the appointment of Malcolm Macleod as Head of Corporate Services in the Channel Islands. The appointment is effective immediately. This new role marks a significant milestone for the business, as it continues to build on the.......

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19 10 2015

AIMA RELEASES GUIDE TO LIQUID ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global industry body representing alternative asset managers, has published a new guide about setting up and managing a liquid alternative fund.The AIMA Guide to Liquid Alternative Funds summarises a range of issues that hedge fund firms and other asset managers face in setting up a.......

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16 10 2015

“Innovation and Hospitality”. A speech of Michael Wale, President EAME Division Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide at the 45th Edition of IAFEI in Milan

Innovation, Competitiveness, Globalized Economies, Technology and Research are some of the key words of the 45th Edition of IAFEI (The International Association of Financial Executives Institutes) World Congress, held from 14th to 16th of October at Palazzo Mezzanotte – Piazza Affari in Milan. The event, organized by ANDAF, (National.......

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14 10 2015

AIMA AND MFA FORM JOINT GLOBAL STEERING GROUP

The AIMA Council and the MFA Board are pleased to announce the formation of a joint Global Steering Group (GSG) with the goal of achieving synergies that will benefit the combined membership and the alternative investment industry globally.The GSG will serve as a joint steering committee to guide the most effective operational relationship between.......

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07 10 2015

AIMA PUBLISHES CYBER SECURITY GUIDE

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global industry body representing alternative asset managers, has published new cyber security guidance for hedge fund firms and other asset managers. The AIMA Guide to Sound Practices for Cyber Security sets out a number of steps that hedge fund firms and other asset managers should.......

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05 10 2015

MISLEADING ADVERTISING BETWEEN CONSUMER RIGHTS AND BUSINESS NEEDS: THE CASE OF ON-LINE AUCTIONS

AbstractOver the last few years there has been a proliferation of websites offering penny auctions which are managed by foreign companies trying to gain access to the Italian market. This arises significant problems with regards to the harmonisation of the different regulations among States and ultimately, with respect to consumer protection. In.......

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01 10 2015

AIMA WELCOMES CAPITAL MARKETS UNION PROPOSALS

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global industry body representing alternative asset managers, has welcomed the publication today by the European Commission of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan. AIMA said the CMU Action Plan is an important step towards the creation of a fully-functioning capital markets union.......

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28 09 2015

The Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit raises the bar for women professionals in the GCC
More than 230 women professionals, executives and leaders from across the region attended two day event

The 2nd Edition of the Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit organized by MICE Quotient from 9-10thof September has concluded with an inspiring message for women in the UAE. The event, held in Dubai, was organised with the support of Dubai SME as the official Government Partner and sponsored by ADIB – Dana Women’s Banking, Wasl.......

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28 09 2015

Marie-Hélène S McAndrew joins Perella Weinberg Partners as MD

Perella Weinberg Partners has appointed Marie-Hélène S McAndrew has joined the Firm as a Managing Director in its Asset Management business. Based in New York, McAndrew will work with the Marketing and Client Services Team as a Product Specialist for the PWP Global Macro strategy.PWP Global Macro strategy is a highly liquid, global.......

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21 09 2015

Reinsurance: the perfect hedge fund strategy to enhance a portfolio’s Sharpe ratio?

Reinsurance is one of the few hedge fund strategies that has almost no correlation to the stock or bond markets and has the potential to generate high single digit to low double digit returns on average over the next 5 to 10 years, regardless of the direction of the capital markets. It is important for investors to stress test their overall.......

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17 09 2015

Crestbridge to open new office in the Cayman Islands

Independent fund and corporate services provider Crestbridge has announced its intention to expand into the Cayman Islands in response to continued growth and client demand.  Subject to regulatory approvals from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Crestbridge plans to offer a range of governance services to the international funds community.......

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08 09 2015

AUSTRALIA’S HEDGE FUND SECTOR SET TO PASS A$100 BILLION

Treasury reforms, financial innovation and growing demand is driving interest in Australia’s hedge fund industry, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association.Currently managing A$96.9 billion (US$67 billion) in assets, according to the Australian Securities and Investments.......

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27 08 2015

Renowned entrepreneurs, trade specialists join TMEA Board
East Africa entrepreneur Ali Mufuruki and former WTO Director General Pascal Lamy part of TradeMark East Africa’s 11 member board

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) today announced the appointment a new Board of Directors. This follows successful completion of a rigorous appointment process of highly-experienced East African nationals. Chaired by Tanzanian entrepreneur Ali Mufuruki, the new Board comprises leading business and civil society professionals in East Africa. Former.......

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22 07 2015

Virtus selects SunGard’s VPM to launch new credit hedge fund administration service

Virtus Partners has launched a new hedge fund administration service focused on credit and fixed income managers. The offering is built on SunGard’s VPM portfolio accounting and reporting solution, part of SunGard’s Hedge360 suite, providing efficiency in credit trading without compromising transparency. Alternative investment fund.......

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15 07 2015

Silver Law Group investigates retirement advisors who falsely promoted alternative investments

Silver Law Group is investigating claims against a pair of self-described retirement planners who are alleged to have falsely promoted to customers the safety and profitability of interest in life settlements.These types of alternative investments which promise substantial income without the risk of the stock market have been the subject of many.......

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15 07 2015

Quad Group expands futures trading desk with key hires

Quad Group, consisting of Quad Capital Management, Quad Securities Holdings and Quad Advisors, has recently added several experienced futures traders to its growing team.The new hires are: John Curran, formerly of CaxtonPhillip Gershgorin, formerly of HetcoLaura Hunt, formerly of Graham Capital and Goldman SachsChris Kelly, former NYMEX.......

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15 07 2015

Edmond Ho joins Preqin as Chief Revenue Officer

Preqin has appointed Edmond Ho as Chief Revenue Officer. Ho also joins Preqin's Management Team and will commence his role on 27 July 2015. Ho brings with him a wealth of experience in information, data and analytics sales across EMEA, Asia and the Americas. Since 2006, he has worked for Platts, a leading provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals.......

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07 07 2015

Patent Box: an excellent opportunity for development and revitalization for Italian companies

The Patent Box regime is one of the Italian government’s measures that aim to create an appealing environment for technological development in Italy for Italian and foreign investors. Other measures include incentives granted to startup companies, a notional interest deduction for entities funded with equity and tax credits granted for.......

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29 06 2015

Every Opportunity lost is an opportunity cost - Australian Plant Shutdown and Turnaround Forum

Ever wondered what it takes to be a first-class organization? Continuous improvements and trainings are the key strategies for these corporations, especially when it comes to plant maintenance and TAR projects, it requires a lot of efforts and cost to maintain a plant, and it costs 10 times more when there is unexpected shutdown project. How to.......

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25 06 2015

CME Clearing Europe appoints Tina Hasenpusch as CEO

CME Clearing Europe has promoted Tina Hasenpusch to Chief Executive Officer. She will replace Lee Betsill, who will be returning to Chicago as Managing Director, Global Clearing Operations at CME Clearing.Hasenpusch previously served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of CME Clearing Europe, and has worked closely with Betsill in.......

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25 06 2015

Wall Street Horizon appoints Eric Soderberg as Chief Marketing Officer

Wall Street Horizon, a provider of single-stock event research data for institutional investors and traders, has appointed Eric Soderberg as its Chief Marketing Officer. Soderberg brings more than 20 years of experience building and leading the marketing and communication teams for high-profile financial information and technology companies.......

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25 06 2015

Silver Law Group investigates retirement advisors who falsely promoted alternative investments

Silver Law Group is investigating claims against a pair of self-described retirement planners who are alleged to have falsely promoted to customers the safety and profitability of interest in life settlements.These types of alternative investments which promise substantial income without the risk of the stock market have been the subject of many.......

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25 06 2015

GMEX joins Swiss Futures and Options Association

Global Markets Exchange Group Limited (GMEX) has become a member of the Swiss Futures and Options Association (SFOA). GMEX is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate GMEX Exchange. Hirander Misra, CEO of GMEX Group, says: “Joining the SFOA is part of our strategy to engage with a wider internationally.......

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16 06 2015

Solomon Wifa joins Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Solomon Wifa has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher firm as a partner in then firm’s London office.Wifa, a well-established investment funds lawyer with experience across a diverse range of asset classes, has represented sponsors in the formation of, and institutional investors with respect to their investments in, global private equity,.......

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16 06 2015

Misys appoints Simon Paris as president and chief sales officer

Misys has appointed a new President and Chief Sales Officer, Simon Paris who will have respsonsibility for the entire go-to-market organisation, including sales, marketing, pre-sales and partners.Paris will use his considerable experience to deepen customer engagement and drive revenue growth for the Misys Fusion software portfolio. He will be.......

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10 06 2015

AIMA UPDATES DUE DILIGENCE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR SELECTING A FUND OF HEDGE FUNDS MANAGER

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has published an updated edition of its due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) for pension funds and other investors to use when selecting a fund of hedge funds manager.The AIMA DDQ for Fund of Hedge Funds Managers is used by prospective investors prior.......

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10 06 2015

Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, to keynote GAI AgTech Week

Highlighting the inaugural Global AgInvesting (GAI) AgTech Week, June 22-24, will be a keynote address and town hall Q&A by U.S. Secretary of AgricultureTom Vilsack, who will speak to the current strengths, innovations and outlook for the agricultural economy.This featured keynote will take place on Wednesday, June 24 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the.......

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10 06 2015

Wilshire Funds Management names Nicolas Amato MD, Head of Alternative Portfolio Management

Wilshire Funds Management has named Nicolas “Nico” Amato as managing director, head of Alternative Portfolio Management.Amato will report to Wilshire Funds Management Chief Investment Officer Josh Emanuel. Previously, he spent ten years at Dorchester Capital Advisors, a Los Angeles-based alternatives investment manager.Amato will direct.......

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19 05 2015

Permira funds to acquire German financial services firm GFKL

Permira, the international private equity firm, announced today that a company backed by the Permira funds has entered into an agreement to acquire GFKL Financial Services, a leading provider of receivables management services in Germany, for an undisclosed sum. GFKL manages a receivables portfolio of €16.6 billion for clients from various.......

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12 05 2015

Greenberg Traurig strengthens funds and derivatives capabilities

International law firm Greenberg Traurig has strengthened its expertise in private investment funds and complicated derivatives transactions, with the additions of Anthony L Perricone and Nanette Aguirre as shareholders in its New York Corporate & Securities Practice.Aguirre joins from Schulte Roth & Zabel, where Perricone started his.......

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12 05 2015

Crescent Capital hires Peter Mitchell as SVP of Investor Relations

Hedge fund firm Crescent Capital Group has appointed Peter Mitchell has Senior Vice President (SVP) of Investor Relations. He will be responsible for marketing Crescent’s strategies to institutional investors including public pension plans and multi-employer pension plans.Mitchell brings more than a decade of experience in the financial.......

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12 05 2015

TMX Group announces new equity trading fee program

TMX Group is making important changes to its equity trading fee schedules that the firm hopes deliver significant benefits to the market. TMX is proactively addressing industry concerns related to the maker-taker fee model through a measured rate reduction program for Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and TSX Alpha Exchange."TMX is.......

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12 05 2015

Fifth Street Asset Management appoints Heilbrunn as MD and member of Management Committee

Fifth Street Asset Management has appointed David A Heilbrunn as a Managing Director and member of the firm's Management Committee. Heilbrunn will be responsible for driving growth across Fifth Street's businesses, specifically focusing on expanding its growing structured credit products platform, developing institutional client relationships and.......

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12 05 2015

Convergex names Kelli Annequin Chief Marketing Officer

Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, has appointed Kelli Annequin as the firm’s new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). "As Convergex expands and we grow our service offering, Kelli's proven ability to connect with diverse financial industry businesses and their clients will be paramount,".......

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11 05 2015

HEDGE FUNDS STEP UP FINANCING OF THE ECONOMY – NEW AIMA PAPER

Hedge fund firms and other alternative asset managers are playing an increasingly important role in financing the economy, according to a new paper published by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association.The paper says that private debt funds such as hedge funds now manage around $440 billion in.......

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29 04 2015

AIMA PUBLISHES UPDATED GUIDE FOR FUND DIRECTORS

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has published an updated Fund Directors’ Guide.The Guide, last published in 2008, takes account of regulatory and tax reforms since the financial crisis, such as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the Foreign Account Tax.......

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22 04 2015

Follow the $2 billion AgTech investment momentum at GAI AgTech Week

The AgTech gold rush is on. With investment in this sector exploding to over two billion in 2014 from roughly $150 million in 2012, according a recent article by GAI News, the momentum is set to continue. Highly engaged in discussions of the principles of this burgeoning sector are investors – from venture capital to private equity to.......

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22 04 2015

An aging population, transportation constraints and how money moves into New York: Geopolitical trends effect on agriculture at Global AgInvesting

What significance do the price of condos in New York City and San Francisco have on the state of investing in the agricultural sector? How will changing demographics shape this market? And why might the current focus on increasing animal protein demand to feed the growing population switch to increased soy and wheat consumption?Answers to these.......

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09 04 2015

Reorg Research opens London office

Reorg Research, a specialist in distressed debt research, analysis and breaking news, has expanded its operations with the opening of a London office and the addition of two senior journalists in London. These additions will allow for broader coverage of the European distressed debt, leveraged finance and restructuring industries.As part of this.......

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09 04 2015

Winton presents two new European alt investment funds

Winton has launched two new alternative investment funds (AIFs) that have been structured to comply with the EU Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMD).The funds are domiciled in Luxembourg and regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). One fund is a managed futures fund of the sort that has.......

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09 04 2015

MIK opens Boston Office

MIK Fund Solutions has opened a Boston office seed with three staff currently. The move follows a recent initiative in Asia that saw the opening of an office in Shanghai.The Boston office opens up a completely new talent pool for recruiting and hiring for MIK’s global development team. Overall, it will support the firm’s 24x7 global.......

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09 04 2015

LCH.Clearnet launches inflation swaps clearing

LCH.Clearnet is now offering inflation swap clearing through its SwapClear service allowing market participants trading UK, European, and US inflation-linked products to benefit from the efficiencies and enhanced risk management associated with central clearing.  Trading in inflation-linked swaps is popular among asset managers and pension.......

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31 03 2015

Hutchison Global Communications wins at the IAIR AWARDS as Best Company for Leadership for Telecom Service Innovation
Interview with Mr. Andrew Kwok, President of International & Carrier Business - HGC

Hutchison Global Communications wins at IAIR AWARDS as Best Company for Leadership – Telecom Service Innovation. How do you comment this victory?It is a great honour for HGC to win Best Company for Leadership – Telecom Service Innovation at the IAIR Awards. This is with no doubt a great endorsement for our effort and development in the.......

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13 03 2015

AIMA WELCOMES PROPOSED IMR LEGISLATION

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has welcomed proposed changes to Australia’s Investment Manager Regime (IMR) legislation released by the Australian Treasury this week, saying the changes could help to transform the hedge fund sector in the country.Paul Chadwick, Chairman of.......

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10 03 2015

Hutchison, Ricoh, UBS, MFS, Evrim Aras and Ashok Vemuri among IAIR AWARDS winners 2015 in Hong Kong
The event was held on the 10th of March in Hong Kong

Asia’s role in the growth of global economy and the accolade for its excellences. The V Annual Edition of IAIR AWARDS® – Excellence in Global Economy & Sustainability  (www.iairawards.com) took place on the 10th of March 2015 in Hong Kong at the Conrad Hotel, preceded from a.......

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24 02 2015

ACTIVIST HEDGE FUNDS DRIVING IMPROVEMENTS IN COMPANY PERFORMANCE – AIMA PAPER

Activist hedge funds globally are driving improvements in the share price, operating performance and governance of the companies in which they invest, according to a new paper by AIMA, the global hedge fund industry body. The findings are contained in a paper, titled “Unlocking Value: The Positive Role of Activist Hedge Funds”, which.......

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24 02 2015

Halcyon and Guggenheim Partners launch UCITs fund

Halcyon Liquid Strategies UCITS Management and Guggenheim Partners (Guggenheim) have launched the GFS Halcyon Liquid Opportunities Fund, an opportunistic catalyst-driven UCITS fund domiciled in Ireland.  Launched on the Guggenheim Fund Solutions platform, the Fund will utilise Halcyon’s investment expertise to identify public equities.......

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20 02 2015

Confronting Challenges in Agricultural Logistics
Investors will discuss opportunities at next week’s Global AgInvesting conference in Dubai

The Gulf’s prowess in energy production, financial services and international trade makes it one of the most influential and fascinating economic regions of the world. But the area remains gripped by geopolitical tensions, a challenging climate and lackluster investment in its agricultural sector. One of the most complex challenges for.......

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12 02 2015

TAX PAID BY UK HEDGE FUND INDUSTRY AT RECORD LEVELS

AIMA clarifies facts on the taxation of the hedge fund industry in the UKUK hedge fund firms and employees paid £4bn in tax in 2014 - more than double the amount in 2009Assertions about hedge fund tax breaks and loopholes shown to be mythsThe tax contribution of the UK hedge fund industry has never been greater than it is today, according to.......

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05 02 2015

AIMA PARLIAMENTARY RECEPTION DISCUSSES HOW HEDGE FUNDS CAN HELP TO CLOSE THE ‘PENSIONS GAP’

A reception at the UK Parliament hosted by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has heard how hedge funds can help pension funds to close the “pensions gap”.Speaking at the reception were the Labour MP Dame Anne Begg, Chair of the Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee; the.......

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05 02 2015

Global AgInvesting returns to the UAE for high-level discussions on agriculture investment opportunities to ensure food security and financial returns

With the world population predicted to grow to nine billion by 2050, and a 40% population growth expected in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region during that time with a need for 50% more food locally, this area is stepping up their multibillion-dollar search for food security, and in some cases, food self-sufficiency.These fundamental.......

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19 01 2015

ThinkForex announces robust financial position following Swiss situation

ThinkForex, a global leader in foreignannouncesexchange strong financial position and business as usual following the Swiss National Bank’s(SNB) closure of the EUR/CHF currency floor.Stefan Lucas, Group Head of Marketing, commented: “We continue to hold capital well in excess of all ASIC regulatory requirements, and confirm that trading.......

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14 01 2015

IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition - Istanbul, Turkey

IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be held on 14-16 April 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Conference Program (Agenda) of IFINTEC 2015 is published on the conference website. Please visit event website for the Conference Program: www.ifintec.com IFINTEC is a dedicated conference focusing on technology solutions for finance.......

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12 01 2015

Virtus Partners acquires Trade Settlement

Virtus Partners has acquired the business and assets of Trade Settlement, Inc (TSI), a New York-based primary and secondary loan trading settlement and documentation service provider.“We are excited about the opportunities this acquisition provides to our clients and the ever-evolving loan market,” says Kelly Faykus, Co-Founder and.......

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12 01 2015

Abacus launches Cloud Panel

Abacus Group, LLC, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, has launched the Abacus Cloud PanelThis web-based portal enhances the visibility and management of AbacusFLEX Mail for chief executive officers (CEOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs). The solution delivers on demand reporting and increased.......

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12 01 2015

Constellation Advisers opens San Francisco office

Constellations Advisers, a provider of accounting, compliance, operational support, and due diligence services to the investment management industry has opened a new office in San Francisco. The move reflects Constellations’ ever growing client base in the Western United States and Asia.Constellation’s San Francisco office, located at.......

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12 01 2015

BlueBay Asset Management appoints new Sales Director for Alternatives

Fixed income asset manager BlueBay Asset Management has appointed Katherine Wentrup-Estupinan as a Sales Director to support the growth of the firm’s Alternatives business.Wentrup-Estupinan is joining from Strategic Investments Group, a boutique alternative investments advisory firm, where she led the business development and investor.......

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23 12 2014

SS&C acquires DST Global Solutions

Financial services software provider SS&C Technologies Holdings has acquired DST Global Solutions Ltd, a subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc, for USD95 million in cash.  DST Global’s products now owned by SS&C include industry-leading investment and fund accounting platform, HiPortfolio, and investment data management and analytics.......

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23 12 2014

SunGard presents TCA solution for FX trading

SunGard has launched an independent, real-time transaction cost analysis (TCA) solution for foreign exchange (FX) trading to help traders, corporate treasurers and portfolio managers understand the quality of their executions. SunGard’s FX TCA solution helps firms gain transparency over their FX trading by providing real-time FX pricing and.......

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19 12 2014

UniCredit Bank issues EUR 196 million covered bond for EIB

The European Investment Bank (EIB) closed on 15 December 2014 the purchase of a EUR 196 million covered bond issued by UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s (UniCredit Bank CZ&SK). The bond forms part of UniCredit Bank CZ&SK’s EUR 5 billion international covered bond programme, which was launched last year. This first.......

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12 12 2014

Solforex- providing customized FX solutions worldwide
The interview with Steve Tang, Vice President and Head of Asia sales

While being a relatively new name on the market, Solforex has managed to form an impressive reputation in a very short time span. The company was formed by an experienced management team with years of previous experience in the forex domain. It all rose from the desire to provide a hands down trading experience for both veterans and novice traders,.......

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09 12 2014

AIMA PUBLISHES UPDATED GUIDE FOR SELECTING A PRIME BROKER

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has published an updated guide for hedge fund managers to use when selecting a prime broker. AIMA’s Guide to Sound Practices for Selecting a Prime Broker incorporates changes to the regulatory framework that affects the relationship between.......

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02 12 2014

Women Convention 2015 - Dubai, UAE

From January 19 through January 21, 2015 the Economic Identity of Business Women in the Arab World Convention & Exhibition will take place at the Intercontinental in Dubai Festival City, United Arab Emirates: offering Women in the Arab World a Chance to gain knowledge of Innovative Strategies to Succeed in Business.This convention will host.......

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02 12 2014

Global AgInvesting and Larta Institute forge partnership to catalyze agriculture technology investment with a landmark event in San Francisco

Global AgInvesting (GAI) and Larta Institute (Larta) today announced an exclusive partnership that combines the industry-leading strengths of each company to catalyze the agriculture technology investment sector with a groundbreaking new event to be held in June 2015 in San Francisco, California. GAI AgTech Week will provide two and a half days of.......

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24 11 2014

AIMA ANNOUNCES NEW COUNCIL DIRECTORS

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced the appointment of two new directors to the AIMA Council, its global governing body. The two directors are Martin Pabari, Chief Operating Officer, CQS (UK) LLP, and Fiona Carpenter, Partner, EY LLP. CQS is a global multi strategy.......

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21 11 2014

Oil: less inflation, more growth

The sharp and unexpected drop in oil prices since the summer will reduce global inflation. This might fuel fears of deflation/lowflation and put central bankers in a difficult spot, particularly in Europe. But in terms of growth, is the shock positive or negative? We think that the fall in prices has more to do with supply than demand with the.......

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19 11 2014

Hall Capital adds IR office

Hall Capital has created an investor relations office to provide a focal point of communications and services for investors in the firm’s various private equity, automotive, real estate and energy investment partnerships. Fred J Hall, Managing Partner of the third-generation family owned investment business, said David Holt will head the.......

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17 11 2014

November brings momentum for agriculture investments worldwide

Agriculture as an asset class has caught the attention of the investment community recently due to the sector’s strong macro fundamentals. The latest farmland index report from Knight Frank indicates that the average value of UK farmland has increased 187% over the past decade. In addition to traditional farmland strategies, this month has.......

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14 11 2014

Conifer Financial Services celebrates 25 years in the industry

The Conifer Group, which merged with Vastardis Capital to form Conifer Financial Services – an asset services firm offering front to back capabilities across all asset classes to pensions, endowments, family offices, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital managers, RIAs and traditional asset managers – is celebrating 25 years.......

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14 11 2014

Heitman presents European Real Estate Return UCITS fund

Real estate investment management firm Heitman has launched a new absolute return UCITS IV compliant fund, the Heitman European Real Estate Opportunities Fund (HERO).The fund, a Luxembourg SICAV, invests in listed securities (mainly equities) that provide exposure to the European real estate sector. The fund does not invest in physical property........

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05 11 2014

What Family Offices Must Know About Investing in Insurance-Linked Securities

“As an asset class, insurance-linked securities (ILS) have successfully withstood the financial turbulence of recent years, attracting investors with a track record of healthy, uncorrelated returns as well as a growing range of investment opportunities. Understanding the asset class is critical to capturing good performance, investors must.......

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03 11 2014

Global AgInvesting and Larta Institute forge partnership to catalyze agriculture technology investment with a landmark event in San Francisco

Global AgInvesting (GAI) and Larta Institute (Larta) today announced an exclusive partnership that combines the industry-leading strengths of each company to catalyze the agriculture technology investment sector with a groundbreaking new event to be held in June 2015 in San Francisco, California. GAI AgTech Week will provide two and a half days of.......

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27 10 2014

NEW INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR BUSINESS WOMEN TO TEACH BRAND VALUE

Identity Branding Forum is pleased to announce a new convention that will bring together Arab business women to discuss economic identity and brand value.“Economic Identity of Business Women in the Arab World Convention” is a conference, exhibition and festival that will help Arab women learn how to locate untapped economic power and.......

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21 10 2014

Atrium appoints Scott Dwyer to lead Polish operations

Atrium European Real Estate Limited, an owner, operator and developer of shopping centres and retail real estate in Central and Eastern Europe, has appointed Scott Dwyer as chief executive of its operations in Poland.Poland is the strongest and most stable economy in the CEE and, with a portfolio of 23 Polish shopping centres and retail properties.......

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21 10 2014

Jefferies appoints wealth management team

Jefferies has hired a senior financial advisory team led by Adam Shafiroff, Laurence Shafiroff and Morgan McLanahan.The experienced team of professionals has a significant focus in the energy and real estate sectors, with particular focus on REITs and MLPs, and join Jefferies from Barclays. “As we expand Jefferies’ wealth.......

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08 10 2014

SOCIETE GENERALE CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANKING INNOVATES WITH A NEW SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE DEPOSIT OFFER FOR CORPORATES

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) announces the launch of the first socially responsible cash deposits offer dedicated to corporates, which are paying increasing attention to environmental and social (E&S) issues. With this new offer, the deposits placed by corporate clients with Societe Generale will be.......

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02 10 2014

Nomura nominates two to prime finance business

Nomura has made two new hires into its prime finance business, which encompasses equity financing, prime services and Delta 1.Massimo Labella has joined as head of directional Delta One sales. He previously spent 12 years at JP Morgan, focusing on flow equity derivatives and Delta 1 products. Babita Ittoo has joined as a vice president, and.......

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02 10 2014

Global X Funds presents Steven Swain as president

Exchange-traded fund sponsor Global X Management Company has appointed Steven Swain as president with responsibility for overseeing Global X's day-to-day operations.He will serve on the firm’s executive committee, along with chief executive Bruno del Ama and chairman Jose Gonzalez. Del Ama says: "Steven's hiring strengthens our.......

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02 10 2014

Parthenon Capital Partners sells Sequoia Golf Holdings

Private equity firm Parthenon Capital Partners has completed the sale of portfolio company Sequoia Golf Holdings to ClubCorp for approximately USD265 million.Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Sequoia owns or operates 50 private clubs, semi-private and resort golf facilities located across the US. Its portfolio includes the world-class 63-hole.......

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02 10 2014

Patron Capital Partners acquires retail assets of Murco Petroleum

Patron Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of the entire UK retail business of Murco Petroleum Limited.The retail business was acquired via Motor Fuel Group, the UK forecourt business owned by Patron in partnership with Alasdair Locke, for an undisclosed sum with structured debt facilities from Investec Growth & Acquisition.......

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26 09 2014

PIMCO CIO William H. Gross to leave the firm

PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, announced that Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) William H. Gross, has resigned and will leave the firm, effective immediately. The firm has a succession plan in place and its Management Board, comprised of its Managing Directors, will confirm shortly the election of a.......

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24 09 2014

Akin Gump appoints four partners in London and Hong Kong

International law firm Akin Gump has appointed four partners from Bingham McCutcheon in the firm’s corporate, restructuring and funds practices in London and Hong Kong.The new partners are: Vance Chapman (corporate, London), Thomas John Holton (funds, London), Matthew Puhar (corporate, Hong Kong) and Thiha Tun (funds, London). These.......

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24 09 2014

La Française Forum Real Estate Partners and Realm team-up to launch UK shopping centre fund

La Française Forum Real Estate Partners (LFF Real Estate Partners) and specialist retail asset manager Realm have agreed terms to launch a UK shopping centre fund.The fund is targeted to reach GBP400m to GBP500m of assets over a three-year investment period and will target core-plus assets with a lot size of GBP35m to GBP100m. The fund.......

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24 09 2014

Skandia rebrands as Old Mutual Wealth

The Skandia brand disappears from the UK as of 22 September 2014, with all Skandia UK operations adopting the Old Mutual Wealth brand. Old Mutual Wealth offers financial advice via the Intrinsic network and independent financial advisers; platform based wealth management products and services, now branded Old Mutual Wealth; and asset management.......

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19 09 2014

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced the formation of a new AIMA Council, AIMA’s global board of directors.

The former US SEC Commissioner Kathleen Casey continues as non-Executive Chairman.The newly elected members of the AIMA Council are:·         Karl Wachter, General Counsel, Magnetar Capital; ·         Eva Sanchez, General Counsel, Citadel Europe; and.......

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16 09 2014

Hispania acquires Melia Jardines del Teide Hotel in Tenerife

Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios, through its subsidiary Hispania Real SOCIMI, has acquired the Meliá Jardines del Teide hotel for EUR36.7 million, fully disbursed with the company’s own funds.Meliá Jardines del Teide is a 4-star hotel with 300 keys located in Costa Adeje, the most exclusive area in the south of Tenerife in the.......

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08 09 2014

AIMA UPDATES FLAGSHIP DDQ FOR HEDGE FUND MANAGERS

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry body, has published an updated edition of its flagship due diligence questionnaire (DDQ), the AIMA DDQ for Hedge Fund Managers. The AIMA DDQ is used by prospective investors when assessing hedge fund managers and is considered to be the industry-standard.......

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02 09 2014

Common Sense Investment Management nominates president

Common Sense Investment Management (CSIM), an independent, privately-held investment manager, has appointed Marc Lorin as president.Prior to joining Common Sense, Lorin was the deputy head of origination and structuring in the alternative investment solutions team at Newedge USA, a division of Société Générale. In.......

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02 09 2014

Kames Capital strengthens fixed income team

Kames Capital is strengthening its fixed income team with the appointment of Alexander Pelteshki as an investment manager in its financials team, reporting to Gregory Turnbull-Schwartz.Pelteshki’s responsibilities will include working alongside Turnbull-Schwartz and Paul Dilworth covering bank bonds. Pelteshki has nearly seven years of.......

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02 09 2014

Sarasin & Partners expands global thematic equity fund management team

Sarasin & Partners has appointed Mark Julio as a fund manager within its global thematic equity team, strengthening the team’s emerging market capabilities.Julio joins Sarasin & Partners from Ignis Asset Management, where he was a portfolio manager for global emerging market equities. He will work within Sarasin’s.......

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02 09 2014

Invesco Powershares nominates business development director – Switzerland

Exchange-traded fund provider Invesco PowerShares has appointed Gilles Boitel as business development director – Switzerland. Boitel will be responsible for driving business development in Switzerland, a key expansion market for Invesco PowerShares.  Previously he was responsible for institutional clients in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.......

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02 09 2014

M&G Real Estate appoints residential investment manager

M&G Real Estate has appointed Steven Hollands as residential investment manager.Hollands joins M&G Real Estate from Deloitte Real Estate, having spent over seven years advising on some of the highest profile regeneration and development projects currently taking place in the UK. More recently, he has advised the Homes and Communities.......

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29 08 2014

Bayer MaterialScience LLC names new General Manager for Polycarbonate Sheet Business

Bayer MaterialScience LLC announces the appointment of Jim Boehm to general manager of its polycarbonate sheet business.Boehm has been with Bayer for 24 years, the last 12 in the Polycarbonates Business Unit. Most recently he was vice president of production and technology of polycarbonate at Bayer's Baytown, Texas, site. He holds a chemical.......

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25 08 2014

International investors develop agriculture investments strategies at GAI Asia

DANVERS, Mass., (8/7/14) – As interest in agriculture as an emerging investment class heats up around the globe, the fourth annual Global AgInvesting (GAI) Asia conference returns to the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, September 23-25, bringing substantive industry knowledge and new perspectives to a region where the pace of investments in the.......

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25 07 2014

Prytania nominates Jim Irvine as chief executive

The Prytania Group has appointed Jim Irvine, formerly head of fixed income at Henderson Global Investors, as chief executive officer with effect from 1 September 2014.Irvine will be responsible for Prytania Investment Advisors’ asset management and investment advisory activities and Prytania Solutions’ valuations, modelling and.......

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25 07 2014

LaSalle Investment Management adds three to client capital group

LaSalle Investment Management has hired three executives in its client capital group.The group, which is responsible for managing LaSalle’s relationships with its clients as well as leading LaSalle’s global activities relating to capital raising, new product development and large scale, cross-border strategic investments, has hired.......

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25 07 2014

Hargreave Hale strengthens London investment team

Hargreave Hale has hired Jeannette Cottrell, who joins the firm from Bestinvest where she was employed as a senior investment adviser.

Her new role will focus on servicing both discretionary and advisory mandates for private clients.  She has over 12 years’ industry experience, having previously held financial planning roles.......

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25 07 2014

Ashcourt Rowan appoints investment directors

Ashcourt Rowan Asset Management, part of the UK wealth management group, has hired Andre Girault and Tim Dickens as investment directors.Girault and Dickens both join from HSBC Global Asset Management where they held the roles of director and investment manager respectively. Both manage a wide range of private clients, trusts, corporate.......

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23 07 2014

VOITH HIGHLIGHT INNOVATION IN SMALL HYDRO AND ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGIES AT HYDROVISION INTERNATIONAL 2014
StreamDiver, other innovations on display at world's largest hydropower conference taking place this week in Nashville, TN

Voith Hydro will exhibit a variety of environmentally-friendly hydropower technologies, including the innovative small hydro StreamDiver and aerating runners, this week at HydroVision International in Nashville, Tennessee. Based in York, Pennsylvania, Voith Hydro is a leading and full-line manufacturer of hydropower equipment, including turbines,.......

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23 07 2014

GDF SUEZ JOINS BROADSCALE GROUP TO ACCELERATE ENERGY INNOVATIONS

GDF SUEZ has become a Network Member of Broadscale Group, a new model of investment firm working with leading energy companies to commercialize promising innovations.  GDF SUEZ joins previously announced Network Members Duke Energy, General Electric, Johnson Controls, and National Grid.As part of the Broadscale Network, GDF SUEZ will have.......

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23 07 2014

Outcomes and quality leader Dr. John D. Birkmeyer joins Dartmouth-Hitchcock leadership team

John D. Birkmeyer, MD, an internationally recognized leader in outcomes research and quality improvement, has been named to the position of Executive Vice President for Enterprise Support Services across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. In this newly-created position, he will work with CEO and President Dr. James N. Weinstein and key members.......

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23 07 2014

Altera ranks among Top 25 greenest companies in U.S.

Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) announced today it has ranked #24 on the Newsweek Magazine 2014 Green Rankings of more than 500 U.S. companies. Newsweek's annual Green Rankings are one of the world's most recognized assessments of corporate sustainability and environmental impact. Newsweek evaluated companies on eight specific indicators,.......

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22 07 2014

AIFMD IMPLEMENTATION INCOMPLETE, UNCERTAINTY REMAINS - AIMA

The implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is incomplete and significant uncertainty remains, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has said on the day that the AIFMD finally comes fully into force.A number of European countries have not.......

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22 07 2014

APEC INTRODUCES THE FIRST LOW-CARBON DEMONSTRATION TOWN INDICATOR SYSTEM BASED ON YUJIAPU PRACTICE

As the first APEC Low-carbon Demonstration Town (LCDT), Yujiapu (YJP) Financial District in Tianjin, China released the first Low-carbon Demonstration Town Indicator System (LCDTIS) at the recent 47th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group meeting.Trusted and approved by all APEC members, the YJP LCDTIS not only provides.......

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18 07 2014

Abbey Capital presents Futures Strategy Fund

Abbey Capital has launched The Abbey Capital Futures Strategy Fund (ABYIX), the firm’s first liquid alternative mutual fund designed for US investors.The fund offers access for individual and professional investors to participate in an actively managed fixed income, foreign exchange (FX) and managed futures mutual fund. The fund seeks to.......

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18 07 2014

Sprott Gold Miners ETF launches on NYSE

Sprott Asset Management has launched the Sprott Gold Miners Exchange Traded Fund on the New York Stock Exchange.The ETF was created in partnership with ALPS Advisors and Zacks Index Services. The goal of the ETF is to provide exposure to the Sprott Zacks Gold Miners Index, which seeks to outperform a purely passive, market-capitalisation.......

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18 07 2014

Macquarie Capital appoints US head of equity capital markets

Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory and capital markets arm of Macquarie Group, has appointed David McShane as a senior managing director and US head of equity capital markets.McShane will join Macquarie from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served as managing director and head of US energy and power equity capital.......

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18 07 2014

IDI Gazeley nominates construction director for France

IDI Gazeley (Brookfield Logistics Properties) has appointed Julien Millet as construction director France.  Appointed at the start of July, Millet assumes immediate responsibility for the management and delivery of all construction and project development activity undertaken by IDI Gazeley in France from bid preparation, project team assembly.......

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14 07 2014

Prestige Capital Management nominates chief operating officer

Iain Fulton has been appointed as the new chief operating officer of Malta-based Prestige Capital Management.Fulton joined the company in May 2014 on a full time basis and will also support for various Prestige companies internationally. This additional resource will ensure greater professional and management capacity and enable Prestige to.......

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14 07 2014

Industrial Property Trust acquires three US buildings

Real estate investment trust Industrial Property Trust (IPT) has acquired three buildings totalling 481,000 square feet for an aggregate purchase price of approximately USD38.1 million. "The acquisition of these properties continues to grow IPT's presence in targeted supply-constrained markets as it builds a national operating platform in the.......

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14 07 2014

Mariner nominates senior vice president of wealth management

Mariner Wealth Advisors has appointed Kevin W Corbett as senior vice president of wealth management.An experienced professional with nearly two decades of experience, Corbett will serve on the firm’s executive committee with a focus on executing upon a wide range of strategic and tactical initiatives. Corbett joins the firm from Fidelity.......

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11 07 2014

Titan Advisors nominates senior research analyst

Fund of funds specialist Titan Advisors has appointed Herman Laret, formerly of Credit Suisse, as a senior research analyst for the firm's manager research global macro team."Herman is a powerful addition to the firm's research team," says Tom Holliday, Titan chief investment officer. "His depth of experience and industry contacts.......

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11 07 2014

Netagio presents first British Bitcoin, gold and sterling exchange

Netagio, the UK-based digital currency broker, has launched the first British exchange enabling retail customers and institutional investors to trade gold, Bitcoins and GBP on a single peer-to-peer platform.Customers from 114 countries around the world can now trade each asset class against each other on the exchange.  Netagio’s Bitcoin,.......

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11 07 2014

Liquidnet appoints Rob Laible as head of global performance

Rob Laible has joined Liquidnet as head of the firm’s global performance team.Based in New York, Laible will work in close coordination with the sales, technology and product development teams across all regions with primary responsibility for leading and driving the marketing, sales, execution, and servicing of Liquidnet’s algorithmic.......

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11 07 2014

Real estate finance duo join Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells has recruited real estate finance partners Andrew Flemming and Jo Solomon to join the firm’s London finance practice.Flemming and Solomon join from Berwin Leighton Paisner. 

 Flemming’s transactional experience includes advising Barclays Capital on a GBP660m loan-on-loan to Maybourne Finance Limited and.......

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07 07 2014

Wealth Innovation Forum - 11 November 2014, Grand Hotel Kempinski, Geneva, Switzerland
Wealth Innovation Forum organized by СIS Wealth is an international meeting for private bankers, UHNWIs, wealth managers, family businesses and family offices. The Forum brings together 200+ industry leaders from the Private Wealth Management field

The agenda will cover such topics as single vs. multi-family offices, the crisis of trust, building the next generation, family views on different issues, investment philosophies, portfolio construction, private equity, real estate projects, investment in distressed securities, asset allocation models, and legal and accounting issues in the life of.......

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04 07 2014

Mirabaud Asset Management hires Joachim Suter to cover Swiss market

Joachim Suter has joined Mirabaud Asset Management to look after institutional investors in German-speaking Switzerland.He will work alongside Patrick Stauffer who is in charge of wholesale investors for the region.....

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04 07 2014

Source hires head of European capital markets

Exchange-traded fund provider Source has appointed Juergen Blumberg as executive director, head of European capital markets.“One of Source’s key advantages is through the deep roots we have in the trading community,” says Gary Buxton, chief operating officer. “This enables us to work closely with the various market.......

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04 07 2014

Phoenix Equity Partners appoints Burns and Daw as managing partners

Private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners has promoted David Burns and Richard Daw to managing partners of the firm, alongside James Thomas who has been a managing partner since 2001.Sandy Muirhead, who has also been a managing partner of Phoenix throughout this period, is stepping down as a managing partner. Burns and Daw have both been.......

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04 07 2014

CityR appoints Robert Reid to provide consultancy over US property investment offering

CityR, the specialist property investment business which offers US property investment opportunities to British investors, has retained the services of Robert Reid as a consultant.Reid is a Chartered Financial Planner and investment adviser at Syndaxi. He is also currently the vice president of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a well-known.......

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01 07 2014

AIMA LAUNCHES OTC DERIVATIVES CLEARING GUIDELINES

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has launched OTC derivatives clearing guidelines for asset managers. AIMA’s Guide to Sound Practices for OTC Derivatives Clearing provides guidance on the new regulatory framework in the US and European Union, which affects most OTC.......

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27 06 2014

HML buys property management business based in Romford

HML Holdings has acquired PG Ashton Property Management Company (PGA), a property management business based in Romford, Essex.HML Hawksworth Limited, the subsidiary of HML Holdings plc covering the geographical area of central and east London, has purchased the entire share capital of PGA for GBP463,000. This consideration will be satisfied in cash.......

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26 06 2014

BlackRock launches first UCITS multi-strategy absolute return fund for European investors

BlackRock has launched an absolute return fund for institutional investors in Europe to meet an expected increase in demand for regulated and liquid alternative investments.The BlackRock Multi-Strategy Absolute Return Fund is the firm’s first UCITS-compliant multi-strategy alternative fund in Europe and adds to BlackRock’s existing.......

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26 06 2014

AIMA SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE ASSET MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF CHINA
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AMAC, the Asset Management Association of China.

The MoU, which was signed in Beijing on 18 June 2014, is the first of its kind signed by AMAC with an international organisation. The MoU outlines areas of future cooperation between the associations and highlights their joint commitment to strengthening the exchange and cooperation of the Chinese and international fund management industries........

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26 06 2014

FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, Completes Successful World Congress

FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, has completed its 65th World Congress in Luxembourg from May 17-22, 2014.  This was FIABCI’s 65th World Congress, which annually attracts global real estate industry leaders.  This year’s event included over 1,000 attendees who participated in opportunities to network, build.......

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25 06 2014

INCREASED PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN INVESTORS AND HEDGE FUNDS – AIMA/BARCLAYS SURVEY

Investors increasingly are striking partnerships with hedge funds, underlining the closer collaboration taking place between the hedge fund industry and its investor base, according to a new survey by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, and Barclays. According to the new survey of.......

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13 06 2014

Pavilion Financial Corporation buys Plan Sponsor Advisors

Investment services firm Pavilion Financial Corporation has acquired the business of Plan Sponsor Advisors (PSA), an investment and retirement benefit consulting firm specialising in defined contribution plans. The transaction is expected to close on or around 20 June.....

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13 06 2014

Strategic Hotels & Resorts buys remaining interest in the Hotel del Coronado

Strategic Hotels & Resorts has closed on the acquisition of the remaining 63.6 per cent ownership interest in the Hotel del Coronado for USD210.0 million. The transaction valued the asset at USD787.0 million and includes the assumption of the existing USD475.0 million mortgage financing.  ....

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13 06 2014

LEBC nominates two additional directors

National IFA, pensions and employee benefits consultancy LEBC Group has appointed Jon Newman and Dermid Strain to the boards of LEBC Group Ltd and LEBC Holdings Ltd.Both appointments are with immediate effect and have been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority.....

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09 06 2014

Jeffrey Kirk to lead Appleby's BVI office

Following the retirement of Appleby British Virgin Islands (BVI) office managing partner Michael Burns earlier this year, Hong Kong-based partner Jeffrey Kirk has been appointed to assume the leadership.Kirk and his family will relocate to the BVI from the Hong Kong office, where he has practised corporate and commercial law for the past five.......

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09 06 2014

MSCI presents factor indices for Latin America

MSCI has launched a family of factor indices for seven country and regional Latin American markets.“We have launched these new factor indices not only in response to the increasing demand for indexes to serve as the basis for index-based investment products in Latin America, but also because of the global trend toward factor investing,”.......

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09 06 2014

Amundi nominates head of global consultant relations

Amundi has appointed Peter Brackett as head of global consultant relations.Reporting to Laurent Guillet, chief executive officer of Amundi London Branch, Brackett took up his position on 2 June 2014. Based in London, Brackett will lead the effort to further enhance the established reputation of Amundi’s investment strategies among global.......

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28 05 2014

SELECT HEDGE FUNDS: BOSTON 2014
September 15th & 16th - Fenway Park, Boston

Brighton House Associates announces its annual Select Hedge Funds: Boston 2014 conference returning to Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on September 15th and 16th. Now in its fourth iteration, BHA Select Hedge Funds Boston 2014 brings together over 200 institutional and family office investors and 100 premier hedge fund managers from around the.......

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28 05 2014

AEW Europe nominates Laurent Dubos as head of asset management France

AEW Europe has appointed Laurent Dubos as head of asset management France, with responsibility for asset strategy in France.He will report to Raphaël Brault, head of France. Dubos joined the firm in 2011 as head of asset management – offices and was part of the asset management team that manages more than EUR12.5bn assets in France.......

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28 05 2014

Caroline Baron joins Invesco PowerShares as head of distribution UK

Exchange-traded fund provider Invesco PowerShares has appointed Caroline Baron as head of Invesco PowerShares ETF distribution UK. Baron’s appointment is part of the ongoing expansion of the firm’s team in Europe. Baron, who will be responsible for driving Invesco PowerShares’ distribution strategy in the UK, joins from.......

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26 05 2014

Buchan and Gradel appointed to HFSB

Jane Buchan, the founder of Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), and Chris Gradel, a founder of PAG in Asia, have joined the board of the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB).The two appointments strengthen international representation on the HFSB board at a time when the international standard setting body is increasing its presence.......

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26 05 2014

Altana Wealth presents debut UCITS fund

Altana Wealth, the investment management group founded by Lee Robinson, has launched a UCITS version of its absolute return Altana Corporate Bonds Fund (ACBF).The UCITS fund, which is unconstrained, is now open to outside investment and launched with EUR15 million. Altana is offering both income and accumulation share classes for both retail.......

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26 05 2014

Zeus Capital has appointed Dan Bate

Zeus Capital has appointed Dan Bate as a director of corporate finance.Bate joins Zeus Capital from AIM quoted corporate broking and private wealth management business WH Ireland, where he was head of corporate finance in Manchester and group company secretary. During his seven years with the business he advised on all areas of corporate.......

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26 05 2014

Hammerson to present Les Terrasses du Port in Marseille

Les Terrasses du Port, Hammerson’s new retail and leisure scheme in Marseille, will open to the public on 24 May.The 61,000 square metre scheme with 190 stores and restaurants is Hammerson’s first retail development in France. The scheme which is 97 per cent let (by income) brings over 30 new brands to the city, including Ted.......

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26 05 2014

BMF nominates international business development manager

Brooks Macdonald Funds (BMF) has appointed David Scammell to the newly-created role of international business development manager, as the team further develops its international offering.Scammell will be based in BMF’s Mayfair office in London and will be responsible for promoting and distributing BMF’s range of funds both.......

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09 05 2014

Ken Goodreau joins FlowPoint Capital Partners as CIO

Ken Goodreau has joined FlowPoint Capital Partners as chief investment officer and portfolio manager.FlowPoint has also hired Nick Trotman as chief operating officer and portfolio manager. Goodreau will be responsible for leading the FlowPoint investment strategy as well as consultant relations and marketing. He brings 20 years of experience.......

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09 05 2014

Charles River expands trading solution for swaps with integrated SEF support

Charles River has enhanced electronic trading support for swap instruments by integrating workflows from Swap Execution Facilities (SEF) in the Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS).This integration helps clients comply with mandatory Dodd-Frank requirements to trade eligible OTC derivatives on SEFs. Charles River recently.......

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09 05 2014

Hines and Oaktree venture acquires Triton Towers

Hines, the international real estate firm, along with a subsidiary of a real estate fund managed by Oaktree Capital Management, has acquired Triton Towers in Renton, Washington. Located 11 miles southeast of Seattle on the southern shore of Lake Washington, the Class A office complex is situated with prominent visibility and access to three major.......

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29 04 2014

AgInvesting opens today featuring over 115 industry expert speakers and attracting hundreds of international attendees

More than 115 expert speakers from top investment and ag companies will present at the 6th annual Global AgInvesting (GAI) conference, opening today at the iconic Waldorf Astoria here and running through Thursday, May 1. This premier agriculture investing conference brings together a global community of investors and industry executives for an.......

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24 04 2014

Neonet Securities names Alasdair Haynes as chairman

Neonet Securities, the independent agency broker, has appointed Alasdair Haynes as its new non-executive chairman.Haynes who has been a member of the Neonet board since February 2013, replaces Peter Melbi, who is moving on to another board directorship. Haynes is the founder and chief executive of pan-European cash equities trading platform.......

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24 04 2014

Cantor Fitzgerald Wealth Partners names chief investment officer

Cantor Fitzgerald Wealth Partners has named industry veteran Bob Serhus as its chief investment officer. Serhus will focus on delivering Cantor Fitzgerald's investment offering to Cantor Fitzgerald Wealth Partners' private clients and be responsible for monitoring investment portfolios, directing investment policies and leading a team responsible.......

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24 04 2014

Mayfair Capital appoints Gill Roantree as chief operating officer

Mayfair Capital Investment Management, the UK real estate investment manager, has appointed Gill Roantree, the former head of property investment support at Schroders, as chief operating officer, a newly-created position.As COO, Roantree’s role will encompass fund and corporate responsibilities including finance, compliance, fund accounting.......

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24 04 2014

The Presidio Group appoints eight partners

The Presidio Group, a personal and corporate financial services firm, has named eight professionals as equity partners, bringing the total number of employee-partners to 15.The new employee-partners are: Bruce Brugler; Colin Carter; Antonio Casal; Jerry Deren; Tom Emig; Pablo Ferreri; Kelly Lawson; and, Barry Rudolph.....

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18 04 2014

AIMA PUBLISHES NEW AIFMD IMPLEMENTATION GUIDES

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has published a new set of practical guides for hedge fund managers wishing to comply with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).  The new guides cover three of the most important EU jurisdictions for the industry - the.......

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11 04 2014

AIMA ANNOUNCES THREE NEW COUNCIL DIRECTORS

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has appointed three new directors to its global Council, its governing body.The three directors are Simon Lorne, Vice-Chairman and Chief Legal Officer of Millennium Management L.L.C.; Tim O’Brien, Partner, General Counsel and CCO of Pine.......

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08 04 2014

FundsEvent unveils the new landscape of the funds selection community in the wake of the crisis

The financial crisis of 2008 was a turning point for the funds selection community and the main theme of the event was not so much predicting the next crisis but understanding how the landscape has altered and how companies face new challenges and comply with new rules and regulations. For its 5th edition on 3 April at the Parc Alvisse Hotel,.......

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02 04 2014

Gar Wood Securities adds three industry veterans

Gar Wood Securities has added three industry veterans, Darren Day, Christopher Calvert and Joseph McDonald.Gar Wood's expansion is an effort to increase the firm's presence in the emerging manager space by providing prime brokerage and capital introduction to new and emerging fund managers. The new group offers a combined 40 years of financial.......

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02 04 2014

Prudential Fixed Income expands corporate bond and global research teams

Prudential Fixed Income has hired a new senior portfolio manager for its investment grade corporate bond team and added an economist with expertise in Latin America to its global macroeconomic research team.Filippo Arcieri has joined the corporate bond team as a principal and senior portfolio manager, reporting to principal Rajat Shah and focusing.......

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02 04 2014

FundsEvent - 3 april 2014: a promising 5th edition
Exclusive CIO Q&A session and debates with local funds selectors

FundsEvent is the n.1 event especially built for funds selection professionals. Each year the event gathers about 300 decision makers of the sector for a day of debates and workshops, combined with elitist networking moments. FundsEvent is an exclusive opportunity to debate about the sector main issues and challenges, as well as its future, ways of.......

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28 03 2014

CAPITAL MARKETS FUEL ECONOMIC GROWTH – NEW PAPER

Capital markets are significant drivers of economic growth and increasing their size could compensate for the post-financial crisis decline in bank lending, according to new research by two leading academics commissioned by AIMA, the global hedge fund industry association. Growing capital markets by one-third could fuel a long-term real growth rate.......

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28 03 2014

6th Annual Global AgInvesting conference returns to New York as the world’s largest gathering of agriculture investment professionals

Agriculture continues to be a sector of focus for savvy investors focused on strong macro fundamentals, including the growing global population and more varied diets in the expanding middle class in developing markets. The 6th annual Global AgInvesting (GAI) conference, to be held at the iconic Waldorf Astoria in New York April 28-May 1, 2014, will.......

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21 03 2014

TCW appointed sub-advisor for Columbia Management fund

The TCW Group, a global asset management firm, has been appointed by Columbia Management to sub-advise on a fund within the Columbia Funds Variable Series Trust II.TCW will manage the TCW Core Plus Bond Fund, a fixed income fund with approximately USD1.3bn in assets as of 31 December 2013. The TCW Core Plus Bond Fund was previously known as.......

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21 03 2014

Carey Olsen appoints new counsel in London

Corporate and finance lawyer Claire McConway has been appointed of counsel within the British Virgin Islands (BVI) practice of multi-jurisdictional offshore law firm Carey Olsen. In this London-based role, McConway, who has practised corporate law for nine years at international UK and US firms in London, will focus on developing the firm's Russian.......

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21 03 2014

Green Courte Partners names Matthew J Pyzyk and Chad V Gardner as VPs

Green Courte Partners, a private equity real estate investment firm, has promoted Matthew J Pyzyk and Chad V Gardner to vice president.Pyzyk joined Green Courte in June 2012 as a senior associate. During his time with Green Courte, he has served in various capacities within the acquisitions and asset management teams for Green Courte's.......

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20 03 2014

EATALIAN FOOD FABLES : Present Research and FIDIA project … new Coating able to preserve FOOD ART in a long time….

Born from an idea developed within the Food Packaging lab at the Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Science (DeFENS) of the University of Milan, FIDIA has been presented during the 35th International Exhibition for the Artisan Production of Gelato, Pastry, Confectionery and Bakery (SIGEP, 18-22 January 2014, Rimini, Italy). FIDIA is.......

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12 03 2014

EXPO 2015: KUWAIT UNVEILES ITS MULTIMEDIA AND SUSTAINABLE PAVILLION

  The project for the participation of Kuwait in the Milan Expo 2015 has been unveiled on March, the 6th during a press conference held at the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan-Italy.   The Desert, the Sun and the Sea are the natural elements of Kuwait, where drinking water is a precious commodity. The Pavilion describes how Kuwaitis.......

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06 03 2014

The 65th edition of the most dynamic and influential real estate event to be held in Luxembourg in May 2014!
FIABCI 65th World Congress is an international summit of concern for all real estate professionals worldwide that will be held in Luxembourg on 20, 21 and 22 May 2014.

Congress daysThis World Congress is an intense three days of professional program composed of conferences led by internationally renowned speakers, experts’ debates, workshops and exhibition area as well as exclusive networking opportunities.1500+ real estate decision makers from about 60 countries are expected to take part to this event........

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06 03 2014

Ed Francis appointed EMEA head of investment at Towers Watson

Global professional services company Towers Watson has appointed Ed Francis as EMEA head of the company’s investment business, effective immediately. He succeeds Chris Ford who, after holding this position since 2011, has assumed the role of global head of investment. Ford says: “I have worked with Ed for over a decade and have.......

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06 03 2014

Versa Capital affiliate acquires BridgeStreet Global Hospitality

An affiliate of Versa Capital Management has acquired Bridge Street Global Hospitality, a serviced apartment specialist with than 50,000 locations in 60 countries. The investment, which follows on the heels of BridgeStreet's recent rebranding and international growth, will elevate BridgeStreet's presence and create new opportunities for development.......

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28 02 2014

CLEANTECH, CSR AND GREEN BUILDING, THE ROOTS OF THE IAIR GLOBAL EXCELLENCES 2014
Panasonic, UBS, Ergo, Kabam, Lippo, REC Solar, China Telecom win world recognition in Hong Kong for the year 2014

Corporate Social Responsibility, Cleantech and Green Building were the protagonists at the IAIR GLOBAL AWARDS®, held in Hong Kong at the Sheraton Hotels & Tower on the 28th of February, 2014. The event, on its 4th annual edition, witnessed 60 companies get awarded and around 500 people involved, coming from all over the world........

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27 02 2014

Cleantech Marketplace Forum @ Hong Kong
On Friday, the 28th will be held the prestigious event supported by the Business Environment Council HK, Visionedge Technologies and SHTA

Cleantech Marketplace Forum – Cleantech Marketplace Forum is a global platform facilitating the matching of cleantech companies with low carbon technologies or solutions, against projects, investment and financing and vice versa, across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. The objectives are to bridge the critical gaps between low carbon.......

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25 02 2014

Cinven to invest in Medpace

European private equity firm Cinven has acquired a majority investment in Medpace for a total consideration of USD915m from CCMP Capital Advisors.Medpace is a global contract research organisation (CRO) business providing management services to the R&D departments of pharma, biotech and medical device clients to help plan and oversee their.......

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25 02 2014

CBRE Global Investors appoints head of investor service EMEA

CBRE Global Investors has appointed Michael Clarke as its head of investor services EMEA.He will be responsible for investor relations, equity raising, targeting of new investors and supporting the creation of successful investment strategies in the EMEA region.....

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25 02 2014

Asia’s Year in Sustainability: Reflections on 2013 and Predictions for 2014
By Jeremy Prepscius, Vice President, Asia Pacific, BSR

As we embark on a new year, it is worth reflecting on a year that has been marked by significant trends and events in sustainability across Asia. The Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh that resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 factory workers illustrated the deadly potential of poor supply chain conditions. In China, a key trend has.......

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25 02 2014

Europe’s Crisis in Ukraine
The commentary by Carl Bildt, former Sweden Prime Minister

STOCKHOLM – How Ukraine’s profound crisis will end is impossible to predict. We in the European Union and the United States are doing what we can to secure a peaceful transition to a more stable democracy, and the implementation, at long last, of urgently needed reforms. And the agreement now concluded between President Viktor.......

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25 02 2014

Overshooting in Emerging Markets
Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate in Economics, believes that financial markets' dramatic shift in sentiment is badly misguided

MILAN – Until relatively recently, countries’ so-called middle-income transitions were largely ignored – in part because what was supposed to be a transition often became a trap. A few economies in Asia – particularly Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan – sailed through to high-income status with relatively high growth.......

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24 02 2014

SOCIETE GENERALE CELEBRATES 150 YEARS SERVING THE ECONOMY
And kicks off this special anniversary year with a host of initiatives for clients and employees around entrepreneurship, innovation and team spirit

Société Générale has made 2014 all about its 150th anniversary. Founded by a group of industrialists and financiers driven by a common entrepreneurial spirit, the bank’s very name illustrated their ambition: "Societe Generale pour favoriser le développement du commerce et de l’industrie en.......

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14 02 2014

Lyxor appoints Paquin as CEO

Alternative investment and exchange traded fund specialist Lyxor Asset Management (Lyxor) has appointed Lionel Paquin (pictured) as chief executive officer (CEO) with immediate effect.Paquin succeeds outgoing CEO Inès de Dinechin who will leave the Group.....

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12 02 2014

Exclusive: the presidential speech of Giancarlo Restivo at Nuova Organizzazione d’Imprese’s official dinner on December 3rd 2013 in Rome

We publish the presidential speech of Giancarlo Restivo held at Nuova Organizzazione d'Imprese’s official dinner on December 3rd 2013 at Hotel NH Giustiniano in Rome. Dear friends,Thank you for taking part in this dinner and for the interest in our organization, and above all for your work. I would like to thank employers’ trade unions,.......

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07 02 2014

Iron Road Capital Partners expands Chicago team

RMB Capital has appointed Kerry Jordan as director of business development for Iron Road Capital Partners, the firm’s alternative investment platform.“We continue to expand our team in an effort to support the spectrum of alternative investments we provide,” says Blair Haarlow, managing principal of Chicago-based Iron Road........

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07 02 2014

Manulife Asset Management hires Kevin Chisholm for institutional sales team

Manulife Asset Management has appointed Kevin Chisholm as an institutional sales territory associate, focusing primarily on the eastern US.Chisholm is based in Boston and reports to Frank Saeli, head of US sales and relationship management. "Kevin brings a deep understanding of the defined contribution and sub-advisory market to our firm........

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07 02 2014

GMI seeks private equity partners for new merchant shipping fleet

London-based alternative investment manager GMI (Global Maritime Investments) is planning a series of private equity partnerships focused on ship purchase and fleet management. The move reflects a significant 10 to 15 per cent uptick in the prices of new vessels which have been flat for three years and GMI believes prices have a lot further to.......

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07 02 2014

United Development Funding IV appoints Stacey H Dwyer as COO

United Development Funding IV, a non-traded real estate investment trust, has appointed Stacey H Dwyer as its chief operating officer effective 17 February. Dwyer, an experienced residential homebuilding and development leader, will assume operating leadership of UDF IV.  She will work with the company's board of trustees and the company's.......

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07 02 2014

Skandia to launch new fund range and discretionary portfolio management service

Skandia will launch a new range of funds and a discretionary portfolio management service later this month to complete its WealthSelect range of portfolio management solutions.Skandia believes high quality portfolio management delivers significant value and that a range of solutions are essential to meet different investors’.......

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24 01 2014

AIMA’S NEW CEO JACK INGLIS TO START 1 FEBRUARY

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced that Jack Inglis will take over as CEO of the organisation on 1 February 2014. Mr Inglis replaces Andrew Baker, AIMA’s CEO since January 2009, who announced last year that he would be stepping down.“This is an exciting.......

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20 01 2014

DHL Helps Emerging Fashionistas to Go Green

As the Official Logistics Partner of the EcoChic Design Award 2013, DHL Express yesterday delivered eight sustainable fashion collections to the runway at the Award competition's grand final at HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week World Boutique. Organized by Redress, an NGO that promotes environmental sustainability in the fashion industry, the initiative.......

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20 01 2014

Speech of Giancarlo Restivo, President of Nuova Organizzazione d’Imprese – To grow and start again: the urgent need to be a community

We report November’s speech of Giancarlo Restivo, President of Nuova Organizzazione d’Imprese, to his associates. This speech attains to the periodic revision on the association’s politics and contains views on business development at international level.Dear friends, let’s talk again.The severity imposed by politics –.......

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14 01 2014

BSR: Building inclusive economy and sustainable cities in Asia
The interview with Jeremy Prepscius, Vice President Asia Pacific BSR

BSR – The Business for a Better World works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. Twenty years later, how has  BSR’s mission changed?  While our mission has remained constant throughout our 20-year history, how we pursue our mission evolves continuously. In.......

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14 01 2014

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has appointed Dale Gabbert to its funds practice in London

Gabbert will join from Reed Smith, where he currently heads the investment funds group for Europe and the Middle East. He has over 16 years’ experience of advising funds, managers and investors. Gabbert advises fund managers and financial institutions on the establishment and on-going operations of all classes of alternative investment.......

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14 01 2014

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan makes senior hire in London

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has appointed Iain Kennedy as a director in the Teachers’ private capital team (TPC) in the firm’s London office.Kennedy previously spent 16 years (11 as partner) at Duke Street, a UK mid-market private equity fund, and was a member of the investment committee. He has an established track record.......

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14 01 2014

Houlihan Lokey appoints Lionel Leventhal as head of royalty and revenue interest financing

Lionel Leventhal has joined Houlihan Lokey’s illiquid financial asset (IFA) practice as a managing director and head of royalty and revenue interest financing.He will focus primarily on royalty monetizations and revenue interest financings in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostics subsectors with a broader mandate.......

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14 01 2014

Guggenheim Partners names head of real estate and direct investment in Europe

Guggenheim Partners, the privately held financial services firm, has appointed Jonathan Goldstein as its inaugural head of real estate and direct investment for Europe.Goldstein’s focus will be on identifying opportunities for long-term investments and partnerships in real estate in the UK and Continental Europe. Goldstein, who will be.......

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14 01 2014

RBC Wealth management appoints head of business development

RBC Wealth Management, part of Royal Bank of Canada, has appointed Tim Houghton as head of business development, RBC Wealth Management – British Isles and Caribbean.  In this newly-created role, Houghton will be responsible for developing and leading a consolidated business development function across the Channel Islands, UK and.......

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14 01 2014

Eatalian Food Fables: a Community for the valorisation of the Italian agribusiness sector - Interview with Alessandro Sirtori, Vice-president of Nuova Organizzazione d’Imprese

Nuova Organizzazione d'Imprese keeps on being involved in the valorisation of the Bel Paese territory. On this occasion, we interview Alessandro Sirtori, Vice-president of the association and creator of the"Eatalian Food Fables"project. What is Eatalian Food Fables, how was the idea born and what are its aims? Eatalian Food Fables is a.......

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08 01 2014

The international competition and Italian excellence – Interview with the President of "Nuova Organizzazione d'Imprese" Giancarlo Restivo

Associazione Nuova Organizzazione d'Imprese per lo sviluppo dell'imprenditoria Italiana has always cherished the "Single Market"concept. As a matter of fact, it has from the very beginning pushed itself and its associates to interact with the international market, and that's why we ask the President Giancarlo Restivo his opinion on the.......

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18 12 2013

IAIR evaluates to revoke the award to Thermapool

The selection staff is evaluating to revoke the award given to Thermapool during the IAIR European awards, because of its extremely serious behavior.....

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13 12 2013

Amundi Alternative Investments obtains AIFM authorisation

Amundi Alternative Investments SAS (Amundi AI) has obtained AIFM authorisation from the French securities regulator (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) for all of its investment solutions.The AIFM directive, transposed by the EU member states on 22 July, regulates alternative fund managers for the first time as part of a dedicated.......

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13 12 2013

KBL epb appoints Marc Formisani as head of mergers & acquisitions

KBL European Private Bankers (KBL epb) has appointed Marc Formisani, a senior professional with more than a decade of corporate finance experience, as head of mergers & acquisitions, based in Luxembourg.Formisani will lead, coordinate and execute the M&A process, in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders.....

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13 12 2013

Chambers Street acquires two warehouse/distribution properties

Chambers Street Properties has acquired two warehouse/distribution properties in Germany totalling approximately 763,000 square feet (70,861 square metres).The properties were acquired by Chambers Street's existing joint venture with Goodman Group that was formed to acquire stabilised, newly developed buildings in Europe.....

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10 12 2013

DealVector launches InvestorLink

DealVector, a provider of a secure electronic communication network for the fixed income and structured credit space, has launched InvestorLink to streamline communication in the structured credit markets.Created primarily for issuers, collateral managers and trustees, InvestorLink opens a direct communication channel between deal administrators.......

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10 12 2013

Walt Doyle joins Highland Capital Partners as venture partner

Venture capital firm Highland Capital Partners has appointed consumer media and technology expert Walt Doyle as a venture partner in the firm’s Cambridge, Massachusetts office.A veteran of both the Bay Area and Boston entrepreneurial ecosystems, Doyle has built companies at the epicentre of mobile, location and payments.....

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06 12 2013

AIMA ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIR AND DEPUTY CHAIR OF INVESTOR STEERING COMMITTEE

AIMA, the global hedge fund association, has announced a new Chair and Deputy Chair of the AIMA Investor Steering Committee (ISC), which features leading institutional investors in hedge funds from around the world and undertakes educational initiatives. The new Chair is Michelle McGregor-Smith, Chief Executive, British Airways Pension Investment.......

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29 11 2013

Latest Resume on the 10th SEE Exhibition & Forum 2014 on Energy Efficiency, Renewables, Smart Cities & Waste Management

Our future depends upon practicing sustainability, which provides intelligent solutions to the current environmental, economic and social challenges that we are facing.Before some months the World Bank has announced an alarming scenario for climate warming by 4°C till 2100 if we do not take real actions. The growing waste is another big problem.......

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28 11 2013

MKH NET PROFIT UP 38.6% TO RM103.4 MILLION FOR FY 2013

MKH Berhad (“MKH” or “The Group”), an established property developer, recorded another satisfying performance with a net profit of RM103.4 million attributable to shareholders for its recent full financial year ended 30 September 2013, compared to RM74.6 million last year, representing an increase of 38.6%. Net profit.......

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28 11 2013

Ricoh, Atos, Westpac, QBE, Ergo and Nabasia: Winners of IAIR Asian Awards

The IAIR Asian Awards took place on Friday, the 22nd of November, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotels & Tower in Hong Kong (www.iairawards.com).  The event gathered 30 companies from all over Asia and awarded them with this prestigious recognition, where information was extracted from the IAIR readers’ votes, followed by the selection of.......

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18 11 2013

D-Orbit wins IAIR AWARDS in the Best Company for Innovation & Leadership category
The interview with CEO Luca Rossettini

D-Orbit is a brilliant Italian start-up that aims to take care of the space with a revolutionary and innovative idea for the disposal satellite. How did you come up with this idea? In 2008, during a conference of The Natural Step (international NGO sensitive to the environmental and to social injustice issues), I highlighted that it would have.......

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18 11 2013

Neptune appoints James Cripps as non-executive director

Neptune Investment Management has appointed James Cripps, who recently retired as a partner in Slaughter and May, to its board of directors.At Slaughter and May, where he was a partner for over 24 years, Cripps specialised in asset management, advising on the establishment, structuring, purchase and sale of asset management businesses, the launch,.......

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18 11 2013

LAM hires Dwight D Jacobsen as national sales manager, US financial institutions group

Lazard Asset Management (LAM) has hired Dwight D Jacobsen as a managing director and national sales manager in the US financial institutions group (FIG).“With the continued expansion of the Lazard Funds family of funds, including over 20 equity, fixed income and multi-asset offerings, we are well positioned to meet the needs of financial.......

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18 11 2013

Stirling Square Capital Partners makes two new appointments to its investment team

Pan-European mid-market private equity firm Stirling Square Capital Partners has appointed Jonathan Heathcote as a partner and Matteo Nichil as an executive to the firm.Heathcote joins from Palamon Capital Partners where he was one of six partners responsible for the origination, execution and management of European mid-market investments,.......

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18 11 2013

Garth T Troxell joins Summer Street Capital Partners as partner

Garth T Troxell has