James Williams, Hedgeweek

Nedgroup Investments selects Citi for new UCITS fund… Silvaris Capital Management to launch fund on Alpha UCITS platform…

Morgan Stanley this week announced the launch of the MS Nezu Cyclicals Japan UCITS Fund on its FundLogic Alternatives plc platform. »


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Robert Murphy joins Altegris as deputy chief investment officer

Alternative investment provider Altegris has named Robert J Murphy as deputy chief investment officer. »


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Actis sells nine per cent stake in Alexander Forbes

Private equity investor Actis has substantially exited from Alexander Forbes Group by selling a nine per cent stake in an oversubscribed offer through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). »


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Mirabaud sees strong growth in Spanish AUM and bolsters team with new hires

Mirabaud has seen strong growth in Spain in 2013, including a 400 per cent rise in the volume of SICAV and fund assets under management compared with 2012. »


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Morgan Stanley to pay USD275m for misleading investors in subprime RMBS offerings

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged three Morgan Stanley entities with misleading investors in a pair of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) securitisations that the firms underwrote, sponsored, and issued. »


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Phoenix Fund Services gets AIFM approval from FCA

Phoenix Fund Services (UK) has received Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approval to act as Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) for alternative investment funds (AIFs) under the new AIFMD legislation. »


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Study shows room to improve investment solutions in the Australian super system

The Australian superannuation industry could be further strengthened by the development of an industry-led reporting standard and certification scheme, according to research. »


Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

China’s hedge fund industry has potential to become world's biggest… Concern over AIMFD across all hedge funds says Preqin …

China’s burgeoning hedge fund industry has the potential to rival that of the US and become one of the world’s largest, according to the regional head of the CFA Institute. »


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SEC adopts MMF reform rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted amendments to the rules that govern money market mutual funds (MMFs), making structural and operational reforms to address investor risk while preserving the benefits of the funds. »


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Milburn and McGuckin boost US high yield weighting at expense of Europe

Phil Milburn and Claire McGuckin, co-managers of the GBP1.7bn Kames High Yield Bond Fund, have been taking profits from European positions and increasing the portfolio’s weighting to US debt over valuation considerations and fears over covenant degradation on the continent. »


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