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Lombard Odier Investment Managers appoints Théodore Economou to lead multi-asset business

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 20:00

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has appointed Théodore Economou as Chief Investment Officer of LOIM’s multi-asset business, effective 1 February 2015.  »

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Netagio launches credit & debit card payments for Bitcoin, GBP, USD & EUR marketplace

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 19:00

Netagio, the Bitcoin, GBP, USD and EUR marketplace, has launched credit & debit card payment options for Netagio trading accounts as part of a strategic expansion plan. »

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Options names former KPMG director Brian McKimm as CFO

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 15:00

Options, a managed services provider to the global capital markets industry, has appointed former KPMG Director, Brian McKimm as the firm’s new chief financial officer 9CFO). »

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ProTrak International releases version 10.0 of CRM software

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 14:00

ProTrak International has released Version 10.0 of its industry-leading Advantage CRM product line. »

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Insurers want more alternatives exposure

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 11:30

Insurers in Asia and Europe are being guided by the shadow of local regulations, as well as investment logic, in their allocating to alternative strategies.  »

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Investors favour bond funds as they keep their eye on Europe

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 10:30

With High Yield Bond Funds snapping a six week redemption streak, flows into all EPFR Global-tracked Bond Funds during the second week of January hit a two month high.  »

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Asset managers hoping for return to growth in 2015, says CBI/PwC survey

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 09:00

Business optimism among investment managers was broadly flat - the first time it has failed to improve in three years – according to the 101st CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey.  »

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Hong Leong Capital selects MSCI for multi-asset class risk management

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 06:00

Hong Leong Capital has chosen MSCI’s Risk and Performance Suite including BarraOne, RiskManager and CreditManager to help manage risk across its multi-asset class portfolio. »

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iCapital Network integrates DJ PE and VC newsfeed into platform and fund profiles

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 15:45

Registered members of the iCapital platform now have free access to content from three leading Dow Jones news platforms – Private Equity Analyst, LBO Wire and VentureWire. »

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Digital revolution threatening to disrupt financial firms, says TABB Group research

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 15:00

The 21st century’s digital revolution is now threatening to disrupt the businesses and influence operating strategies of traditional financial firms.  »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Prime Brokerage 2015

Read how prime brokers of all shapes and sizes are becoming both operational and balance sheet-efficient, and broadening out their product suites for hedge fund managers... »

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Lyxor Asset Management - Why trend-following strategies are back on track

This Hedgeweek Special Report explains not only why managed futures should be reconsidered by investors, but also how a more effective risk allocation strategy can benefit investor portfolios in both correlated and non-correlated markets... »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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