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31 10 2017

The innovation or why the bonuses will never be same

It's hard to find a retail Forex broker that does not offer bonuses. Today, working with any broker you can get bonuses for almost everything - for opening an account, for replenishment, for trading volume, for loyalty to the company, for referring friends and so on. However, the essence of all these bonuses is the same - to give money and then get.......

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18 10 2017

A China card for the Middle East

PARIS  The list of crises plaguing the Middle East is growing. In Yemen, a civil war rages amid an uncontrollable cholera epidemic. In Jerusalem, religious violence is intensifying, while in parts of Iraq and Syria, sectarian warfare shows no signs of abating. Most ominously, a new level of antagonism between Saudi Arabia and Iran.......

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18 10 2017

Why tax cuts for the rich solve nothing

NEW YORK -  Although America’s right-wing plutocrats may disagree about how to rank the country’s major problems – for example, inequality, slow growth, low productivity, opioid addiction, poor schools, and deteriorating infrastructure – the solution is always the same: lower taxes and deregulation, to.......

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18 10 2017

Is productivity growth becoming irrelevant?

LONDON - As the Nobel laureate economist Robert Solow noted in 1987, computers are “everywhere but in the productivity statistics.” Since then, the so-called productivity paradox has become ever more striking. Automation has eliminated many jobs. Robots and artificial intelligence now seem to promise (or threaten) yet more radical.......

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26 09 2017

AIMA RESEARCH SHOWS PORTFOLIOS THAT INCLUDE MANAGED FUTURES FUNDS PERFORM BETTER AND REDUCE RISK

Portfolios that include managed futures funds perform better and reduce more risk than those without them, according to research published by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative investment managers, and Societe Generale.The paper, which is about commodity trading advisers (CTAs) and.......

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11 09 2017

Progressively Improving Asian Real Estate: SonKim Land
Le Fonti Award winner SonKim Land shares its latest new partnership and fundraising efforts.

As a previous Le Fonti Award for “Company of the Year for Leadership Property & Real Estate Vietnam”, it’s no wonder that Son Kim Land is continuously a leader amongst the movers and shakers in Asia. Since it’s last award in 2017, the company has raised over 100 million in new capital and partnered with EXS Capital, an.......

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02 08 2017

AlHuda CIBE signed MOU with MIHE–UK to promote Islamic Banking Education Globally

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE), based in the United kingdom. According to the MoU, holders of AlHuda CIBE’s “Executive Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance” program with relevant English Language.......

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06 07 2017

SMALLER HEDGE FUND FIRMS BUILDING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES – AIMA/GPP SURVEY

Most alternative investment management firms are able to turn a profit and expand with considerably less than $100m in assets, according to a survey of sub-$500m firms by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative asset managers, and GPP, the boutique prime broker. The joint AIMA/GPP.......

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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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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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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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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 Rmer 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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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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15 04 2016

IAIR AWARDS 2016 IN NEW YORK: EMONEY ADVISOR, C.A.S.H., CREDIT SUISSE AND CHEETAH MOBILE AMONG THE WINNERS
The event was held the 14th of April in New York

More than 19 Excellences in the global economy at the VI Annual Edition of IAIR AWARDS® – Excellence in Global Economy & Sustainability. The VI Annual Edition of IAIR AWARDS® –Excellence in Global Economy & Sustainability (www.iairawards.com) took place on the 14th April at Yale Club in New York. The event organized by.......

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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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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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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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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

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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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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25 11 2015

From rigid regulation to Inspiring Innovation
New opportunities open up for Europes 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

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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29 10 2015

LONDON STAGE FOR IAIR EMEA AWARDS & CEO SUMMIT 2015
Electrolux, Trend Micro, Yahoo! and Evonik among the winners

It took place on 28 October 2015 at Church House in Westminster, in central London, the second leg of IAIR EMEA Awards, to conclude the first evening held in Milan on 9 October at the Italian Headquarters of the London Stock Exchange. The IAIR Awards, so come to their 18th edition, with an exceptional presenter: the well-known BBC journalist.......

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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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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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12 10 2015

IAIR EMEA AWARDS & CEO SUMMIT 2015: A CALL FOR LEADERSHIP FROM EUROPE AND AFRICA
Zurich, Sanofi, Argon Asset Management and ZMDI among the winners

Leadership: skills and visions for growth. This was the title and leit motiv of the IAIR 6th CEO Summit held on the 9th of October, 2015 in Milan at Palazzo Mezzanotte, headquarter of Borsa Italiana (London Stock Exchange Group) during the first part of the IAIR EMEA AWARDS 2015, 16th edition. The protagonists of the discussion were Mr. Mothobi.......

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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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21 09 2015

Reinsurance: the perfect hedge fund strategy to enhance a portfolios 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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08 09 2015

AUSTRALIAS 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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22 07 2015

Virtus selects SunGards 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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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

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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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

Permira Funds to Acquire Maker of PopCorners and Other Better-For-You Branded and Private Label Snack Products

Permira, the international private equity firm, announced today that a company backed by the Permira funds has signed definitive agreements to simultaneously acquire Medora Snacks, LLC (“Medora”) and Ideal Snacks Holding Corporation (“Ideal”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Medora manufactures branded.......

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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

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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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

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

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 weeks 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 worlds 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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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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25 02 2014

Europes 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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12 02 2014

Exclusive: the presidential speech of Giancarlo Restivo at Nuova Organizzazione dImpreses 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

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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20 01 2014

Speech of Giancarlo Restivo, President of Nuova Organizzazione dImprese 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

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

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

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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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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15 11 2013

Arbuthnot Latham opens Dubai office

Arbuthnot Latham has marked the official opening of its new international office in Dubai with a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by The Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre, Abdulla Mohammed Saleh.The private banking and wealth management arm of the Arbuthnot Banking Group has also made further senior appointments to its Dubai.......

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15 11 2013

Levine Leichtman acquires Genova Diagnostics

LA-based private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has partnered with management to acquire Asheville, North Carolina-based Genova Diagnostics. Genova, founded in 1986, is a specialty clinical laboratory that has pioneered a unique, systems-based approach to testing that supports the personalised diagnosis, treatment and.......

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07 11 2013

MaplesFS launches full service office in Singapore

The Maples group is expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific region with the launch of the full service offering of MaplesFS in Singapore.MaplesFS, through its operating divisions Maples Fund Services and Maples Fiduciary, is an independent provider of fiduciary, accounting and administration services. With the launch of its office in.......

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04 11 2013

IFINTEC FINANCE TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION - April 08-10, 2014 - Istanbul /Turkey

IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be held in Istanbul /Turkey on April 08-10, 2014 at WOW Convention Center. IFINTEC is a dedicated conference focusing on technology solutions for finance industry. IFINTEC Conference serves a perfect platform to introduce and demonstrate platform, system, hardware, software, consultancy,.......

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30 10 2013

In Praise of Debt Ceilings

MUNICH – The wrangling about raising the US government’s borrowing limit – now thankfully over, at least for a few months – underscores the hazards posed by excessive state indebtedness. Governments nowadays are essentially running gigantic redistribution machines that steer funds from taxpayers to transfer recipients and.......

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30 10 2013

Chinas Wake-Up Call from Washington

NEW HAVEN – Yes, the United States dodged another bullet with a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling. But, with 90 days left to bridge the ideological and partisan divide before another crisis erupts, the fuse on America’s debt bomb is getting shorter and shorter. As a dysfunctional US government peers into the abyss, China –.......

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16 10 2013

Citco acquires SEBs Corporate Management Services business

Citco Corporate & Trust has reached an agreement to acquire Société Européenne de Banque’s (SEB) Corporate Management Services business. SEB plans to focus on its core banking activities.SEB is the Luxembourg establishment of Intesa Sanpaolo Banking Group, Italy’s leading banking group and one of the top banking.......

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16 10 2013

Interview with Christophe Reyes, MD, EMEA of Arkadin, winner at IAIR Awards

Arkadin, one of the world's largest and fastest growing Collaboration Service Providers, won IAIR Awards as Excellence for Business Results - Communication Solutions France. The interview with Christophe Reyes, MD, EMEA of Arkadin. You are one of the world's largest and fastest growing Collaboration Service Providers. What is your.......

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14 10 2013

FundsEvent 8 October 2013: an outlook of the Fund Industry at the n1 event for fund selection professionals

170 professionals from within the fund selection industry were gathered for the 4th edition of FundsEvent, held last Tuesday at Chamber of Commerce, to overview the topical issues of the sector and benefit from privileged conferences, debates and experts workshops.The conference program was opened by Joanne Gilbert, Fixed Income Investment.......

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11 10 2013

SOME KEY EU MARKETS GOLD-PLATING AIFMD AIMA/EY SURVEY

Some key European markets are “gold-plating” the marketing requirements for legacy national private placement regimes (NPPR) over and above those required by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to ‘AIFMD: The Road to Implementation’, a joint survey by the Alternative Investment Management.......

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03 10 2013

Top funds selectors to be gathered next October 8th for the 4th edition of FundsEvent

The n.1 event for fund selection professionals is coming back and will be held next Tuesday, October 8th at Chamber of Commerce, Luxembourg Kirchberg.For this 4th edition, sund selectors, wealth managers, Family offices' directors, private bankers, life insurers, decision makers in the funds of funds or pension funds field will attend 2 keynote.......

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03 10 2013

Leone Asset Management to acquire Guinea Investment Bank

Leone Asset Management has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire the equity and managerial control of The Guinea Investment Bank (GIB).Leone Asset intends to complete all final due diligence and complete the acquisition within 60 days.....

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03 10 2013

IK to acquire DNV Petroleum Services from Det Norske Veritas

Funds managed by IK Investment Partners have entered into an agreement with the Norwegian foundation Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to acquire its subsidiary DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS).Financial details for the transaction have not been disclosed. Founded by the Norwegian foundation DNV in 1981, DNVPS is a provider of fuel management services.......

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02 10 2013

Access opportunities in Asia's leading biotech countries - Exclusive Interview with Rhenu Bhuller, Vice President Frost & Sullivan

During the Asia Biotech Invest 2013, held in Hong Kong the 3-5 of June, one of the panel was about regulatory landscape and investment climate for life science in Asia Pacific.Rhenu Bhuller, Vice President of Frost & Sullivan's healthcare team with over 20 years of working experience in the healthcare industry, reply to IAIR Review.......

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20 09 2013

FundsEvent - 8 October 2013

Register now for FundsEvent, the n° 1 event for fund selection professionals, will take place for its 4th edition next 8 October 2013, at Chamber of Commerce, Luxembourg Kirchberg. 300 decision makers are expected to attend to this new edition and participate to conferences, round tables and specialists' workshops. Joanne Gilbert,.......

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15 09 2013

Shenzhen Grand Theatre, China

Shenzhen Grand Theater is one of Shenzhen's famous landmarks with almost a hundred million Renminbi Yuan invested by Shenzhen City Government in 1984. It is a multifunctional, modern, and comprehensive event site combining art appreciation, song and dance shows, financial activities and brand promotion. The Shenzhen Grand Theater is located in.......

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26 08 2013

Analysis on Global PV Industrial Long-term Insurance and Future Prospects - Professor Yan Haifeng, director of School of Finance, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, P.R.C.

On July 27th, China and EU has bilaterally made initial commitment on the price of PV modules sold to the EU market, and this represents that China and EU committee may have found a win-win solution under the disputes of anti-dumping inspection on China’s PV industry by the EU Committee. Under this crisis, the financial service system.......

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26 07 2013

Avenue Bank adds seasoned bankers to private client group

Avenue Bank has added three bankers to its private client team, providing added industry expertise focusing on the medical industry, physician practices and professional services firms.Leading the new division is Steve Jaynes, senior vice president and director of private client banking - medical and professional services. Jaynes retired from.......

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25 07 2013

CHINA BIOTECH SECTOR: RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH VICTOR E. TONG, PRINCIPAL AT DECHENG CAPITAL

Asia Biotech Invest event, held in Hong Kong from the 3rd to 5th May, have seen the participation of  Mr. Victor E. Tong, who spoke in the important panel about Investing in biotech in Greater China during the China and India session. Mr Victor E. Tong  is a Principal at Decheng Capital and has been with the firm since its inception........

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25 07 2013

ADVICES FOR SUCCESSFUL INVESTMENTS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MING-CHUNG WONG, CEO OF LOTUS INNOVATIVE HEALTH

During the Asia Biotech Invest Event, which took place in Hong Kong at the beginning of June, Ming-Chung Wong, CEO of Lotus Innovative Health, participated to the panel about Ip strategies and business models for future growth in Asia Pacific. Ming-Chung Wong is the founder of a biopharmaceutical company developing anti-angiogenesis inhibitors.......

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25 07 2013

AIMA/EY SURVEY FINDS MIXED PROGRESS TOWARDS AIFMD TRANSPOSITION

Uneven progress is being made in implementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) across the European Union, according to a joint study by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, and EY, the multinational professional services firm. The AIMA/EY study found.......

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23 07 2013

THE FUTURE OF INVESTMENTS IN A CRITICAL MOMENT - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JAME DIBIASIO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ASIANINVESTOR

One of the first panels of the 8th Asian Investment Forum, held in Hong Kong the 22nd and 23rd of May, queries about the future of investments in a critical moment. Investors are reevaluating their portfolios because of the lower global interest rates.Jame DiBiasio, the Executive Editor of AsianInvestor, moderates the panel, which aims to.......

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23 07 2013

INVESTING IN ASIAN EQUITIES - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SIMON RUDOLPH, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF FRANKLIN TEMPLETON INVESTMENTS

During the 8th Asia Investment Forum, held in Hong Kong the 22-23 of May, Simon Rudolph, executive Vice President of Franklin Templeton Investments, participated to the panel entitled 'Adding Value in Asian Equities'.Simon Rudolph joined the Templeton organization in 1997 as a portfolio manager and research analyst. He has research responsibility.......

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19 07 2013

Neuberger Berman launches Greater China Equity Fund for US investors

Neuberger Berman Group has launched the Neuberger Berman Greater China Equity Fund, a mutual fund for US investors investing primarily in equity securities of issuers based in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.The fund is managed by a team of 13, including portfolio managers and strategists, research analysts and traders, which is based.......

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18 07 2013

INVESTORS SHOULD NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF THE RISKS THEIR PORTFOLIOS CONTAIN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KELVIN BLACKLOCK, CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER OF EASTSPRING INVESTMENTS

During the Asian Investment Forum, which took place in Hong Kong the 22nd and 23rd of May, Kelvin Blacklock, Chief Investment Officer for Eastspring Investments' Global Asset Allocation team, was one of the panelists of the discussion about building a resilient portfolio.  Kelvin Blacklock works in Singapore where he has overall responsibility.......

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09 07 2013

How to reduce volatility with real assets products - Exclusive Interview with Priscilla Luk, Managing Director of Index Research & Design of S&P Dow Jones Indices

During the 8th Asia Investment Forum in Hong Kong the 22-23 of May, Priscilla Luk, managing director of Index Research & Design of S&P Dow Jones Indices, participated in the panel untitled 'Using Real Assets to Reduce Volatility and Enhance Returns'.Priscilla Luk joined S&P Dow Jones Indices as director in January 2012. Priscilla has.......

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09 07 2013

The new challenges for China - Exclusive Interview with Graham Hutchings, Managing Director of Oxford Analytica

During the 8th Asia Investment Forum, taken place in Hong Kong the 22-23 of May, Graham Hutchings, managing director of Oxford Analytica, participated to a panel about China's development and his impact on investors.Graham Hutchings was appointed to Oxford Analytica in April 2013. He served for the previous 13 years as the firm's Director of.......

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04 07 2013

THE IAIR AWARDS GLOBAL ROADSHOW, THE PRIZE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
One of the world's leading ranking and recognition for excellences in global and green economy will be held in New York, Hong Kong, So Paulo and Milan

The IAIR AWARDS global roadshow is coming. The world's leading ranking and prize for excellences in global economy and sustainability will start in Milan on the 27th of June at the London Stock Exchange and will continue in Hong Kong, São Paulo, and New York.  The winners and nominees of IAIR AWARDS can be found in the global.......

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02 07 2013

How to invest in a young, interesting and growing country - Exclusive Interview with Kevin Murphy, Managing Director of Andaman Capital Partners

At the Myanmar Investment Summit in Hong Kong, last 14th and 15th of May, Kevin Murphy, managing director of Andaman Capital Partners, conducted a speech about moving manufacturing operations to Myanmar.Kevin Murphy established Andaman Capital Partners in 2012 to provide advisory services to local and foreign investors. They were seeking to profit.......

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19 06 2013

What CIOs of Foundations & Endowments Need to Monitor

Rosalind M. Hewsenian, a speaker at the marcus evans Foundations & Endowments Investment Summit 2013, on the global phenomena that CIOs need to keep an eye on. Interview with: Rosalind M. Hewsenian, Chief Investment Officer, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Quantitative easing is what is supporting equity prices.......

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19 06 2013

Myanmar, the Great Last Frontier - Exclusive Interview with Zachary Latif, Founder of TLG

The most important topics during Asia’s Investment Summit in Hong Kong in the last economic frontier were regulations, risks, and returns. Zachary Latif is the founder of TLG, a company started in 2011 that focuses on crediting and liquidating markets.  TLG invests in frontier markets, specifically Sub-Saharan African, South Asia, and.......

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19 06 2013

Myanmar: Opportunities in Consumer Products and Services - Exclusive Interview with Ashok Kothari, Managing Director of the GE Asia Pacific Capital Technology Fund and the Asia Pacific Capital Pan Asian Private Equity Fund

Ashok Kothari was one of the panelists of the first Investor Panel during the Myanmar Investment Summit that took place in Hong Kong May 14th and 15th.  Ashok Kothari is the managing director of the GE Asia Pacific Capital Technology Fund and the Asia Pacific Capital Pan Asian Private Equity Fund.  The central issues were Myanmar's.......

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14 06 2013

The potential of Myanmar: opportunities, risks and implications - Exclusive Interview with Alisher Ali, chairman of Silk Road Finance

Asia’s last economic frontier was the focus of many panels during the Myanmar Investment Summit.  This took place on May 14th and 15th in Hong Kong.  What are the opportunities, the risks, and the directions and implications for foreign partners?  We have spoken with Alisher Ali, chairman of Silk Road Finance, who has over 16.......

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14 06 2013

AIMA CEO ANDREW BAKER TO STEP DOWN AT END OF 2013

AIMA is in the process of identifying a successor. Mr Baker has been CEO since the beginning of 2009, having previously been Deputy CEO since 2007. He said: “The last five years have been an extraordinary and extremely challenging period for the industry. I am glad to say that thanks to the efforts of our members, our directors and our.......

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07 06 2013

Myanmar: the new Asias Frontier Market - Exclusive Interview with Keith Rabin, President of KWR International

Myanmar, the Southeast Asia country, bordered by China, Thailand, India, Laos and Bangladesh, is seen like the new Asia’s frontier market. That was the topic discussed during the Myanmar Investment Summit 2013 that took place in Hong Kong on May 14th and 15th. One of the first panels, about the geopolitical importance of Myanmar, saw the.......

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07 06 2013

Aquis Exchange selects Equinix London data centre

Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan European stock exchange, plans to establish its primary data centre at the Equinix LD4 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre inside the Equinix London Slough campus.Aquis Exchange, which will launch pending approval by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), aims to revolutionise the European trading.......

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07 06 2013

Citi launches private equity centre of excellence in Luxembourg

Citi has expanded its private equity services business into Luxembourg through a dedicated centre of excellence for closed-ended funds.This launch follows Citi’s recent introduction of such services in Dublin and Singapore and allows the bank to provide end-to-end private equity solutions in the growing EMEA market.....

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30 05 2013

AIMA PAPER HIGHLIGHTS AREAS FOR DEEPER INTERNATIONAL COORDINATION OF OTC DERIVATIVES REGULATIONS

The paper, ‘Addressing overlaps between EMIR and CFTC OTC derivatives regulation’, provides examples of potential regulatory conflicts or unnecessary overlap between the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and the CFTC’s derivatives rules in a number of key areas including clearing obligations, reporting obligations,.......

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29 05 2013

THE IMPORTANCE OF LIQUIDITY BRIDGE IN THE TRADING SYSTEM - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TANG WENJIE, CEO OF ALPHA GROWTH MANAGEMENT

One of the core functions of the trading system is to transfer end-users’ trades to financial markets. The whole procedure of connecting client terminal, main back-office server and a liquidity provider, and then pass trades to a liquidity provider is called liquidity connection. During the China International Online Trading, Tang Wenjie- CEO.......

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23 05 2013

AIMA INVESTOR STEERING COMMITTEE PUBLISHES BEYOND 60/40

The AIMA Investor Steering Committee (ISC), a committee of institutional investors that undertakes educational initiatives and provides practical guidance within AIMA, the global hedge fund industry association, has published a new paper on the evolving role of hedge funds in institutional investor portfolios.The paper, ‘Beyond 60/40: The.......

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17 05 2013

SOME ADVICES ON HOW TO CHOOSE A TRADING PLATFORM - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LIU XI YAN, CEO OF HONG KONG HUI YE INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Choosing a trading platform, a piece of software that acts as a conduit for information between a trader and a broker, could be a really difficult task. Liu Xi Yuan, CEO of Hong Kong Hui Ye International Group and engaged in Forex market since 2008, during the China International Online Trading Expo held in Shenzhen on 13rd and 14th April,.......

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17 05 2013

Dermot F Smurfit appointed chairman of ML Capital Group

ML Capital Group has appointed Dermot F Smurfit as chairman, effective 23 April 2013.Cyril Delamare, chief executive, says: "Dr Dermot F Smurfit's appointment will further strengthen and help ML Capital build on the foundations put in place by the existing management team. He will be a highly valuable member of the board and will take an.......

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17 05 2013

Bedell Trust appoints experienced trust practitioner in London

Bedell Trust has appointed William McGilivray as a director in the firm’s London office.His role is to assist in delivering the bespoke range of fiduciary services Bedell Trust offers its clients and to develop new business opportunities across the group's international locations. ....

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09 05 2013

HOW TO PROMOTE A BRAND IN CHINA - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GUO XIANGSHAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE HONG KONG HUITAN ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED

Brand awareness among consumers in China has grown rapidly in recent years. During the China International Online Trading Expo, Guo Xiangshan, managing director of the Hong Kong Huituan Asset Management Company Limited, explained how to promote a brand in the the world's leading economic power.In 2006 Guo Xiangshan, founded the first Forex.......

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05 04 2013

Reich & Tang acquires HighMark Funds money market mutual fund business

Reich & Tang is to acquire five money market funds from HighMark Capital Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Union Bank.The deal, which represents more than USD4bn in shareholder assets, has been approved by each company’s board of trustees and is expected to close by July 2013. New York-based Reich & Tang is a cash.......

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22 03 2013

NewWorld Capital Group invests in a Soltage solar project portfolio

NewWorld Environmental Infrastructure has invested in a six-project 11.6 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic electricity production project portfolio developed by Soltage. The projects will be located in Connecticut and Massachusetts and will commence construction this month.....

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25 02 2013

Africa Atlantic to set up a pioneering agribusiness knowledge center in Ghana

Abu Dhabi – A new center to facilitate research and training in agribusiness will be created in Ghana with support of leading universities, Africa Atlantic announced today. The center is being established in association with MIT and the Harvard Kennedy School. “We are pleased with the cooperation we have received from the two.......

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22 02 2013

NRI establishes subsidiary in Thailand

Nomura Research Institute (NRI), a provider of consulting services and system solutions, has established a subsidiary, NRI Consulting & Solutions (Thailand), through Nomura Research Institute Asia Pacific as the holding company, with investment approval from the Board of Investment of Thailand.NRI Thailand will provide consulting services and.......

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15 02 2013

Chadbourne expands private funds practice group team in New York

International law firm Chadbourne & Parke has appointed Sean Dailey as counsel in the private funds group in its New York office.Dailey comes to Chadbourne from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom where he worked in the investment management group.He has significant experience structuring and advising domestic and offshore hedge, hybrid.......

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15 02 2013

Heinz to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital

HJ Heinz Company is to be acquired by an investment consortium comprised of Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital.Heinz shareholders will receive USD72.50 in cash for each share of common stock they own, in a transaction valued at USD28bn, including the assumption of Heinz’s outstanding debt.....

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31 01 2013

AIMA ANNOUNCES AIFMD IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS

London – 31 January 2013: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has launched an online self-diagnostic tool and detailed guide to implementation for firms needing to comply with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).The diagnostic tool and implementation guide,.......

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29 01 2013

PROMETHEUS GLOBAL SERVICES: A NEW BUSINESS MODEL FOR INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS
The interview with Cristiano Carlesi, Founder of Prometheus Global Services

The financial consulting applied to the different areas of development and declined into an international level thanks to a simple but strategic business model: the construction of a new interaction between professionals from different sectors. This is the mission of Prometheus Global Services (PGS), Italian holding company based in Tuscany,.......

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24 01 2013

The Eclipse of British Reason

BERLIN – When placed under too much strain, chains tend to break at the weakest link. Figuratively speaking, the same applies to the European Union. So the entire world quite naturally assumed that any process of EU disintegration would start primarily in the crisis-ridden European south (Greece, first and foremost). But, as British Prime.......

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19 12 2012

AIMA RESPONDS TO FINAL AIFMD IMPLEMENTATION TEXT

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has responded to the publication of the final text of the implementing measures of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (AIFMD) by the European Commission.The publication of the final text marks the conclusion of the current EU-wide.......

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18 12 2012

THE INVESTOR DAY ENCHANTS MONACO
The event, point of reference for Institutional and Individual Investors, soon in Zurich, London and Hong Kong

After the successful first edition held last May in Milan and the second one held in November in Switzerland, the Investor Day (www.investorday.org) has enchanted the prestigious audience  of Monaco. The event, already a point of reference  for Institutional and Individual Investors, is organized by Le Fonti Publishing House in.......

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17 12 2012

Hong Kong: doing business in the hub of Asia - Exclusive Interview with Belinda Wong - Director at Leader Corporate Services Limited

Please introduce yourself and your professional career I am a chartered secretary by profession with over twenty-five years’ experience mainly working in Big 4 and international law firms, namely: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, King and Wood, DLA Piper.  The client portfolio ranged from listed companies, big.......

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14 12 2012

Wasatch launches Emerging Markets Select Fund

Wasatch Advisors, the investment manager to the Wasatch Funds, has launched the Wasatch Emerging Markets Select Fund, a no-load mutual fund that invests in a select portfolio of 30 to 50 geographically diversified emerging-markets companies of all sizes.The fund is managed by Ajay Krishnan. He is joined by veteran international manager Roger.......

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30 11 2012

IAIR AWARDS - III EDITION IN HONG KONG IS COMING
The excellences in global finance and economy will be awarded in Hong Kong on February, the 22nd 2013

 IAIR AWARDS III Edition is coming. The global prize for excellences in global finance and global economy will be held on 22nd February 2013 in Hong Kong, in the prestigious Sheraton Hotel. IAIR AWARDS was born from the scientific committee of IAIR - International Alternative Investment Review - and International.......

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30 11 2012

Carlton Arranges 250 Million Discounted Loan Payoff & Recapitalization At The Four Seasons Hotel In Milan, Italy

New York, NY / Milan, Italy - Carlton Chairman, Howard L. Michaels has announced the closing of a €250 Million Discounted Loan Payoff & Recapitalization At The Four Seasons Hotel In Milan, Italy. The Four Seasons Milan is one of Europe’s most beautiful hotels and is comprised of 117 luxury rooms, with 51 suites, two five-star.......

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19 11 2012

ThinkForex Becomes ASIC Regulated Forex Broker

ThinkForex Officially Recognized as an Australian Forex Broker with Regulation from the Australian Securities and Investments CommissionThinkForex, a leading international Forex broker, today announced it has secured its regulation with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). TF Global Markets (Aust) Pty Ltd is licensed and.......

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06 11 2012

AIMA ANNOUNCES AIFMD IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has announced its AIFMD Implementation Project ahead of the release of the final implementation text of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) by the European Commission.AIMA’s AIFMD Implementation Project will aim to provide.......

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06 11 2012

Forex: US Presidential Election will determine Dollar Value
The analysis of Eimear Daly, FX Market Analyst Monex Europe

The presidential campaign has centred on the US economy and a stuttering labour market. Friday's Payrolls report and the ensuing mud slinging match between the Republican and Democrat camp is evidence of this. The US economy added 171,000 jobs in the month of October. This is a respectable figure considering the backdrop of both global and domestic.......

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26 10 2012

Sturgeon Capital presents first Central Asia-focused Ucits hedge fund

Sturgeon Capital has launched the Sturgeon Central Asia Equities Fund, a Ucits hedge fund that will invest primarily in equity securities of companies listed on regulated markets but which have a substantial exposure to Central Asia and the supporting regional macro growth dynamics."We have been investing in regional equities, both locally and.......

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24 10 2012

INVESTOR DAY 2012 2nd Edition
ASSET MANAGEMENT, ETFs AND FOREX IN LUGANO AND MONTECARLO

After the successful first edition held last May in Milan, the Investor Day  (www.investorday.org) comes back. The event, already a landmark for Institutional and Retail Investors, is organized by Le Fonti Publishing House in collaboration with Lyxor ETF Switzerland, Swiss & Global AM, Cornèr.......

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16 10 2012

IAIR AWARDS III EDITION IN HONG KONG ON FEBRUARY 22, 2013

The third annual edition of the IAIR AWARDS – The Excellence in Global Economy will be held on 22th February 2013 in Hong Kong, in the heart of financial district.As one of the world's leading international financial centers, Hong Kong is the perfect setting with its expansive skyline to host the next huge edition of the IAIR AWARDS, focused.......

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12 10 2012

Message to Europeans: view Africa's challenges and barriers as investment opportunities
Interview with Jacqueline Chemhanzi, Africa Leader at Deloitte Consulting

You are the Africa Lead at Deloitte Consulting. What is your role in particular? In this capacity, I am responsible for assisting South African companies and multi-nationals access opportunities across the continent in the following key sectors: Financial Services, Mining, Healthcare, Energy, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Agriculture and TMT........

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11 10 2012

Newedge presents enhanced FX prime brokerage platform

Newedge has launched an enhanced foreign exchange prime brokerage platform offering institutional clients access to the global currency market - the largest, most liquid market in the world.Connectivity to the forex market’s electronic platforms has been significantly expanded, while the infrastructure supporting the processing of trades for.......

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11 10 2012

MainStay Investments launches MainStay Marketfield Fund

MainStay Investments, a New York Life company, has finalised the adoption of the MainStay Marketfield Fund."We are very pleased Marketfield has joined our team of diversified and independent investment managers," says Stephen Fisher, president of the MainStay Funds. "We believe that MainStay Marketfield Fund will be a key driver for.......

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11 10 2012

HONG KONGERS SAW DECLINE IN WEALTH GROWTH, SAYS HSBC SURVEY

One in five Hong Kongers (19% vs 11% in 2011) reported that their net worth decreased in2012 compared to six months ago while only a third (31%) claimed that their wealth increased in 2012, down from 42% in 2011.HSBC’s Hong Kong Wealth Tracker was conducted over 1,600 individuals aged 18-65. According to the survey, investors have become more.......

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11 10 2012

AIMA ANNOUNCES MIDDLE EAST INITIATIVE

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has announced the launch of a Middle East initiative. AIMA is seeking to create a network for managers and service providers in the Middle East that can give the local industry a voice in terms of engaging with investors and its relations with.......

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