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Alt managers show strong bond recoveries in runoff test, says Fitch

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Fri, 22/05/2015 - 14:00

A Fitch Ratings analysis of three of the largest US alternative investment managers shows that each firm should be able to sufficiently cover outstanding debt obligations, including 30-year bonds, under a 10-year runoff scenario. ...Read more

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Cim Fund Services goes live with eFront’s FrontInvest solution

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 16:00

Cim Fund Services, one of the largest fund administrators in Mauritius, is going live with the eFront’s flagship FrontInvest solution.  »

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Rightpoint secures USD55m investment from Stella Point Capital

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 13:00

Rightpoint, a digital agency and technology consultancy, has secured a USD55 million equity investment from New York-based Stella Point Capital.  »

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D E Shaw Renewable Investments and BPRE acquire two solar projects

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 12:00

D E Shaw Renewable Investments and Bright Plain Renewable Energy (BPRE) have acquired two solar projects with a combined capacity of 7.1 MW-DC located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  »

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European institutions look to alternatives for increased yield

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 10:26

Research firm Cerulli Associates has found that close to 70 per cent of European pensions plan to increase allocations to various alternative investment classes, principally infrastructure, in their search for diversification.   »

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Beringea invests GBP2.7m in Sealskinz

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 09:00

Venture capital investor Beringea, manager of the ProVen VCTs, has invested GBP2.7 million in waterproof outdoor accessories specialist Sealskinz Ltd. »

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New addition to Quoted Companies Alliance Board

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 19:45

The Quoted Companies Alliance, an independent membership organisation for small to mid-size quoted companies, has appointed Judith MacKenzie to its Board. »

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CalPERS and QIC form USD764m (AUD1bn) Asia-Pacific infrastructure partnership

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 19:00

Alternative investments firm QIC has formed a USD764 million (AUD1 billion) Asia-Pacific infrastructure partnership with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). »

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Noerr advises on sale of Kunze Folien to Aavid

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 18:45

Noerr has advised on the sale of Kunze Folien GmbH to a strategic investor. The company which is based in Oberhaching near Munich is taken over by the US Aavid  Group.  »

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Taliance’s GlobalAsset provides AIFMD reporting solution

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 18:30

The latest version of Taliance’s front office platform, GlobalAsset, enables asset and fund management businesses to automatically calculate the ratios and deliver reporting that complies with the requirements enshrined in the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (AIFMD). »

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Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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