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Christine Waldron, U.S. Bancorp Fund Services

Cultural fit is key to long‑term success

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:53

The pace of consolidation within the hedge fund administration space shows no let-up, with MUFJ Investor Services, the asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, having just announced its latest acquisition; Rydex Fund Services, a 1940-Act fund administration business formerly owned by Guggenheim Investments.  »

Peter Sanchez, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Ser5vices

Convergence drives strategic operational partnerships

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:36

In order for the alternative funds industry to evolve one point that needs to be addressed is that the term 'Hedge Fund Administration' is too narrow. Firstly, one cannot avoid a trend towards convergence within alternatives that has steadily gained traction in recent years as hedge fund managers develop more private equity-like fund strategies, and vice-versa; this has resulted in the term 'hybrid fund' being bandied about.  »

Jack McDonald, Conifer

Strategy will be to focus on ‘growth from the core’

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:27

Conifer Financial Services is one of the world's leading independent fund administrators. It has more than 200 clients representing more than USD110 billion of combined assets under administration (AuA) and has a strong footprint in both the US and Asia (Singapore) following its successful merger with Vastardis Capital in 2014.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Hedge fund administration: M&A will improve standardisation

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:16

There is plenty of scope for further consolidation in the hedge fund administration space, but only those with a clear strategic vision and a willingness to reinvest in their businesses will likely emerge as tomorrow’s winners.  »

SIB enters alternative lending market with LendingCrowd

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:13

LendingCrowd, a UK alternative finance lender, has partnered with the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, in an initiative that will see GBP2.75 million invested in Scottish SMEs across the LendingCrowd platform. »

Brighter World Energy raises GBP500,000 to provide solar energy to Africa

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:08

Brighter World Energy, a socially conscious energy company launching in the UK, has completed a GBP500,000 seed capital round with the help of ClearlySo, a European impact investment bank. »

Chris Duggan, CAIS

Cayman Alternative Investment Summit: Davos for alternative fund managers

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 12:46

The fourth annual Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS), scheduled for 15-17 February in the Cayman Islands, will convene leading thinkers and decisions makers from across the industry as they explore this year’s theme, “Defying Gravity: The Future of Alternative Investments in Exceptional Times.”  »

Perceptive Advisors raises USD323m Credit Opportunities Fund

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 11:03

Perceptive Advisors, an investment management firm focused on the healthcare sector, has closed the Perceptive Credit Opportunities Fund, which provides private credit to healthcare companies.  »

Nexxus Capital invests in Fondo de Transporte Mexico

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 11:02

Nexxus Capital has completed an investment in Fondo de Transporte México (FTM), a platform of companies in the logistics, cargo, personnel and student transportation sectors. »

Fonds invests in JAMP Pharma

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 10:35

JAMP Pharma, a generic pharmaceutical company, has signed a partnership agreement with Quebec development capital organisation Fonds de solidarité FTQ, which includes a major investment representing a minority stake of 31 per cent. »

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