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Hedge fund investor activity in the next 12 months

Hedge fund investor activity in the next 12 months

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 16:44

This extract from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H2 2015 features data gathered in our latest investor interviews (conducted June 2015) and focuses on hedge fund investors’ plans for the coming year. »

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds continue to display high resilience

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds continue to display high resilience

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 16:10

The focus remained on China, with PBoC announcing a surprise Yuan devaluation and steps towards the liberalisation of its quotation mechanism. While factoring the outright impact of the approximate 5 per cent devaluation against USD – in EM currencies and in exports sectors – markets also read this development as an additional sign of slower Chinese growth.  »

BNY Mellon appointed account bank for Activate Capital Lending Platform

BNY Mellon appointed account bank for Activate Capital Lending Platform

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:28

BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed account bank for Activate Capital lending platform (Active Capital), a EUR500 million home-building joint venture between the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) and KKR. »

Talem Africa Acquires Morocco-based Silver Food

Talem Africa Acquires Morocco-based Silver Food

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:14

Talem Africa (Talem) has bought 100 per cent of the shares of  Silver Food, the largest fish canning facility in Morocco, and its two wholly-owned subsidiaries SOPCODA and Silver Fishing.  »

LDC-backed Prism Medical completes strategic acquisition of Smirthwaite Limited

LDC-backed Prism Medical completes strategic acquisition of Smirthwaite Limited

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:12

Wakefield headquartered Prism Medical, a manufacturer and provider of specialist mobility and handling equipment, has completed the acquisition of Smirthwaite Limited for an undisclosed sum. »

Investec expands Growth and Acquisition Finance team

Investec expands Growth and Acquisition Finance team

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:10

Investec Specialist Bank (Investec) has added to its Growth and Acquisition Finance team with the appointment of Steven Ive as an originator. He will report to Gary Edwards, and focus on Asset Based & Cash flow lending to drive growth amongst mid-market companies. »

Arma Partners advises JT Bioscopen on EUR85m sale to Vue International

Arma Partners advises JT Bioscopen on EUR85m sale to Vue International

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:08

Arma Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to JT Bioscopen, the second largest cinema chain in the Netherlands, and its selling shareholder on JT’s sale to Vue International. »

Scottish Investment Bank leverages record private sector investment of GBP99m

Scottish Investment Bank leverages record private sector investment of GBP99m

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 14:00

Scottish Enterprise’s investment arm, the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), invested GBP66.5m into 155 Scottish companies during 2014/15, leveraging a record private sector investment of GBP99m. »

JTC completes Kelinwort Benson fund admin business acquisition

JTC completes Kelinwort Benson fund admin business acquisition

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 13:54

Following an initial announcement in July, JTC has formally completed its acquisition of Kleinwort Benson’s Fund Administration business, taking the company’s global headcount to over 450 staff.  »

Markit to acquire forex specialist DealHub

Markit to acquire forex specialist DealHub

Mon, 24/08/2015 - 13:51

Markit, a provider of financial information services, is to acquire DealHub, a provider of trade processing and trading services to the foreign exchange market. »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Locked door

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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