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Greater operational due diligence needs to be performed during M&A, highlights Aberdeen Asset Management COO

Asset managers acquiring or merging with other businesses need to perform more comprehensive operational due diligence during the takeover process, according to the chief operating officer (COO) at Aberdeen Asset Management.

Posted on: 05 Jan, 2012

A review of 2011: Hectic but manageable

2011 has been a turbulent year. Uprisings, urban riots and middle class anti-capitalist demonstrators have dominated the headlines.

Posted on: 21 Dec, 2011

Canadian hedge funds could double AuM in next five years, says AIMA Canada

The Canadian hedge fund industry could double its assets under management (AuM) over the next five years, according to the chair of AIMA (Alternative Investment Management Association) Canada.

Posted on: 15 Dec, 2011

Asia-based investors express interest in emerging managers - Preqin

Asia-based investors are increasingly allocating to emerging hedge fund managers with an 11% rise this year over 2010, according to research by Preqin.

Posted on: 12 Dec, 2011

2012 could be good year for hedge funds despite volatility, says HFR's Heinz

Hedge funds have reason to be optimistic in 2012 despite the ongoing market volatility, Kenneth Heinz, president of Hedge Fund Research (HFR) has claimed.

Posted on: 12 Dec, 2011

Smaller, self clearing brokers face hedge fund exodus in 2012

Smaller, self-clearing brokers with proprietary and principal trading operations could find themselves losing a large chunk of their remaining hedge fund client base come the New Year, it has been warned.

Posted on: 10 Dec, 2011

Wells Fargo completes LaCrosse acquisition although debate over future of fund administration continues

Wells Fargo, the US’s biggest mortgage lender, has completed its acquisition of LaCrosse Global Fund Services from Cargill.

Posted on: 05 Dec, 2011

Man Group appoints Hendriks to institutional department

Man Group, the $65 billion hedge fund manager, has announced that Ruud Hendriks will become non-executive chairman of the firm’s institutional department.

Posted on: 01 Dec, 2011
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Institutional investors warned on pigeon-holing their managers

The growing “tick-box” mentality of some institutional investors is damaging creativity in the hedge fund space and could lead to potential “star” managers shunning the industry altogether, it has been warned.

Posted on: 24 Nov, 2011

Debate rages over viability of outsourcing hedge fund COO function

Debate is raging as to whether hedge funds, particularly start-ups, should be outsourcing the chief operating officer (COO) role.

Posted on: 23 Nov, 2011

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