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GPP makes London hire

Global Prime Partners (GPP), the boutique prime broker, has appointed Colin Bridges to its sales team in London.

Posted on: 09 Sep, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Global Prime Partners makes in-roads in APAC

Global Prime Partners, the boutique prime broker, is expanding into the Asian markets with the appointment of hedge fund industry veteran Rupert Street as COO in Hong Kong.

Posted on: 09 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Hedge funds lagging on AIFMD reporting provisions, warns AIMA

Hedge funds appear to be lagging behind with their preparations for AIFMD reporting requirements, while regulators have been urged to issue technical guidance for managers impacted by the reporting rules, AIMA has said.

Posted on: 11 Mar, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Complete Form PF disclosure could confuse investors, warns BofA

Complete disclosure of Form PF to investors could lead to confusion while one fund of funds warned operational due diligence professionals not to get overly distracted with the form’s minutiae details.

Posted on: 04 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Risk appetite returning but US fiscal cliff continues to stir alarm, BofA survey shows

Global investors’ risk appetite is at its highest level since 2004 although concerns about the US fiscal cliff and eurozone travails remain, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s fund manager survey.

Posted on: 15 Jan, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Confidence among fund managers in global economy rebounds, BofA survey shows

Confidence among fund managers in the global economy is recovering as concerns about the US fiscal cliff recede and optimism about China reached record highs, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch fund manager survey.

Posted on: 18 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Investors

Review of 2012: Part one

Our year-end review in 2011 prophesised 2012 would be miserable.

Posted on: 17 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Investors

Newly formed Wells Fargo Prime Services targets top five US prime brokerage slot

The newly formed Wells Fargo Prime Services is aiming to target a top five slot in the US prime brokerage market within the next five years, the business co-head has said.

Posted on: 11 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Fund managers optimistic about global growth but US fiscal cliff remains huge concern

Optimism about global growth is at an 18 month high although fears about the US fiscal cliff remain, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA) fund manager survey.

Posted on: 13 Nov, 2012
Posted in: Investors

Hedge funds and funds of funds less popular among investors for tail risk protection

Hedge funds and funds of funds do not provide adequate protection against tail risk events, a survey by State Street Global Advisors and the Economist Intelligence Unit has found.

Posted on: 01 Oct, 2012
Posted in: Investors

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