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China's HNA Group Said To Be Eyeing Value Partners Stake

May 22 2017 | 11:12pm ET

Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is reportedly in discussions with Hong Kong-based Value Partners to buy at least some of chairman and co-founder Cheah Cheng Hye’s stake in the independent asset manager.

 

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Real Talk on Martin Wheatley, FAANG Stocks, The Herd, Billions and Defenestration

May 23 2017 | 3:05pm ET

Today, you-know-who joins a hedge fund, active managers like the same three stocks, Billions builds a set, and another Ponzi Scheme is uncovered.

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Real Talk on Martin Wheatley, FAANG Stocks, The Herd, Billions and Defenestration

May 23 2017 | 3:05pm ET

Today, you-know-who joins a hedge fund, active managers like the same three stocks, Billions builds a set, and another Ponzi Scheme is uncovered.

Schroders Taps Inhofe For Global Sales Role

May 22 2017 | 6:22pm ET

Global investment management firm Schroders has appointed veteran UBS Wealth Management executive Daniel Imhof to the newly created role of head of global sales. 

Arconic Reaches Truce With Singer's Elliott Management

May 22 2017 | 5:40pm ET

Just a few days before its annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, specialty metals company Arconic has struck a deal with Paul Singer's activist hedge fund Elliott Management which removes the need for a contested proxy vote and gives Elliott three board seats, among other concessions.

MCH Private Equity Closes Fourth Middle Market Fund at €350M Hard Cap

May 22 2017 | 5:18pm ET

Spanish private equity company MCH Private Equity has raised €350 million in capital commitments for its fourth middle market fund, closing the oversubscribed fund at its hard cap.

Hedge Fund Practice At Citigate Dewe Rogerson Reaches 20 Clients

May 22 2017 | 5:07pm ET

The global hedge fund practice of corporate communications consultancy Citigate Dewe Rogerson has reportedly added 20 new clients since it launched less than a year ago, FINalternatives has learned.

Wilshire Consulting Names Ingram To ESG/SRI Post

May 22 2017 | 5:00pm ET

Wilshire Consulting, the institutional advisory and consulting unit of Wilshire Associates, has named Daniel Ingram to serve as vice president of responsible investment research and consulting.

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bfinance: Fees Falling Across Asset Classes, Yet Overall Investor Costs Still Climbing

May 16 2017 | 9:53pm ET

Despite unprecedented attention on fees, new research from investment consultancy bfinance reveals the average pension fund is paying out a higher proportion of their AuM in investment costs than they were ten years ago despite declines in fees across several asset classes.

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Risk-Based Compliance: Why Oversight Of Outsourcing Is Critical

May 10 2017 | 7:02pm ET

Compliance is notoriously one of the trickiest middle office functions for funds to consistently master, not only because it’s a regulatory minefield, but also because the requirements are complex, constantly changing, and expensive to manage. The advent of risk-based compliance is a welcome development, writes KOGER’s Wasseem Ghorayeb in this contributed article, but it can quickly become very onerous. The result, especially for smaller firms, can be a fire-and-forget approach to the outsourcing of this critical function that carries its own set of risks. 

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Lifestyle

Aston Martin Returns To Debt Market As DB11 Drives Turnaround

Mar 31 2017 | 5:21pm ET

James Bond’s preferred carmaker is returning to the public debt markets for the first time in five years, issuing at least £530 million in five-year debt aimed at refinancing high-coupon tranches maturing next year and further cementing the famous company's nascent turnaround.

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FINtech

Synechron: The 'Power of 3' Approach To Fintech

Mar 2 2017 | 9:08pm ET

As the fintech space expands and matures, financial services firms are increasingly turning to one-stop-shops that combine the best of start-up innovation in areas like blockchain with process, design and technology development capabilities that can all wrap together in pursuit of broad, strategic goals. The key, according to the team at New York-based Synechron, is what the company terms the "Power of 3" - being agile enough to meet the changing needs of clients, continually investing in R&D, and yet still being large enough to scale any global project.

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From The Archives

Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins

Jan 17 2017 | 4:43pm ET

By definition, alternative investments include exotic assets far beyond your typical equity and debt securities, and fund managers are increasingly interested in the attractive - and largely uncorrelated - investment characteristics of such things as artwork, classic cars, and as Emily Lane of Elan Fine Instruments explains in this in-depth article, rare instruments such as violins. 

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