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Brevan Howard Cuts Management Fees For Listed Vehicle

Oct 19 2016 | 10:40pm ET

 Close on the heels of news that it will lower the fees charged to some investors in its flagship hedge funds, London-based hedge fund manager Brevan Howard Capital Management will no longer charge management fees on profits made by a listed vehicle that invests into the company’s main fund. 


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Oak Hill Advisors Raises $2.7B For New Distressed Debt Fund

Oct 24 2016 | 11:42pm ET

Global alternative credit investment manager Oak Hill Advisors has reportedly raised $2.7 billion for its second distressed debt fund.

Survey: Hedge Funds Raising Tech Investment As AI, Cybersecurity Risks Loom

Oct 24 2016 | 11:26pm ET

Hedge fund managers are investing into technology in order to solve regulatory and operational issues as well as to carve out competitive advantages, according to the 2016 KPMG/AIMA/MFA Global Hedge Fund Survey.

Baird Taps Xu to Lead China Investment Banking

Oct 24 2016 | 10:57pm ET

International financial services company Baird has named former BDA Partners executive Lydia Xu as head of China investment banking.

Francisco Partners Raises $600M For Tech Fund Focusing on Smaller Deals

Oct 24 2016 | 6:33pm ET

Buyout firm Francisco Partners has raised $600 million for its latest investment vehicle, named the Agility Fund, which will make investments of up to $50 million into middle-market technology companies in the U.S., Europe and Israel.  

RWC Partners Inks EM Advisory Deal With RiceHadleyGates

Oct 24 2016 | 6:14pm ET

The emerging and frontier markets team of global investment manager RWC Partners has inked a partnership with the international strategic consulting firm of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

ZEDRA Names Sim to Lead Asian Market Development

Oct 24 2016 | 5:52pm ET

Independent trust and fund services specialist ZEDRA has appointed Wendy Sim to lead development of the company’s presence in Singapore. 

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Financial Industry Blockchain Consortium R3 To Open-Source Platform Code

Oct 20 2016 | 9:03pm ET

Bitcoin's blockchain technology has spawned a flurry of activity among fintech startups and established companies alike, all seeking to harness the power of distributed ledgers for the financial sector. One such group, named R3, is a consortium of 70 of the world's biggest financial institutions, and true to Bitcoin's open-source origins, is making their blockchain code publicly available in what could become the industry standard for the nascent technology.

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    Due Diligence Beyond The Tear Sheet

    Aug 12 2016 | 10:02am ET

    For prudent investors, the ubiquitous tear sheet is ground zero for any further investigation of a fund; the more impressive they are, the more questions they raise. In our inaugural Trade Secrets column on due diligence, we look at a Brazilian direct lending fund whose tear sheet promotes performance that would make any investor sit up straight, including 100% positive months, a Sharpe ratio of 16.7, no drawdowns, and weekly liquidity. But is all as it seems?

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