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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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Ardian Names Brenke Co-Head of Private Debt Unit

Oct 25 2016 | 10:17pm ET

Global private capital company Ardian has promoted Mark Brenke to the role of co-head of the company’s rapidly growing private debt business. 

AIMA/CAIA Study: Adding Leverage Does Not Necessarily Increase Performance Risk

Oct 25 2016 | 9:46pm ET

Adding leverage to an alternative investment fund does not necessarily increase the risk, according to a new joint study by the Alternative Investment Management Association and the CAIA Association.

Aegon Asset Management Names Coughlan Head of U.S. Distribution

Oct 25 2016 | 9:11pm ET

The U.S. unit of Aegon Asset Management has named former Westwood Management executive Martin Coughlan as the company’s head of distribution. 

Tikehau Capital Inks Deal To Manage Lyxor AM's Senior Debt Funds

Oct 25 2016 | 9:00pm ET

French alternative asset manager Tikehau Capital has lifted a team out of Lyxor Asset Management responsible for four European senior debt funds totaling more than €700 million in AUM.

CenterOak Partners Expands Professional Team With Three New Hires

Oct 25 2016 | 8:33pm ET

Dallas-based CenterOak Partners has strengthened its team with the hire of three new professionals to support the firm's investment, monitoring and investor relations functions. 

Patriarch's Tilton Counters Fraud Accusations as In-House SEC Trial Begins

Oct 25 2016 | 7:43pm ET

After the U.S. Supreme Court denied her request to put her long-awaited SEC administrative trial on hold, private equity maven Lynne Tilton and her company, Patriarch Partners, finally faced off against the SEC in a hearing yesterday. 

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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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