Halifax Bids For Piece Of Titanic Hedge Fund Industry

Nov 20 2006 | 11:55am ET

Halifax, Nova Scotia, once the principal North American hub for Britain’s Royal Navy and famously the final resting place for many Titanic dead, is aiming for a new, lucrative claim to fame.

The city, where temperatures in January rarely top freezing and residents enjoy almost 20 inches of snow a year, may yet challenge its more temperate competitors, such as Jersey and Bermuda. Citco Group, a major hedge fund administrator based in the latter tropical paradise, is expected to announce today that it will open—with generous subsidies from Nova Scotia’s government—an office and training center in the city that will employ 350 people. Citco’s announcement comes after last week’s news that hedge fund Olympia Capital International plans a 150-employee office in the city.

According to the Globe and Mail, Bermuda-based financial companies have made hiring commitments to Halifax totaling about 1,000 jobs.


In Depth

Q&A: Reg A+ Will Transform the Alternative Asset Landscape

Jul 7 2015 | 4:03pm ET

In addition to easing capital formation for small companies, Regulation A+ has enormous...

Lifestyle

Fiat Chrysler Files Paperwork For Ferrari IPO

Jul 23 2015 | 5:05pm ET

Italian sportscar maker Ferrari has taken a step closer to a stock market listing...

Guest Contributor

Lifting of Foreign Ownership Limits Signals Sea Change in Vietnam's Capital Markets

Jul 28 2015 | 3:01pm ET

The lifting of restrictions on foreign ownership limits in Vietnam later this year...

 

Editor's Note