Category Archives: Press Releases

AIMA Parliamentary Reception discusses how hedge funds can help to close the ‘pensions gap’

User Contributed News – Speaking at the reception were the Labour MP Dame Anne Begg, Chair of the Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee; the Labour MP Chris Evans, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Chris Leslie MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to […]

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index

SS&C GlobeOp announced that the gross return of its Hedge Fund Performance Index for December 2014 measured 0.11%. This figure is down from 1.13% in the previous month. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index […]

Ramius Launches Fundamental Global Macro Strategy with Quadratic Capital

Ramius LLC (“Ramius”), the global investment management business of Cowen Group, Inc. (“Cowen”) (Nasdaq: COWN), today announced a partnership to launch Quadratic Capital’s options-based, fundamental global macro strategy. Quadratic Capital employs liquid options and swaptions across asset classes and seeks […]

SEC Charges Two Florida-Based Attorneys for Roles in Offering Fraud by Transfer Agent

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two Florida-based attorneys for their roles in an offering fraud conducted by a transfer agent that was the subject of an SEC enforcement action two months ago. The SEC alleges that Jonathan P. […]

VerInvest Corporation Launches Secure Accredited Investor Certification Service

VerInvest Corporation (“VerInvest”) today announced the launch of its highly-secure, financial verification clearing service for the alternative investment community. The platform provides its investor-members a confidential means to authenticate their accredited or qualified financial status, and connect with capital-raising companies and alternative investment […]

Stepson of the Blues LLC to Launch Alternative Investment Ad Campaign

PRNewswire – Title II of the Jobs Act removed the ban on general solicitation and created enormous opportunities for capital formation. Zacks Direct’s latest client leveraging this opportunity is Stepson of the Blues LLC as they seek capital from accredited […]

Source Launches In The United States

PRNewswire – Source, a global investment firm and one of the fastest-growing Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) providers in Europe, is bringing its distinctive approach, established track record and considerable resources to the U.S. market. The firm’s U.S. launch is spearheaded […]

Norm Champ’s Remarks to the Practicing Law Institute, Hedge Fund Management Seminar 2014

Norm Champ, SEC Director, Division of Investment Management – “I am joined here today by two of my Investment Management colleagues – Dan Townley, who will be discussing the Volcker Rule later this afternoon, and Aaron Schlaphoff, who will be participating […]

Rafferty Asset Management Closing Five Leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds

PRNewswire – The Board of Trustees of the Direxion Shares ETF Trust has decided to liquidate and shutter five exchange-traded funds (“the Funds”) based on the recommendation of Rafferty Asset Management, LLC, the Trust’s advisor. Due to the Funds’ inability […]

UCITS Alternative Index – August 2014 Performance

UAI Benchmarks The UAI Global index progresses by 0.51% in August and is now up 1.12% since the beginning of year. The best performing strategy this month is CTA with a progression of 2.56%. Coming next are FX and Emerging […]

Concept Capital Markets, LLC Joins the Hedge Fund Association’s Global Thought Leadership Council

HFA – The Hedge Fund Association (“HFA”), a leading nonprofit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization, announced today the addition of prominent prime brokerage firm Concept Capital Markets, LLC to its Thought Leadership Council. Concept Capital Markets joins fellow council members […]

BTIG Launches Chicago-based FX Desk

BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking and related brokerage services, announced today that it has opened a new Chicago-based FX desk with the hires of Michael Artim, Brandon Walsh and Chris Karabelas. Since […]