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Industry group, the Managed Funds Association (MFA), has appointed four new directors to its board and re-elected Robert Aaron, chief executive officer at DPM Mellon, as chairman. The appointments were made at MFA's first meeting of the new term on ...
Peter Gerhard, the former global head of foreign exchange at Goldman Sachs, has launched his first hedge fund at his new company, East Avenue Capital Partners. Gerhard left Goldman in March, after spending 23 years at the bank, to start East ...

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Crownover New Currency Head at SSGA

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the investment management arm of State Street Corporation, has appointed Collin Crownover as global head of currency management.   Based in London, Crownover reports jointly to Rick Lacaille, European chief investment officer and Alistair Lowe, head ...
Credit Suisse has appointed James Ieong as director of distribution in China for asset management. In this newly created role, Ieong will lead the asset management distribution strategy for China as the bank seeks to expand its footprint in this ...

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AIMA Canada Announces New Committee

The Canadian chapter of AIMA (Alternative Investment Managers Association) has unveiled the membership of its executive committee for 2006-2008. Phil Schmitt of Summerwood Group is appointed chairman, with Integra Capital Management's Tris Lett as deputy chair. Other appointments include Michael ...
US hedge fund HG Trading has installed the Progress Apama Algorithmic Trading Platform from Progress Software for its traders to analyse, evaluate and respond to market events in real time. The boutique company has deployed the platform for equities trading ...
BlackRock has completed its merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Management, it said last week, and has added a further three directors to its board. Sir Deryck Maughan, managing director of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and chairman of the firm's Asia business ...

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Studzinski Starts at Blackstone

John Studzinski, the former co-head of investment banking at HSBC, started work last week at private investment and advisory firm the Blackstone Group as senior managing director and member of the firm's executive committee. His primary role is to oversee ...

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Two Zeros as T-Zero Hits 100

T-Zero, the credit derivative affirmation and connectivity provider, said last week that more than 100 buy side firms have signed on to use its services, reflecting an accelerated pace of adoption. Launched just over a year ago, T-Zero was expected to ...
Alternative investment firm John W Henry last week reported a strong August performance from its currency funds, however the programs remain mired in negative territory year-to-date. JWH's International Foreign Exchange Program returned an estimated 7.81% on the month, bringing year-to-date performance ...