Opers appoints Richard Shafer as CIO

Acting CIO appointed following year-long spell in role

UK in renewed bid to stop Mifid II dealing commission ban

Esma set for crunch board meeting this month

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Tenor Capital tops asset target for arbitration fund

New York manager closed niche vehicle with $170m

SS&C snaps up software firm as acquisition spree rolls on

Firm buys Varden Technologies

KeyQuant launches Cayman CTA fund

The Key Trends 15 Fund launched this week with $16m

Connecticut pension halves BlueCrest FoHF investment

BlueCrest hit by redemptions after Albourne recommendation

Experts call for pan-European alt credit passport

Lawyers want carve out for AIFs, Ucits and Eltifs

ConceptONE managing director departs

Gary Kaminsky leaves after two years at regulatory firm

John Paulson’s merger arb Ucits doubles capacity

$19bn New York firm’s $1.1bn liquid alts fund now has $2bn “soft limit”

News round-up: Ex-Credit Suisse pro to launch quant fund

Puerto Rico to open restructure talks with hedge funds; Visium healthcare fund up 11.2% YTD; and more…

Aberdeen completes private equity specialist acquisition

One of Scotland-headquartered asset manager’s two alts deals, Arden expected to close by year-end

Sinopac quant fund up 20% this year on Asian volatility

Greater China-focused strategy has been on Deutsche platform for one year

Esma launches final Mifid II consultation on trading rules

Regulator wants views on three key topics

Esma extends Greek short selling ban by one month

Athens’ traders banned from shorting since June

News round-up: BoE chief frontrunner for FCA role

Andy Haldane tipped for watchdog leadership; Einhorn and Loeb drop 5%; and more…

Trio spinning out of Platinum Partners for TMT/industrials launch

Brothers Adam and Greg Brenner and Mikal Patel to launch Oribel Capital later in the year

Global macro/event driven hit hardest in sell-off, says Lyxor

Global macro funds on Lyxor’s managed account platform fell -4.1% last week

News round-up: Man Group’s China chief said to be assisting police

Daniel Zwirn teaming up with Westaim Corporation to launch Arena Finance Company and Arena Investors