Albourne launches specialist credit consulting arm

Consultant previously split its research into three broad classes: hedge funds, private markets and dynamic beta

HFM launch pick AuM up 50% amid start-up growth

Annual round-up highlights increase in size and more positivity

News round-up: Top Credit Suisse owner backs part of RBR break-up plan

Cohen-backed Quantopian starts fund for outside investors; appeals court dismisses Level Global owner’s FBI claims and more

Maples FS expands presence in Bermuda

Fund admin supports growth with two senior hires

Apex hires Kane admin head to lead insurance platform

Recently merged admin to rebrand Equinoxe’s insurance fund service

BlueMountain promotes investment team trio to partners

Promotions go into effect in 2018

Ex-Moore Capital PM to launch l/s equity fund

Cheng said to be raising capital for Alexander Road Capital

Blackstone taps Lyxor UK distribution head

Andrew Cocks joins in new role to lead Emea private wealth distribution

Winton launches systematic event-driven fund

L/s equity strategy opens to external allocations

News round-up: RBR to press for three-way break-up of Credit Suisse

Ex-Goldman executive raises money for quant strategy; Berkowitz liquidates hedge fund

Goldman taps UBS for quant research head

Nick Baltas joins bank’s systematic trading strategies group in London

Davide Serra’s Algebris launches Ucits for Italian savers

PIR-compliant fund will invest primarily in small and mid-cap Italian companies

Finisterre to manage Principal Global EMD Ucits

Damien Buchet and Christopher Watson to run unconstrained emerging markets credit strat

Ex-Graham duo start Mistell Management

Macro firm registered as CPO with CFTC this month

News round-up: Bridgewater wagers $1.1bn against Italian companies

Sachem Head seeks break-up of UK pharma group Shire; EU reaches equivalence deal with US on derivatives; and more

Northern Trust hires ex-Aviva Investors director

Andrew Brown becomes Global Fund Services UK relationship head

Heptagon Capital on-boards first l/s Ucits strat with $90m

New York small cap manager Kettle Hill launches on Irish platform following demand from European clients

SS&C acquires Commonwealth Fund Services

Deal to buy Canadian firm sees admin giant bring in $8bn in AuA