• Hedge maze

    Hedge fund assets set to surpass $3 trillion in 2015

    Hedge fund industry assets are set to rise above $3 trillion (€2.7 trillion) by the end of the year according to a survey by Deutsche Bank.

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  • Shadow banking

    Shadow banking sector to grow in 2015

    Direct lending by asset managers looks set to become an established asset class in Europe, with strong growth estimates for the next 12 months, according to ratings agency Moody's Investor Service.

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  • Africa map

    Private equity investment increasing in Africa after solid 2014

    After a strong 2014, with $8.1 billion (€7.2 billion) worth of deals completed, Africa's private equity market looks set to grow this year.

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  • Connecting

    SIA and Colt awarded contract to connect Hungarian CSD

    Network providers SIA and Colt have been awarded the contract to connect the Hungarian central securities depository (CSD) Keler to Target2-Securities (T2S), the new European platform for

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  • Hong-Kong-1

    Aberdeen bolsters direct property investment team

    Fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management has appointed William Shaw to the direct property team as head of segregated property mandates in the Asia Pacific region.

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