Fri, Feb 27, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Oddo AM appoints BNY Mellon as fund administrator and trustee for new merger arbitrage hedge fund

Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update – BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed by Oddo Asset Management (Oddo AM) to provide fund administration and custody services for its new hedge fund, Orsay Merger Arbitrage.

Oddo AM, the asset management branch of French financial services group Oddo & Cie, launched the merger arbitrage fund in June 2011 with €100 million seed capital, following its acquisition of Banque D’Orsay in October 2010.

Pierre Baudard, Chief Operating Officer of Oddo Asset Management said: “Orsay Merger Arbitrage is the flagship product of our new alternatives business and BNY Mellon’s combined expertise in fund administration and custody will be a huge benefit to Oddo as we expand our hedge fund presence.”

Marina Lewin, Global Head of Sales, at BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services, said: “BNY Mellon looks forward to working with Oddo Asset Management and providing them with a superior level of service. We will work closely with them to support their requirements as the business grows."

(press release)


BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services (AIS), a leading fund administrator of alternative assets including single manager hedge funds, funds of hedge funds and private equity, has over $450 billion of assets under administration and custody and an extensive global presence. In addition to administration and custody services, AIS offers cash management, foreign exchange, collateral management, corporate trust and wealth management to the alternative investment industry.

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has $25.9 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.2 trillion in assets under management, services $11.9 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.6 trillion per day. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. www.bnymellon.com

Oddo Asset Management is the asset management affiliate of Groupe Oddo and operates two major business lines: Investment Banking and Asset Management. Oddo Asset Management has EUR 13bn in assets under management (at 31/12/2010), and 120 employees including 32 fund managers divided into competence clusters. The company seeks performance and innovation through specialist management for its Institutional and Independent Financial Advisor partners. Thanks to its conviction management, Oddo Asset Management has developed recognised expertise in: mid cap equities and theme-driven investments, convertible bonds, diversified management and multi management. www.oddo.fr

Oddo & Cie is an independent financial services group, founded over 160 years ago. With a staff of 1,000 (including 100 analysts and an IT headcount of 100) and €22bn in assets under management, Oddo & Cie is active in investment banking and capital management: brokerage on the equity and bond markets, financial analysis, private banking, asset management with associated front- and back-office activities. The Group stands out thanks to its ownership structure as 42% of its capital is held by the Oddo family and 30% by employees. This “partnership” ethos guarantees the long-term involvement of its teams. At end-2010, Oddo & Cie reported a net profit of € 81.5m and had shareholders' equity of €379m.

bG

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Very small CTA averages 6.90% per month since April’14 inception[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: There aren’t many one-man shops around in the hedge fund world but we talked to one. Andrew S. Peskin, who is ba

  2. Investing - Top U.S. hedge funds cut Apple stakes ahead of all-time high, John Paulson holds gold ETF in Q4 but cuts back on some miners, Hedge funds exited tumbling oil company shares late last year, Some top investors exit Herbalife, Soros added shares in fourth quarter, Moore Capital boosts U.S. financial holdings, reduces China bets[more]

    Top U.S. hedge funds cut Apple stakes ahead of all-time high From Reuters.com: Top U.S. hedge fund management firms, including David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital and Philippe Laffont's Coatue Management, reduced their stakes in Apple Inc during the fourth quarter, ahead of the iPhone mak

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Skënderbeg launches four single-manager funds with Your Wealth AG[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Skënderbeg Funds AGmvK, an investment fund for qualified investors under Liechtenstein law (umbrella fund),

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Many Swiss investors are questioning the value proposition of hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: There is a well-known transition among investors in hedge funds between high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors, Ian Hamilton, head of the IDS Group, said during the recent

  5. UCITS HFS Index starts year on positive note with 1.09% gains in January[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The UCITS HFS Index started the year on a positive note gains of 1.09% in January after finishing 2014 with a modest performance of 1.62%. Index provider 2n20 said th