July 29, 2010

FRM and IBK Form Fund of Funds Venture

IBK Securities and Financial Risk Management on June 22, 2010 announced a partnership to launch a fund of hedge funds and to distribute fund products in Korea.

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July 29, 2010

FRM Capital Seeds Varna Capital

FRM Capital Advisors announced today that it formed a strategic relationship with Varna Capital involving a seed investment in Varna’s first fund. 

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July 29, 2010

Bank of America Private Equity Employee Lift Outs

Bloomberg reported on July 23, 2010 that two groups of Bank of America Corp. private equity employees are planning to join two bank-affiliated independent ventures.

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July 29, 2010

UMB to Acquire Prairie Capital

UMB Financial Corporation announced on June 30, 2010 the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire asset manager Prairie Capital Management.

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July 28, 2010

Mastrapasqua Acquires Austin Calvin & Flavin

Mastrapasqua Asset Management announced on June 29, 2010 that it had acquired investment advisory firm Austin Calvert & Flavin.

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July 26, 2010

KKR IPO Prospectus Filed

Private equity firm KKR & Co. L.P. filed its final IPO prospectus with the SEC on July 6, 2010.

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July 26, 2010

Knight Capital Acquires Astor Asset Management

Knight Capital Group announced on July 26, 2010 that it had agreed to acquire money management firm Astor Asset Management for approximately $20 million in cash and stock.

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July 23, 2010

LPL Financial to Acquire National Retirement Partners

LPL Financial Corporation announced on July 14, 2010 an agreement to acquire certain assets of National Retirement Partners.

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July 23, 2010

Lowe Enterprises and Guardian Life Form RE Venture

Lowe Enterprises and Guardian Life announced on July 7, 2010 an agreement to form a strategic partnership involving Lowe’s real estate investment management business.

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July 23, 2010

OneAmerica Acquires McCready and Keene

In a press release dated July 1, 2010, OneAmerica Financial Partners announced the acquisition of retirement plan consultant McCready and Keene.

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