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Index Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.2 per cent in September

Tue, 9 Oct 2012, 06:12

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 0.2 per cent in September (+2.2 per cent in 2012), with 11 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ending the month in positive territory. »

Up arrow Hedge funds close third quarter with September gains

Mon, 8 Oct 2012, 10:01

Hedge funds posted their strongest monthly performance since February to conclude Q3 2012, led by equity hedge strategies as investor sentiment improved on positive developments in the European banking and sovereign debt crisis, as well as US stimulus efforts, according to data released by HFR. »

Chris Ford, EMEA head of investment at Towers Watson Willis Pension Scheme chooses Towers Watson for hedge funds

Mon, 8 Oct 2012, 16:01

The trustees of the GBP1.5bn Willis Pension Scheme have chosen Towers Watson to manage a large portion of its hedge fund portfolio on a fiduciary basis, following a competitive tender. »

Fraud SEC charges Chicago-based investment adviser and owners with fraud

Mon, 8 Oct 2012, 14:09

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Chicago-based GEI Financial Services and its owners, Norman Goldstein and Laurie Gatherum, for defrauding their advisory clients — including the GEI Health Care Fund 2001 — by taking at least USD147,000 in excessive fees and capital withdrawals from the fund since 2009. »

Cayman Islands Cayman financial services industry prepares for FATCA

Mon, 8 Oct 2012, 10:29

As the Cayman Islands Government’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Task Force evaluates the suitability of a government-to-government reporting arrangement with the US, the local financial services industry is making its necessary preparations for managing FATCA. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek Credit strategies shine in morose environment

Mon, 8 Oct 2012, 11:47

By James Williams – Last year was a dismal one for hedge fund managers, who as a group plunged into negative territory for the second time in four years, and so far 2012 hasn’t been much better. Although most strategies have made money this year, they have lagged buoyant – some would say irrationally so – stock markets by some distance. »

says Jun Li, partner,  Ernst & Young’s asset management tax practice Regulation pushes the envelope for operational excellence

Mon, 8 Oct 2012, 12:20

By James Williams – If there’s one tangible benefit to the way regulation is reshaping the hedge fund industry, it’s that service providers have to work in even closer collaboration with each other than they did previously. This is good news for investment advisers and their investors. »

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