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HSBC launches new private equity platform

Mon, 28/11/2005 - 06:13

HSBC's Alternative Fund Services has launched a customised private equity administration platform tailored to the specific needs of its private equity clients. "As »

AcenciA issue raises GBP 42.6 million

Mon, 28/11/2005 - 06:07

Fund of hedge funds AcenciA Debt Strategies Limited raised GBP 42,600,000 before expenses in its recent pricing and offer for subscription. Under the structure of »

MAXAM makes two more senior appointments

Thu, 24/11/2005 - 06:01

MAXAM Capital Management (MAXAM) has appointed two additional senior members to its team -- Rosemary Gilchrist and Joseph Soares. Both were previously Senior Vice »

Latin American hedge fund managers spread their wings

Mon, 21/11/2005 - 06:11

A new focus on Latin American alternative assets among foreign investors starved of substantial returns at home is coinciding with the emergence of a new breed of managers in the region whose skill »

KGR Capital to launch first UK-listed fund of Asian hedge funds

Wed, 16/11/2005 - 06:15

KGR Capital is to launch the first UK-listed Asian fund of hedge funds, the KGR Absolute Return PCC Limited. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein is acting as Sponso »

Thames River expands multi-manager hedge fund team

Wed, 09/11/2005 - 06:03

Thames River Capital has appointed Nic Karageorgis as an assistant fund manager responsible for investment risk to its multi-manager hedge fund team.  Karageorgis j »

Dexion Absolute Limited prepares for fifth share issue

Tue, 08/11/2005 - 06:13

Dexion Absolute Limited has published a prospectus in respect of the proposed Placing and Offer for Subscription of C Shares, its fifth share issue. The Company is »

Nationwide begins strategic review of Gartmore

Fri, 04/11/2005 - 06:17

US mutual insurer Nationwide has asked Morgan Stanley to conduct a strategic review of Gartmore following weeks of speculation that the latter may be put up for sale. »

BNP Paribas and Sundaram in Indian asset management joint-venture

Thu, 03/11/2005 - 06:17

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNP PAM) and Sundaram Finance Ltd (SFL) have formed a strategic partnership in asset management in India. BNP PAM will buy a 49.9 per »

MVP fund of funds re-opens to new investors

Mon, 31/10/2005 - 06:17

MVP Asset Management LLC has announced the re-opening of the MVP Fund of Funds to new investors.  Since launch the fund has exhibited 15 consecutive positive monthly returns, producing an o »

Julius Baer to reorganize Diversified Fixed Income Hedge Fund

Fri, 28/10/2005 - 07:03

Julius Baer is to reorganise its Diversified Fixed Income Hedge Fund into a Master/Feeder structure.  At an EGM held on 25 October, the shareholders of the Fund ha »

GuernseyFinance welcomes Cable & Wireless plans

Thu, 27/10/2005 - 07:13

GuernseyFinance has welcomed plans by Cable & Wireless (C&W) to develop a state of the art telecommunications infrastructure in the island. C&W has announced detail »

Gottex enhances legal team with two key hires

Mon, 24/10/2005 - 07:01

Gottex Fund Management has made two key legal appointments -- new General Counsel William Woolverton and Legal & Compliance Officer Alexis Kaiser. Woolverton, who h »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Using local market insight to drive performance: Conor O'Mara, Co-Manager, HSBC Global Technology Fund

Fri, 21/10/2005 - 07:19

Conor O'Mara outlines the investment processes that drive the HSBC Global Technology Fund, which was launched on 1 September 2005. HW: What is the backgroun »

Integrated sells GAIM Paragon (Israel) to Clal Finance

Thu, 20/10/2005 - 07:09

GAIM Paragon, a 50.1 per cent-owned subsidiary of  London-based Integrated Asset Management, has sold its Israeli operation to Clal Finance. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Tim Gascoigne, Principal Portfolio Manager, HSBC European Absolute Limited

Fri, 14/10/2005 - 07:17

Tim Gascoigne has nine years experience in the hedge funds industry and joined HRIL in 1996 after spending three years as an equity researcher and member of the strategy team with Mercury Asset Man »

Mellon HBV establishes Hong Kong-based research team

Tue, 11/10/2005 - 07:11

Mellon HBV Alternative Strategies, a subsidiary of Mellon Financial Corporation, has established a specialist research team in Hong Kong to cover Asian markets. Th »

Pro-Hedge launches new multi-manager energy fund

Tue, 04/10/2005 - 07:13

Pro-Hedge Funds has launched its diversified Pro-Hedge Multi-Manager Energy Fund, the first such fund to be launched in Canada. Specializing in the North American E »

6. HSBC's Alternative Financial Services Market Review Series: Funds of funds start to emerge in South African market

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

Ian Hamilton, Managing Director, Global Fund Services (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, outlines recent trends in South Africa's nascent hedge funds market HW: »

4. The Hedgeweek Interview: Kim Hillier, Chief Investment Officer, Investec Private Bank, London.

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

Investec Private Bank this week launched Nova Alpha, an innovative fund of hedge funds. »

3. The Hedgeweek Interview: Hugh Lawson, Co-Head Europe, Hedge Fund Strategies Group, Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

Goldmans Sachs operates one of the largest funds of  hedge businesses in the world . »

2. The Hedgeweek Interview: Ian Cadby, Deputy CIO, Liberty Ermitage

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

In this interview Ian Cadby outlines how Liberty Ermitage doubled its assets under management in funds of hedge funds to over US$1 billion over the past year, and is now »

1. Comment: Will institutions destroy the Alpha they seek from alternative investments? By Ian Morley, CEO, Dawnay, Day Olympia Limited, London.

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

To paraphrase the cliché "we often destroy the object we most desire".  The core of this essay is to examine the possibility that this is »

Andre du Plessis joins Watson Wyatt Investment Consulting

Fri, 30/09/2005 - 07:07

Andre du Plessis, the ex-chief executive of Coronation Fund Managers, is to join Watson Wyatt Investment Consulting as a senior investment consultant. He said: "It is interesting to see how »

SFC publishes results of consultation on Hedge Fund Guidelines

Wed, 28/09/2005 - 07:11

Hong Kong's SFC has made minor revisions to its Hedge Fund Guidelines following the publication of consultation results this week. The SFC published the conclusions »

Optimal appoints Senior VP and Chief Risk Officer in London

Tue, 27/09/2005 - 07:07

Optimal Investment Services, part of Spain's Grupo Santander, is building its fund of hedge funds investment team in London. Amit Propat, who was previously head o »

RMF places EUR 150m hedge fund portfolio with major German client

Mon, 26/09/2005 - 07:01

RMF has placed a EUR 150 million bespoke hedge fund portfolio with a German institutional client, one of the biggest transactions of its kind within Germany. The c »

HSBC Republic Investments appoints new Chief Executive

Thu, 22/09/2005 - 07:07

HSBC has appointed Barbara Rupf Bee as chief executive to its dedicated hedge fund investment adviser, HSBC Republic Investments Limi »

Harcourt recognised as foreign fund representative in Switzerland

Wed, 21/09/2005 - 07:03

Harcourt Investment Consulting AG, has been recognised as a representative for foreign funds in Switzerland by the Swiss Federal Bank »

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