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Risk Management and the Magic of Diversification

Tue, 01/03/2005 - 06:13

Craig Reeves, Managing Director of Platinum Capital Management, outlines the benefits of efficient risk management and diversification. Few private investors will h »

Market Wizards to offer new institutional share class

Mon, 28/02/2005 - 06:17

The London-based Fortune Group is to launch a new institutional investor share class for its Market Wizards Fund. The new MWF B class, which will be introduced on »

Biosphere next to launch from Schneider platform

Fri, 25/02/2005 - 06:13

UK financial services group Schneider is to launch the Biosphere Strategic Capital Fund through its investment management arm, PCE Investors Limited. The fund will »

Jeff Maillet launches Noble Asset Management

Thu, 24/02/2005 - 06:13

High-yield bank loan market pioneer Jeffrey W Maillet has launched Noble Asset Management, LLC together with a multi-strategy investment vehicle. Noble will initial »

West Yorkshire Pension Fund allocates GBP 260m to FoHFs

Fri, 18/02/2005 - 06:11

The West Yorkshire Pension Fund (WYPF) is to invest GBP 260 million (approx. »

Flood of Asia-focused hedge fund launches

Tue, 15/02/2005 - 06:11

The first few weeks of 2005 have seen a number of significant launches of hedge funds focused on Asia. * Gartmore has launched an Asia-Pacific quantitative hedge fu »

Pirate Capital LLC adds two more analysts

Mon, 14/02/2005 - 06:17

Pirate Capital LLC has recently added two more analysts as the firm's assets grow to USD 370 million. Matt Goldfarb and Stephen Loukas joined the value/event-driven »

Allianz Hedge Fund Partners celebrates three years in business

Mon, 14/02/2005 - 06:13

Allianz Hedge Fund Partners is celebrating three years in business, with the team members' history of hedge fund investing now extending to over 13 years. Since bei »

Equity long/short FoHF records strong performance in 2004

Wed, 02/02/2005 - 06:21

Anthony Gibsons's Coronation Global Equity Fund, a USD 600 million long/short fund of hedge funds, generated a return of 13.87% in 2004. The FoHF has produced doubl »

Record Q4 growth speeds hedge funds towards USD 1 trillion level

Fri, 28/01/2005 - 06:13

The latest report from Hedge Fund Research reveals that the hedge funds sector ended 2004 with nearly USD 1 trillion in assets under management. Growth in 2004 was »

Decision Capital to introduce European investors to Agile Group

Wed, 26/01/2005 - 06:19

Decision Capital Management has entered into an agreement to introduce Agile Group's Euro class fund to investors in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Sweden. "Agile Gr »

Confirmation: Hedge funds move into the mainstream

Fri, 21/01/2005 - 06:17

A new report from Greenwich Associates has identified several trends suggesting hedge funds are moving out of the "alternative" realm and into the mainstream. The r »

Union pension trustees look to hedge funds

Mon, 17/01/2005 - 06:11

The prospect of a weak bond market in 2005 is prompting a traditionally conservative group of US investors to consider hedge funds for the first time. Labour union »

Professor Richard Dale joins ProfitFundCom

Wed, 29/12/2004 - 06:09

Professor Richard Dale has joined ProfitFundCom AG as a senior advisor. Professor  Dales' appointment follows the announcement in November (see pervious Hedgeweek a »

Baring fund attracts GBP100m since March launch

Tue, 21/12/2004 - 06:03

Baring Asset Management's Baring Directional Global Bond Trust has attracted GBP 100 million from investors since launching on 12 March. To the end of November, the »

Central banks express mixed views on hedge funds

Fri, 17/12/2004 - 06:07

The Bank of England, the European Central Bank and Germany's Bundesbank expressed varying opinions this week over HF issues including leverage. The Bank of England »

AMG Capital Group to provide access to futures funds

Thu, 16/12/2004 - 06:01

AMG Capital Group, LLC was launched in Austin, Texas this week providing access to US commodity funds and domestic and offshore alternative vehicles. George Y. »

Cayman launch for Australian long/short equity fund

Tue, 14/12/2004 - 06:05

Sydney-based Vertex Capital Management has launched a Cayman LLC for overseas investors interested in its Australian Premium Equity Fund. APEF is a long/short equi »

Lyster Watson takes the wraps off hedge fund ranking system

Mon, 29/11/2004 - 06:17

Lyster Watson & Company has unveiled a ranking system that incorporates fund risk, return and strategy performance to identify superior hedge fund managers. By exam »

AP3 CEO appoints hedge fund expert to Executive Management Team

Mon, 29/11/2004 - 06:09

AP3's CEO Kerstin Hessius has appointed Brummer & Partners' Kerim Kaskal as the new head of asset management at the giant Swedish pension fund. Kaskal joins AP3 fro »

Guernsey investment funds reach GBP 70 billion level

Thu, 25/11/2004 - 06:05

Investment funds under management and administration in Guernsey increased by GBP 5.5bn in the three months to 30 September 2004 to reach GBP 69.1bn. Talmai Morgan, »

Reader Offer: Delegate discount for SUPER HEDGE 2005

Mon, 22/11/2004 - 06:09

Hedgeweek readers can avail of a 10% 'early bird' discount to attend SUPER HEDGE 2005 in Frankfurt and meet the top German institutional investors. The Bundesverban »

UK pensions' hedge fund allocations lag behind major EU economies

Fri, 19/11/2004 - 06:02

Among the 12% of UK plan sponsors planning changes to their hedge fund allocations in the next 12 months, virtually all expect to increase them. Nevertheless, curre »

Platinum launches product offering investor access to select portfolio

Wed, 17/11/2004 - 06:21

Platinum Capital Management has launched the Platinum Portfolio offering  unique access to a series of managers formerly selected by Platinum. Craig Reeves, Managin »

Harvey prepares to launch multi-strategy pan-Asia fund

Tue, 16/11/2004 - 06:07

CSFB's former head of Asian investment banking, Neil Harvey, has teamed up with three ex-Macquarie traders to launch a new pan-Asia fund. The team is setting up Ben »

UtiliPoint/Global Change Associates repeat energy online seminar

Thu, 04/11/2004 - 06:03

UtiliPoint and GCA are to repeat their online seminar on energy hedge funds due to the high level of interest in the activities of energy hedge funds. The first sem »

Hedge funds regain momentum in Q3; Inflows double to USD16.9bn

Fri, 29/10/2004 - 07:13

According to Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research Inc. »

Close Man Guaranteed Hedge Fund II offer closes next week

Wed, 27/10/2004 - 07:17

The Close Man Guaranteed Hedge Fund II offer is set to close to IFAs and investors on Friday 29 October. It is the second guaranteed multi-strategy hedge fund produ »

Receiver distributes USD 1.1m to victims of US hedge fund manager

Tue, 26/10/2004 - 07:21

A US court has approved an SEC plan to distribute USD 1.1m to victims of former hedge fund manager Stevin R.Hoover and Chestnut Fund LP. The SEC announced that the »


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