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Equity long/short FoHF records strong performance in 2004

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

BAI presents SUPER HEDGE 2005 in Frankfurt

BAI presents SUPER HEDGE 2005 in Frankfurt

Mon, 25/10/2004 - 07:11

The Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Unlocking value in Latin America: Ricardo Maxit, Copernico Capital Partners

The Hedgeweek Interview: Unlocking value in Latin America: Ricardo Maxit, Copernico Capital Partners

Fri, 22/10/2004 - 07:17

Ricardo Maxit outlines the central elements of Copernico's strategies that focus on producing consistent returns from the Latin American markets. HW: Wh »

Meyer Capital launches Sharia-compliant hedge fund

Meyer Capital launches Sharia-compliant hedge fund

Wed, 20/10/2004 - 07:07

Meyer Capital launched a hedge fund compliant with Islamic Sharia law this week in the Gulf region. The Shariah Equity Opportunity Fund will be managed by Connectic »

Flanagan and Barnes appointed co-managers of Nevsky

Flanagan and Barnes appointed co-managers of Nevsky

Wed, 20/10/2004 - 07:01

London-based Thames River Capital has appointed Eoghan Flanagan and Nick Barnes as co-managers of the Thames River Nevsky Fund (Nevsky). Nevsky is a long-short emer »

Dalman opens and closes first hedge fund on same day

Dalman opens and closes first hedge fund on same day

Mon, 18/10/2004 - 07:03

Mehmet Dalman, who left Commerzbank two weeks ago to set up the Wealth Management Group, opened and closed his first hedge fund on the same day. The Fund is called »

Macquarie launches into retail hedge funds

Macquarie launches into retail hedge funds

Wed, 13/10/2004 - 07:11

Macquarie Equity Markets has launched the fourth series of its Equinox FoHF in response to a growing retail demand in Australia for hedge funds. Macquarie associate »

Eden Rock launches into specialty market

Eden Rock launches into specialty market

Wed, 29/09/2004 - 07:03

Eden Rock Capital Management has launched the Eden Rock Finance Fund in a move that strengthens its position as a provider of specialty fund of funds. Eden Rock was »

Thomson Financial launches hedge fund package for Europe

Thomson Financial launches hedge fund package for Europe

Tue, 21/09/2004 - 07:13

Thomson Financial has created a new team dedicated to the UK hedge fund community and has launched a package of services for European managers. The UK team will be »

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