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Cohen & Steers launches Global Real Estate Long-Short Offshore fund

Wed, 20/08/2008 - 22:05

New York-based investment manager Cohen & Steers has launched the Global Real Estate Long-Short Offshore fund managed by Todd Voigt, who joined the firm specifically to manage its hedg »

Hedgeweek Comment: Ex-Amaranth trader rakes in the money

Wed, 20/08/2008 - 06:51

Apparently unscarred by the Amaranth Advisors fiasco, the trader whose natural gas trades triggered the collapse of the Connecticut hedge fund manager nearly two years ago is back in busin »

Duff Capital Advisors adds new investment teams and bolsters management

Tue, 19/08/2008 - 07:12

Newly-launched alternative investment manager Duff Capital Advisors has announced the addition of two new investment teams and built out its senior management with the appointment of Andre »

Managed futures suffer setback in July as Barclay CTA Index slides 2.37 per cent

Mon, 18/08/2008 - 19:07

Managed futures, which had posted an average return of 8.88 per cent over the first half of 2008, slipped back 2.37 per cent in July, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfie »

D5 Advisors wins managed account mandates and hires research director

Mon, 18/08/2008 - 06:55

Stamford, Connecticut-based hedge fund advisory firm D5 Advisors has announced it has secured two new clients, each on a managed account platform with a promised capacity of USD50m. »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index slips a further 2 per cent in July

Mon, 18/08/2008 - 06:54

Hedge funds lost an average of 1.99 per cent in July, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, and are now down by 4.44 per cent since the »

Trimming long exposure insulates long/short funds from downturn, says Hennessee

Thu, 14/08/2008 - 20:20

As the equity markets have entered a technical bear market, hedge fund managers have successfully protected capital in a severe and volatile downturn thanks to hedging and adjustment of gr »

Schroders to launch Agricultural Land Fund in September

Tue, 12/08/2008 - 06:54

Schroders has announced plans to open the Schroder Agricultural Land Fund, a Guernsey-domiciled, London Stock-Exchange-listed investment trust investing in agricultural land and land opera »

Norton Rose in Dubai advises Baer Capital Partners on hedge fund

Mon, 11/08/2008 - 21:52

Norton Rose (Middle East) has advised Baer Capital Partners on the establishment of the Beacon India Alpha Equity Fund, an open-ended Mauritius-domiciled investment fund that will invest in In »

Matrix launches pan-Asian long/short equity fund

Mon, 11/08/2008 - 06:58

Matrix Alternative Asset Management has launched its third single-strategy hedge fund, the Matrix Asia Fund, with capital of USD20m. »

Just one-third of hedge funds gain in July, says Greenwich Alternative Investments

Mon, 11/08/2008 - 06:56

Hedge funds tracked by Greenwich Alternative Investments fell again in July, with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index and the Greenwich Composite Investable Index posting losses of 2.31 »

Hennessee Group says hedge funds fell 1.95 per cent in July

Fri, 08/08/2008 - 07:02

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 1.95 per cent in July and is now down by 3.23 per cent so far in 2008, according to Hennessee Group, a provider of industry data and adviser to h »

Armajaro expands commodity offering with launch of sugar fund

Tue, 29/07/2008 - 07:00

London-based Armajaro Asset Management has announced plans to expand its commodity hedge fund offering with a third specialist commodity fund. »

Lionhart receives licence to open office in Dubai

Mon, 28/07/2008 - 23:21

Lionhart (Middle East), part of an alternative investment management group that specialises in global multistrategy arbitrage, has gained regulatory approval from the Dubai Financial Servi »

Hedgeweek Comment: Happy demise

Mon, 28/07/2008 - 07:02

The era of the baby boomer - a loosely defined term, but usually understood to encompass those born during the post-World War II baby boom between 1946 and the early 1960s - is coming to a »

Hedgeweek Comment: Absolute trouble

Thu, 24/07/2008 - 07:05

Troubled hedge fund Absolute Capital Management has closed one of its hedge funds and its office in Mallorca as poor performance and a big loss for the year cast a shadow over the firm's e »

Hedgeweek Comment: US-India nuclear deal will spur hedge funds towards subcontinent

Wed, 23/07/2008 - 07:05

Prime minister Manmohan Singh won a vote of confidence in India's parliament yesterday with a comfortable margin. »

Edhec Alternative Indexes see mostly negative returns in June

Tue, 22/07/2008 - 07:01

The Risk and Asset Management research centre at French business school Edhec notes that June saw a very sharp decline in the stock markets with the S&P 500 plungi »

Meadowbrook Capital Management launches second hedge fund

Fri, 18/07/2008 - 06:59

Meadowbrook Capital Management, a hedge fund manager with offices in New York and Chicago, has launched its second fund, the Meadowbrook Beta Neutr »

Structured credit hedge funds inch up in May with first positive returns since September

Wed, 16/07/2008 - 23:48

Both gross and net monthly returns were positive in May for the Palomar Structured Credit Hedge Fund Index compiled and calculated by Palomar Capital Advisors, marking the first monthly ga »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedgies are doing it for themselves

Wed, 16/07/2008 - 07:05

Yesterday, a former Bear Stearns hedge fund manager opened her own firm with nearly USD1bn in assets. »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index sees 1.33 per cent decline in June

Wed, 16/07/2008 - 07:00

Hedge funds declined by 1.33 per cent in June, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, and are now down by 2.09 per cent over the first si »

Quay Financials established in Gibraltar following Van der Moolen buyout

Mon, 14/07/2008 - 20:25

Quay Financials (Gibraltar), a brokerage and investment management firm created last month through a buyout from its Euronext Amsterdam-listed parent, is planning to develop its range of a »

Managed futures win favour with Australian investors, says SuperFund affiliate

Sun, 13/07/2008 - 22:43

The robust global performance of managed futures funds is now attracting the attention of Australian investors looking to strengthen portfolios during times of extreme global market volati »

Partners Group sees assets grow despite exchange rate fluctuations and hedge fund outflows

Wed, 09/07/2008 - 00:49

Switzerland-based alternative asset manager Partners Group has reported that its estimated net assets under management grew by CHF1bn to CHF25.4bn over the first half of the year, while di »

Event-driven funds suffer as hedge fund indices post mixed June returns

Tue, 08/07/2008 - 16:30

Four of the six hedge fund strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net of fees losses in June, although only one - convertible arbitrage - lost ground overall in the seco »

Assured Fund on target to reach USD1bn by year-end, says traded life settlement manager

Tue, 08/07/2008 - 00:19

The performance of traded life settlement vehicle Assured Fund at a time of unprecedented volatility is attracting major institutional interest, according to fund manager Policy Selection, »

Hedgeweek Comment: Shorting hits India

Mon, 07/07/2008 - 07:00

Indian stock markets have been witnessing a bloodbath of late, and India-focused hedge funds, which earlier were pushing up the market to unprecedented heights, are now looking to benefit »

Fincere launches fund to capitalise on increasing emerging markets focus

Sun, 06/07/2008 - 23:15

London-based investment manager and corporate advisory firm Fincere has announced the launch of a hedge fund targeting global emerging markets, the Fincere Emerging Markets Portfolio Fund, »

Nomura Asset Management launches new alpha-oriented fixed-income business

Thu, 03/07/2008 - 01:15

Nomura Asset Management USA has announced the launch of Nomura Global Alpha, a New York-based venture focused on managing alpha-oriented fixed-income products and solutions for both instit »


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