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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 »

Investcorp single manager hedge fund platform reaches USD2bn in assets

Tue, 01/07/2008 - 11:00

Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has announced that the managers in its single-manager platform, launched in 2005 to support emerging talent in the hedge fund indust »

Yorkville expands presence in Japan and Greece through joint venture

Tue, 01/07/2008 - 00:31

Yorkville Advisors, a private investment firm that specialises in structured finance and direct investments, has expanded its operations to Athens and Tokyo through a joint venture with Ax »

RWC Partners recruits Asian equity team to launch new hedge fund

Fri, 27/06/2008 - 06:55

RWC Partners, which recently changed its name from MPC Investors, has announced the recruitment of Carmel Peters and Kirsty McLaren from Sofaer Cap »

SVM sees short opportunities in UK consumer stocks

Mon, 23/06/2008 - 17:21

A net short stance maintained since November 2007 has enabled the SVM Highlander Fund to produce a positive year-to-date performance and to achieve estimated returns of 7 per cent in the f »

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