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Threadneedle prepares for commodities hedge fund with manager appointment

Thu, 01/05/2008 - 07:00

Threadneedle Asset Management has appointed David Donora as an executive director with responsibility for setting up a commodities team and launching a commodities hedge fund in the autumn »

Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management unveils 130/30 strategies

Tue, 29/04/2008 - 07:00

Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management, a diversified San Diego-based institutional asset manager belonging to the Allianz group, has launched three 130/30 strategies in order to capitalise »

Polar Capital announces plans to launch UK Absolute Return Fund

Tue, 29/04/2008 - 07:00

Polar Capital has announced plans to launch the UK Absolute Return Fund, which will invest predominantly in equities of UK companies and to a much smaller degree European and global equiti »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds go back to the land in search of alpha

Mon, 28/04/2008 - 07:00

The silent tsunami has arrived. »

BNY Mellon Asset Management launches global macro fund

Thu, 24/04/2008 - 07:00

BNY Mellon Asset Management has launched a global macro absolute return fund aimed at institutional investors, the Dublin-domiciled qualifying investor fund BNY Mellon Enhanced Coefficient »

Eden Rock Asset Based Lending Fund passes USD100m in assets

Thu, 24/04/2008 - 07:00

The Eden Rock Asset Based Lending Fund, the latest fund launch from London-based Eden Rock Capital Management, now has more than USD100m in assets under management after experiencing no ne »

New Pictet fund targets listed companies and private equity in water-related industries

Wed, 23/04/2008 - 07:00

Pictet Asset Management, the institutional division of the Swiss private bank Pictet & Cie, has publicly launched the Pictet Water Opportunities Fund, a Cayman-domiciled investment com »

Red Kite prepares to launch new funds

Tue, 22/04/2008 - 07:00

Red Kite Management, which specialises in investment in the metals markets, has announced that it is in the final stages of launching a new product under the name Hong Feng Zheng, the Chin »

Enso Capital Management and UBS announce joint venture

Mon, 21/04/2008 - 07:00

New York-based investment adviser Enso Capital Management and UBS Fund Advisor, an indirect subsidiary of UBS, have created a joint venture, UBS Enso Management, which will act as investme »

Hedge funds see industry growth despite declining US economy, says Rothstein Kass survey

Fri, 18/04/2008 - 07:00

Despite a negative outlook for the US economy in 2008, hedge fund managers expect strong capital inflows, increased fund launches and fewer fund closings over the rest of this year, accord »

Hedgeweek Comment: Optimism in the face of uncertainty

Thu, 17/04/2008 - 09:58

Who better to show optimism in the light of a global crisis than hedge fund managers? »

Global hedge fund assets rise 27 per cent to USD2.6trn, says survey

Thu, 17/04/2008 - 07:05

Assets under management in hedge funds worldwide rose to USD2.6trn during 2007, despite the impact of the credit crunch on investor appetites in the second half of the year, according to r »

LRG Capital launches multistrategy convertibles fund with Admiral Capital

Tue, 15/04/2008 - 17:17

LRG Capital Group, an investment, banking and advisory boutique, has established a strategic partnership with Greenwich, Connecticut-based Admiral Capital Management, to create the LRG Cap »

Structured Portfolio Management aims to capitalise on mortgage prepayment slowdown

Tue, 15/04/2008 - 17:08

Stamford, Connecticut-based Structured Portfolio Management has announced the launch of a hedge fund designed to take advantage of significant slowdowns in the residential mortgage prepaym »

Only short-bias hedge funds positive in March as Hennessee index falls 2.02 per cent

Tue, 15/04/2008 - 07:00

Hedge funds struggled to cope with extreme volatility in March and short bias was the only strategy in positive territory for the month as the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 2.02 p »

Yen share class launched for Stenham Multi-Strategy Fund

Tue, 15/04/2008 - 07:00

Stenham Asset Management has announced the launch of a Japanese yen share class in its Stenham Multi-Strategy Fund, complementing the existing US dollar, euro and sterling classes. »

Barclay CTA Index returns 7.09 per cent in first quarter despite fall in March

Mon, 14/04/2008 - 07:00

Managed futures lost 0.36 per cent in March, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based index provider BarclayHedge, but the index is nevertheless up 7.09 per cen »

Man Investments unveils manager specialising in environment-related projects

Fri, 11/04/2008 - 07:00

Man Investments has launched a new investment management subsidiary specialising in financing environmentally-related projects, Man Environmental Capital Opportunities, which seeks to capi »

Cairn Financial Products launches structured credit fund

Thu, 10/04/2008 - 07:00

Specialist credit asset management firm Cairn Financial Products has launched the Cairn Capital Structured Credit Fund, which is aimed at institutional investors and managed by Andrew Jack »

Próxima Alfa Investments launches Ucits III-compliant hedge fund

Thu, 10/04/2008 - 07:00

Madrid-based alternative investment manager Próxima Alfa Investments has launched Próxima Global Markets, an Irish-domiciled Ucits III fund that employs hedge fund investment »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 2.40 per cent in March and 4.42 per cent for first quarter

Tue, 08/04/2008 - 07:00

Hedge funds lost on average 2.40 per cent in March, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, leaving the index down 4.42 per cent for the f »

Carlyle raises second fund targeting distressed debt and corporate opportunities

Tue, 08/04/2008 - 07:00

Private equity specialist Carlyle Group has raised USD1.35bn for Carlyle Strategic Partners II, its second distressed debt and corporate opportunities fund, following the closing of its fi »

GO Capital Asset Management suspends redemptions until December

Fri, 14/03/2008 - 06:00

Amsterdam-based hedge fund manager GO Capital Asset Management has announced it is suspending the redemption of units in its Global Opportunities Fund, although managing partner Frans van »

Explorer launches dedicated Russia long/short fund

Fri, 07/12/2007 - 06:02

London-based Explorer Capital has launched The Explorer Russia Fund, a dedicated long/short equity fund seeded by DB Advisors Capital Management, part of Deutsche Bank's Asset Management d »

Hedge funds shift convertible bond investment to multistrategy approach, says report

Mon, 03/12/2007 - 06:00

US convertible bond portfolios were in the midst of a strong recovery when the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage sector brought global credit markets crashing to a halt, according to U.S. »

Australia's Absolute Capital calls in administrators

Fri, 30/11/2007 - 06:00

The board of Australian-based credit fund manager Absolute Capital Group has appointed voluntary administrators, four months after the firm suspended two yield strategies funds with assets »

TLB Capital Management merges with Morrison & Frazier

Wed, 28/11/2007 - 06:00

San Francisco-based TLB Capital Management has announced plans to merge with Morrison & Frazier Investment Management from nearby Lafayette in January next year in a move that will bri »

Additional capacity available in Old Mutual UK Dynamic Equity Fund

Tue, 27/11/2007 - 06:00

Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) has announced that an additional USD190m of capacity is being made available in the Old Mutual UK Dynamic Equity Fund, which was launched in July 2005, soft »

Halbis to launch leveraged version of European Alpha Fund

Mon, 26/11/2007 - 06:00

Halbis, the active management specialist of the HSBC Group, has announced plans to launch a leveraged version of its European Alpha Fund on December 3, with a new share class offering 2.5 »

Axa Framlington Absolute Return Gemini Worldview enjoys strong first six months

Thu, 22/11/2007 - 06:00

Axa Framlington Absolute Return Gemini Worldview, a top-down thematically driven global equity strategy fund managed by Mark Tinker, has enjoyed a return of 16.41 per cent in just over six »


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