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Standard & Poor's Evaluated Pricing Securities Evaluations to deliver European bond valuations five times per day

Standard & Poor's Evaluated Pricing Securities Evaluations to deliver European bond valuations five times per day

Fri, 19/05/2006 - 06:56

S&P's Securities Evaluations has become the only pricing provider to deliver opinions of value five times per day for its universe of European s »

STOXX changes composition of European benchmark indexes

STOXX changes composition of European benchmark indexes

Thu, 18/05/2006 - 06:59

STOXX has announced changes to the composition of its European benchmark indexes with effect from 19 June, 2006. »

RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 1.58 per cent in April

RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 1.58 per cent in April

Wed, 17/05/2006 - 06:57

The RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of 1.58 per cent in April bringing the year-to-date return to 6.79 per cent. »

Five new options on German mid caps, plus extended lifetimes for German stock options

Five new options on German mid caps, plus extended lifetimes for German stock options

Tue, 16/05/2006 - 06:59

With effect from May 2, 2006, Eurex has listed another five options on German mid cap stocks, including Low Exercise Price Options (LEPOs). »

The foundations of Asia's hedge fund boom

The foundations of Asia's hedge fund boom

Wed, 10/05/2006 - 07:57

Asia has been coming out of a fairly devastating economic crisis that began in 1997 and lasted until at least 2002. »

NIR Group closes first CDO

NIR Group closes first CDO

Mon, 08/05/2006 - 21:14

The NIR Group, LLC has closed the USD 1.5 bn West Trade Funding CDO I, the group's first collateralized debt obligation transaction. »

Survivorship bias: Liquidation must be separated from other exit types

Survivorship bias: Liquidation must be separated from other exit types

Fri, 05/05/2006 - 07:59

Fund liquidations must be separated from funds that exit databases for other reasons, if survivorship bias is to be accurately calculate »

Comparing apples to apples

Comparing apples to apples

Thu, 04/05/2006 - 08:03

The traditional lines of offshore jurisdictions, custody and fund administration continue to blur. »

Dow Jones launches ten new sub-sector indexes to act as basis for ETFs

Dow Jones launches ten new sub-sector indexes to act as basis for ETFs

Thu, 04/05/2006 - 07:58

Dow Jones Indexes has launched 10 customised, sub-sector indexes selected from large- and small-cap stocks. »

Chubb launches hedge fund liability policy

Chubb launches hedge fund liability policy

Mon, 01/05/2006 - 08:00

Chubb Insurance Company of Europe is strengthening its focus on financial services with the launch of an insurance policy aimed specific »

Derivatives Strategies for Bond Portfolios: Exchange traded fixed income derivatives offer significant risk reduction opportunities

Derivatives Strategies for Bond Portfolios: Exchange traded fixed income derivatives offer significant risk reduction opportunities

Mon, 01/05/2006 - 07:59

A new Edhec paper sponsored by Eurex finds that returns on protective option strategies offer appealing risk reduction properties. »

Pioneer boosts CDO capabilities with Vanderbilt acquisition

Pioneer boosts CDO capabilities with Vanderbilt acquisition

Fri, 28/04/2006 - 07:58

Pioneer Investments has acquired USD13bn AuM Vanderbilt Capital Advisors, specialising in separately managed fixed income strategies. »

Basso Capital Management partners with Magic Hat Brewing

Basso Capital Management partners with Magic Hat Brewing

Thu, 27/04/2006 - 07:59

Basso Capital Management has taken a significant financial interest in Magic Hat Brewing Company and Performing Arts Center, a Vermont-base »

Dow Jones Indexes expands European Country Select Dividend Index Series

Dow Jones Indexes expands European Country Select Dividend Index Series

Wed, 26/04/2006 - 07:59

Dow Jones Indexes has launched Dow Jones Europe Country Select Dividend Indexes for France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and »

Citco signs financing deal with Harcourt

Citco signs financing deal with Harcourt

Mon, 24/04/2006 - 07:59

Citco's new Financial Products subsidiary has taken on a deal to establish a full range of credit facilities for the Harcourt funds of h »

The Hedge Week Interview: John Tilney, Investment Manager, Armajaro Commodities Fund Limited: Leveraging on Commodities

The Hedge Week Interview: John Tilney, Investment Manager, Armajaro Commodities Fund Limited: Leveraging on Commodities

Mon, 24/04/2006 - 07:59

John Tilney outlines the USD 180m Armajaro Commodities Fund, which soft-closed on 10 March 2005 and re-opened to new investors in Octobe »

The Hedgeweek Interview: David Baker, Founder, Baker Steel Capital Managers LLP: "Well-positioned for consolidation in gold and mining sectors"

The Hedgeweek Interview: David Baker, Founder, Baker Steel Capital Managers LLP: "Well-positioned for consolidation in gold and mining sectors"

Mon, 24/04/2006 - 07:58

David Baker highlights the investment ideas that are driving the performance of Baker Steel's Genus Natural Resources Fund. »

SGAM Alternative Investments teams up with HFR Group to offer index-enhanced strategy, strengthens specialised marketing teams

SGAM Alternative Investments teams up with HFR Group to offer index-enhanced strategy, strengthens specialised marketing teams

Fri, 21/04/2006 - 07:59

SGAM AI has launched an index-enhanced strategy based on the HFRX hedge fund indices and strengthened its specialised regional marketing »

SMI futures now fully covered by Eurex

SMI futures now fully covered by Eurex

Fri, 21/04/2006 - 07:56

With the imminent launch of 16 additional Single Stock Futures on Swiss stocks on 24 April 2006, futures on all SMI constituents will be tr »

Dow Jones and CASE to launch blue chip index

Dow Jones and CASE to launch blue chip index

Thu, 20/04/2006 - 07:59

Dow Jones Indexes has teamed up with the Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchanges (CASE) to launch the Dow Jones CASE Egypt Titans 20 Inde »

Man Group raises over USD 2.3bn with latest launch

Man Group raises over USD 2.3bn with latest launch

Wed, 19/04/2006 - 07:59

Man Group's latest hedge fund product launch has raised over USD 2.3 billion of client money, well in excess of the company's own USD 2 »

Canada's brokers compete on service

Canada's brokers compete on service

Wed, 19/04/2006 - 07:56

The prime brokerage market in Canada has enjoyed dramatic growth in response to the influx of hedge funds that have started up over the past few yea »

Cornell Capital Commits USD 150 million to cleantech and renewable energy

Cornell Capital Commits USD 150 million to cleantech and renewable energy

Tue, 18/04/2006 - 08:00

Cornell Capital Partners (Cornell) plans to invest USD 150 million in cleantech and renewable energy companies worldwide over the next t »

Numeria Marketplace sheds light on private company value

Numeria Marketplace sheds light on private company value

Tue, 18/04/2006 - 07:59

Numeria's new synthetic marketplace aims to help regulators, investment activists and hedge funds themselves shed light on hedge fund perfo »

Natexis Bleichroeder and DZ Bank extend equity research provision agreement

Natexis Bleichroeder and DZ Bank extend equity research provision agreement

Tue, 18/04/2006 - 07:58

Natexis Banques Populaires and DZ Bank have extended indefinitely their partnership agreement to provide equity research reports and servic »

CAKE Foundation mandates USD 52 million for 2006 alt asset allocation

CAKE Foundation mandates USD 52 million for 2006 alt asset allocation

Thu, 13/04/2006 - 08:00

The Charles & Agnes Kazarian Eternal Foundation (CAKE) has mandated USD 52 million for 2006 alternative asset allocation in 2006. »

S&P and CSV provide solution for complex security market pricing needs

S&P and CSV provide solution for complex security market pricing needs

Thu, 13/04/2006 - 07:58

Standard & Poor's has agreed an exclusive alliance with Complex Security Valuations Inc (CSV) to extend its pricing capabilities for il »

Indexchange signs licenses for new index-based products

Indexchange signs licenses for new index-based products

Tue, 11/04/2006 - 07:59

German ETF specialist Indexchange has signed licensing agreements with Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Ltd and SAM Group for new products based »

Why evaluated pricing is next

Why evaluated pricing is next

Tue, 11/04/2006 - 07:49

Peter Jones, Director, Securities Evaluations, Standard & Poor's and Joseph Mariathasan, Consultant, StratCom outline the latest trends in bonds »

Matrix raises GBP 16 million with three new hedge fund products

Matrix raises GBP 16 million with three new hedge fund products

Thu, 06/04/2006 - 08:00

London-based Matrix Group raised more than GBP 16 million of new money during March with the launch three new hedge fund products. »

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Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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