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CMA works on leveraged certificate with JPMorgan

CMA works on leveraged certificate with JPMorgan

Tue, 24/01/2006 - 06:13

Capital Management Advisors has worked with JPMorgan to structure a three times leveraged certificate with a notional of EUR 15,000,000. »

Harcourt Investment Consulting establishes Geneva office

Harcourt Investment Consulting establishes Geneva office

Mon, 23/01/2006 - 06:03

Harcourt Investment Consulting has opened a new office in Geneva staffed by a team headed by the firm's Director of Business Development »

Sharp increase in hedge fund shareholders fuels IRM market

Sharp increase in hedge fund shareholders fuels IRM market

Thu, 19/01/2006 - 06:13

Stakeholder numbers, both individual and institutional, in alternative asset vehicles are expected to grow by 210 per cent over the next »

Fairfield Straits Lion renamed Lion Fairfield Capital Management

Fairfield Straits Lion renamed Lion Fairfield Capital Management

Wed, 18/01/2006 - 06:11

Fairfield Straits Lion Asset Management Limited has been renamed Lion Fairfield Capital Management Limited ('Lion Fairfield'). »

Falcon poaches Dow Jones exec as President, CEO

Falcon poaches Dow Jones exec as President, CEO

Fri, 13/01/2006 - 06:17

Kevin Pilarski has joined Chicago-based Falcon Global Funds Group, a boutique alternative investment advisory and distribution firm, as »

Unilever's new multi-country, asset-pooling fund appoints Mercer

Unilever's new multi-country, asset-pooling fund appoints Mercer

Thu, 12/01/2006 - 06:13

Univest has appointed Mercer Investment Consulting to provide manager research, monitoring and fund structure services for its multi-man »

Liongate appoints first head of client services

Liongate appoints first head of client services

Tue, 10/01/2006 - 06:11

London-based fund of hedge funds manager Liongate Capital Management has appointed Melanie Herbert as its first head of client ser »

MSCI Barra launches MSCI BRIC Equity Index

MSCI Barra launches MSCI BRIC Equity Index

Thu, 29/12/2005 - 06:17

MSCI Barra has launched the MSCI BRIC Equity Index, which combines the firm's Brazil, Russia, China and India Combined indexes into one benchmark Index. The MSCI BR »

Mercer Human Resource Consulting appoints head of MGI

Mercer Human Resource Consulting appoints head of MGI

Wed, 28/12/2005 - 06:13

Phil de Cristo is to join Mercer Human Resource Consulting in the newly created position of President of Mercer Global Investments (MGI). »

Pictet introduces hedge funds into new index series

Pictet introduces hedge funds into new index series

Fri, 16/12/2005 - 06:13

Swiss private bank Pictet has launched a new index, the BVG Indices 2005 (also known as the LPP Indices 2005), which includes an allocation to hedge funds. The Pict »

DJ announces 2006 Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index re-weighting

DJ announces 2006 Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index re-weighting

Wed, 14/12/2005 - 06:13

Dow Jones Indexes has announced new target weightings for commodity futures in the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index with effect from January 2006. The new target weig »

Russell launches first Global Real Estate Securities Fund for Europeans

Russell launches first Global Real Estate Securities Fund for Europeans

Mon, 12/12/2005 - 06:17

Russell Investment Group (Russell) has launched its first Global Real Estate Securities Fund for European clients. In a related move, the firm has appointed Derek »

Changes to MSCI US Equity Indices and MSCI Standard Index Series

Changes to MSCI US Equity Indices and MSCI Standard Index Series

Thu, 01/12/2005 - 06:17

MSCI Barra has announced changes to both the MSCI US Equity Indices and the MSCI Standard Series Index with effect from 30 November, 2005. These changes result from »

Japonica protects top quartile hurdle rate intellectual property

Japonica protects top quartile hurdle rate intellectual property

Tue, 29/11/2005 - 06:13

Japonica Partners has protected its top quartile hurdle rate intellectual property by filing a utility patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office.  The patent- »

SSgA selects DJ Wilshire US size and style indices for new ETFs

SSgA selects DJ Wilshire US size and style indices for new ETFs

Fri, 25/11/2005 - 06:13

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is to use five Dow Jones Wilshire US Size and Style indexes as the basis of nine new exchange-traded funds (ETFs). SSgA has also »

Bespoke offers Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index access for GBP 5k

Bespoke offers Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index access for GBP 5k

Fri, 25/11/2005 - 06:07

Bespoke Financial Consulting is launching an FSA-regulated, open-ended fund offering access to the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index from GBP 5,000. The sub-fund, whic »

MSCI Barra models and analytics available via FactSet DIRECTIONS

MSCI Barra models and analytics available via FactSet DIRECTIONS

Wed, 23/11/2005 - 06:03

MSCI Barra has signed an agreement with FactSet Research to distribute Barra models and analytics through the FactSet DIRECTIONS platform.  The Barra products will »

MAXAM and Eurekahedge launch three investable hedge fund indices

MAXAM and Eurekahedge launch three investable hedge fund indices

Tue, 22/11/2005 - 06:07

US investment advisor MAXAM Capital Management is to launch three investable hedge fund indices in conjunction with research firm Eurekahedge. MaxEureka Asia, MaxEu »

EDHEC and EuroPerformance publish Alpha League Table

EDHEC and EuroPerformance publish Alpha League Table

Fri, 18/11/2005 - 06:11

EDHEC and EuroPerformance have published the Alpha League Table -- the first rankings of European asset management firms' capacity to deliver alpha. The rankings pr »

Merrill Lynch launches new commodities investment trust

Merrill Lynch launches new commodities investment trust

Wed, 16/11/2005 - 06:11

Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) is launching a new investment trust, the Merrill Lynch Commodities Income Investment Trust plc. The new trust will be manag »

HFR Asset Management and Oria Capital launch specialist Asian fund

HFR Asset Management and Oria Capital launch specialist Asian fund

Fri, 11/11/2005 - 06:11

Hedge Fund Research Asset Management and Hong Kong-based Oria Capital have joined forces to launch a principal protected Asian fund of hedge funds. The fund will provide the stability of inv »

HFRAM and Barclays Capital launch Emerging Managers platform

HFRAM and Barclays Capital launch Emerging Managers platform

Fri, 28/10/2005 - 07:01

HFR Asset Management (HFRAM) is launching an Emerging Managers fund of hedge funds on an innovative controlled infrastructure platform. The HFR Emerging Managers Fu »

Dow Jones launches index for HK-traded Chinese companies

Dow Jones launches index for HK-traded Chinese companies

Thu, 27/10/2005 - 07:19

Dow Jones Indexes has launched its latest benchmark, the Dow Jones China Offshore 50 Index. The Dow Jones China Offshore 50 Index represents the largest, super-sect »

Thames River Capital appoints Glyn Jones as CEO

Thames River Capital appoints Glyn Jones as CEO

Wed, 26/10/2005 - 07:07

Glyn Jones, ex-CEO of Gartmore, has joined Thames River Capital LLP as its Chief Executive Officer with effect from 12 October 2005. Jones was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Gartmore In »

Hedge Fund Research: Emerging markets top performer in Q3

Hedge Fund Research: Emerging markets top performer in Q3

Fri, 21/10/2005 - 07:03

Event-Driven and Equity Hedge strategies were the top asset gatherers in Q3 but the emerging markets sector was the best performer, up 10 per cent. New fund flows i »

Philippe Ballet appointed to head MSCI Barra in Japan

Philippe Ballet appointed to head MSCI Barra in Japan

Thu, 20/10/2005 - 07:11

MSCI Barra, the provider of benchmark indices and risk analytics products, has hired Philippe Ballet as Managing Director and head of its business in Japan. Ballet »

Clade launches SA Investable Hedge Fund index

Clade launches SA Investable Hedge Fund index

Mon, 17/10/2005 - 07:13

Clade Investment Management has launched a South African Investable Hedge Fund Index (SAIHF) and a range of investable index products »

S&P appoints new European securities Director of Market Development

S&P appoints new European securities Director of Market Development

Mon, 17/10/2005 - 07:05

Standard & Poor's has appointed James Price as Director of Market Development for its European data and information services business. Based in London, he will »

Guernsey broadens PCC concept

Guernsey broadens PCC concept

Tue, 11/10/2005 - 07:07

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has introduced regulations that significantly open up the protected cell company (PCC) concept in the island.  Until now »

MSCI Barra launches MSCI KOKUNAI Japan Equity Indices

MSCI Barra launches MSCI KOKUNAI Japan Equity Indices

Thu, 06/10/2005 - 07:17

MSCI Barra, a provider of benchmark indices and risk management analytics products, has launched the MSCI KOKUNAI (Domestic) Japan Equity Indices. Consisting of ov »

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