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Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index up 16 per cent year-to-date

Thu, 06/10/2005 - 07:13

The Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Total Return Index is up over 16 per cent this year, and the outlook for the sector is good, according to a panel of experts. Prices are expected to remain signif »

1. The Hedgeweek Interview: John Godden, HFR Asset Management: Shaping the future of structured products in Europe

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

HW: What is the background to HFR Europe? JG: HFR Asset Management Europe was set up in 2001 to market the products of HFR Asset Management to the »

2. Record Q4 growth speeds hedge funds towards USD 1 trillion level

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

The latest report from Hedge Fund Research reveals that the hedge funds sector ended 2004 with nearly USD 1 trillion in assets under management. Growth in 2004 was »

3. From Hedge Fund to Hedge Fund of Hedge Fund

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

By the end of the 20th century, hedge fund strategies were no longer viewed as 'isolated cases'. »

4. Transparency is the key to wider hedge fund acceptance

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

John Godden examines how the 'traditional' view of hedge funds as super high performance vehicles dominated by predatory macro global traders is changing. A wide ra »

CDW and Dow Jones Indexes finalise composition of indexes

Wed, 28/09/2005 - 07:13

CDW and Dow Jones Indexes have finalised the composition for several indexes including the new Dow Jones CDX US Crossover Index. The Dow Jones CDX US Crossover Index will consist of 35 equal »

State Street Global Advisors expands hedge fund strategies team

Wed, 28/09/2005 - 07:05

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), has appointed Yacine Bechikh as senior hedge fund manager in the hedge fund strategies team. Bechikh, who will be based in Lond »

Crédit Agricole acquires Achmea's Luxembourg securities services

Mon, 26/09/2005 - 07:05

Crédit Agricole is acquiring Achmea Bank's Luxembourg-based Securities Services and Private Banking activities. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Delivering targeted returns within stringent risk limits: Frederic Desage-Bonnet, F&C Citrine Fund

Fri, 23/09/2005 - 07:11

Frederic Desage-Bonnet outlines the thinking behind the F&C Citrine Fund, which was launched in May 2004. F&C Citrine Fund is managed by Desage-Bonnet, assi »

Transparent pricing for hedge fund-linked tradable options

Fri, 23/09/2005 - 07:09

HFR and Barclays Capital have joined forces to offer the first transparent pricing of hedge fund-linked tradable options. Antti Suhonen, Head of Fund-Linked Derivat »

Crédit Agricole launches Structured Asset Management group

Fri, 23/09/2005 - 07:03

Crédit Agricole Asset Management (CAAM) has launched Crédit Agricole Structured Asset Management (CASAM) as a 50/50 JV with Calyon. Calyon is Crédit Agricole Group »

LMA launches revised standard distressed debt trading documentation

Thu, 22/09/2005 - 07:03

The Loan Market Association (LMA) has issued revised documents for use when trading distressed loans.   The two core drivers for the review were firstly, the docum »

Hardt Group launches incubator participation fund for clients

Mon, 19/09/2005 - 07:05

Hardt Group Investments AG has launched an innovative multi-strategy fund of hedge funds - the Incubator Participation Fund. Over the past 18 months, the company ha »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Focusing on the Canadian Story: Veronika Hirsch, portfolio manager of the BluMont Hirsch Long/Short Offshore Fund

Thu, 08/09/2005 - 07:11

Veronika Hirsch, Chief Investment Officer & Lead Portfolio Manager of Canada's BluMont Capital, outlines the firm's investment approach, products and strategy. »

Jersey hedge fund services will feature in London event

Thu, 01/09/2005 - 07:07

Jersey's finance industry is to embark on a series of overseas visits during Q4 2005 to outline opportunities to finance and legal professionals in key markets. One »

Armajaro Commodities Fund to reopen in October

Wed, 31/08/2005 - 07:07

Armajaro Asset Management is re-opening the Armajaro Commodities Fund Limited to new investors with effect from 3 October 2005. "We are delighted to announce that t »

Barclays Capital continues build-out of equity derivatives business

Tue, 30/08/2005 - 07:13

Barclays Capital has made a significant number of recent hires signalling the rapid expansion of its equity derivatives distribution, coverage and sales. Commenting »

Gartmore closes AlphaGen Cepheus fund as managers leave

Fri, 26/08/2005 - 08:00

Gartmore i »

Barclay/GHS Index up 2.24 per cent in July

Thu, 25/08/2005 - 07:17

The Barclay/GHS Hedge Fund Index is up 2.24 per cent in July, and Barclay's Fund of Funds Index gained 1.53 per cent. Managed futures did not fare as well, as the »

Component change to DJ Sector Titans Telecommunications 30 Index

Thu, 25/08/2005 - 07:17

Dow Jones Indexes has made a component change in the Dow Jones Sector Titans Telecommunications 30 Index. TDC A/S (Denmark) will replace Nextel Communications Inc ( »

Japonica expands Top Quartile Hurdle with global indices

Wed, 24/08/2005 - 07:11

Japonica Partners has expanded its Top Quartile IRR Hurdle Rates with a global stock index alternative -- the MSCI World index plus 500 basis points. »

Gordon launches offshore version of multi-manager fund

Mon, 25/07/2005 - 08:00

Gordon Ass »

Russell Investment Group appoints new director of operations

Fri, 22/07/2005 - 07:13

Russell Investment Group, a global leader in multi-manager investing, has appointed Michael Hunt as director of operations, EMEA. »

New SIX Harcourt HFXS-Index for Sweden up 2.1 per cent in June

Tue, 19/07/2005 - 07:13

The SIX Harcourt HFXS-Index for Sweden appreciated by an estimated 2.1 per cent (equally weighted) and 2.4 per cent (asset weighted), respectively, in June. The new »

Dow Jones Indexes and Bahrain Stock Exchange launch new index

Tue, 19/07/2005 - 07:07

Dow Jones Indexes and the Bahrain Stock Exchange (BSE) have teamed up to launch the Dow Jones Bahrain Index. The new index is a broad benchmark index that represen »

Research points to alpha opportunities from new hedge fund managers

Fri, 15/07/2005 - 07:11

HFR Asset Management has produced new research confirming the significant potential offered by early-stage investing in emerging hedge fund managers. In the report, »

New commodities indices from Dow Jones and AIG Financial Products

Wed, 13/07/2005 - 07:13

Dow Jones Indexes and AIG Financial Products Corp. »

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