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Merger Arbitrage holds ground as indices drop

Fri, 01/07/2005 - 07:07

The Merger Arbitrage Index gained 0.11 per cent as most of the HFRX indices lost ground in the week ended 28 June. The worst performer was the Convertible Arbitrage »

A closer look at investable hedge fund indices

Wed, 29/06/2005 - 07:13

Investable hedge fund products are growing in popularity, says Kevin Pilarski, director of alternative strategies/derivatives, Dow Jones Indexes/STOXX Ltd. Hedge fu »

BGI appoints Bhagat as Global COO

Tue, 28/06/2005 - 07:03

Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has appointed Rohit Bhagat as Global Chief Operating Officer. Bhagat will have oversight responsibility for the technology, operations, finance, strategic pla »

RMF sponsors Swiss-managed insurance-linked securities hedge fund

Mon, 27/06/2005 - 07:13

RMF has concluded a seeding arrangement through its hedge fund ventures programme with ISPartners Alternative Risk Advisors AG. Under the terms of agreement, RMF - »

Landmark Investors to open funds to outside investors on 1 July

Fri, 24/06/2005 - 07:11

Landmark Investors LLC, owned by Baron Advisors and the family office of Barry Diller and the von Furstenbergs, is opening two funds to outside investors. Landmark Investors, an alternative »

Nomura launches German certificates linked to commodities index

Fri, 17/06/2005 - 07:17

Nomura is launching its first commodities certificate for the German retail market, seeking to exploit opportunities and limit risk using the Rogers Index. Cushion »

Equity Hedge Index leads the field

Fri, 17/06/2005 - 07:07

The Equity Hedge Index led the performance of the HFRX Indices in the week ended 14 June, returning 0.50% over the week. It was followed by the Event Driven Index (0.42%) and the Market Dire »

Harcourt strengthens strategic relationship with MSS Capital

Wed, 15/06/2005 - 07:13

Harcourt AG has acquired a minority equity stake in MSS Capital, which runs the managed account platform underlying the FTSE Hedge investible indices. MSS Capital i »

Mazzacurati takes over alternatives at BNP Paribas Asset Management

Tue, 14/06/2005 - 07:13

Chantal Mazzacurati has been appointed head of BNP Paribas' Alternative Investment Management and Structured and Indexed Management teams. She has also been made re »

EDHEC report reveals one positive strategy in April

Wed, 01/06/2005 - 07:13

The latest data from EDHEC suggests that the only hedge fund strategy that yielded positive returns in April was short selling. The month was characterised by poor »

Indices move back into positive territory

Fri, 27/05/2005 - 07:05

After a steady decline over the past few weeks, most of the HFRX Indices moved back into positive territory in the week ending 24 May.The recovery was lead by the Market Directional Index, w »

EDHEC launches five new investable indices

Wed, 25/05/2005 - 07:13

EDHEC has adapted the methodology behind its existing Alternative Indexes to create five new investable indices - the EDHEC Investable Hedge Fund Indices. The aim i »

Dow Jones to launch index for Kuwait

Tue, 24/05/2005 - 07:17

Dow Jones Indexes is launching the Kuwait Index, a composite equity index that will track the performance of the Kuwait stock market starting 23 May 2005. The index »

Fairfield Greenwich Group continues staff expansion

Mon, 23/05/2005 - 14:13

Fairfield Greenwich Group has appointed Anthony J Dell'Arena as director of compliance and Adrienne M Garofalo as a product manager. These new appointments have bee »

Citigroup and PAAMCO launch FoHF service for HNWIs

Fri, 20/05/2005 - 07:13

Citigroup and Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, LLC, have launched a joint venture offering FoHF access to ultra high net worth investors. The joint ven »

Merger Arbitrage leads in lackluster week

Fri, 20/05/2005 - 07:11

The Merger Arbitrage Index led the performance of the HFRX Indices in the week ended 17 May with a gain of 0.21% »

Dow Jones to launch index for Kuwait

Thu, 19/05/2005 - 07:13

Dow Jones Indexes is launching the Kuwait Index, a composite equity index that will track the performance of the Kuwait stock market starting 23 May 2005. The index »

New MSG Diversified Opportunities fund aims to provide choice

Fri, 13/05/2005 - 07:11

Man Investments' new Diversified Opportunities hedge fund offers investors a choice of capital guaranteed bonds or share classes with dividends. The fund provides »

MSCI launches first multiple-asset class index by a major provider

Thu, 05/05/2005 - 07:15

MSCI, a provider of international equity, US equity, fixed income and hedge fund indices, has launched a new multiple-asset class index. The MSCI Global Capital Ma »

Collins Stewart plans listing for new RAB Capital fund

Mon, 02/05/2005 - 07:05

Collins Stewart is looking at launching an AIM-listed investment vehicle that will broaden access to RAB Capital's top-performing Special Situations Fund. The stock »

AIMA completes first survey on hedge fund asset pricing and valuation

Fri, 29/04/2005 - 07:03

AIMA this week released the results of the first comprehensive global survey of hedge fund asset pricing and valuation practices. The survey, entitled "Asset Pricin »

Relative Value Arbitrage slips into positive territory

Fri, 29/04/2005 - 07:01

The Relative Value Arbitrage Index moved into positive territory (0.22%) followed by the Market Directional Index (0.04%) in the week ending 26 April. All the other HFRX indices continued to »

Transparency will open up wider hedge fund acceptance

Wed, 27/04/2005 - 07:13

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

Amplitude gains approval from UK regulator

Mon, 25/04/2005 - 07:11

London-based Amplitude Capital LLP has been granted FSA approval with effect from 15th April 2005. Amplitude's Stanley Marchon said: "The day was made even more mem »

Indices lose ground this week

Fri, 22/04/2005 - 07:11

All the HFRX Indices moved into negative territory this week, led by the Convertible Arbitrage Index which lost -1.55%. It was followed by the Market Directional Index (-1.50%) and the Event »

Liberty Ermitage strengthens marketing and communication department

Wed, 20/04/2005 - 07:01

Liberty Ermitage, one of Europe's largest offshore fund management groups, has appointed Stephen Smith as VP of investor relations and communications. Commenting on »

Barclay/GHS Hedge Fund Index down 0.70 per cent

Fri, 15/04/2005 - 07:03

The Barclay Index flash estimates for March 2005 show that 13 out of 18 hedge fund strategies lost money in March. According to the index, which is prepared by the »

From Hedge Fund to Hedge Fund of Hedge Fund

Wed, 13/04/2005 - 07:17

HFR Asset Management examines the evolution of investable hedge fund indices, including the launch of new indices By the end of the 20th century, hedge fund strateg »

Market neutral holds ground as indices decline

Fri, 01/04/2005 - 07:03

The Equity Market Neutral Index remained in positive territory this week as all the other HFRX Indices lost ground. The Market Directional Index topped the list of »

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