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GSC Partners appoints new head of structured credit strategies

GSC Partners appoints new head of structured credit strategies

Thu, 31/03/2005 - 07:07

GSC Partners has appointed Ferderick H Horton to head its new investment activity specializing in structured credit, mortgage-related securities and ABS. Horton, 46 »

MSCI Launches Hedge Invest Strategy Indices

MSCI Launches Hedge Invest Strategy Indices

Wed, 30/03/2005 - 07:13

MSCI has launched the MSCI Hedge Invest Strategy Indices - eight new strategy indices that follow the MSCI Hedge Invest Index. The MSCI Hedge Invest Strategy Indice »

Transparency is the key to wider hedge fund acceptance: by John Godden, HFR Asset Management

Transparency is the key to wider hedge fund acceptance: by John Godden, HFR Asset Management

Tue, 22/03/2005 - 06:13

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 »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Growing on all fronts: Andrew Collins, Managing Director, Butterfield Fund Services (Bermuda) Limited

The Hedgeweek Interview: Growing on all fronts: Andrew Collins, Managing Director, Butterfield Fund Services (Bermuda) Limited

Mon, 21/03/2005 - 06:13

Andrew Collins outlines recent developments at Butterfield Fund Services, including the appointment of a new Director of Marketing for Europe. HW: What is t »

Harmonic enhances infrastructure by appointing new operations partner

Harmonic enhances infrastructure by appointing new operations partner

Thu, 17/03/2005 - 06:13

Fixed income and currency specialist hedge fund Harmonic Capital Partners has appointed Phil Briggs as operations partner. Briggs has had overall responsibility fo »

Key marketing appointment

Key marketing appointment

Thu, 17/03/2005 - 06:05

Key Asset Management Limited has appointed Shyam Moorjani as head of marketing with effect from 28 February 2005. Chartered accountant Moorjani, who was head of in »

Examining trend characteristics

Examining trend characteristics

Tue, 15/03/2005 - 06:07

Karsten Schröder and Florian Leder of Amplitude Capital LLP outline a new trend indicator designed to overcome the weaknesses of existing concepts. Executiv »

SecFinex expansion continues with new appointment

SecFinex expansion continues with new appointment

Thu, 03/03/2005 - 06:17

SecFinex, the independent online marketplace for securities finance, has appointed Rozalyn Orme as relationship manager. The company recently announced the signing »

Life Partners named exclusive advisor to Life Settlements Fund

Life Partners named exclusive advisor to Life Settlements Fund

Thu, 03/03/2005 - 06:13

Life Partners Inc, has been named as the exclusive investment advisor to Life Settlements Fund Ltd, a closed-end traded life policy fund. The fund will be managed »

Copernico closes Argentina Fund to new investors

Copernico closes Argentina Fund to new investors

Mon, 28/02/2005 - 06:13

Independent investment manager Copernico Capital Partners (Copernico) has closed its Argentina Fund to new investments having raised USD 61 million. The Copernico A »

Merrill Lynch Investment Managers extends cash fund range

Merrill Lynch Investment Managers extends cash fund range

Fri, 25/02/2005 - 06:17

Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) is further extending its cash fund range with the launch of the Merrill Lynch Atlas Optimum Libor+Fund. Joanna Cound, Head »

Strong performance by Relative Value Arbitrage this week

Strong performance by Relative Value Arbitrage this week

Fri, 25/02/2005 - 06:07

The Relative Value Arbitrage lead the performance of the HFRX Hedge Fund Indices this week, recording a gain of 0.48%. It was followed by the Distressed Securities »

Gottex to soft close flagship Gottex Market Neutral Fund

Gottex to soft close flagship Gottex Market Neutral Fund

Tue, 22/02/2005 - 06:01

Gottex Fund Management is to soft close the non-leveraged classes in its highly successful Gottex Market Neutral Fund (MNFund) on 1 March 2005. After this date, ex »

Infiniti Capital taps into Australasia with acquisition of Martini Capital

Infiniti Capital taps into Australasia with acquisition of Martini Capital

Mon, 21/02/2005 - 06:13

Fund of hedge funds manager Infiniti Capital has extended its reach into the relatively untapped Australasian market with the acquisition of Martini Capital. Zuric »

TQA announces new event arbitrage team

TQA announces new event arbitrage team

Thu, 17/02/2005 - 06:07

TQA Investors has added a new event arbitrage team to its current line-up of global convertible arbitrage, credit arbitrage and long/short professionals. Dwight A »

Macro Index takes the lead as Equity Hedge Index dives

Macro Index takes the lead as Equity Hedge Index dives

Fri, 15/10/2004 - 07:01

The Macro Index recorded a strong gain (0.68%) to lead the performance of the HFRX indices this week. The Market Directional Index also recorded a gain of 0.37% followed closely by the Distr »

Bloomberg-JPMorgan launch first tradable Emerging Asia Currency Index

Bloomberg-JPMorgan launch first tradable Emerging Asia Currency Index

Wed, 13/10/2004 - 07:03

JPMorgan and Bloomberg have launched the Bloomberg-JPMorgan Asia Currency Index, the first tradable index of Emerging Asia currencies. David Puth, global head of cu »

Unique conference to introduce German institutional investors to HFs

Unique conference to introduce German institutional investors to HFs

Fri, 24/09/2004 - 07:07

The Super Hedge 2005 conference in Frankfurt is set to introduce the top 100 institutional investors in Germany to hedge funds and fund of hedge funds managers. Scheduled to take place on 28 »

Draycott debuts enhanced version of FundVault

Draycott debuts enhanced version of FundVault

Thu, 02/09/2004 - 09:00

Draycott Group has launched an enhanced version of FundVault, its secure online 24/7 document delivery service for new hedge funds. Specialist back and middle office outsourcing firm Draycot »

Senior management changes at Hermes

Senior management changes at Hermes

Tue, 24/08/2004 - 09:00

Peter Butler and »

Bank of Bermuda appoints Director of Sales in San Francisco

Bank of Bermuda appoints Director of Sales in San Francisco

Tue, 20/04/2004 - 09:00

The Global Fund Services division of The Bank of Bermuda Limited (a member of the HSBC Group) has appointed Jackie Tomecek Vice President, Director of Sales in San Francisco »

Hedge fund allocations to Japan double to USD 72 billion

Hedge fund allocations to Japan double to USD 72 billion

Tue, 13/04/2004 - 07:47

Total hedge fund capital allocated to Japan's equity markets more than doubled on a year-on-year basis to USD 72 billion at the end of 2003. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Brett Bastin, Head of Product Development for Absolute Return Strategies, Invesco

The Hedgeweek Interview: Brett Bastin, Head of Product Development for Absolute Return Strategies, Invesco

Fri, 27/02/2004 - 07:13

Invesco, part of the giant USD 371 billion Amvescap group, has launched its second offshore hedge fund targeting investors outside the US, called the Invesco US »

Fabien Pictet targets North America

Fabien Pictet targets North America

Wed, 29/10/2003 - 07:00

Fabien Pictet & Partners Ltd (FPP), the specialist emerging markets manager, is celebrating its fifth anniversary by targeting new investors in the North American market. »

New Star Japan fund opens USD 25 million share tranche

New Star Japan fund opens USD 25 million share tranche

Wed, 22/10/2003 - 08:38

London-based New Star Asset Management has opened a USD 25 million R Share Class for private investors in the New Star Japan Hedge Fund. »

US Regulatory Brief: CFTC's New Rules Applicable to CPOs and CTAs

US Regulatory Brief: CFTC's New Rules Applicable to CPOs and CTAs

Thu, 16/10/2003 - 08:01

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has adopted new rules that provide regulatory relief to certain CPOs and CTAs. Lawrence T. »

GL Trade receives e-cbot certification

GL Trade receives e-cbot certification

Wed, 15/10/2003 - 08:00

GL TRADE, the leading provider of financial trading software, has received certification to operate on the Chicago Board of Trade's new e-cbot trading platform. »

Mellon HBV expands funds presence in Europe

Mellon HBV expands funds presence in Europe

Mon, 13/10/2003 - 08:00

Mellon HBV Alternative Strategies LLC has listed offshore versions of its hedged distressed and European event-driven strategies on the Irish Stock Exchange. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Stuart G. MacDonald, Director of Hedge Fund Development, Henderson Global Investors, London

The Hedgeweek Interview: Stuart G. MacDonald, Director of Hedge Fund Development, Henderson Global Investors, London

Mon, 29/09/2003 - 08:15

Henderson, which now has over USD 1 billion in hedge fund assets under management, will launch its seventh hedge fund in November this year. »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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