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Hedge funds outperform equity benchmarks in turbulent markets, says GGHFI

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 14:53

Hedge funds as measured by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (GGHFI) navigated volatile markets to finish the month with a slight loss. The GGHFI shed 1.32% compared to global equity returns in the S&P 500 Total Return (-1.67%), MSCI World Equity (-1.73%), and FTSE 100 (-0.74%) equity indices.  28% of constituent funds in the GGHFI ended the month with gains.   »

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Salus Alpha Commodity Arbitrage returned 1.78% for June

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 12:37

As of 06/30/2011 the Salus Alpha Commodity Arbitrage VT heads the list of Salus Alpha Funds with 1.78% MTD-Return. The fund returned +1.78% in June to date and excellent +8.99% since the beginning of the year 2011.  »

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SIG adds Index Arbitrage strategy to the Skandia Diversified Fund and the Skandia Alternative Investments Fund

Thu, 09/06/2011 - 10:00

Skandia Investment Group (SIG)’s flagship multi-asset fund, Skandia Diversified and its Skandia Alternative Investments Fund, have invested in the Aviva Investors Index Opportunities High Alpha Fund. »

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Salus Alpha Commodity Arbitrage returned 2.87% in February 

Thu, 10/03/2011 - 17:00

The Salus Alpha Commodity Arbitrage had a performance of +2.87% for the month to date.outperforming the Dow Jones UBS Commodity Index by 1.56% during the reporting period, which earned 1.31%. The performance of Salus Alpha Commodity Arbitrage was 2.15% better than the performance of HFRX Systematic Diversified Index.   »

Comment: Banks are turning Japanese, I really think so

Comment: Banks are turning Japanese, I really think so

Tue, 14/10/2008 - 07:05

Resolution Asset Management investment manager Stuart Thomson says the UK bailout blueprint for the financial sector that been adopted by the rest of the world, a combination of equity inj »

Ansbacher Investment Management to launch pure equity index variance swap strategy

Ansbacher Investment Management to launch pure equity index variance swap strategy

Mon, 11/08/2008 - 21:44

US-based Ansbacher Investment Management plans to launch an equity index variance swap strategy in the third quarter of this year to take advantage of the persistent overpricing of broad-b »

HSBC France sells issuer services business to CACEIS

HSBC France sells issuer services business to CACEIS

Mon, 03/04/2006 - 07:57

HSBC France has sold its issuer services business to CACEIS, enabling the latter to strengthen its market position in France. »

London hedge funds top USD 220 billion AUM in 2005

London hedge funds top USD 220 billion AUM in 2005

Tue, 21/03/2006 - 07:00

Hedge fund assets managed out of London grew 18% in 2005 to USD 225 billion making the city one o »

Latin America's virtuous circle

Latin America's virtuous circle

Tue, 07/02/2006 - 06:11

This Hedgeweek Special Report on Latin America surveys the views of hedge fund managers and service providers on economic and political »

SpotLite FTSE 350 Index Feb 6th - Part VI

SpotLite FTSE 350 Index Feb 6th - Part VI

Mon, 06/02/2006 - 06:00

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Diapason appoints new Global Head of Sales

Diapason appoints new Global Head of Sales

Wed, 25/01/2006 - 06:13

Diapason Commodities Management has appointed Frederic Hervouet as Global Head of Sales. »

F&C Amethyst Fund closes after raising EUR 470m

F&C Amethyst Fund closes after raising EUR 470m

Thu, 19/01/2006 - 06:13

F&C Alternative Investments has closed its F&C Amethyst Fund, which was launched in January 2003, to new investors. »

Last Atlantis launches trend-following futures program

Last Atlantis launches trend-following futures program

Tue, 17/01/2006 - 06:07

Last Atlantis Capital Management has launched the LACM Trend Following Futures program within The Last Atlantis Master Fund. »

Comment: MLIM president Bob Doll looks ahead to 2006

Comment: MLIM president Bob Doll looks ahead to 2006

Mon, 16/01/2006 - 06:17

2005 marked a year of 'muddling through' for the US financial markets, according to Bob Doll, President and CIO of Merrill Lynch Investm »

Walkers Review: Private Equity Activity Expected to Grow; Asia and Dubai will continue to attract new funds

Walkers Review: Private Equity Activity Expected to Grow; Asia and Dubai will continue to attract new funds

Thu, 12/01/2006 - 06:13

Walkers, the global offshore law firm, says that 2005 will be another record year for the registration of hedge funds in the Cayman Isla »

Rainmaker to launch investment management services

Rainmaker to launch investment management services

Tue, 10/01/2006 - 06:11

Cayman-based Rainmaker Partners Limited is to begin providing investment management services. »

Capco publishes joint white paper on MiFD

Capco publishes joint white paper on MiFD

Fri, 30/12/2005 - 06:13

Capco has published a joint white paper co-authored with HP on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFD) entitled: "MiFD: A Smart Response". The paper »

Inflation risk to fade in 2006 says MLIM

Inflation risk to fade in 2006 says MLIM

Fri, 23/12/2005 - 06:13

Reduced inflationary pressures, maturing commodities markets and a strengthening Japan will be the key investment themes for 2006. That's the view of Merrill Lynch »

NewSmith hires Asian equity team,opens Hong Kong office

NewSmith hires Asian equity team,opens Hong Kong office

Wed, 14/12/2005 - 06:17

London-based NewSmith Asset Management is further broadening its capabilities with the appointment of a Hong Kong-based Asian equities team. NewSmith Asset Manageme »

Fairfield Straits Lion adds Korean tilt with new equity long/short fund

Fairfield Straits Lion adds Korean tilt with new equity long/short fund

Tue, 13/12/2005 - 06:11

Fairfield Straits Lion Asset Management (FSL) has unveiled its latest fund, the Fairfield Korean Equity Fund, the company's fifth launch since August 2005.  The fu »

RMF teams up with AM Investment Partners

RMF teams up with AM Investment Partners

Mon, 12/12/2005 - 06:05

RMF, the core investment manager of Man Investments, has made a significant investment in a US equity long short fund managed by AM Investment Partners. The AM Inv »

SGAM switch within FVAM

SGAM switch within FVAM

Thu, 08/12/2005 - 06:13

The SGAM Global Volatility Fund has replaced the SGAM Volatility Arbitrage Fund within the Fimat Volatility Arbitrage Median (FVAM). The Index Committee for the Fim »

Volatility as a separate asset class

Volatility as a separate asset class

Mon, 21/11/2005 - 06:17

Three new volatility futures launched by Eurex on 19 September 2005 make volatility tradable as a separate asset class. »

Latin America's virtuous circle

Latin America's virtuous circle

Thu, 17/11/2005 - 06:13

For longer than most investors and hedge fund managers care to remember, the chief attraction of Latin America has been the kind of political and economic turbulence and market volatility that prov »

Market Outlook: Inflation jitters

Market Outlook: Inflation jitters

Fri, 11/11/2005 - 06:13

Hadyn Davies, Chief Economist, Barclays Global Investors, examines the effects of accelerating inflation rattling the equity markets. Investors are usually worried »

Titan hires Rubino and Xu for launch of new volatility trading fund

Titan hires Rubino and Xu for launch of new volatility trading fund

Fri, 11/11/2005 - 06:13

Titan Capital Group is to begin trading volatility on FX and fixed income products with a new fund structured to allow investors exposure to its underlying assets. »

ACT Currency Partner launches currency hedge fund

ACT Currency Partner launches currency hedge fund

Mon, 07/11/2005 - 06:13

Zurich-based ACT Currency Partner AG has launched a currency hedge fund focusing on the five most-traded currency pairs. ACT Currency Partner was founded by Felix A »

Titanium Capital appointed Investment manager of Vizor Macro Fund

Titanium Capital appointed Investment manager of Vizor Macro Fund

Wed, 02/11/2005 - 06:17

London-based asset management business Titanium Capital Partners LLP has been appointed as the asset manager for the Vizor Macro Fund. David Morrison, formerly dire »

Hottenstein joins RG Capital Management

Hottenstein joins RG Capital Management

Wed, 26/10/2005 - 07:05

Troy Hottenstein joined RG Capital Management in early October to pursue event-driven opportunities with RG Capital Management's strategies. RG Capital Management i »

SGAM AI poised to reach USD 7 billion AUM by year-end

SGAM AI poised to reach USD 7 billion AUM by year-end

Mon, 17/10/2005 - 08:13

SGAM Alternative Investments is on target to reach USD 7 billion in hedge fund assets under management this year, an increase of 70 per cent. Arié Assayag, Global H »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

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