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BlackRock assets under management slip to USD1.3trn as earnings slide

BlackRock assets under management slip to USD1.3trn as earnings slide

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 16:26

BlackRock, the world's largest independent asset manager, has reported asset under management of USD1.31trn at the end of December, and while net income for 2008 was down 21 per cent to »

Guernsey's Praxis acquires Investec Administration Services

Guernsey's Praxis acquires Investec Administration Services

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 16:02

Praxis Fund Services in Guernsey has announced it has signed an initial agreement to purchase Investec Administration Services. »

Independent fund administration "key to rebuilding investor trust"

Independent fund administration "key to rebuilding investor trust"

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 16:00

Independent fund administration is key to rebuilding investor trust, confidence and new business for hedge funds worldwide, according to Dermot Butler, chairman of the Custom House Grou »

70 per cent of hedge funds lost money in 2008, says Barclayhedge

70 per cent of hedge funds lost money in 2008, says Barclayhedge

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 12:00

Hedge funds lost a record 21.44 per cent in 2008, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

First market-neutral Ucits III fund launched in the commodity space

First market-neutral Ucits III fund launched in the commodity space

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 12:00

Deutsche Bank has announced the launch of the Ucits III-compliant DB Platinum Commodity Harvest fund, which will be publicly available in various European jurisdictions. < »

Quantum UK Absolute Income Fund reports 17.4 per cent return

Quantum UK Absolute Income Fund reports 17.4 per cent return

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 11:59

The Quantum UK Absolute Income Fund, launched in November 2005, has recorded a total return of 17.4 per cent over the past three years - 21 percentage points better than the HFRX Global »

S&amp;P launches indices to reflect performance of US credit default swap market

S&P launches indices to reflect performance of US credit default swap market

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 06:06

Standard & Poor's Index Services has announced the launch of the S&P CDS US Indices, which are designed to measure the performance of the US credit derivatives market, worth a n »

RAB Capital appoints Kirwan-Taylor as CIO after fund closures cut assets

RAB Capital appoints Kirwan-Taylor as CIO after fund closures cut assets

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 06:00

London-based alternative fund manager RAB Capital has appointed Charles Kirwan-Taylor as chief investment officer in the wake of a decline in assets as a result of fund closures to USD1 »

Australia&#039;s Pengana Capital opens office in Singapore

Australia's Pengana Capital opens office in Singapore

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 05:58

Sydney-based diversified fund manager Pengana Capital has announced an expansion into Asia, with the opening of an office in Singapore and the appointment of three investment profession »

Investors withdrew USD152bn from hedge funds in fourth quarter, says HFR

Investors withdrew USD152bn from hedge funds in fourth quarter, says HFR

Wed, 21/01/2009 - 16:03

The hedge fund industry concluded the most tumultuous year in its history with investors withdrawing a record USD152bn in capital in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to industry data »

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