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Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.02 per cent in October

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 12:31

Hedge funds gained 2.02 per cent in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Middle East

Russell Investments continues partnership with Rayan Asset Management

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 12:04

Rayan Asset Management will once again represent Russell Investments in the Middle East. »

Index

Newedge CTA Index up 2.74 per cent in October

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 11:10

The Newedge CTA Index rose by 2.74 per cent in October and is up 9.02 per cent year-to-date. »

Law books

Advent educates firms on potential impact of legislation

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 11:02

Advent Software, a provider of software and services to the investment management industry, has hosted a series of events to educate firms on the impact of cost basis legislation and what they can do to prepare. »

Magazines

Credit Suisse launches the Asset Management Tactical Quarterly

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 10:25

Credit Suisse has launched the Asset Management Tactical Quarterly, a series of publications intended to provide views on the trends shaping today's financial markets. »

Commodities

Kenmar and RBS launch commodity fund of funds in Ucits format

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 10:08

The Kenmar Group and the Royal Bank of Scotland have launched what they believe to be the first ever commodity fund of funds in a Ucits III format. »

Market

Consistency shows signs of returning as secondary market hits six month high

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 06:28

The highest average trade price in six months may signal the return of stability to the secondary hedge fund market, according to the October edition of the Hedgebay index. »

Bank counters

Financial services deals up 55 per cent as private equity activity accelerates

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 06:15

Deal activity in the financial services sector is showing signs of recovery as bank restructuring continues to accelerate and private equity firms start to play a bigger role in the sector again for the first time since the economic crisis. »

Nina Kleinbongartz,  product manager for alternative investments in Europe with Citi Global Transaction Services

Global focus on depositaries

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 17:22

In the wake of the financial crisis and economic downturn that have shaken the alternative investment industry over the past few years, fund managers and service providers face new challenges in restoring impetus to the sector – not least in Europe, where a new regulatory environment will be ushered in by the European Union’s Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, says Nina Kleinbongartz, product manager for alternative investments in Europe with Citi Global Transaction Services. »

James Eldershaw, director, PFS

Serving administrators ‘outside the box’

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 17:18

The number of third-party administrators in Luxembourg has been swelled by the emergence of middle-tier firms that can now compete with the mega-administrators on a global basis and are establishing a presence in leading European fund centres, says James Eldershaw (pictured), director with PFS. »

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