Polar Capital makes senior sales and marketing appointment

London-based hedge fund manager Polar Capital has appointed Alastair Smith, who was until recently head of European and Middle East hedge fund sales at Société Gén&eac »


Protean launches insurance product to protect hedge fund investors

Protean Investment Risks, a company newly formed to offer specialist financial risk insurance products, has launched a policy designed to protect hedge fund investors from losses occurring »


Strong demand for quality funds

Headlines about the ongoing crisis in financial markets have been difficult to ignore and problems at specific hedge funds have formed part of the unfolding story. »


Barclay CTA Index gained 7.5 per cent in eighth straight year of positive returns

Managed futures funds gained 7.54 per cent last year, according to data compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge. »


Caledonian Global Fund Services names US head of sales and marketing

Caledonian Global Fund Services has appointed John Peterson as head of sales and marketing in the US for its Chicago-based subsidiary, Caledonian Fund Services (USA), with responsibility f »


Fortis's Prime Fund Solutions upgrades core banking platform

Prime Fund Solutions, the Fortis Merchant Banking business line dedicated to servicing the alternative and traditional investment industry, has successfully upgraded its core banking platf »


Hedge Fund Working Group unveils valuation and risk management standards

The Hedge Fund Working Group, established by 14 leading hedge fund managers based mainly in the UK, has published best practice standards for hedge fund managers following consultation wit »


Matrix Group launches Emerging Markets Index Fund

London-based multi-manager Matrix Group has unveiled plans to launch a new fund of hedge funds, the Matrix Emerging Markets Index Fund, which will aim to replicate the diversification and »


Resources Fund latest Ermitage fund of hedge funds to reach USD100m

Jersey-based alternative investment manager Ermitage Group has announced that its specialist Resources Fund has benefited from ongoing attractive performance and increasing investor intere »


Virgin Money and GLG Partners team up to launch Climate Change Fund

UK investment provider Virgin Money is launching the Virgin Climate Change Fund, advised by leading hedge fund manager GLG Partners, which will invest in high-performing, environmentally-f »


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