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Peter Douglas, principal of GFIA

Mid-sized Asian hedge funds have performed best

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 15:20

GFIA, the Singapore based specialist in skill-based managers in Asian and emerging markets, has released a research paper showing that mid-sized Asian hedge funds have performed best. »


Hedge funds decline 2.99 per cent in May

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 14:34

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 2.99 per cent in May, bringing its year-to-date return to 1.57 per cent. »


CFTC advises on US investors trading foreign security futures

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 14:07

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s division of clearing and intermediary oversight has published an advisory clarifying the extent to which certain sophisticated customers located in the US may transact in foreign security futures products.  »

Economic crash

Hedge funds hit by sovereign bond crisis in May

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 12:17

Hedge fund performance was adversely impacted by the escalation of the Euro-centric sovereign bond crisis in May, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index declining by 2.26 per cent for the month. »


EquityStar forms alliance with J.P. Morgan Securities

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 12:08

Traditional and alternative asset manager EquityStar Capital Management has formed an alliance with J.P. Morgan Securities for brokerage, trading and custodial services. »


Merlin launches non-US dollar based currency reporting

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 12:04

Merlin Securities, a prime brokerage services and technology provider for hedge funds, has launched two technology solutions. »


Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index down 2.73 per cent in May

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 11:57

Early estimates indicate the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index will experience its first negative month since February 2009 in May with a fall of 2.73 per cent. »

Money loss

Hedge funds post outflow of USD3.5bn in April

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 11:12

The hedge fund industry posted an estimated outflow of USD3.5bn, or 0.2 per cent of assets, in April 2010, the third outflow in five months, according to TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge.  »


Equinoxe launches emerging manager offshore platform

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 10:40

Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services has launched the Mid Ocean Emerging Manager Offshore Platform to provide emerging managers with a transparent, cost-effective and time-sensitive solution for an offshore hedge fund. »

Locked door

Hedge fund liquidations rise despite performance gains

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 10:28

After falling steadily for four quarters, hedge fund liquidations rose again in the first quarter of 2010 with 240 funds closing during the period, according to the HFR Market Microstructure Industry Report by Hedge Fund Research. »

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