Genesis Merchant Partners seeks loan opportunities in underserved markets

Sands Brothers Asset Management has announced the launch of the Genesis Merchant Partners fund, which provides asset-based and secured loans to companies that are unable to obtain credit f »


Laven Partners launches Redtower Global Macro Fund

London-based investment management consultancy Laven Partners has advised Redtower Asset Management on the launch of its new currency fund, the Redtower Global Macro Fund. »


YouGov, Numis and Four launch consumer research-driven hedge fund

Market research firm YouGov, stockbroker Numis Corporation and specialist asset manager Four Capital Partners have announced an initial target of up to GBP25m for the launch of a research- »


PerTrac study confirms that emerging hedge fund managers outperform older, larger funds

The latest edition of the Emerging Manager Study carried out by PerTrac Financial Solutions has confirmed the findings of the original study, released in March 2007, that emerging hedge fu »


GLG Partners awarded USD3bn 130/30 asset management mandate by Banca Fideuram

New York-listed alternative asset manager GLG Partners has been awarded a new mandate from the asset management division of Banca Fideuram, part of Italy's Intesa Sanpaolo Group, to manage »


Credit Suisse announces launch of Long/Short Equity Replication Index

Credit Suisse has launched the Long/Short Equity Replication Index, the first in a planned suite of alternative index replication products designed to replicate the performance of major he »


Hedgeweek Comment: Meissen auction illustrates expansion of alternative investment universe

When jittery stock markets and uncertainty get in the way of traditional investment, alternatives are considered a viable investment option, with hedge funds perhaps being the most visible »


Aima names Ivy Asset Management co-president as new US council member

The Alternative Investment Management Association has appointed Sean Simon of Ivy Asset Management as the new Aima Council representative of its US members and as a member of the associati »


Gulf investors tap into Jersey's expertise

Given Jersey's longstanding experience in creating and servicing property investment structures, it is little surprise that the jurisdiction should be a logical choice in which to domicile funds ta »


Hedgeweek Comment: Paulson-Icahn siege will influence Microsoft's Yahoo! bid

Paulson & Co, the New York-based hedge fund manager that quadrupled its assets to USD30bn last year by betting on the collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage market, has bought 50 millio »


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