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Heptagon Capital appoints Tapio Pekkala to investment management division

Heptagon Capital appoints Tapio Pekkala to investment management division

Fri, 15/08/2008 - 06:51

Heptagon Capital, a USD2bn specialist asset management business set up in 2005 by former Morgan Stanley executives, has hired Tapio Pekkala as a vice-president in its investment management »

Bigger hedge funds set to move out of Mayfair and St. James's, says Jones Lang LaSalle

Bigger hedge funds set to move out of Mayfair and St. James's, says Jones Lang LaSalle

Fri, 15/08/2008 - 06:43

The hedge fund industry may be broadly perceived to be suffering from the global credit crunch and associated market turbulence, but evidence from London's property market suggests that ma »

BlueCrest Capital Management goes live with Algorithmics for hedge fund risk management

BlueCrest Capital Management goes live with Algorithmics for hedge fund risk management

Thu, 14/08/2008 - 20:54

London-based alternative asset manager BlueCrest Capital Management has implemented the Algo Risk Service, an outsourced portfolio construction and risk management service from Algorithmic »

Trimming long exposure insulates long/short funds from downturn, says Hennessee

Trimming long exposure insulates long/short funds from downturn, says Hennessee

Thu, 14/08/2008 - 20:20

As the equity markets have entered a technical bear market, hedge fund managers have successfully protected capital in a severe and volatile downturn thanks to hedging and adjustment of gr »

Hedge fund diversification critical amid market dislocation, says Credit Suisse Tremont report

Hedge fund diversification critical amid market dislocation, says Credit Suisse Tremont report

Thu, 14/08/2008 - 18:31

History suggests that periods of market dislocation such as the present produce shifts in returns such that it is impossible to predict with any ce »

BNY ConvergEx Group expands on Fidessa's global network

BNY ConvergEx Group expands on Fidessa's global network

Thu, 14/08/2008 - 07:52

Fidessa group, a provider of trading systems, market data and global connectivity, has announced that BNY ConvergEx Group, a provider of global agency brokerage and investment technology s »

Harcourt keeps assets under management stable at USD5.5bn in first half

Harcourt keeps assets under management stable at USD5.5bn in first half

Thu, 14/08/2008 - 06:54

Despite 'a difficult and challenging period' for the entire financial industry over the first six months of 2008, Switzerland-based alternative investment manager Harcourt Investment Consu »

Hedge fund managers see CDS counterparty risk as growing threat to global markets, says report

Hedge fund managers see CDS counterparty risk as growing threat to global markets, says report

Wed, 13/08/2008 - 23:49

More than 90 per cent of hedge fund managers polled for a new study by Greenwich Associates believe that counterparty risk in credit default swaps represents a serious threat to global fin »

Sorin Capital Management names Matt Chasin as chief operating officer and partner

Sorin Capital Management names Matt Chasin as chief operating officer and partner

Wed, 13/08/2008 - 07:02

Stamford, Connecticut-based Sorin Capital Management, an alternative investment firm specialising in commercial real estate debt and asset-backed securities, has appointed Matt Chasin as c »

Auda International recruits investment chief for hedge fund unit

Auda International recruits investment chief for hedge fund unit

Wed, 13/08/2008 - 06:49

Auda International, a New York-based manager of hedge fund and private equity investments with some USD5bn under management, has appointed George Chacko as chief investment officer of its »

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