Hedgeweek Comment: Funds may swoop as Microsoft drops Yahoo! bid

Over the weekend, software giant Microsoft dropped its three-month-old bid to buy internet firm Yahoo! because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable price. »

Penso Capital launches Global Crisis Strategy to target opportunities in volatile markets

Alternative investment and advisory boutique Penso Capital Markets has launched its third asset management strategy, the Global Crisis Strategy, designed to capitalise on opportunities in »

How KKR blazed a trail for listed private equity

Arguably the biggest single boost to Guernsey's private equity industry was the launch in June 2006 of KKR Private Equity Investors, which raised USD5bn from investors and obtained a listing on Eur »

Youthful exuberance

Gibraltar's fund services industry is a relatively young but robust industry. »

Custom House and Equity Fund Services target USD55bn in assets after merger

Custom House Global Fund Services, the parent company of Dublin-based hedge fund administrator Custom House Administration & Corporate Services, and Equity Fund Services, the fund admi »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund heads for the races

It is increasingly common for hedge funds to have an unusual or esoteric investment strategy. But in times of global uncertainty, they are certainly cementing their alternative image. »

CMSA opposes separate credit rating system for structured finance products

The Commercial Mortgage Securities Association has responded to the International Organisation of Securities Commissions' consultation on the role and modus operandi of rating agencies by »

HFN highlights spike in attrition rate seen in hedge fund database

Hedge fund data provider Hedgefund.net has reported a spike in the number of funds removed from its live database last month as a result of liquidation, failure to report performance or th »

New Jersey federal court freezes assets of purported USD7bn hedge fund manager

A New Jersey court has charged Robert J Sucarato, who claimed he was running a hedge fund business with USD7bn in assts under management and offices in New York and Chicago, with fraudulen »

US institutions expanding allocation to alternatives, says Greenwich report

The sponsors of US pension schemes are looking to increase the diversification and reduce the correlation of assets in their portfolios by increasing their holdings of alternative investme »

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