Joint venture Newedge aims to strengthen position in prime brokerage

Newedge, the joint venture created from the merger of the brokerage businesses of Société Générale and Crédit Agricole's Calyon investment banking divisi »


RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 0.50 per cent in December

RBC Capital Markets has reported provisional figures indicating that the RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of 0.50 per cent in December, bringing the full-year return of the investible »


SEC lays charges over USD30m hedge fund fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint against two individuals and six entities under their control over an alleged USD30m hedge fund fraud and obtained a temporary r »


Standard & Poor's CreditStats Direct offers access to credit-adjusted financial data

Financial market intelligence provider Standard & Poor's has launched CreditStats Direct as a module of RatingsDirect, the web-based source for S&P global credit ratings and resear »


The Darwinian theory of hedge fund evolution

In any market, the longer a sustained bull run continues, the lower the average quality of a manager becomes. »


SEI to provide operations outsourcing for Graham Capital hedge fund complex

SEI has been selected by Graham Capital Management to provide operations outsourcing services for the firm's multi-billion dollar, multistrategy hedge fund complex, which includes hedge fu »


3A launches Asia-focused and opportunistic funds of hedge funds

Alternative Asset Advisors (3A), the hedge fund management division of Geneva-based banking group Syz & Co, has launched six new sub-funds of its USD1.3bn Luxembourg-domiciled umbrella »


Commodity pool operator to pay USD739,000 on fraud and misappropriation charges

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has settled its charges of fraud and misappropriation of customer funds against Robert Lee Roane of Chester, Virginia, and levied a total of USD »


Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Recovery ahead for financial stocks, Maverick partner tells GAIM

Lee Ainslie's Maverick Capital made roughly 50 per cent of its 2007 returns by shorting financial stocks, but the firm expects the sector to reverse course this year. »


Pragmatism underpins cautious approach to UK retail market

At a breakfast meeting with senior Bank of England officials in the wake of this summer's credit crunch, Jon Moulton, a prominent private equity investor, had to explain what a CLO was. »


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