Partners Group establishes local presence in Australia

Switzerland-based alternative asset manager Partners Group has expanded its Asian presence with the opening of an office in Sydney to support its investment activities and growing number o »

Abraxas fund switches administrator to LaSalle Global Fund Services

Abraxas Capital Management, a specialist quantitative hedge fund manager, is to transfer the hedge fund administration mandate for its Abraxas Fund to LaSalle Global Fund Services Europe a »

Bank of New York Mellon tops USD200bn in hedge fund assets

Bank of New York Mellon has announced that its alternative investment services business has passed USD200bn in assets under administration, reflecting rapid global growth in the firm's ser »

ICAP reports record electronic trading volumes in March

Interdealer broker ICAP has reported that average daily electronic broking volumes in March set a new record of USD966.1bn, up from the previous mark of USD933.9 set in August 2007, amid c »

Ron Suber joins Merlin Securities to lead global prime brokerage sales

Merlin Securities, a broker-dealer specialising in technology-driven prime brokerage services, has announced the appointment of Ron Suber as a senior partner, head of global sales and mark »

ARE Asset Management launches funds to capture US real estate opportunities

Miami-based ARE Asset Management has launched two offshore investment funds to capture commercial and residential real estate investment opportunities amid what managing principal Jeffrey »

Eurex trading volumes total 183 million contracts in March

International derivatives exchange Eurex has reported that a total of 183 million contracts traded in March, down from 199 million contracts in the same month of 2007. »

Fitch launches fund of hedge funds manager ratings

Fitch Ratings is launching fund of hedge funds manager ratings that aim to provide an independent assessment of manager capabilities, with particular focus on the specialised resources, ex »

Rydex hails success of managed futures fund

New York-based Rydex Investments is celebrating the success of its year-old Rydex Managed Futures Strategy Fund, which has beaten the S&P500 index, generating a return of 6.4 per cent »

Traded life policy fund sees 94 per cent asset growth over 12 months

The Assured Fund, a US senior traded life policy fund managed by Policy Selection, has reported growth in assets of 94 per cent over the past 12 months, while the number of policies held b »

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