Laven Partners works on speedy launch of gold-focused hedge fund

Investment management consultancy Laven Partners has worked with precious metals trading company Hinde Capital to launch a dedicated gold hedge fund, the Hinde Gold Fund, in little more th »


NYSE Euronext creates joint venture in block trading

NYSE Euronext and BIDS Holdings, owner of an alternative trading system, have announced plans to form a 50:50 joint venture designed to improve execution quality and access to liquidity in »


UK regulator "disappointed" by hedge funds' market abuse controls

The Financial Services Authority has expressed its disappointment with the standard of controls put in place by some UK hedge fund managers to mitigate the risk of market abuse, and it pla »


MiFID could make funds more conservative, Godden warns

The European Union's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, which took effect on Thursday, could end up harming the interests of the investors it is supposed to protect, according to »


Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: US legislators target carried interest to relieve AMT burden on taxpayers

Charles Rangel, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the US House of Representatives, said this week he was considering raising taxes on carried interest paid by private equity and »


RAB Capital launches Global Mining and Resources Fund

Absolute return asset manager RAB Capital has announced the planned launch of a new RAB Global Mining and Resources Fund, to be managed by a team led by chief executive Philip Richards, on »


Hellman & Friedman takes stake in fund of hedge fund manager Grosvenor Capital

Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has agreed to become a minority investor in USD24bn fund of hedge funds manager Grosvenor Capital Management by acquiring a shareholding previous »


Investors in failed hedge funds seek to oust Bear Stearns

Investors who lost hundreds of millions of dollars when two Bear Stearns hedge funds collapsed in August are joining forces to replace Bear Stearns affiliates and designees as managing par »


Barclays Capital announces note linked to fund of hedge funds

Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank, has announced plans to launch a note linked to the US Opportunities fund, a US-focused equity long/short fund of hedge f »


Sands Brothers launches Genesis Merchant Partners

Sands Brothers Asset Management has launched Genesis Merchant Partners, a fund that makes asset-backed and secured loans in unfashionable markets. »


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