Kleinwort Benson appoints head of fund administration in Guernsey

Kleinwort Benson, a provider of banking and financial services to corporate and private clients in the UK and Channel Islands, has announced two senior appointments in the Channel Islands, »

Emerging hedge funds perform better than older, larger funds, says PerTrac

The widely-held belief that emerging hedge funds perform better than older and larger funds has been reinforced by research from PerTrac Financial Solutions, creators of the PerTrac Analyt »

New Star raises USD95.2m for second Hedge ETS tranche

New Star Asset Management has raised an additional USD95.2m for a second tranche of Hedge ETS, a London-listed daily tradable security that provides access to performance representative of »

Vision Asia Opportunities Fund to list on the Irish Stock Exchange

Vision Asia Opportunities Fund, a Guernsey-domiciled closed-ended investment company established to invest in a portfolio of Asian hedge funds and funds of hedge funds, has announced plans »

Asset managers applaud FSA plans for retail access to alternative investments

UK asset management firms and hedge fund industry representatives have expressed their satisfaction with the long-awaited proposals unveiled by the Financial Services Authority that would »

State Street Global Advisors wins GBP165m equity mandate for 130/30 strategy

State Street Global Advisors, the investment management arm of State Street Corporation, has been appointed to manage a GBP165m global equity 130/30 mandate by the Asda Group Pension Fund, »

Former Morgan Stanley CIO launches hedge fund

Joseph McAlinden, the former chief investment officer at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, has formally announced the establishment of Catalpa Capital, an investment management firm. »

Parker Global launches energy and global natural resources fund

Parker Global Strategies has launched its first energy and natural resources fund of funds, PGS Global Energy Edge, a sector-focused fund that has initially invested in 23 managers with ex »

Pinnacle launches emerging manager investor database marketing product

Pinnacle Alternative Investments, a business and marketing consultant for emerging commodity, futures and currency hedge fund managers, has launched a product designed to allow new manager »

Hedge fund assets up 24 per cent to USD1.89trn in 2006, says report

The estimated net assets of the global hedge fund industry rose by 6 per cent in the final quarter of 2006 and grew by 24 per cent over the year as a whole to reach USD1.89trn, according t »

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