Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Rating agencies warn funds on debt quality

Hedge funds that invest in the beleaguered US sub-prime market could come under further pressure if ratings agency Standards & Poor's were to downgrade USD12bn worth of offerings. »

Complex funds targeted by fledgling LaCrosse administration business

As hedge funds amass more assets, thanks to a surge in institutional inflows, demand for sophisticated fund administration, operational support and valuation capability is soaring, too. »

LaCrosse Global Fund Services selects Advent for new administration service

LaCrosse Global Fund Services has implemented Advent Software's Geneva investment management and accounting system as a central component of its technology infrastructure for its fund admi »

IPM launches two institutional Global CTA programmes

IPM Informed Portfolio Management, a Stockholm-based multi-boutique offering quantitative investment strategies to institutional investors, and Vequus, a hedge fund investment research fir »

SEC adopts anti-fraud rule for hedge fund managers

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted unanimously to adopt a new anti-fraud rule under the Investment Advisers Act that will clarify the ability of the US financial regulator to »

Most long/short managers really running long-only portfolios, says Cartesian

Investors should challenge their long/short hedge fund managers to prove that they are not running closet long-only portfolios, according to Cartesian Capital, the Edinburgh-based investme »

Hedge strategies post modest gains for June, say index providers

Five of the six hedge fund strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net-of-fees gains in June, ranging from a high of 70 basis points for equity market neutral to a low of »

US Futures Exchange to offer spot equivalent currency futures and 23-hour markets

The US Futures Exchange has announced plans to list foreign exchange futures contracts, with daily settlements to spot prices, that replicate spot market contracts and trade on a 23-hour b »

Local service provides an entrepreneurial success story

Capital International is typical of many entrepreneurial firms that have been launched in the Isle of Man in recent years. »

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