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UCITS attracting hedge fund managers looking for institutional investors

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 13:15

With recent reports and individual commentators suggesting that US pension fund allocations into alternative investment vehicles will rise from their current three pe »

Henning von Issendorff, Tungsten Capital Management

Fund Spotlight: Tungsten-PRO ART ERV UCITS-III Fund

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 13:13

This week’s spotlight is on Frankfurt-based Tungsten Capital Management and their market neutral absolute return PRO ART ERV Fund. »

Julie Bouhuys, Founder and CEO of Concerto

Concerto AM wins EUR60 million mandate from Goodhart Partners

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 13:10

US corporate credit manager, Concerto Asset Management, has won a EUR60 million credit alpha absolute return mandate from London-based multi-manager boutique, Goodhart Partners. »

Tim Gardner, Global Head of Sales, Signet

Signet launches global multi-strategy fund of funds

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 13:07

Signet, the London and Swiss-based fund of hedge funds management and advisory group, is preparing to launch the Signe »

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UCITS funds make slight gains in August, Macro on top

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 13:05

August results show that global hedge funds, using Hedge Fund Research’s HFRX UCITS III-compliant index, made modest gains of +0.17 per cent, bringing them to +0.18 per cent YTD. »

Shaun Lynn, president, BGC Partners

BGC Partners trades fully electronic Euro interest rate swaps

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 12:11

BGC Partners, an intermediary to the wholesale financial markets, has completed its first fully electronic Euro interest rate swap transactions over its hybrid voice and electronic execution platform, BGC Trader IRS, which went live on 1 September. »

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Hedge funds see negative returns in August

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 10:19

Returns for the Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index suggest that hedge funds were negatively impacted by broad market sell-offs in August, although certain sectors showed resilience amid the increased market volatility. »

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KPMG hires associate partner to lead asset management valuation team

Fri, 03/09/2010 - 06:23

KPMG has appointed James Dimech DeBono as an associate partner in its financial risk management practice. »

David Gray, UBS, Head of Prime Brokerage, Asia Pacific

UBS adds five to prime brokerage division

Thu, 02/09/2010 - 17:50

The APAC prime brokerage division of Swiss banking giant, UBS, has been a hive of activity of late, with five new executi »

Lee Porter, Head of Liquidnet Asia-Pacific

Liquidnet’s Porter anticipates Asian regulatory convergence

Thu, 02/09/2010 - 17:48

New York headquartered Liquidnet, the alternative trading platform that enables buy-side institutions to effectively execute large equity orders en bloc, is busy making inroads into the Asia »

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