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Alastair Stewart

Guernsey Funds Forum reassures London market

Mon, 31/05/2010 - 10:31

London’s investment community has been reassured that Guernsey is confident of continuing to be a leading funds centre despite current uncertainties, including the EU’s proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. »

Guillermo Baquero, Assistant Professor at the European School of Management & Technology

Hedge funds pose 'serious' risk to investors and financial system

Mon, 31/05/2010 - 10:18

New research from the European School of Management & Technology (ESMT), in collaboration with the Rotterdam School of Management, has highlighted a worrying disconnect in the behaviour of investors in hedge funds and the subsequent performance of their investments, typically resulting in poor or volatile performance and exposure to unnecessary risk. »


Sales of absolute and total return funds soar in Europe

Fri, 28/05/2010 - 06:05

Sales of absolute and total return funds, which aim to achieve positive returns in all market conditions, have soared in some parts of Europe this year, according to Lipper. »


Australian fund managers will be tested in May

Thu, 27/05/2010 - 16:25

May continues to test markets with ongoing volatility and steep falls across a range of asset classes, a report by Australian Fund Monitors shows. »

Money thumbs up

Wealth creators buoyant about prospects in 2010

Thu, 27/05/2010 - 16:07

Fifty six per cent of wealth creators around the world say they have made money in the last 12 months and they are on track for success against their optimistic predictions last September. »

Managed futures

Managed futures managers finish April on a high note

Thu, 27/05/2010 - 14:17

Managed futures performed relatively well for April as commodities continued to trend higher during the month, a report by Lipper Tass says. »


Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index up 0.7 per cent

Thu, 27/05/2010 - 12:33

The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index rose 0.7 per cent in April, while the currency-hedged Morningstar MSCI Composite Index increased 1.1 per cent. »

Peter Clarke, chief executive of Man

Man Group’s profit before tax falls to USD541m

Thu, 27/05/2010 - 12:08

Man Group made a profit before tax of USD541m for the financial year ended 31 March 2009, down from the USD743m profit made the previous year. »


Selected hedge fund strategies to successfully navigate market turmoil

Thu, 27/05/2010 - 06:08

The global macro scenario, macro information flow arrival and volatility clustering are expected to continue dominating market sentiment in the short run, according to a report by Lipper. »

Dollars and graph

State Street Private Equity Index up 5.94 per cent in Q4

Wed, 26/05/2010 - 16:04

The State Street Private Equity Index rose by 5.94 per cent during the quarter ended 31 December 2009, a slight increase from the third quarter return and 2,226 basis points higher than the return recorded in the fourth quarter of 2008.  »

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