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Guernsey fund sector remains confident despite drop in level of assets

Guernsey fund sector remains confident despite drop in level of assets

Tue, 17/02/2009 - 05:59

Although the latest figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission show a GBP1bn decrease in the assets under management of funds domicile »

Guernsey funds "resilient" in the face of global market turmoil

Guernsey funds "resilient" in the face of global market turmoil

Mon, 16/02/2009 - 15:58

The adverse performance of the global markets is the primary reason that the value of Guernsey funds fell by GBP1bn (0.5 per cent) during the final quarter of last year, according to Gu »

Codiam fund reports nine per cent NAV growth in first three months

Codiam fund reports nine per cent NAV growth in first three months

Mon, 16/02/2009 - 11:44

The founders of Codiam Fund, which invests in rare vivid coloured diamonds that offer a hedge against market and political crises, have reported an increase of nine per cent in the fund »

Gartmore's European Absolute Return Fund attracts GBP30m in two weeks

Gartmore's European Absolute Return Fund attracts GBP30m in two weeks

Mon, 16/02/2009 - 06:00

Gartmore's European Absolute Return Fund, a Ucits III limited issue vehicle with capacity set at 200 million shares, has raised GBP30m during its first two weeks of trading. »

Hedge funds slip again in January, says BarclayHedge

Hedge funds slip again in January, says BarclayHedge

Mon, 16/02/2009 - 05:59

After losing a record 21.53 per cent in 2008, hedge funds began 2009 in the red after sliding 0.26 per cent in January, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, »

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gains 1.53 per cent in January

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gains 1.53 per cent in January

Fri, 13/02/2009 - 15:53

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 1.53 per cent in January, with the top performing strategies being fixed income arbitrage, special situations and CTAs short term. »

Canadian institutional investors "vary in enthusiasm for alternatives"

Canadian institutional investors "vary in enthusiasm for alternatives"

Fri, 13/02/2009 - 15:48

Canadian pension plan sponsors, endowments and foundations are going back to basics and revisiting the fundamental principles by which they run their portfolios, according to a survey b »

Rick Pearson joins Signina Capital to run short-term interest rate strategy

Rick Pearson joins Signina Capital to run short-term interest rate strategy

Fri, 13/02/2009 - 12:00

Zurich-based Signina Capital, a specialist in structured asset management, has expanded its investment management team with the addition of Rick Pearson. »

Distressed securities suffers in January as other Dow Jones benchmarks rebound

Distressed securities suffers in January as other Dow Jones benchmarks rebound

Fri, 13/02/2009 - 11:50

Two of the three calculated hedge fund strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes, event-driven and merger arbitrage, posted positive returns in the first month of 2009, as main »

Bank of New York Mellon launches MarginDirect liquidity management tool

Bank of New York Mellon launches MarginDirect liquidity management tool

Fri, 13/02/2009 - 06:03

Bank of New York Mellon has announced the launch of MarginDirect, a liquidity tool that helps hedge funds manage margin positions and reduce counterparty risk in an uncertain credit env »

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