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S&P launches new commodities and natural resources indices

S&P launches new commodities and natural resources indices

Wed, 28/05/2008 - 07:47

Standard & Poor's has announced the launch of two new indices aimed at providing investors with benchmark and investible exposure to the commodities and natural resources sectors. »

Hedgeweek Comment: The UN is dragging its feet on alternatives

Hedgeweek Comment: The UN is dragging its feet on alternatives

Wed, 28/05/2008 - 07:45

The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, which manages USD40.6bn worth of assets, still does not have any allocation to alternative investment, more than a year after advisers recommen »

Hedgeweek Comment: French connection breaks down

Hedgeweek Comment: French connection breaks down

Tue, 27/05/2008 - 07:05

Atos Origin, France's second largest IT services company, dramatically halted a shareholders' meeting in Paris last week as shareholders were set to vote on a motion by two hedge funds, Ce »

Lane Clark & Peacock appoints hedge fund expert Clay Lambiotte as partner

Lane Clark & Peacock appoints hedge fund expert Clay Lambiotte as partner

Mon, 26/05/2008 - 23:44

Lane Clark & Peacock, a UK firm of consulting actuaries, has promoted Clay Lambiotte, who leads the firm's hedge fund research team, to the rank of partner within its investment consul »

Diapason Commodities teams up with Massena to boost distribution in Germanic markets

Diapason Commodities teams up with Massena to boost distribution in Germanic markets

Mon, 26/05/2008 - 23:40

Lausanne-based commodities specialist Diapason Commodities Management has teamed up with Massena Advisors to boost its distribution capabilities in the German region of Switzerland, German »

Kevin Burrows joins Nedgroup Investments as senior analyst

Kevin Burrows joins Nedgroup Investments as senior analyst

Mon, 26/05/2008 - 23:35

Isle of Man-based fund of hedge funds provider Nedgroup Investments has appointed Kevin Burrows as a senior analyst in its investment management team, contributing to the selection, monito »

Amaranth and Hunter fail to have US natural gas manipulation case dismissed

Amaranth and Hunter fail to have US natural gas manipulation case dismissed

Mon, 26/05/2008 - 23:18

Denny Chin, a district judge for the Southern District of New York, has rejected motions by Amaranth Advisors, Amaranth Advisors (Calgary) and Brian Hunter, the portfolio manager whose nat »

Guernsey fund industry passes GBP200bn milestone

Guernsey fund industry passes GBP200bn milestone

Fri, 23/05/2008 - 07:00

The total value of funds under management and administration in Guernsey set a new record of GBP203.8bn at the end of March, according to the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. »

FRM expands Asian fund of hedge funds presence to Hong Kong and Seoul

FRM expands Asian fund of hedge funds presence to Hong Kong and Seoul

Fri, 23/05/2008 - 06:59

Fund of hedge funds manager Financial Risk Management has announced plans to expand significantly its Asian operations, launched in 2000 with the establishment of a presence in Tokyo, with »

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Fri, 23/05/2008 - 06:59

With traditional assets in the doldrums, wealthy and institutional investors are turning to an ever wider range of 'alternative alternative' investments, with platinum and palladium now th »

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