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Long/short equity managers avoid market downswings in October

Long/short equity managers avoid market downswings in October

Thu, 05/11/2009 - 14:58

Long/short equity fund managers avoided equity market volatility in October, finishing the month in neutral territory, according to Jordan Drachman, head of research for alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

Man grows managed accounts business by half in six months

Man grows managed accounts business by half in six months

Thu, 05/11/2009 - 14:00

Man Group’s newly created multi-manager business grew assets held in managed accounts from USD4bn to USD6bn in the six months to 30 September 2009.  »

Managed account assets to rise 70 per cent by 2011

Managed account assets to rise 70 per cent by 2011

Thu, 05/11/2009 - 13:05

Assets in the hedge fund industry invested through managed accounts will reach USD790bn by 2011, up from USD468bn in 2009, according to research by Tabb Group. »

Dow Jones and Brookfield launch high yield infrastructure index

Dow Jones and Brookfield launch high yield infrastructure index

Thu, 05/11/2009 - 12:19

Dow Jones Indexes and Brookfield Asset Management have launched an index that measures the highest-yielding stocks in the Dow Jones Brookfield Global Infrastructure Composite Index. »

Asian hedge funds navigate volatility in Q3 2009

Asian hedge funds navigate volatility in Q3 2009

Thu, 05/11/2009 - 12:04

Asia-focused hedge funds continued to build on strong gains posted in the first half of 2009, with the HFRI Emerging Markets: Asia ex-Japan Index returning nearly nine per cent in the third quarter, according to data from Hedge Fund Research.  »

CFA members support directive’s requirements for fund managers

CFA members support directive’s requirements for fund managers

Thu, 05/11/2009 - 10:28

Ninety four per cent of respondents to a survey conducted by the CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity support mandatory requirements consistent with the proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive that managers of alternative investment funds act with honesty, fairness, and with the best interests of investors in mind. »

Australian hedge funds up 14.75 per cent YTD

Australian hedge funds up 14.75 per cent YTD

Thu, 05/11/2009 - 06:10

Hedge funds monitored by Australian Fund Monitors returned 2.43 per cent in September, taking year-to-date performance to 14.75 per cent. »

Jupiter opens Financials Hedge Fund

Jupiter opens Financials Hedge Fund

Thu, 05/11/2009 - 05:58

Jupiter has opened its Financials Hedge Fund to external investment. »

BTIG expands emerging markets fixed income platform

BTIG expands emerging markets fixed income platform

Wed, 04/11/2009 - 16:04

BTIG, a broker dealer specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, has expanded its emerging markets fixed income platform with the addition of Alfredo Chang and Patrick O’Sullivan. »

RBC Capital Markets continues expansion in Asia

RBC Capital Markets continues expansion in Asia

Wed, 04/11/2009 - 15:56

RBC Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada, has hired Mike Bass as a managing director and head of fixed income and currencies, Asia (non-Japan).  »

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