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Comment: the case for absolute return investing

Comment: the case for absolute return investing

Mon, 21/01/2008 - 06:30

Daniel Sheard of Augustus Asset Managers discusses how poor equity and fixed-income performance have driven the development of absolute return investment and how it is becoming an establis »

Edhec indices see emerging markets well on top in 2007

Edhec indices see emerging markets well on top in 2007

Mon, 21/01/2008 - 06:00

The asset and risk management research centre of French business school Edhec has reported that three of the hedge fund strategies it monitors - event-driven, merger arbitrage and »

Martin Asset Management launches alternative energy fund

Martin Asset Management launches alternative energy fund

Mon, 21/01/2008 - 06:00

Tarzana, California-based Martin Asset Management has announced plans to launch the Ilios Alternative Energy Fund, a long-biased investment with between USD10m and USD15m in assets, and is »

Morningstar sees 2 per cent gains for hedge funds in fourth quarter

Morningstar sees 2 per cent gains for hedge funds in fourth quarter

Mon, 21/01/2008 - 06:00

Hedge funds in Morningstar's database, excluding funds of funds, returned an average of 1.98 per cent during the fourth quarter of 2007, outperforming the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI Wo »

NYSE Euronext boosts ETF and options business by acquiring American Stock Exchange

NYSE Euronext boosts ETF and options business by acquiring American Stock Exchange

Mon, 21/01/2008 - 06:00

NYSE Euronext, parent of the New York Stock Exchange and the Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam exchanges, has agreed to acquire the American Stock Exchange in a deal that creates an undisputed »

Equity derivatives move to the mainstream

Equity derivatives move to the mainstream

Sun, 20/01/2008 - 10:30

The latest research by Greenwich Associates into North American and European usage of equity derivatives reveals that these products have moved into mainstream, commonplace usage by institutions on »

Aima publishes guide for offshore alternative fund directors

Aima publishes guide for offshore alternative fund directors

Fri, 18/01/2008 - 14:00

The London-based Alternative Investment Management Association has launched an updated version of its Offshore Alternative Fund Directors' Guide, first published in June 2005, as the lates »

Dechert opens law office in Hong Kong through link-up with alternative funds specialist

Dechert opens law office in Hong Kong through link-up with alternative funds specialist

Fri, 18/01/2008 - 06:00

International law firm Dechert has opened an office in Hong Kong through a formal association with local firm Hwang & Co, which will henceforth be known as Dechert LLP in association w »

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: US managers tap the Beltway for top talent

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: US managers tap the Beltway for top talent

Fri, 18/01/2008 - 06:00

New York hedge fund manager Paulson & Co has signed up former US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan as an adviser. »

Representative Richard Baker to head Managed Funds Association

Representative Richard Baker to head Managed Funds Association

Fri, 18/01/2008 - 06:00

The Managed Funds Association, the primary US trade association for the hedge fund industry, has announced that Richard H Baker, currently a Republican congressman from Louisiana, will joi »

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