85 per cent of mortgage-backed industry professionals expect sub-prime weakness to spread

The loan originators, bankers, and investors who create and finance the market in securitized mortgage debt are showing concern that the weakness in sub-prime will impact the broader US mo »


AIMA welcomes HMRC investment manager exemption proposals

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), has welcomed the HMRC's response in the consultation exercise on changes to UK's Investment Manager Exemption (IME). »


EDHEC/EuroPerformance Alpha League Table for France shows that most previous winners have stayed in the top flight

EDHEC and EuroPerformance have released their 2007 rankings of the top French asset management companies for long-only equity funds: the Alpha League Table. »


FXMarketSpace launches first centrally-cleared foreign exchange platform

FXMarketSpace, the world's first centrally-cleared, global foreign exchange platform for the over-the-counter market, is fully operational and open for trading, less than 11 months after R »


Morley launches UK Equity Long/Short hedge fund

Morley has launched the UK Equity Long/Short hedge fund, which aims to deliver absolute returns to investors with significantly lower volatility than the FTSE All Share Index, to be manage »


Mcube unveils AlphaExchange alliance with Japan's Bridge Capital Securities

Mcube Investment Technologies has launched an alliance with Tokyo-based Bridge Capital Securities, a securities investment firm that provides investment solutions for asset managers and in »


Pace of hedge fund launches and liquidations slowed in 2006, says HFR

The global hedge fund industry saw a drop in both launches and liquidations last year compared with the record-setting pace of 2005, according to Hedge Fund Research, a leading provider of »


Comment: Energy and commodity investing - risk is pervasive and growing

Gary M Vasey, vice-president for Europe at UtiliPoint International, argues that investors are rushing into the energy sector with little or no knowledge of its specific attributes and ris »


Integrated Asset Management names Peter Rose as chief investment officer

AIM-listed alternative investment group Integrated Asset Management has appointed Peter Rose as chief investment officer of its fund management division, Integrated Alternative Investments »


Comment: Market complacency - the risk of inaction

Kostas Iordanidis, co-chief investment officer at USD5.4bn fund of hedge funds manager Olympia Capital Management, argues that the current level of complacency in financial markets is sign »


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