BlackRock to acquire USD1.7bn fund of funds business from Quellos Group

US asset manager BlackRock, which earlier this month announced plans to invest in alternative managers, has agreed to acquire the fund of funds business of Quellos Group for up to USD1.7bn »

Aima welcomes Iosco's endorsement of its valuation principles

The Alternative Investment Management Association has expressed its satisfaction that the Consultation Report on the Principles for the Valuation of Hedge Fund Portfolios issued by the Int »

Third tranche of Hedge ETS brings fund assets to USD328m

New Star Asset Management has announced that following the close of a third public offering, the total size of Hedge ETS, which provides investors with exposure to the RBC Hedge 250 Index, »

GLG Partners to obtain US listing through reverse acquisition

GLG Partners, Europe's third largest hedge fund manager with more than 40 funds and USD20bn in assets under management, has announced plans to access the US public markets through a revers »

Absolute return funds suffer "absolute washout" in 2006, says S&P

Absolute return funds, retail investment vehicles that take advantage of the European Ucits III funds legislation to use derivatives and other hedge fund-like techniques, suffered an 'abso »

"Hospital insurance for portfolios" - 36 South Black Swan Fund to launch in August

36 South Investment Managers Limited, a 'tail risk' hedge fund manager, is preparing to launch the 36 South Black Swan Fund in August. »

Thames River Hedge+ fund to raise GBP100m through C share issue

Thames River Capital has announced plans to raise up to GBP100m through an issue of sterling-, euro- and US-dollar denominated shares in the Thames River Hedge+ fund of hedge funds, curren »

London Stock Exchange seals GBP1.1bn merger with Borsa Italiana

The London Stock Exchange, which over the past three years has seen off overtures from OMX, Deutsche Börse and Nasdaq, has joined the consolidation of the global exchange industry wit »

Forsyth Partners agrees new deal in Korea

Forsyth Partners has agreed a further deal with Korea Development Bank Asset Management involving a USD10.35m direct investment into one of the firm's funds of hedge funds, the Forsyth Alt »

Scotia Capital's prime brokerage business looks to global opportunities

Scotia Capital may be a relative newcomer to the global prime brokerage market, and although the global corporate and investment banking and capital markets arm of the Scotiabank Group pro »

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