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Gottex hires managing director from UBS and opens Zurich office

Gottex hires managing director from UBS and opens Zurich office

Mon, 13/10/2008 - 13:38

Lausanne-based alternative asset manager Gottex Fund Management has appointed Dr Dominique Kuettel as a managing director responsible for managing institutional business in Switzerland and »

New F&C Ucits fund to target absolute returns with low volatility

New F&C Ucits fund to target absolute returns with low volatility

Mon, 13/10/2008 - 12:17

F&C Asset Management has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled Ucits III fund that will target net annual returns of between 2 and 4 per cent over short-term money-market rates with low vola »

Creditex and Markit announce final results of Lehman credit event auction

Creditex and Markit announce final results of Lehman credit event auction

Mon, 13/10/2008 - 07:07

Markit and Creditex, in partnership with 14 credit derivative dealers, have conducted a credit event auction to facilitate the settlement of credit derivative trades referencing Lehman Bro »

Hedge fund indices record month of woe for most managers

Hedge fund indices record month of woe for most managers

Mon, 13/10/2008 - 07:03

Hedge funds declined by an average of 5.94 per cent in September, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, bringing the index's decline sin »

Eurex to become first European exchange to launch real estate derivatives

Eurex to become first European exchange to launch real estate derivatives

Mon, 13/10/2008 - 06:57

International derivatives exchange Eurex has signed an agreement with Investment Property Databank to license its European property indices to serve as underlying data sets for futures on »

Industry initiative aims to harmonise hedge fund practices

Industry initiative aims to harmonise hedge fund practices

Mon, 13/10/2008 - 06:39

In a project bringing together some of the world's most prominent hedge fund and financial markets bodies, five groups representing managers and regulators have pooled their work on sound »

Jersey administration industry continues to thrive amid start-up boom

Jersey administration industry continues to thrive amid start-up boom

Fri, 10/10/2008 - 15:48

The credit crunch and its aftershocks may be wreaking havoc in the global financial markets and institutions around the world may be tottering, but for at least for now the fund services industry i »

Competing on the global playing field

Competing on the global playing field

Fri, 10/10/2008 - 15:43

Recent years have seen an increasing number of specialist funds launched in Jersey, including property, private equity and hedge funds as well as so-called 'alternative alternatives'. »

A growing reputation for Shariah fund expertise

A growing reputation for Shariah fund expertise

Fri, 10/10/2008 - 15:35

The rising price of oil and the emergence of sovereign wealth funds from the Gulf region have focused attention on the growing financial strength of the region and on its rapid emergence as a marke »

Unregulated funds give Jersey boost in turbulent times

Unregulated funds give Jersey boost in turbulent times

Fri, 10/10/2008 - 15:28

At a time when alternative funds are being blamed in some quarters for exacerbating the financial industry crisis, if not necessarily actually provoking it, and politicians throughout the world are »

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