Pinnacle launches emerging manager investor database marketing product

Pinnacle Alternative Investments, a business and marketing consultant for emerging commodity, futures and currency hedge fund managers, has launched a product designed to allow new manager »


Hedge fund assets up 24 per cent to USD1.89trn in 2006, says report

The estimated net assets of the global hedge fund industry rose by 6 per cent in the final quarter of 2006 and grew by 24 per cent over the year as a whole to reach USD1.89trn, according t »


SpotLite Euro Stoxx Weekly Technical Report - 26 March 2007

Indices Most European indices bounced back from their recent lows, revived by the bullish sentiment in the Asian and US markets. »


PowerShares completes takeover of Nasdaq ETFs

PowerShares and Nasdaq Global Funds have finalised the sponsorship transfer of the Nasdaq 100 exchange-traded fund, in fulfilment of a transaction announced last year. »


Nymex and Ardour to offer alternative energy index derivatives

The New York Mercantile Exchange, the world's largest physical commodity exchange, has signed an agreement with Ardour Global Indexes, a developer of benchmark indexes for the global alter »


Flexible Cayman paves way for more Islamic business

The new Arabic language facility introduced by the General Registry of the Cayman Islands government will trigger more valuable business from the Islamic region, according to Gray Smith, a »


Fund specialist named as partner by Jersey law firm Voisin

Voisin, one of Jersey's longest established law firms, has appointed leading fund specialist Bill Gibbon as a new partner in recognition of his strong contribution to the continuing succes »


Administrators cash in as funds turn to third-party providers

The growth in hedge fund assets under management as well as an increase in pension fund allocations to alternatives is fuelling the adoption of third-party fund administration, and the US administr »


Aima sets out guide to transparency for hedge funds

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the global hedge fund and alternative investment industry association, has issued a new Guide to Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Valuation »


Comment: The commodity cycle has turned

Nudgem Richyal, manager of the USD338.7m Baring Latin America Fund, outlines the reasons behind the increased interest in soft commodities that has started to emerge in the investment comm »


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