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Hedgeweek Comment: Funds may swoop as Microsoft drops Yahoo! bid

Hedgeweek Comment: Funds may swoop as Microsoft drops Yahoo! bid

Tue, 06/05/2008 - 07:00

Over the weekend, software giant Microsoft dropped its three-month-old bid to buy internet firm Yahoo! because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable price. »

Penso Capital launches Global Crisis Strategy to target opportunities in volatile markets

Penso Capital launches Global Crisis Strategy to target opportunities in volatile markets

Tue, 06/05/2008 - 07:00

Alternative investment and advisory boutique Penso Capital Markets has launched its third asset management strategy, the Global Crisis Strategy, designed to capitalise on opportunities in »

How KKR blazed a trail for listed private equity

How KKR blazed a trail for listed private equity

Mon, 05/05/2008 - 08:35

Arguably the biggest single boost to Guernsey's private equity industry was the launch in June 2006 of KKR Private Equity Investors, which raised USD5bn from investors and obtained a listing on Eur »

Youthful exuberance

Youthful exuberance

Mon, 05/05/2008 - 08:30

Gibraltar's fund services industry is a relatively young but robust industry. »

Custom House and Equity Fund Services target USD55bn in assets after merger

Custom House and Equity Fund Services target USD55bn in assets after merger

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 16:04

Custom House Global Fund Services, the parent company of Dublin-based hedge fund administrator Custom House Administration & Corporate Services, and Equity Fund Services, the fund admi »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund heads for the races

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund heads for the races

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 13:54

It is increasingly common for hedge funds to have an unusual or esoteric investment strategy. But in times of global uncertainty, they are certainly cementing their alternative image. »

CMSA opposes separate credit rating system for structured finance products

CMSA opposes separate credit rating system for structured finance products

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 07:00

The Commercial Mortgage Securities Association has responded to the International Organisation of Securities Commissions' consultation on the role and modus operandi of rating agencies by »

HFN highlights spike in attrition rate seen in hedge fund database

HFN highlights spike in attrition rate seen in hedge fund database

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 07:00

Hedge fund data provider Hedgefund.net has reported a spike in the number of funds removed from its live database last month as a result of liquidation, failure to report performance or th »

New Jersey federal court freezes assets of purported USD7bn hedge fund manager

New Jersey federal court freezes assets of purported USD7bn hedge fund manager

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 07:00

A New Jersey court has charged Robert J Sucarato, who claimed he was running a hedge fund business with USD7bn in assts under management and offices in New York and Chicago, with fraudulen »

US institutions expanding allocation to alternatives, says Greenwich report

US institutions expanding allocation to alternatives, says Greenwich report

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 07:00

The sponsors of US pension schemes are looking to increase the diversification and reduce the correlation of assets in their portfolios by increasing their holdings of alternative investme »

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