Volatility as a separate asset class

Three new volatility futures launched by Eurex on 19 September 2005 make volatility tradable as a separate asset class. »


Barclays and Fortune offer retail hedge fund product

London-based Fortune Asset Management is to offer a GBP 7,000 minimum investment Barclays Bank hedge fund plan aimed at UK retail investors. The Barclays Market Wiz »


Fortis to acquire O'Connor & Co

Fortis is to acquire Chicago-based O'Connor & Company, a specialist in clearing services on US equity, futures and options markets. Fortis will combine its existing »


Latin American hedge fund managers spread their wings

A new focus on Latin American alternative assets among foreign investors starved of substantial returns at home is coinciding with the emergence of a new breed of managers in the region whose skill »


Spain relaxes new rules for alternative investments

Jesus Mardomingo and Jorge Canta of Madrid-based law firm Cuatrecasas outline Spain's new legal framework for collective investments. Following a process taking mor »


Second hedge fund joins SEB's Master Hedge KAG

SEB AG has added a second single hedge fund to its Master Hedge KAG platform in Germany. The TOMAC Global Hedge MH from investment manager Heyden & Steindl GmbH jo »


EDHEC and EuroPerformance publish Alpha League Table

EDHEC and EuroPerformance have published the Alpha League Table -- the first rankings of European asset management firms' capacity to deliver alpha. The rankings pr »


Panel to discuss Chicago's money management industry in December

A panel of financial experts will showcase Chicago-based experts on equities, fixed income, hedge funds, credit derivatives, commodities, and the job market. The 32 »


Backstop Solutions Group teams with HedgeOp Compliance

Backstop Solutions is to integrate its innovative investment partnership management software with HedgeOp's web-based compliance platform. The alliance plans to ena »


Latin America's virtuous circle

For longer than most investors and hedge fund managers care to remember, the chief attraction of Latin America has been the kind of political and economic turbulence and market volatility that prov »


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