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Emerging market equities suffered most in 2008, says Morningstar

Fri, 23/01/2009 - 05:56

The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index lost 10.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2008 and 22.2 per cent for the year, wiping out the last two years of gains. »

BlackRock assets under management slip to USD1.3trn as earnings slide

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 16:26

BlackRock, the world's largest independent asset manager, has reported asset under management of USD1.31trn at the end of December, and while net income for 2008 was down 21 per cent to »

Guernsey's Praxis acquires Investec Administration Services

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 16:02

Praxis Fund Services in Guernsey has announced it has signed an initial agreement to purchase Investec Administration Services. »

Independent fund administration "key to rebuilding investor trust"

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 16:00

Independent fund administration is key to rebuilding investor trust, confidence and new business for hedge funds worldwide, according to Dermot Butler, chairman of the Custom House Grou »

70 per cent of hedge funds lost money in 2008, says Barclayhedge

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 12:00

Hedge funds lost a record 21.44 per cent in 2008, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

First market-neutral Ucits III fund launched in the commodity space

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 12:00

Deutsche Bank has announced the launch of the Ucits III-compliant DB Platinum Commodity Harvest fund, which will be publicly available in various European jurisdictions. < »

Quantum UK Absolute Income Fund reports 17.4 per cent return

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 11:59

The Quantum UK Absolute Income Fund, launched in November 2005, has recorded a total return of 17.4 per cent over the past three years - 21 percentage points better than the HFRX Global »

S&P launches indices to reflect performance of US credit default swap market

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 06:06

Standard & Poor's Index Services has announced the launch of the S&P CDS US Indices, which are designed to measure the performance of the US credit derivatives market, worth a n »

RAB Capital appoints Kirwan-Taylor as CIO after fund closures cut assets

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 06:00

London-based alternative fund manager RAB Capital has appointed Charles Kirwan-Taylor as chief investment officer in the wake of a decline in assets as a result of fund closures to USD1 »

Australia's Pengana Capital opens office in Singapore

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 05:58

Sydney-based diversified fund manager Pengana Capital has announced an expansion into Asia, with the opening of an office in Singapore and the appointment of three investment profession »

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