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Financial institutions face further write-downs in second half, says S&P

Tue, 23/09/2008 - 07:02

The world's financial institutions will face more securities write-downs combined with rising loan losses in the second half, according to a new report from Standard & Poor's Ratings S »

Managed futures hold steady in August as Barclay CTA Index gains 0.11 per cent

Mon, 22/09/2008 - 19:34

Managed futures held steady in August, posting a small gain of 0.11 per cent, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based index provider BarclayHedge, and the inde »

Hedge fund industry groups warn of unintended consequences from short-selling bans

Mon, 22/09/2008 - 07:59

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the London-based hedge fund industry association, says it fully supports the desire of governments and financial regulators in the US and »

SEC joins UK in halting short selling of financial stocks

Fri, 19/09/2008 - 14:57

The Securities and Exchange Commission, acting in concert with the Financial Services Authority in the UK, has taken temporary emergency action to prohibit short selling in financial compa »

FSA introduces ban on short selling of financial stocks

Fri, 19/09/2008 - 07:01

In the wake of the market meltdown that precipitated the sale of UK mortgage bank HBOS to Lloyds TSB, the Financial Services Authority has introduced new provisions to the Code of Market C »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index slides again in August as 2008 decline passes 5.5 per cent

Fri, 19/09/2008 - 07:00

Hedge funds declined by an average of 1.07 per cent in August, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, bringing the decline since the begi »

Chirin Capital to launch Asian Absolute Return Fund

Fri, 19/09/2008 - 07:00

Specialist Asia-Pacific fund manager Chirin Capital is about to launch the Chirin Asia Absolute Alpha Fund, a Dublin-domiciled Ucits III fund that will invest in Asian markets excluding Ja »

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Future uncertain for Lehman's private equity division

Fri, 19/09/2008 - 07:00

Lehman Brothers Holdings' prized asset management unit Neuberger Berman is in play following the bankruptcy filing by the 158-year-old Wall Street »

Interactive Data strikes deal to provide valuations of complex structured products

Fri, 19/09/2008 - 07:00

Interactive Data Corporation, a provider of financial market data, analytics and related services, has announced an exclusive agreement with Prism Valuation that will give its pricing and »

Samena Capital launched to seize investment opportunities in Middle East and Asia

Fri, 19/09/2008 - 07:00

Samena Capital has been launched by entrepreneurs from the Indian subcontinent, other parts of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa to take advantage of the increasing integration of bus »

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