BGI appoints Bhagat as Global COO

Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has appointed Rohit Bhagat as Global Chief Operating Officer. Bhagat will have oversight responsibility for the technology, operations, finance, strategic pla »

Sequana Capital sells Permal to Legg Mason

Legg Mason is to acquire USD 20 billion AUM Permal Group, one of the world's largest funds of hedge funds managers, for a price capped at USD 1.386 bn. The deal, to »

FSA hedge funds discussion paper: "No desire to cause UK hedge fund management industry to migrate offshore"

The UK's FSA stressed that the launch of its wide-ranging discussion paper on hedge funds is not an attempt to shackle UK's booming hedge fund industry. The FSA's D »

Julius Baer launches convertible and high-yield hedge fund

Julius Baer is set to launch its fourth single manager hedge fund, the JB Convertible and High Yield Hedge Fund, on 1 July 2005. The fund will focus on convertible »

RMF sponsors Swiss-managed insurance-linked securities hedge fund

RMF has concluded a seeding arrangement through its hedge fund ventures programme with ISPartners Alternative Risk Advisors AG. Under the terms of agreement, RMF - »

LODH Multiadviser funds authorised for Swiss distribution

Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie has received authorization to distribute five new funds of hedge funds in Switzerland. With 15 years' experience in alternative a »

Fairfield Greenwich hires senior investment team member

Fairfield Greenwich Group (FGG) continues to expand with the appointment of David S Upson III as a senior member of the firm's investment team. Upson will work on »

ARENA to launch two Bahamas-domiciled funds of hedge funds

Guernsey-based ARENA Fund Management Ltd is set to launch two Bahamas-domiciled funds of hedge funds at the end of the month. Both the ARENA Conservative Fund and ARENA Dynamic Fund will inv »

Landmark Investors to open funds to outside investors on 1 July

Landmark Investors LLC, owned by Baron Advisors and the family office of Barry Diller and the von Furstenbergs, is opening two funds to outside investors. Landmark Investors, an alternative »

Asia indices sluggish in May as funds protect capital, minimise losses

The HSBC AsiaHedge Composite Index was all but static in May, putting on just 0.21% for the month and indicating that managers are being tested to their limits. These statistics could sugges »

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