State Street Global Advisors expands hedge fund strategies team

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), has appointed Yacine Bechikh as senior hedge fund manager in the hedge fund strategies team. Bechikh, who will be based in Lond »

Transition management - too important to leave to chance

Almost half of all asset transition managers are hired by US plan sponsors without a formal search or outside advice, according to new research. The study by Greenw »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Disciplined process generates consistent returns: Ben Walker, Co-Manager of The AlphaGen Aldebaran Fund Limited

The AlphaGen Aldebaran Fund Limited was launched on 1 March 2005 and is managed by Neil Rogan & Ben Walker. »

Optimal appoints Senior VP and Chief Risk Officer in London

Optimal Investment Services, part of Spain's Grupo Santander, is building its fund of hedge funds investment team in London. Amit Propat, who was previously head o »

Henderson completes revamp of hedge funds business

Henderson Global Investors has continued its revamp with the promotion of Kate O'Neill to Director of Hedge Funds and plans for new launches. Formerly Director of »

Crédit Agricole acquires Achmea's Luxembourg securities services

Crédit Agricole is acquiring Achmea Bank's Luxembourg-based Securities Services and Private Banking activities. »

RMF places EUR 150m hedge fund portfolio with major German client

RMF has placed a EUR 150 million bespoke hedge fund portfolio with a German institutional client, one of the biggest transactions of its kind within Germany. The c »

Comment II: Election stalemate could create buying opportunities in Germany

Baring Asset Management (BAM) believes the outcome of the German election could present opportunities for investors who missed the la »

Comment: Current Challenges and the Hedge Funds debate: John Tiner, Chief Executive, UK Financial Services Authority

Key extracts from a speech by John Tiner, Chief Executive,FSA at the Annual Asset Management Conference, London,19 September 2005. »

Eurex US signs 20 market makers for FX futures launch

A total of 20 market makers have signed on to provide liquidity when trading commences in FX futures on 23 September 2005, on Eurex US. An additional eight firms ha »

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