UBS to integrate new alternative investment management business

UBS is launching a new alternative investment management business, Dillon Read Capital Management, under the leadership of John P. »


Merger Arbitrage holds ground as indices drop

The Merger Arbitrage Index gained 0.11 per cent as most of the HFRX indices lost ground in the week ended 28 June. The worst performer was the Convertible Arbitrage »


CFTC freezes assets in fraud action involving hedge fund

The CFTC has frozen the assets of Philadelphia Alternative Asset Management Co., LLC, located in Philadelphia, and Paul M. »


Tech Update: Sophis launches enhanced version of RISQUE solution

Sophis has released  version 5.0 of its RISQUE solution, the firm's platform for sell-side institutions. The new version features enhanced data management, valuatio »


Altegris Investments hires Deputy General Counsel

Hedge funds law veteran David P. Mathews has joined Altegris Investments, Inc. »


Fortis Prime Fund Solutions opens Geneva subsidiary

Fortis Prime Fund Solutions is increasing its European presence by establishing a new Geneva-based Swiss subsidiary. Recognized as a leading service provider to hed »


BNP Paribas acquires FundQuest in the US

BNP Paribas Asset Management is acquiring FundQuest Inc., one of the leading turnkey asset managers in the United States with USD 10 billion AUM. FundQuest, founded in 1993 in Boston, Massac »


A closer look at investable hedge fund indices

Investable hedge fund products are growing in popularity, says Kevin Pilarski, director of alternative strategies/derivatives, Dow Jones Indexes/STOXX Ltd. Hedge fu »


Edhec finds no proof of 'capacity effect' in hedge fund industry

A new study by Edhec contradicts the conclusions of two recent reports on the capacity effects in the hedge fund industry. "The Critique of Pure Alpha", by Alexander M Ineichen, UBS Investme »


BISYS names new VP for business development

BISYS has appointed John Vancura as vice president of business development for its Private Equity Services division. Vancura, who has nearly 20 years of financial »


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