MSCI launches first multiple-asset class index by a major provider

MSCI, a provider of international equity, US equity, fixed income and hedge fund indices, has launched a new multiple-asset class index. The MSCI Global Capital Ma »


Comment: Long/short equity funds under-performance in 2004 is due to low volatility and high market coherence rather than money overflows

Raphael Douady, Research director, Riskdata, looks at the reasons underlying last year's performance by long/sho »


New appointment confirms BNP's USA growth plans

BNP Paribas Asset Management has confirmed its US ambitions with the appointment of Pierre Lapomme as chief executive officer of BNP PAM US. Lapomme's main mission »


Deutsche Bank and Wharton announce USD 2.2bn 'Delta' CDO

Wharton Asset Management and Deutsche Bank are offering a USD 2.2 billion collateralized debt obligation of high-grade asset backed securities. The indicative capital structure of the Delta »


Regulatory Update: UK Financial Services Authority publishes draft rules on soft dollar and bundled brokerage

The FSA has published a further consultation paper on its proposals for the new soft dollar and bundled brokerage regime for UK authorised fund managers. The draft »


SEC charges Pollet with insider trading and fraud over PIPES

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Guillaume Pollet, a former managing director of SG Cowen & Co, with insider trading and fraud. The charges »


Management changes at GuernseyFinance

Talmai Morgan is to step down from his full-time post as Chief Executive of GuernseyFinance to move to an external consultancy role. GuernseyFinance, the company re »


Cazenove boosts alternative fund range with new hedge fund

Cazenove Capital's alternative fund range is to be boosted by the arrival of a new hedge fund, the Cazenove UK Dynamic Absolute Return Fund, on 1 June. The fund, wh »


Steve Oristaglio joins Gottex as CEO of structured products

Former Putnam Investments head of investment Steve Oristaglio is joining Gottex Fund management as head of structured products. Oristaglio, who will also serve as »


Forsyth includes hedge funds in new investment fund range

Forsyth Partners has launched a new Bermuda-domiciled range of funds, including hedge funds, called the Forsyth Managed Strategies Funds. »


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