Global equity derivatives revenues to grow to USD 20 billion in 2007

Prime brokerage and trading in equity derivatives are offering attractive growth opportunities to investment banks, according to Boston Consulting Group. While the »

Institutional investors move towards direct investment in Q2

Institutional investors moved away from funds of hedge funds in favour of direct hedge funds investment in Q2 2005, according to a ne »

Hardt Group launches incubator participation fund for clients

Hardt Group Investments AG has launched an innovative multi-strategy fund of hedge funds - the Incubator Participation Fund. Over the past 18 months, the company ha »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Gaining an edge from trading the four major asset classes: Michael Wexler, CIO, Maple Leaf Macro Volatility Fund

Michael Wexler, who founded Maple Leaf Capital LLP in 2002, outlines recent developments within the company's flagship volatility tra »

Comment: Japanese election result reaffirms reform mandate: Joji Maki, Head of Japanese Equities, Baring Asset Management

Joji Maki examines the results of Sunday's Japanese election, which returned PM Junichiro Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to power. BAM believes that »

Investing in alternatives to surge worldwide

Institutional investor commitment to alternative investments is poised to reach record levels by 2007, according to a new report. »

Platinum Capital Management launches Platinum Global Dividend Fund

Platinum Capital Management is aiming to achieve consistent capital growth and pay significant annual cash dividends to investors wit »

Deutsche Börse acquires 51 percent stake in Azdex Limited

Deutsche Börse is expanding its market data and analytics services to cover counterparty data: The company announced on Wednesday it will acquire a 51 percent stake in Azdex Limited, a UK provider »

The Bank of New York launches FoHF data warehouse

The Bank of New York has created a data warehouse for funds of hedge funds aimed at providing an automated and secure solution for meeting the real-time information needs of managers. »

US bonds to benefit from Canadian Foreign Property Rule change

The removal of limits on foreign investments for Canadian institutions is expected to result in the transformation of Canada's fixed income markets. More than 40% of Canadian institutional i »

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