Trimming long exposure insulates long/short funds from downturn, says Hennessee

Trimming long exposure insulates long/short funds from downturn, says Hennessee

As the equity markets have entered a technical bear market, hedge fund managers have successfully protected capital in a severe and volatile downturn thanks to hedging and adjustment of gr »


Hedge fund diversification critical amid market dislocation, says Credit Suisse Tremont report

Hedge fund diversification critical amid market dislocation, says Credit Suisse Tremont report

History suggests that periods of market dislocation such as the present produce shifts in returns such that it is impossible to predict with any ce »


BNY ConvergEx Group expands on Fidessa's global network

BNY ConvergEx Group expands on Fidessa's global network

Fidessa group, a provider of trading systems, market data and global connectivity, has announced that BNY ConvergEx Group, a provider of global agency brokerage and investment technology s »


Harcourt keeps assets under management stable at USD5.5bn in first half

Harcourt keeps assets under management stable at USD5.5bn in first half

Despite 'a difficult and challenging period' for the entire financial industry over the first six months of 2008, Switzerland-based alternative investment manager Harcourt Investment Consu »


Hedge fund managers see CDS counterparty risk as growing threat to global markets, says report

Hedge fund managers see CDS counterparty risk as growing threat to global markets, says report

More than 90 per cent of hedge fund managers polled for a new study by Greenwich Associates believe that counterparty risk in credit default swaps represents a serious threat to global fin »


Sorin Capital Management names Matt Chasin as chief operating officer and partner

Sorin Capital Management names Matt Chasin as chief operating officer and partner

Stamford, Connecticut-based Sorin Capital Management, an alternative investment firm specialising in commercial real estate debt and asset-backed securities, has appointed Matt Chasin as c »


Auda International recruits investment chief for hedge fund unit

Auda International recruits investment chief for hedge fund unit

Auda International, a New York-based manager of hedge fund and private equity investments with some USD5bn under management, has appointed George Chacko as chief investment officer of its »


Tora Trading Services opens Singapore office to handle asset management growth

Tora Trading Services opens Singapore office to handle asset management growth

Tora Trading Services, an electronic trading platform and liquidity provider for Asia, has opened a sales and support office in Singapore headed by vice-president Laura Hanson, formerly wi »


Pioneer Alternative Investments launches Luxembourg feeders to funds of hedge funds

Pioneer Alternative Investments launches Luxembourg feeders to funds of hedge funds

The fund of hedge funds division of Pioneer Alternative Investments has launched the Luxembourg-domiciled Momentum AllWeather Feeder Fund, which provides access to its flagship Momentum Al »


Schroders to launch Agricultural Land Fund in September

Schroders to launch Agricultural Land Fund in September

Schroders has announced plans to open the Schroder Agricultural Land Fund, a Guernsey-domiciled, London Stock-Exchange-listed investment trust investing in agricultural land and land opera »


Upcoming events

4 days 11 hours from now - London
4 days 11 hours from now - Cartegena
4 days 11 hours from now - London
5 days 11 hours from now - Arizona
5 days 11 hours from now - Shanghai

Upcoming training