Edeus launches asset quality assessment service for mortgage-backed assets

Mortgage market specialist Edeus is launching an asset quality assessment service that aims to help investors understand fully the current risk in mortgage-backed asset pools by assessing »

Deutsche Börse and Eurex publish white paper on global derivatives

Deutsche Börse and its subsidiary, international derivatives exchange Eurex, have published a white paper entitled: The Global Derivatives Market - An Introduction, which discusses th »

Pioneer Alternative Investments launches second hedge fund strategy for private investors

Pioneer Alternative Investments has announced plans to launch Pioneer Absolute Return Equity Asia, a Ucits III fund aimed at private investors that aims to make positive absolute returns w »

Promotional feature - ETF Summit - June 12-13, 2008 - Paris

The ETF Summit at the EDHEC Institutional Days in Paris on June 12 and 13 next will provide practitioners with the outputs of EDHEC's research in the fields of risk management and asset al »

Scotia Capital Canadian hedge fund index declines 2 per cent in April

The Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished April down 2.05 per cent on an asset-weighted basis and down 1.12 per cent on an equal-weighted basis. »

Markit completes acquisition of SwapsWire

Markit, a provider of independent data, portfolio valuations and over-the-counter derivatives trade processing, has completed the acquisition of SwapsWire, the electronic trade confirmatio »

Fidessa expands global connectivity network with access to Instinet's KoreaCross

The Fidessa group, a provider of multi-asset trading systems, market data and global connectivity solutions, has announced the addition of connectivity to Instinet's KoreaCross, the Korean »

S&P launches new commodities and natural resources indices

Standard & Poor's has announced the launch of two new indices aimed at providing investors with benchmark and investible exposure to the commodities and natural resources sectors. »

Hedgeweek Comment: The UN is dragging its feet on alternatives

The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, which manages USD40.6bn worth of assets, still does not have any allocation to alternative investment, more than a year after advisers recommen »

Hedgeweek Comment: French connection breaks down

Atos Origin, France's second largest IT services company, dramatically halted a shareholders' meeting in Paris last week as shareholders were set to vote on a motion by two hedge funds, Ce »

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