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Change of tack as hedge fund industry takes on board lessons of the crisis

Tue, 23/03/2010 - 21:41

 The 2008 slump in hedge fund performance may now be well behind the industry and after bottoming out, the sector’s assets under management have resumed growth. »

Meredith Jones Per Trac

Evaluating and managing risk

Tue, 23/03/2010 - 21:37

 The past year-and-a-half has been particularly difficult for alternative investment professionals. »

Doug Nairne World Check

Tracking the warning signs of fraud

Tue, 23/03/2010 - 21:34

As a result of the fraud scandals that have made regular headlines over the past two years, everyone has become much more aware of the risks presented by business partners, clients and employees. »

Insparo hires operations analyst

Insparo hires operations analyst

Tue, 23/03/2010 - 16:01

Insparo Asset Management has expanded its finance and operations team with the appointment of Nimika Karadia as operations analyst. »

ABC Quant launches virtual hedge fund universe

ABC Quant launches virtual hedge fund universe

Tue, 23/03/2010 - 15:20

ABC Quant, a provider of risk management analytical solutions for the hedge fund industry, has incorporated a virtual hedge fund universe concept into its flagship product, Quant Suite multi feed edition. »

European fund industry could reach EUR6.8trn by 2014

European fund industry could reach EUR6.8trn by 2014

Tue, 23/03/2010 - 14:03

Assets under management in the European fund industry could reach EUR6.8trn by 2014, according to a study published by Alfi, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, and produced by Lipper FMI. »

Qbasis launches ETF managed futures fund

Qbasis launches ETF managed futures fund

Tue, 23/03/2010 - 12:04

Managed futures specialist Qbasis Invest has launched an exchange-traded fund, the Qbasis Futures Fund, which will commence trading on the Hamburg stock exchange on 1 April. »

Castle Hall to create 50 new positions in Canada

Castle Hall to create 50 new positions in Canada

Tue, 23/03/2010 - 11:36

Castle Hall Alternatives, a provider of operational due diligence to the hedge fund industry, is planning to create up to 50 new positions in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. »

Ticonderoga Securities expands sales and trading team

Ticonderoga Securities expands sales and trading team

Tue, 23/03/2010 - 10:30

Ticonderoga Securities, an institutional broker dealer, has expanded its sales and trading team with the addition of Kevin Backus, formerly of SJ Levinson & Sons. »

Compass Advisers establishes asset management platform

Compass Advisers establishes asset management platform

Tue, 23/03/2010 - 07:32

Compass Advisers Group, an international merchant banking partnership, has formed Compass Partners Asset Management, a principal investing arm focused on alternative investments. »

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