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Investor flows into hedge funds jumped in July

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 16:11

The HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Index rose by 1.72 per cent in July and 1.84 per cent in the first seven months of 2010. »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.7 per cent in July

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 14:35

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index was up 0.7 per cent in July, lifting year-to-date gains to 0.8 per cent. »

Morten Spenner, chief executive at International Asset Management

Market conditions to benefit long/short equity and credit managers

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 13:37

Morten Spenner, chief executive at International Asset Management, believes credit and equity market conditions bode well for security selection and should in particular benefit long/short equity and credit managers. »

Index

S&P launches indices measuring risk premium between asset classes and markets

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 12:37

Standard & Poor’s has launched the S&P Factor Indices, which seek to measure the risk premium inherent between asset classes and financial markets, creating a means for investors to track the spread between a long and short sub-index.  »

Peter Reitz, Eurex executive board member

Eurex to offer euro gold contract

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 12:13

Derivatives exchange Eurex will launch futures and options on Xetra-Gold, an exchange-traded commodity in Germany. »

Market

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.15 per cent in July

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 10:42

Hedge funds gained 2.15 per cent in July, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Risk

Secured Life Fund offers lower risk than traded life policies, says Walters

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 06:52

A new income producing asset class based on securitising loans underpinned by US life insurance policies presents investors with considerably reduced risk when compared to securitised life settlement funds, says Andrew Walters, finance director for the Secured Life Fund. »

Trader

Hedge fund trading volumes up 36 per cent

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 06:32

Hedge funds are quickly regaining some of the clout they lost in US fixed income markets during the market meltdown, a study by Greenwich Associates suggests. »

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Carbon360 launches the Fund Administration Market

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 06:14

Research and consulting firm Carbon360 has launched the Fund Administration Market, a service designed to aid fund managers with the selection of fund administrators. »

Evan Schwartzberg, chief executive of Odeon

Odeon Capital Group forms joint venture division in London

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 06:02

Odeon Capital Group is expanding into the international broker-dealer marketplace by partnering with Hobart Capital Markets to form a new joint venture division in London, Odeon Hobart Partners. »

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