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 »


Lane Clark & Peacock appoints hedge fund expert Clay Lambiotte as partner

Lane Clark & Peacock, a UK firm of consulting actuaries, has promoted Clay Lambiotte, who leads the firm's hedge fund research team, to the rank of partner within its investment consul »


Diapason Commodities teams up with Massena to boost distribution in Germanic markets

Lausanne-based commodities specialist Diapason Commodities Management has teamed up with Massena Advisors to boost its distribution capabilities in the German region of Switzerland, German »


Kevin Burrows joins Nedgroup Investments as senior analyst

Isle of Man-based fund of hedge funds provider Nedgroup Investments has appointed Kevin Burrows as a senior analyst in its investment management team, contributing to the selection, monito »


Amaranth and Hunter fail to have US natural gas manipulation case dismissed

Denny Chin, a district judge for the Southern District of New York, has rejected motions by Amaranth Advisors, Amaranth Advisors (Calgary) and Brian Hunter, the portfolio manager whose nat »


Guernsey fund industry passes GBP200bn milestone

The total value of funds under management and administration in Guernsey set a new record of GBP203.8bn at the end of March, according to the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. »


FRM expands Asian fund of hedge funds presence to Hong Kong and Seoul

Fund of hedge funds manager Financial Risk Management has announced plans to expand significantly its Asian operations, launched in 2000 with the establishment of a presence in Tokyo, with »


Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

With traditional assets in the doldrums, wealthy and institutional investors are turning to an ever wider range of 'alternative alternative' investments, with platinum and palladium now th »


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