Paragon Capital to launch new offshore secured debt fund

Paragon Capital has announced plans to launch a new offshore secured debt fund, following the success of its previous special situation funds, and has opened its US-domiciled fund to insti »

Pioneer Alternative Investments launches hedge strategy via Ucits III fund

Pioneer Alternative Investments has launched Pioneer Absolute Return Equity, a Ucits III fund that captures the returns of an underlying hedge fund strategy by entering into a total return »

Pequot Ventures to spin off as FirstMark Capital

Hedge fund manager Pequot Capital Management and Pequot Ventures, its New York-based venture capital arm, have agreed to separate the two businesses as of the end of June. »

PerTrac study sees increase in hedge fund reporting, but new launches slow

Last year saw an increase of nearly 15 per cent in the number of hedge funds and funds of hedge funds reporting to hedge fund databases, according to the 2007 PerTrac Hedge Fund Database S »

First Avenue Partners raises capital for Brazil fund of hedge funds

First Avenue Partners has launched fundraising for Arsenal Fund, a multistrategy fund of hedge funds with a USD300m target capacity that is managed by São Paulo-based Arsenal Invest »

GAM launches GAM Multi-Diversified LV

GAM has launched the latest addition to its range of funds of hedge funds, GAM Multi-Diversified LV, which aims to deliver strong returns with low volatility and low beta over the longer t »

Isle of Man fund administrator Portal aims for USD1bn by year-end

Isle of Man fund administrator Portal, a joint venture between insurance manager Thomas Miller and Boston, a multi-family office and wealth management firm based on the island, says it is »

SEC charges hedge fund adviser and principals with USD60m investment fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed an enforcement action against a Salt Lake City investment advisory firm and three of its principals for making undisclosed high-risk invest »

Spain's Altex launches fund of funds in partnership with GLG

Madrid-based fund of hedge funds manager Altex Partners has received approval from the national securities regulator, the Comisió »

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Focus Capital becomes latest casualty of market turbulence

Focus Capital of Geneva and New York is considering liquidation after seeing much of its Swiss mid-cap equity investments wiped out. »

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