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Accurate valuation methods in life settlements essential, says SL

Accurate valuation methods in life settlements essential, says SL

Tue, 27/04/2010 - 14:34

Life settlement product provider SL Investment Management is advising potential investors in life settlement funds to scrutinise providers’ asset valuation methodologies.  »

Principle Capital and Sanlam Group enter subscription agreement

Principle Capital and Sanlam Group enter subscription agreement

Tue, 27/04/2010 - 13:26

Principle Capital has entered into a conditional subscription agreement with the Sanlam Group, a financial services group in South Africa, and certain members of the company’s management team, pursuant to which these investors will initially subscribe GBP4m for 26,666,666 ordinary shares at a price of 15 pence per share.   »

Convergence of traditional and hedge funds remains an emerging trend

Convergence of traditional and hedge funds remains an emerging trend

Tue, 27/04/2010 - 12:10

Despite having accelerated in the wake of the financial crisis, convergence between traditional asset managers and hedge fund managers remains an emerging trend, according to a paper by BNY Mellon and Greenwich Associates. »

Greenwich investable indices led by futures managers in March

Greenwich investable indices led by futures managers in March

Tue, 27/04/2010 - 11:30

The Greenwich Composite Investable Hedge Fund Index advanced by 1.5 per cent in March as a result of strong global credit and equity markets.   »

Hedge funds outperform equity and bond indices

Hedge funds outperform equity and bond indices

Tue, 27/04/2010 - 11:24

The hedge fund industry as measured by the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index continued its positive performance into 2010, returning 3.1 per cent in the first quarter and outperforming equity and bond indices on a risk-adjusted basis. »

Citi hires Patrick Curtin for North American sales

Citi hires Patrick Curtin for North American sales

Tue, 27/04/2010 - 10:23

Citigroup has named Patrick Curtin North American head of investor client sales management.  »

Fidessa integrates US options into its EMS Workstation

Fidessa integrates US options into its EMS Workstation

Tue, 27/04/2010 - 06:38

Fidessa, a provider of trading, portfolio analysis, compliance, market data and connectivity solutions for the buy-side and sell-side, has integrated US options trading into its EMS Workstation. »

Wiener Börse converts derivatives trading system to Eurex

Wiener Börse converts derivatives trading system to Eurex

Tue, 27/04/2010 - 05:58

Wiener Börse has converted its trading system for the derivatives market from US-based Nasdaq-OMX’s OM-Click to the Eurex system. »

LGT Capital Partners launches managed futures Ucits fund

LGT Capital Partners launches managed futures Ucits fund

Mon, 26/04/2010 - 16:36

LGT Capital Partners, an alternative assets and fund of funds manager, is launching its Crown Managed Futures Ucits Fund to offer a broader range of investors access to its flagship managed futures strategy. »

Greater governance to increase alternatives allocation

Greater governance to increase alternatives allocation

Mon, 26/04/2010 - 16:19

Sixty one per cent of hedge funds in RBC Dexia Investor Services’ latest survey believe greater governance of alternative investments could result in an increased allocation to the sector, with a significant number of alternative fund launches, both on and offshore, expected in the coming months. »

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