Marine Capital aims to launch shipping as new asset class

Eclipse Shipping, the UK's first major investment vehicle to offer direct access to the global shipping sector, has been launched by Marine Capital to provide institutions and high net wor »


Maturing hedge fund industry must shift gears to grow institutional business, says SEI

As hedge funds increasingly look to the institutional market for asset growth, they must equip themselves to fit the high expectations and conservative attitudes that characterise institut »


GLG Partners appoints portfolio manager in New York

GLG Partners has appointed Daniel Geber, an investment specialist in international small and mid caps, as a portfolio manager in its New York office. »


Brazil builds reputation as hedge fund centre

The Safdié family has a long history of involvement in Brazil's financial services industry, including the ownership of a bank for 35 years, so it's appropriate that the group's Geneva-based »


Hedge fund assets rise to USD2.8trn, says asset flows report

The combined assets of the global hedge fund industry grew by just under 4 per cent in the last quarter of 2007 to an estimated USD2.79trn, but net new allocations fell to their lowest lev »


Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Former Blackstone executive McCabe launches Lasair Capital with GE backing

Carrie McCabe, one of the most prominent women in the hedge fund world, is launching a new investment firm with the backing of General Electric. »


Morningstar launches star ratings and indices for hedge funds

Investment research provider Morningstar has launched the Morningstar Rating for hedge funds as well as the Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index and 17 indices based on the Morningstar Hedge »


Economic stability puts Latin hedge fund opportunities in the spotlight

It may have taken the new-found enthusiasm of North American and European investors for the BRIC quartet of emerging markets to highlight the investment case for Latin America in general, but Brazi »


GAM hires client director to focus on single manager hedge business

Ali Homayoun has joined GAM as a client director, focusing on marketing GAM's single manager hedge fund range notably to fund of hedge funds clients, and reportin »


Keel becomes managing partner at Harcourt Investment Consulting

Harcourt Investment Consulting, a fund of hedge funds manager and investment consultant majority owned by Swiss private bank Vontobel, has promoted David Keel to managing partner and head »


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