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Investcorp announces key hedge funds executive appointments

Investcorp announces key hedge funds executive appointments

Tue, 11/05/2010 - 17:40

Alternative investment solutions provider Investcorp has made two new hires to its hedge funds team , with Nick Vamvakas joining as a Managing Director and head of the Single Manager Platform, and Brian Rice joining as a Managing Director and head of Fund of Funds Marketing, a role in which he will assist in raising assets from non-institutional investors, in addition to generating new clients. »

LCH.Clearnet clears world's first 50-year trades

LCH.Clearnet clears world's first 50-year trades

Tue, 11/05/2010 - 15:22

LCH.Clearnet has extended its SwapClear offering by clearing the world's first 50-year interest swap trades. »

Fortress launches Luxembourg Life Settlement Fund

Fortress launches Luxembourg Life Settlement Fund

Tue, 11/05/2010 - 15:18

Fortress International has launched a Luxembourg Life Fund, Fortress International Capital & Partners SCS, which allows qualified investors residing in tax treaty countries to take advantage of this transparent and efficient investment vehicle. »

CS Brazil heading for record harvest

CS Brazil heading for record harvest

Tue, 11/05/2010 - 13:32

The forthcoming CS Brazil harvest is set to reach a new record with an expected 590 million tonnes of cane set to be crushed, according to Czarnikow, one of the UK’s oldest sugar traders. »

EquityStar launches new long-short hedge fund

EquityStar launches new long-short hedge fund

Tue, 11/05/2010 - 13:28

Traditional and alternative asset manager EquityStar Capital Management is planning a 1 June, 2010 launch for its new hedge fund, EquityStar Global Partners. The fund is unique in that it will invest some of the firm’s profits into the economies of African Nations, wherever needed most. »

E-trading displaces telephone as primary Forex trading channel

E-trading displaces telephone as primary Forex trading channel

Tue, 11/05/2010 - 12:21

Global foreign exchange markets continued their migration to electronic execution last year as e-trading volumes increased amid a decline in overall FX trading activity, according to Greenwich Associates. »

Hedge funds post inflows of USD7.6bn in March


Hedge funds post inflows of USD7.6bn in March


Tue, 11/05/2010 - 11:43

The hedge fund industry posted estimated inflows of USD7.6 billion, or 0.5% of assets, in March 2010 and assets now stand at a 16-month high of USD1.64 trillion, according to the latest figures released by TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge. »

Matrix expands asset management sales and marketing functions

Matrix expands asset management sales and marketing functions

Tue, 11/05/2010 - 11:23

The Matrix Group is expanding its asset management sales and marketing functions with the appointments of  Chris Beament as Business Development Manager and Chris Elliott as Marketing Executive. »

Hedge funds advance 1.30% in April

Hedge funds advance 1.30% in April

Tue, 11/05/2010 - 06:15

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced 1.30% in April (up 4.61% YTD), while the S&P 500 increased 1.48% (up 6.42% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 1.40% (up 5.57% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index advanced 2.64% (up 8.46% YTD).   »

QCM launches UCITS compliant managed futures fund

QCM launches UCITS compliant managed futures fund

Tue, 11/05/2010 - 06:00

UK-based, systematic macro hedge fund manager Quality Capital Management (QCM) has launched the DB Platinum IV QCM GDP Index Fund, a UCITS III compliant fund, which offers daily liquidity, is registered in Luxembourg and is part of Deutsche Bank’s db funds platform. It replicates the investment profile and performance of QCM’s flagship managed futures product, Global Diversified Programme (GDP). »

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