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70 per cent of hedge funds lost money in 2008, says Barclayhedge

70 per cent of hedge funds lost money in 2008, says Barclayhedge

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 12:00

Hedge funds lost a record 21.44 per cent in 2008, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

First market-neutral Ucits III fund launched in the commodity space

First market-neutral Ucits III fund launched in the commodity space

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 12:00

Deutsche Bank has announced the launch of the Ucits III-compliant DB Platinum Commodity Harvest fund, which will be publicly available in various European jurisdictions. < »

Quantum UK Absolute Income Fund reports 17.4 per cent return

Quantum UK Absolute Income Fund reports 17.4 per cent return

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 11:59

The Quantum UK Absolute Income Fund, launched in November 2005, has recorded a total return of 17.4 per cent over the past three years - 21 percentage points better than the HFRX Global »

S&amp;P launches indices to reflect performance of US credit default swap market

S&P launches indices to reflect performance of US credit default swap market

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 06:06

Standard & Poor's Index Services has announced the launch of the S&P CDS US Indices, which are designed to measure the performance of the US credit derivatives market, worth a n »

RAB Capital appoints Kirwan-Taylor as CIO after fund closures cut assets

RAB Capital appoints Kirwan-Taylor as CIO after fund closures cut assets

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 06:00

London-based alternative fund manager RAB Capital has appointed Charles Kirwan-Taylor as chief investment officer in the wake of a decline in assets as a result of fund closures to USD1 »

Australia&#039;s Pengana Capital opens office in Singapore

Australia's Pengana Capital opens office in Singapore

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 05:58

Sydney-based diversified fund manager Pengana Capital has announced an expansion into Asia, with the opening of an office in Singapore and the appointment of three investment profession »

Investors withdrew USD152bn from hedge funds in fourth quarter, says HFR

Investors withdrew USD152bn from hedge funds in fourth quarter, says HFR

Wed, 21/01/2009 - 16:03

The hedge fund industry concluded the most tumultuous year in its history with investors withdrawing a record USD152bn in capital in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to industry data »

Corazon Capital fund of hedge funds to invest with hard-to-access managers

Corazon Capital fund of hedge funds to invest with hard-to-access managers

Wed, 21/01/2009 - 16:00

Corazon Capital, a Channel Islands- and Geneva-based specialist investment manager, has launched a fund that aims to take advantage of the circumstances that have led managers of previo »

Laven Global Systematic Fund announces gains

Laven Global Systematic Fund announces gains

Wed, 21/01/2009 - 15:58

Laven Partners says that from its launch in May 2008 up to the end of December, the Laven Global Systematic Fund USD share class returned 3.63 per cent and the sterling share class laun »

Tabb Group sees rise of new trade execution tools for portfolio strategies

Tabb Group sees rise of new trade execution tools for portfolio strategies

Wed, 21/01/2009 - 12:06

Transaction costs can significantly diminish the returns of even the best investments, prompting the emergence of a new breed of tools designed to reduce trading risks, according to fin »

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