Comment: Three early lessons from the sub-prime crisis - a French answer to French criticism

Noël Amenc, professor of finance and director of the Edhec Risk and Asset Management Research Centre, argues that regulators and political leaders such as French President Nicolas Sar »


Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Bear Stearns talks with bidders over minority equity stake

A group of international banks are seeking to buy a stake of up to 20 per cent in embattled US securities firm Bear Stearns, with HSBC, Barclays, Bank of America, Wachovia, Santander and U »


Market turbulence focuses attention on S&P fund of hedge funds ratings

The summer's turbulence in the credit and mortgage-backed securities markets and its knock-on effects on the hedge funds that invest in them has helped to focus attention on the role of ra »


Bank of New York Mellon launches platform for 130/30 funds

Bank of New York Mellon, a global leader in securities servicing and asset management, has introduced what it says is the first platform to offer a full range of brokerage and administrati »


Hedge fund industry joins forces with New York housing charity

Hedge Funds for Habitat-NYC, an initiative by the hedge fund community to provide New York families with a once-in-a-lifetime home ownership opportunity through Habitat for Humanity - New »


Fund of hedge funds Tapestry raises GBP52m in London placing

London-listed fund of hedge funds Tapestry Investment has successfully placed shares raising GBP52.1m from a range of existing and new investors. »


Catella Asset Management goes live with Advent systems

Independent Swedish asset manager Catella Asset Management has gone live with Advent Portfolio Exchange, the latest portfolio management technology from the investment management software »


Aima expands regulatory team with new appointment

The Alternative Investment Management Association has announced the appointment of Thomas Bullman, previously with the Société Générale group, as an assistant t »


Ireland seeks to boost role as hedge fund domicile

The growth of the global hedge fund industry over the past decade to a size variously estimated at between USD1.7trn and USD2.5trn has helped Dublin to become the world's biggest centre for hedge f »


Independents continue to thrive

Over the course of this decade several big banks have entered the hedge fund administration market by snapping up independent firms. »


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