Russell Investments Survey: Alternatives become mainstream

Pension funds, endowments and foundations that responded to a recent survey across the world are forecasting that over the next two years they will dedicate an even larger slice of their t »


Carl Marks Seeds new healthcare fund with BlueStar Capital Management

Multi-faceted investment and advisory services firm, Carl Marks, has partnered with BlueStar Capital Management to launch the BlueStar CM Life Sciences Focus Fund. »


Collins Stewart launches stand-alone fund management business, re-brands wealth management business

London-listed financial services group Collins Stewart plc has launched a stand-alone fund management business, Collins Stewart Fund Management, and has re-branded its wealth management bu »


EFG International acquires Marble Bar Asset Management

Private bank EFG International, part of Swiss-based bank EFG Group, is to buy Marble Bar Asset Management, a UK-based alternative asset manager. »


Liffe expands Bclear into Russia and Eastern Europe

Liffe has unveiled a major expansion of its Bclear service with the listing of flexible Individual Equity Options contracts and flexible Universal Stock Futures (USFs) on Russian Depositar »


Man Investments: US economy could present opportunities for hedge funds

Man Investments says that uncertainty over the US economy was likely to create substantial trading opportunities for hedge funds in 2008 but possible market disruptions could affect some s »


Caledonian opts for 'robust' Geneva

Caledonian Global Fund Services is using Geneva - Advent Software's portfolio management and fund accounting solution - to support its global operations. »


Trading volume at Eurex reaches 172 million contracts

Eurex, the international derivatives exchange, saw a turnover of approximately 172 million contracts in November, an increase of 32 per cent compared with November 2006 (130 million contra »


The drive to keep pace with the fund of funds industry

The fund of hedge funds sector is still growing strongly despite intermittent predictions of its demise. »


Lehman Brothers to form new market-making firm on NYSE trading floor

Lehman Brothers is to establish a floor-based market-making firm on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange by acquiring certain assets related to the operations of Van der Moolen »


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