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Standard Life Investments opens Global Absolute Return fund to retail investors

Standard Life Investments opens Global Absolute Return fund to retail investors

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 19:20

Standard Life Investments has launched its Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund to retail investors, offering access through a unit trust to the same advanced investment techniques alrea »

Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes sees most strategies bounce back in April

Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes sees most strategies bounce back in April

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 19:08

Five of the six hedge fund strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net-of-fees gains in April, although event-driven is still the only strategy tracked by Dow Jones that »

Hedge fund investors increase focus on risk management, says Deutsche survey

Hedge fund investors increase focus on risk management, says Deutsche survey

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 07:07

Risk management has joined the performance, philosophy and pedigree of hedge fund managers among the key criteria for investors in manager selection, according to the sixth annual Alternat »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds offer flexibility in uncertain markets

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds offer flexibility in uncertain markets

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 07:03

Hedge funds have, to put it mildly, a mixed reputation. »

Eurex trading volumes rise by 22 per cent in April

Eurex trading volumes rise by 22 per cent in April

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 07:00

International derivatives exchange Eurex saw a 22 per cent year-on-year increase in turnover volume to 185 million contracts last month, up from 151 million contracts in April 2007. »

LaCrosse Global Fund Services names Mark Del Col as head of sales and marketing

LaCrosse Global Fund Services names Mark Del Col as head of sales and marketing

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 07:00

LaCrosse Global Fund Services, a provider of operations, middle-office and fund administration services to hedge fund managers, has appointed Mark Del Col as global head of sales and marke »

Weil Gotshal boosts hedge fund and private equity practices with Joseph Basile

Weil Gotshal boosts hedge fund and private equity practices with Joseph Basile

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 07:00

Weil, Gotshal & Manges has announced the recruitment of Joseph J. »

CFTC sues Sentinel Management Group and executives for fraud

CFTC sues Sentinel Management Group and executives for fraud

Tue, 06/05/2008 - 07:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has accused Sentinel Management Group, its president and chief executive Eric A. Bloom and former senior vice-president Charles K. »

Crescat Capital formed through merger of Colorado firms

Crescat Capital formed through merger of Colorado firms

Tue, 06/05/2008 - 07:00

Smith Portfolio Management, founded in 1999, and Crescat Partners, established in 1985, have merged to create Crescat Capital, an alternative investment manager based in Denver, Colorado w »

Hedgeweek Comment: Funds may swoop as Microsoft drops Yahoo! bid

Hedgeweek Comment: Funds may swoop as Microsoft drops Yahoo! bid

Tue, 06/05/2008 - 07:00

Over the weekend, software giant Microsoft dropped its three-month-old bid to buy internet firm Yahoo! because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable price. »

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