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Investment funds file lawsuit against Porsche

Investment funds file lawsuit against Porsche

Tue, 26/01/2010 - 10:31

A group of investment funds has filed a lawsuit against Porsche Automobil Holding and two of Porsche's former executives, Wendelin Wiedeking and Holger Haerter, seeking to recover over USD1bn in losses suffered as Porsche attempted a takeover of Volkswagen in 2008. »

Asset Management Finance completes four investments

Asset Management Finance completes four investments

Tue, 26/01/2010 - 06:38

Asset Management Finance, an investment firm focused on the global asset and wealth management sectors, completed four new investments in December totalling approximately USD200m in invested capital. »

Austria to hold third EUA auction in March

Austria to hold third EUA auction in March

Tue, 26/01/2010 - 06:07

The Austrian Government intends to hold its third EU allowance auction on 23 March for 300,000 EUAs, within the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, on the Climex Platform. »

Australian hedge funds up 1.11 per cent in December

Australian hedge funds up 1.11 per cent in December

Tue, 26/01/2010 - 05:54

Australian hedge funds rose by 1.11 per cent in December taking their return for the year to 17.41 per cent, according to Australian Fund Monitors. »

Unanticipated trend reversal erases managed futures’ gains

Unanticipated trend reversal erases managed futures’ gains

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 15:59

After a positive third quarter managed futures managers erased their previous month’s strong result, ending December in negative territory, according to a report by Lipper Tass. »

Investors' commitment to hedge funds comes with rising expectations

Investors' commitment to hedge funds comes with rising expectations

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 14:02

In the wake of the investment scandals, market dislocations and regulatory scrutiny of the past year, transparency and liquidity risk have surpassed poor performance as the top concerns for institutional investors investing in hedge funds, according to a survey from SEI in collaboration with Greenwich Associates. »

AEX-index options trade 20 million contracts

AEX-index options trade 20 million contracts

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 12:52

Total volume in NYSE Liffe’s AEX-index daily and weekly options has now passed 20 million contracts. »

News analysis: Uncertainty reigns as Obama targets banks’ ties to alternatives

News analysis: Uncertainty reigns as Obama targets banks’ ties to alternatives

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 10:47

US President Barack Obama’s call last Thursday for banks benefiting from a public safety net to be barred for “owning, investing in or sponsoring” private equity and hedge funds as part of wider strategy to curb excessive risk-taking by financial institutions that have benefited from public support, could have broad implications for the alternative investment industry well beyond the borders of the US. »

2009 a windfall year for hedge funds, says Morningstar

2009 a windfall year for hedge funds, says Morningstar

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 10:30

The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index gained only 0.1 per cent in December, but ended the year up 19.5 per cent, missing 2003’s 20.3 per cent rise by a small margin. »

Fund Channel appoints head of management company relations

Fund Channel appoints head of management company relations

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 06:02

Petra Joucken has joined Fund Channel as head of management company relations. »

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