New hedge fund classifications would boost confidence, says Bank of New York Mellon

The convergence between hedge fund and equity market returns, combined with inconsistencies in hedge fund classification, could cause widespread confusion on how such funds should be used »

NYSE Euronext and Caisse des Dépôts to launch international carbon trading market

NYSE Euronext and French state-owned bank Caisse des Dépôts have announced plans to open an organized international market to trade carbon allowances and credits. »

Skye Fund Services launched in Hong Kong to meet Asian alternative demand

Dominic Jones and Javed Rahman have established Skye Fund Services in Hong Kong with the aim of bringing a fresh approach to outsourced administration services for the alternative investme »

FRM Credit Alpha to issue new shares

FRM Credit Alpha, a Guernsey-domiciled closed-ended investment company traded on the London Stock Exchange, is offering new shares via a placing by Winterflood Securities, following strong »

PFPC offers custody in Luxembourg to capitalise on alternatives boom

Hedge fund service provider PFPC, which is one of the largest administrators of alternative investments in Ireland, has announced the launch of custodian services in Luxembourg through PFP »

Integrated takes control of Paris fund of hedge funds manager

Integrated Asset Management has agreed to acquire 51 per cent of Altigefi, a Paris-based fund of hedge funds manager. »

BlueMountain Capital Management launches USD80m credit correlation fund

BlueMountain Capital Management has launched a new hedge fund, the Correlation Relative Value II Fund, designed to capitalise on opportunities in structured corporate credit markets. »

MPC Investors opens fourth hedge fund

MPC Investors has announced the opening to external investors of its discretionary macro hedge fund, MPC Strategic Opportunities Fund, following the USD900m launch of the MPC Samsara hedge »

Baring Asset Management launches emerging markets absolute return fund

Baring Asset Management has launched its fifth long/short equity hedge fund, the Baring Emerging Markets Absolute Return Fund, with USD20m in assets under management. »

New Star makes fourth public offering of Hedge ETS

New Star Asset Management is making a fourth offering of Hedge ETS, a London listed daily tradable security. »

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