Hedge funds shift convertible bond investment to multistrategy approach, says report

US convertible bond portfolios were in the midst of a strong recovery when the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage sector brought global credit markets crashing to a halt, according to U.S. »

Insch Capital Management hires Forsyth team for financial services IT business in Bulgaria

Lugano-based alternative investment manager Insch Capital Management has set up a new financial services IT business in Sofia, Bulgaria, with staff previously employed by fund of hedge fun »

Wolf Kohn joins SEQA Capital Advisors to develop high-speed trading strategies

SEQA Capital Advisors, a New York-based investment management firm, has announced the appointment of Wolf Kohn as head of research for high-speed trading. »

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Structuring managed accounts to meet institutions' needs

Many small and, even medium-sized, institutional investors are uncomfortable with investing directly in single-strategy hedge funds, for a variety of reasons. »

Ithmaar Bank and Shamil Bank raise USD200m at first closing of alternatives fund

Ithmaar Bank, Shamil Bank and Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (Bahamas) have announced they have met their target of raising USD200m for the first closing of the USD500m Aldar Priva »

Australia's Absolute Capital calls in administrators

The board of Australian-based credit fund manager Absolute Capital Group has appointed voluntary administrators, four months after the firm suspended two yield strategies funds with assets »

BNP Paribas and HEC Paris establish third BNP Paribas Hedge Fund Centre

BNP Paribas and HEC Business School have established a BNP Paribas Hedge Fund Centre at HEC in Paris, the third such centre to be set up following the creation of BNP Paribas centres at th »

BNY ConvergEx unveils portfolio tool for volatile markets

BNY ConvergEx Group, a provider of global agency brokerage and investment technology solutions, has launched Apex (Analytical Portfolio Execution), a new portfolio algorithmic optimiser de »

Barclays note offers retail access to high-flying Liongate fund of hedge funds

Liongate Capital Management has announced the launch of the Liongate Multi-Strategy Tracker GBP, a Barclays Bank-issued note offering retail investors the opportunity to access a strongly- »

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