Partners Group expands Asian presence with Tokyo office

Switzerland-based alternative asset manager Partners Group has opened a representative office in Tokyo to support the group's activities in Asia. »


Gerken Capital Associates launches GCA Latam Hedge Fund

Gerken Capital Associates, a San Francisco-based alternative asset manager that manages or advises on USD1.4bn in assets, has announced the launch of the GCA Latam Hedge Fund, with BBVA Ba »


Bridge Advisors taps Robert Bernard to head alternative advisory and consulting business

Chicago-based Bridge Advisors, an investment advisor specialising in alternative investment consulting and education, has appointed financial industry veteran Robert C Bernard as the firm' »


NOS extends freight clearing in Asia with Singapore office

NOS Clearing, the world's leading clearing house for freight derivatives, is opening an office in Singapore and is extending clearing to include more of Asian time zone trading hours. »


Man Investments raises USD382m for greenhouse gas fund

Institutional investors have committed USD382m in the second stage of asset-raising for the China Methane Recovery Fund, a pioneering fund sponsored by Man Investments that invests in tech »


Cornhill Asset Management goes live with Fidessa

Fidessa Group has announced that Cornhill Asset Management, a specialist initial public offering and pre-IPO brokerage firm, is now live with Fidessa's European Trader Workstation (ETW) in »


Hedge funds' role grows in US fixed income, says Greenwich survey

Hedge funds generated nearly 30 per cent of all US fixed-income trading volume last year among participants, double the 15 per cent they accounted for during the previous 12-month period, »


Credit crunch seen easing but funds continue to stumble

The first signs that the fall-out from the collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage sector may be easing came this week, with BNP Paribas reopening three funds after resolving asset valuation »


Comment: Cracking the ultimate code to wealth?

Shoham Cohen, co-founder of Singapore-based hedge fund service provider ESC Financial Services, says that Harry Markowitz's modern portfolio theory, introduced in 1952, is no longer fully »


Watson Wyatt boosts real estate and hedge fund teams

Investment consultant Watson Wyatt has made two hires to boost its research into real estate investment managers and hedge fund managers, and added five new graduates to its manager resear »


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