Alternatives industry does battle for hearts and minds of legislators

The alternative investment industry is going into battle on both sides of the Atlantic in a bid to head off a range of legislative moves seeking to raise the level of tax paid by partners »

Lehman Brothers to acquire LightPoint Capital Management

Lehman Brothers is acquiring LightPoint Capital Management, a leveraged loan investment manager with around USD3.2bn in assets under management that will become an integral part of Lehman »

Hedgeweek people news round-up: Lehman appoints co-heads of global finance for Europe

Lehman Brothers has appointed Richard Atterbury and Philippe Dufournier as co-heads for Europe of global finance, which incorporates the firm's origination and risk solutions efforts for i »

Payden & Rygel liquidity funds target hedge fund clients

Payden & Rygel Global has launched three enhanced cash liquidity funds denominated in sterling, euros and US dollars that are designed to offer investors attractive yields in excess of »

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Rating agencies warn funds on debt quality

Hedge funds that invest in the beleaguered US sub-prime market could come under further pressure if ratings agency Standards & Poor's were to downgrade USD12bn worth of offerings. »

Complex funds targeted by fledgling LaCrosse administration business

As hedge funds amass more assets, thanks to a surge in institutional inflows, demand for sophisticated fund administration, operational support and valuation capability is soaring, too. »

LaCrosse Global Fund Services selects Advent for new administration service

LaCrosse Global Fund Services has implemented Advent Software's Geneva investment management and accounting system as a central component of its technology infrastructure for its fund admi »

IPM launches two institutional Global CTA programmes

IPM Informed Portfolio Management, a Stockholm-based multi-boutique offering quantitative investment strategies to institutional investors, and Vequus, a hedge fund investment research fir »

SEC adopts anti-fraud rule for hedge fund managers

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted unanimously to adopt a new anti-fraud rule under the Investment Advisers Act that will clarify the ability of the US financial regulator to »

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