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Eiger Asset Management to launch four coffee-related funds

Eiger Asset Management to launch four coffee-related funds

Tue, 24/02/2009 - 11:58

Eiger Asset Management is planning to launch four coffee-related funds, comprising two index tracker funds, a hedge fund and a vehicle investing in the physical commodity. »

Martin Currie announces changes to Absolute Return Funds range

Martin Currie announces changes to Absolute Return Funds range

Tue, 24/02/2009 - 11:51

Edinburgh-based investment manager Martin Currie has announced improvements to its ten-strong Absolute Return Funds range that will take effect from 2 March, including a reduction in th »

US court order freezes assets of Illinois commodity pool operator

US court order freezes assets of Illinois commodity pool operator

Tue, 24/02/2009 - 06:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a federal court order freezing the assets of an Illinois commodity pool operator, Brookshire Raw Materials Management, and its p »

Putnam Investments hires former Fidelity fund manager David Glancy

Putnam Investments hires former Fidelity fund manager David Glancy

Tue, 24/02/2009 - 05:56

Putnam Investments has announced that David Glancy has joined the firm as managing director and portfolio manager. »

Eswar Menon joins Gerken Capital Associates as group portfolio manager

Eswar Menon joins Gerken Capital Associates as group portfolio manager

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 16:03

Gerken Capital Associates, a San Francisco-based alternative asset fund manager, has appointed Eswar Menon as group portfolio manager. »

AlphaMetrix launches fund based on Newedge Short-Term Traders Index

AlphaMetrix launches fund based on Newedge Short-Term Traders Index

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 15:49

Chicago-based AlphaMetrix has introduced a fund designed to track the performance of Newedge's AlternativeEdge Short-Term Traders Index. »

Emerging markets hedge funds post record losses in 2008, says HFR

Emerging markets hedge funds post record losses in 2008, says HFR

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 12:03

Hedge funds investing in emerging markets concluded 2008 with seven consecutive months of performance declines, resulting in cumulative losses of nearly 37 per cent, according to Chicago-b »

Wave of litigation could hit UK fund managers, says risk management firm

Wave of litigation could hit UK fund managers, says risk management firm

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 11:57

UK-based fund managers must take the initiative ahead of an impending wave of compensation claims against them from disgruntled investors, according to risk consultancy and internal aud »

Aima expresses support for global initiative on hedge fund regulation

Aima expresses support for global initiative on hedge fund regulation

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 11:55

The London-based Alternative Investment Management Association has expressed support for global efforts to achieve a consensus on coherent regulation for hedge funds, but continues to emph »

Germany's Merkel reiterates call for regulation of hedge funds

Germany's Merkel reiterates call for regulation of hedge funds

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 06:02

European leaders have focused on the regulation of all financial sectors, including hedge funds, at a meeting in Berlin over the weekend convened by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. »

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