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Diamond Dragon Advisors Ltd to “fill void” in Asia fund placement

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 23:59

Hong Kong-based Diamond Dragon Advisors Ltd, Asia’s first independent general partner advisory and fund placement firm established by industry veteran Ed Greene »

Taiwan Stock Exchange’s Senior Vice-President, Michael Lin

Taiwan and Japan bourses explore cross-listing ETF plan

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 23:56

 Asia’s fourth largest emerging stock market, Taiwan, is in talks with the region’s largest – Japan – to cross-list its exchange-traded f »

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People Moves

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 23:54

 Nomura has announced the appointment of Henrik Melph as MD, Global Hea »

Globe and money

Investor flows into hedge funds jumped in July

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 16:11

The HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Index rose by 1.72 per cent in July and 1.84 per cent in the first seven months of 2010. »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.7 per cent in July

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 14:35

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index was up 0.7 per cent in July, lifting year-to-date gains to 0.8 per cent. »

Morten Spenner, chief executive at International Asset Management

Market conditions to benefit long/short equity and credit managers

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 13:37

Morten Spenner, chief executive at International Asset Management, believes credit and equity market conditions bode well for security selection and should in particular benefit long/short equity and credit managers. »

Index

S&P launches indices measuring risk premium between asset classes and markets

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 12:37

Standard & Poor’s has launched the S&P Factor Indices, which seek to measure the risk premium inherent between asset classes and financial markets, creating a means for investors to track the spread between a long and short sub-index.  »

Peter Reitz, Eurex executive board member

Eurex to offer euro gold contract

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 12:13

Derivatives exchange Eurex will launch futures and options on Xetra-Gold, an exchange-traded commodity in Germany. »

Market

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.15 per cent in July

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 10:42

Hedge funds gained 2.15 per cent in July, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Risk

Secured Life Fund offers lower risk than traded life policies, says Walters

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 06:52

A new income producing asset class based on securitising loans underpinned by US life insurance policies presents investors with considerably reduced risk when compared to securitised life settlement funds, says Andrew Walters, finance director for the Secured Life Fund. »

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