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Brighter outlook for hedge fund managers in second half

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 14:51

With global stock markets ending the first six months of the year on a shaky footing, the second half of the year poses a number of profitable opportunities for hedge fund managers, according to a report by Lipper. »

Kevin McNulty, Isla’s chief executive

Isla unsure what benefit German ban on naked short selling holds

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 14:13

The International Securities Lending Association says it is disappointed in Germany’s decision to ban the naked short selling of certain assets, including the prohibition of credit default swaps on government bonds. »

Fund administration

Iridium selects LaCrosse to provide fund administration services

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 12:01

Iridium Asset Management has selected LaCrosse Global Fund Services to provide fund administration and operational support for its Iridium Alpha Fund, an Asian equity long/short strategy that invests in commodity-related sectors. »


Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 0.88 per cent in June

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 11:21

Early estimates indicate the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index will experience negative performance in June, with a 0.88 per cent decrease for the month. »

Ponzi scheme

CFTC charges Florida and Virginia residents over USD28m Ponzi scheme

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 10:32

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed an enforcement action charging Phillip Milton of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Gregory Center of McLean, Virginia, William Center of Richmond, Virgina, and their Florida-based company Trade with operating a Ponzi scheme involving approximately USD28m in connection with the Trade commodity pool. »


Societe Generale Securities Services appoints Olivier Renault as Country Manager for Luxembourg

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 06:14

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has appointed Olivier Renault as Country Manager for Luxembourg, replacing Michel Becker. »

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Hedge funds down narrowly in first half of 2010

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 06:00

Hedge funds concluded the surprisingly volatile first half of 2010 with a decline of 0.81% for the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index, bringing first-half performance to a narrow decline of 0.18%. »

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up marginally YTD

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up marginally YTD

Sun, 11/07/2010 - 15:00

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.59% in June, but year-to-date performance as of June 2010 is up 0.09%. »

Duncan Goldie-Morrison, Chairman, Newedge

Newedge appoints new chairman, two vice chairmen and CEO

Sun, 11/07/2010 - 14:28

The Board of Directors of Newedge, composed of directors representing Crédit Agricole CIB and Société Générale, have appointed a new chairman, two vice chairman and CEO.  »

Akshaya Bhargarva, Butterfield Fulcrum

Butterfield Fulcrum names Michael Clark chief executive

Sun, 11/07/2010 - 12:13

Butterfield Fulcrum, an alternative fund administrator, has appointed Michael K. Clark as chief executive officer. »

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