Asset managers applaud FSA plans for retail access to alternative investments

UK asset management firms and hedge fund industry representatives have expressed their satisfaction with the long-awaited proposals unveiled by the Financial Services Authority that would »


State Street Global Advisors wins GBP165m equity mandate for 130/30 strategy

State Street Global Advisors, the investment management arm of State Street Corporation, has been appointed to manage a GBP165m global equity 130/30 mandate by the Asda Group Pension Fund, »


Former Morgan Stanley CIO launches hedge fund

Joseph McAlinden, the former chief investment officer at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, has formally announced the establishment of Catalpa Capital, an investment management firm. »


Parker Global launches energy and global natural resources fund

Parker Global Strategies has launched its first energy and natural resources fund of funds, PGS Global Energy Edge, a sector-focused fund that has initially invested in 23 managers with ex »


Pinnacle launches emerging manager investor database marketing product

Pinnacle Alternative Investments, a business and marketing consultant for emerging commodity, futures and currency hedge fund managers, has launched a product designed to allow new manager »


Hedge fund assets up 24 per cent to USD1.89trn in 2006, says report

The estimated net assets of the global hedge fund industry rose by 6 per cent in the final quarter of 2006 and grew by 24 per cent over the year as a whole to reach USD1.89trn, according t »


SpotLite Euro Stoxx Weekly Technical Report - 26 March 2007

Indices Most European indices bounced back from their recent lows, revived by the bullish sentiment in the Asian and US markets. »


PowerShares completes takeover of Nasdaq ETFs

PowerShares and Nasdaq Global Funds have finalised the sponsorship transfer of the Nasdaq 100 exchange-traded fund, in fulfilment of a transaction announced last year. »


Nymex and Ardour to offer alternative energy index derivatives

The New York Mercantile Exchange, the world's largest physical commodity exchange, has signed an agreement with Ardour Global Indexes, a developer of benchmark indexes for the global alter »


Flexible Cayman paves way for more Islamic business

The new Arabic language facility introduced by the General Registry of the Cayman Islands government will trigger more valuable business from the Islamic region, according to Gray Smith, a »


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