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EDHEC welcomes consultation paper on the UCITS depositary function

EDHEC welcomes consultation paper on the UCITS depositary function

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 10:55

EDHEC has welcomed the European Commission's consultation paper on the UCITS depositary function, but believes the EC timetable has been drawn up too hastily. »

RHJI acquires Kleinwort Benson

RHJI acquires Kleinwort Benson

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 10:21

Kleinwort Benson's future is secure after RHJ International (RHJI) agreed to acquire the UK and Channel Islands private bank and wealth management group from Commerzbank AG, in a cash deal worth GBP225m. »

SEC charges six in largest ever hedge fund insider-trading scheme

SEC charges six in largest ever hedge fund insider-trading scheme

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 09:44

Billionaire hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam and five other top US company executives have been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the largest ever hedge fund insider-trading scheme. »

Financial services most active in USA, Asia, says GFI

Financial services most active in USA, Asia, says GFI

Fri, 16/10/2009 - 06:18

US CDS markets continued to tighten throughout the course of the past month, pricing-in expectations of further improvements in economic data, according to GFI’s credit derivatives report for September. »

HSBC launches UCITS AdvantEdge FoHFs

HSBC launches UCITS AdvantEdge FoHFs

Fri, 16/10/2009 - 06:01

HSBC is to launch the HSBC UCITS AdvantEdge fund of hedge funds, which is designed for both retail and institutional investors who can participate in the unprecedented absolute return opportunities offered by current market conditions via both a liquid and regulated offering. »

First assessment of the impact of water scarcity on US municipal power bonds

First assessment of the impact of water scarcity on US municipal power bonds

Fri, 16/10/2009 - 05:51

Amid growing concerns about water scarcity and climate change globally, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) is to work with CERES, America’s largest coalition of investors and environmental groups, and Water Asset Management LLC to conduct the first study of the impacts of water scarcity and climate change on US municipal bonds. »

State Street expands HF admin services

State Street expands HF admin services

Thu, 15/10/2009 - 17:20

State Street Corporation, a provider of financial services to institutional investors, has added custody, cash management and foreign exchange services to its suite of front-, middle- and back-office administration services for hedge funds. »

Daiwa GAS appointed by FPP Asset Management

Daiwa GAS appointed by FPP Asset Management

Thu, 15/10/2009 - 15:28

FPP Asset Management, London has appointed Daiwa Securities Global Asset Services to provide administration and trustee services to its new Irish domiciled UCITS fund, Fabien Pictet and Partners Global Funds PLC which was launched in September 2009. »

One in five hedge funds misrepresent funds and performance to investors, study says

One in five hedge funds misrepresent funds and performance to investors, study says

Thu, 15/10/2009 - 13:00

Over 20 per cent of hedge funds frequently misrepresent important information about funds and their performance to investors, according to a study by NYU Stern Finance Professor Stephen Brown. »

Fund of hedge fund industry still in reconfiguration despite strong performance

Fund of hedge fund industry still in reconfiguration despite strong performance

Thu, 15/10/2009 - 11:50

Fitch Ratings says the fund of hedge fund industry is still in reconfiguration despite being on course to register the best annual performance in ten years. »

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