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Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Recovery ahead for financial stocks, Maverick partner tells GAIM

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Recovery ahead for financial stocks, Maverick partner tells GAIM

Fri, 25/01/2008 - 06:00

Lee Ainslie's Maverick Capital made roughly 50 per cent of its 2007 returns by shorting financial stocks, but the firm expects the sector to reverse course this year. »

Pragmatism underpins cautious approach to UK retail market

Pragmatism underpins cautious approach to UK retail market

Thu, 24/01/2008 - 10:55

At a breakfast meeting with senior Bank of England officials in the wake of this summer's credit crunch, Jon Moulton, a prominent private equity investor, had to explain what a CLO was. »

Bahrain attracts Bermuda-based international fund administrator

Bahrain attracts Bermuda-based international fund administrator

Thu, 24/01/2008 - 06:00

The Central Bank of Bahrain has granted a licence to Bermuda-based Apex Fund Services to establish operations in the Gulf emirate, its second office in the region, just weeks after the fun »

Bank of New York Mellon completes acquisition of Brazilian hedge fund manager

Bank of New York Mellon completes acquisition of Brazilian hedge fund manager

Thu, 24/01/2008 - 06:00

Bank of New York Mellon Corporation has completed the acquisition of ARX Capital Management, an independent asset management business headquartered in Rio de Janeiro that specialises in Br »

Columbus Avenue selects SuperDerivatives' credit platform for hedge fund portfolio pricing

Columbus Avenue selects SuperDerivatives' credit platform for hedge fund portfolio pricing

Thu, 24/01/2008 - 06:00

SuperDerivatives, a provider of options pricing and a multi-asset derivatives platform for revaluation and risk management, has announced that hedge fund administrator Columbus Avenue Cons »

New report predicts greater distressed investor activity in 2008

New report predicts greater distressed investor activity in 2008

Thu, 24/01/2008 - 06:00

In the light of last summer's sub-prime-triggered credit crisis, European investors are now licking their lips over a feast of potential stressed and distressed opportunities in 2008 and b »

Polar Capital makes senior sales and marketing appointment

Polar Capital makes senior sales and marketing appointment

Thu, 24/01/2008 - 06:00

London-based hedge fund manager Polar Capital has appointed Alastair Smith, who was until recently head of European and Middle East hedge fund sales at Société Gén&eac »

Protean launches insurance product to protect hedge fund investors

Protean launches insurance product to protect hedge fund investors

Thu, 24/01/2008 - 06:00

Protean Investment Risks, a company newly formed to offer specialist financial risk insurance products, has launched a policy designed to protect hedge fund investors from losses occurring »

Strong demand for quality funds

Strong demand for quality funds

Wed, 23/01/2008 - 18:36

Headlines about the ongoing crisis in financial markets have been difficult to ignore and problems at specific hedge funds have formed part of the unfolding story. »

Barclay CTA Index gained 7.5 per cent in eighth straight year of positive returns

Barclay CTA Index gained 7.5 per cent in eighth straight year of positive returns

Wed, 23/01/2008 - 06:00

Managed futures funds gained 7.54 per cent last year, according to data compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge. »

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