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Hedge fund boom helps Citco Bank reach USD250bn in custody assets

Citco Bank, the global leader in custody and fund trading for mutual and hedge funds, has topped the USD250bn mark for assets under custody, a business that was founded in 1994 and now emp »


Cumulus appoints director of meteorology and climate research

PCE Investors has appointed Dr Warwick Norton as director of meteorology and climate research to work on the Cumulus Weather and Cumulus Energy funds, which apply weather derivatives exper »


Group G Capital Partners appoints head of marketing

Group G Capital Partners, a New York-based investment manager specialising in alternative investment strategies, has appointed Alyson Gardner Kiesel as director of marketing and strategic »


US Futures Exchange to list credit derivative futures on Federal Agency debt

The US Futures Exchange has announced plans to list the first credit derivative futures on Federal Agency debentures, beginning with a government tranche of the CDX index including credit »


Eurex trading reaches 156 million contracts in May

The international derivatives exchange Eurex has reported that trading volumes last month totalled 156 million contracts, down from 174 million in the same month of 2006, but total trading »


Event-driven top-performing sector over the past 12 months, says Credit Suisse/Tremont

The event-driven hedge fund strategy, which includes the distressed, multi-strategy and risk arbitrage sub-sectors, was the top performing sector over the past 12 months with an average re »


The fund industry that came in from the cold

Long overshadowed by the sheer scale of the islands' corporate domicile and administration business, the funds industry in the British Virgin Islands -  mostly consisting of hedge funds, along »


The BVI raises its international profile

The success of the British Virgin Islands hedge fund industry in recent years can be measured by the fact that it has now overtaken Bermuda to become the world's second largest offshore domicile fo »


Surging fund business brings new opportunities for administrators

The decision of Citco to shift its hedge fund administration work from the British Virgin Islands to Curaçao around the turn of the millennium seemed to mark the death knell of the BVI's adm »


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