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State Street to provide investment services for Marshall Wace ETF

State Street to provide investment services for Marshall Wace ETF

Mon, 26/04/2010 - 10:25

State Street has been appointed to provide investment services to hedge fund group Marshall Wace for its new equity neutral exchange-traded fund – MW Tops Global Alpha. »

Blackstone makes net loss of USD121m in Q1

Blackstone makes net loss of USD121m in Q1

Mon, 26/04/2010 - 06:15

The Blackstone Group made a GAAP net loss of USD121m in the first quarter of 2010, an improvement from the net loss of USD232m in the first quarter of 2009. »

Managed futures up 2.43 per cent in March

Managed futures up 2.43 per cent in March

Mon, 26/04/2010 - 06:07

Managed futures experienced positive performance in March as managers were able to capitalise on long exposures to equities and industrial metals as well as large speculative short trades in the euro, sterling, and Japanese yen, according to a report by Lipper Tass. »

Paul Compton is head of product management at SunGard’s alternative investments business

Risk protection to help focus on alpha

Sun, 25/04/2010 - 16:21

 Everyone’s talking about risk. Investors are asking about it, and it’s no longer enough that managers simply report on risk. »

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Risk management at heart of outperformance through the crisis

Sun, 25/04/2010 - 16:18

Appreciation of the importance of risk management before it was brutally brought home to the industry in 2007 and 2008 was central to the ability of many of those hedge fund and fund of funds manag »

Lisa Anderson is a managing director and head of product management and marketing for the Americast at Citi Capital Advisors

Super strategies for the new era

Sun, 25/04/2010 - 16:07

Recent events in the world economy and in Western politics have led to an increase in global volatility. »

Bermuda proposes changes to investment provider code

Bermuda proposes changes to investment provider code

Sun, 25/04/2010 - 16:01

The Bermuda Monetary Authority has proposed a series of changes to the general business conduct and practice code of conduct issued under the Investment Business Act 2003 that aim to improve practices among investment providers. »

Gottex AUM down 4.3 per cent in Q1

Gottex AUM down 4.3 per cent in Q1

Sun, 25/04/2010 - 14:03

Gottex Fund Management had assets under management of USD7.46bn at 31 March 2010, a fall of 4.3 per cent from USD7.80bn at 31 December 2009. »

IRS post-trade services market to reach USD500m in 2012

IRS post-trade services market to reach USD500m in 2012

Sun, 25/04/2010 - 12:03

The post-trade services market value in the interest rate swaps space is expected to skyrocket from USD200m in 2009 to USD500m in 2012, according to a report by research and advisory firm Celent. »

Eversheds launches investment funds team in Ireland

Eversheds launches investment funds team in Ireland

Fri, 23/04/2010 - 07:06

Law firm Eversheds has launched its Irish investment funds team in Dublin headed by new partner Stephen Carty. »

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