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Watson Wyatt names global head of hedge fund research

Watson Wyatt names global head of hedge fund research

Wed, 14/10/2009 - 06:06

Global consulting firm Watson Wyatt has promoted Damien Loveday to global head of hedge fund research, taking on the role from Craig Baker, who also leads the wider global manager research team. »

Hedge funds extend gains with upbeat economic data

Hedge funds extend gains with upbeat economic data

Wed, 14/10/2009 - 06:01

Hedge funds consolidated their upward trend in September, with all hedge fund strategies except dedicated short-bias (-1.22 per cent) ending the month in positive territory, according to a report by Lipper. »

Conyers Dill & Pearman expands corporate team

Conyers Dill & Pearman expands corporate team

Tue, 13/10/2009 - 16:04

Multi-jurisdictional law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has hired Guy Cooper to its corporate practice in Bermuda as part of a spate of new hires to the firm. »

South Africa's hedge funds steady in turmoil

South Africa's hedge funds steady in turmoil

Tue, 13/10/2009 - 15:59

The South African hedge fund industry remained stable through the recent market turbulence with assets under management of ZAR29.7bn at 30 June 2009 - just two per cent lower than the previous year’s ZAR30.3bn, according to a survey by Novare Investments. »

Harneys strengthens Asia practice

Harneys strengthens Asia practice

Tue, 13/10/2009 - 15:30

Offshore law firm Harney Westwood Riegels has appointed Jane Yao, Monica Chu and Tiffany Tang in the firm's Hong Kong office. »

Directive must not undermine benefits of investment companies, says AIC

Directive must not undermine benefits of investment companies, says AIC

Tue, 13/10/2009 - 13:45

The Association of Investment Companies says the proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive fails to take account of the benefits the investment company structure provides for shareholders.  »

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.14 per cent in September

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.14 per cent in September

Tue, 13/10/2009 - 12:00

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index rose 1.14 per cent in September, bringing year-to-date performance to +5.40 per cent. »

Eurex to launch futures contract based on Asian index

Eurex to launch futures contract based on Asian index

Tue, 13/10/2009 - 11:47

The international derivatives exchange Eurex is launching an equity index future based on the MSCI Japan on 26 October 2009. »

BTIG appoints Vikas Tandon head of high yield and distressed analytics

BTIG appoints Vikas Tandon head of high yield and distressed analytics

Tue, 13/10/2009 - 10:44

BTIG, a broker dealer specialising in institutional trading and related brokerage services, has appointed Vikas Tandon as managing director and head of high yield and distressed analytics with BTIG’s global fixed income group. »

BrookView launches OTC interest rate swap execution desk

BrookView launches OTC interest rate swap execution desk

Tue, 13/10/2009 - 06:01

BrookView Capital, a New York-based broker dealer focused on the alternative investment community, has launched an exchange cleared interest rate swaps OTC execution platform designed specifically for IRS traders and risk managers. »

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