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AEX-index options trade 20 million contracts

AEX-index options trade 20 million contracts

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 12:52

Total volume in NYSE Liffe’s AEX-index daily and weekly options has now passed 20 million contracts. »

News analysis: Uncertainty reigns as Obama targets banks’ ties to alternatives

News analysis: Uncertainty reigns as Obama targets banks’ ties to alternatives

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 10:47

US President Barack Obama’s call last Thursday for banks benefiting from a public safety net to be barred for “owning, investing in or sponsoring” private equity and hedge funds as part of wider strategy to curb excessive risk-taking by financial institutions that have benefited from public support, could have broad implications for the alternative investment industry well beyond the borders of the US. »

2009 a windfall year for hedge funds, says Morningstar

2009 a windfall year for hedge funds, says Morningstar

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 10:30

The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index gained only 0.1 per cent in December, but ended the year up 19.5 per cent, missing 2003’s 20.3 per cent rise by a small margin. »

Fund Channel appoints head of management company relations

Fund Channel appoints head of management company relations

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 06:02

Petra Joucken has joined Fund Channel as head of management company relations. »

Robeco-Sage hires Michael Welch as director of business development

Robeco-Sage hires Michael Welch as director of business development

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 05:54

Robeco-Sage, a fund of hedge fund manager based in New York, has hired Michael Welch as director of business development. »

EFA forms partnership with Asset Management Services

EFA forms partnership with Asset Management Services

Sun, 24/01/2010 - 11:22

European Fund Administration has signed a partnership agreement with Italy’s Asset Management Services, a company specialised in fund administration services. »

Hedge funds recoup 77 per cent of 2008 losses

Hedge funds recoup 77 per cent of 2008 losses

Sun, 24/01/2010 - 10:33

Hedge funds have recouped 77 per cent of their 2008 losses, with 28 per cent of funds now fully recovered from their maximum drawdowns, according to a report by Credit Suisse Tremont. »

Allium Capital expands relationship management team

Allium Capital expands relationship management team

Fri, 22/01/2010 - 06:20

Advisory group Allium Capital has strengthened its relationship management function with the appointment of Lindsay Coates. »

Galileo Capital Management launches in London & Hong Kong

Galileo Capital Management launches in London & Hong Kong

Fri, 22/01/2010 - 06:08

A team of investment management specialists has launched Galileo Capital Management, an investment management and advisory firm with operations in London and Hong Kong. »

Obama calls for new restrictions on size and scope of financial institutions

Obama calls for new restrictions on size and scope of financial institutions

Fri, 22/01/2010 - 01:03

President Obama has called for reforms to ensure that no US bank or financial institution that contains a bank will own, invest in or sponsor a hedge fund or a private equity fund, or proprietary trading operations unrelated to serving customers for its own profit. »

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