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Hedge funds compete with endowments, traditional asset managers for top talent

Hedge funds compete with endowments, traditional asset managers for top talent

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 15:45

Hedge funds are now competing for talent with endowments, foundations, traditional asset managers, and asset management and proprietary trading desks of banks, according to a report issued by Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. »

Hedge funds gain 3.25% in September

Hedge funds gain 3.25% in September

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 11:50

Hedge funds added 3.25% in September according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 20.05% in 2009. »

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index confirms September performance up 3.04%

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index confirms September performance up 3.04%

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 11:20

Final performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is confirmed up 3.04% in September, according to Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co, Inc. »

EDHEC welcomes consultation paper on the UCITS depositary function

EDHEC welcomes consultation paper on the UCITS depositary function

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 10:55

EDHEC has welcomed the European Commission's consultation paper on the UCITS depositary function, but believes the EC timetable has been drawn up too hastily. »

RHJI acquires Kleinwort Benson

RHJI acquires Kleinwort Benson

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 10:21

Kleinwort Benson's future is secure after RHJ International (RHJI) agreed to acquire the UK and Channel Islands private bank and wealth management group from Commerzbank AG, in a cash deal worth GBP225m. »

SEC charges six in largest ever hedge fund insider-trading scheme

SEC charges six in largest ever hedge fund insider-trading scheme

Sun, 18/10/2009 - 09:44

Billionaire hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam and five other top US company executives have been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the largest ever hedge fund insider-trading scheme. »

Financial services most active in USA, Asia, says GFI

Financial services most active in USA, Asia, says GFI

Fri, 16/10/2009 - 06:18

US CDS markets continued to tighten throughout the course of the past month, pricing-in expectations of further improvements in economic data, according to GFI’s credit derivatives report for September. »

HSBC launches UCITS AdvantEdge FoHFs

HSBC launches UCITS AdvantEdge FoHFs

Fri, 16/10/2009 - 06:01

HSBC is to launch the HSBC UCITS AdvantEdge fund of hedge funds, which is designed for both retail and institutional investors who can participate in the unprecedented absolute return opportunities offered by current market conditions via both a liquid and regulated offering. »

First assessment of the impact of water scarcity on US municipal power bonds

First assessment of the impact of water scarcity on US municipal power bonds

Fri, 16/10/2009 - 05:51

Amid growing concerns about water scarcity and climate change globally, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) is to work with CERES, America’s largest coalition of investors and environmental groups, and Water Asset Management LLC to conduct the first study of the impacts of water scarcity and climate change on US municipal bonds. »

State Street expands HF admin services

State Street expands HF admin services

Thu, 15/10/2009 - 17:20

State Street Corporation, a provider of financial services to institutional investors, has added custody, cash management and foreign exchange services to its suite of front-, middle- and back-office administration services for hedge funds. »

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