EBS paves way for PTC FX community in Asia and Australasia, opens for business in Korea

The EBS Prime offering for non-bank FX traders, including hedge funds, is to be extended to Asia following significant take-up in Europe and the US. The service has »

Tech Update: AlternativeSoft updates fund of funds construction platform

AltenativeSoft has released a new version of its HFOptimizer fund of funds construction platform allowing users to rate funds both quantitatively and qualitatively. »

Simon Gray looks at how Dublin's hedge fund administrators are coping with the challenges of rapid growth

Is Dublin's financial services industry in danger of losing its momentum? At first sight, it's hard to credit. »

Private equity firms face increasing competition from hedge funds

Berwin Leighton Paisner's Timothy Spangler and Daljit Singh examine the implications of the entry of hedge funds into the realm of private equity. Recently, much at »

UBS pension funds report examines impact of hedge funds

UK pension funds and other institutions are increasingly awakening to the diversification benefits of hedge funds, according to a new report by UBS. The detailed re »

Nomura launches Altrus equity derivatives platform

Nomura has launched a new equity derivatives service platform aiming to combine trading speed and innovation with asset management service focus. Nomura aims to off »

Comment: Commodities: They're not boring anymore

Kathy Graham outlines a number of key issues that are being driven by the steady rise of global demand for commodities. A first has occurred - all commodity prices »

Magnum's Friedland backs energy technology company

Hedge fund veteran Dion Friedland is backing an emerging US company, International Fuel Technology, that has developed economising fuel blends. As cleaner, less cos »

Slowdown in directional strategies halves Man performance fees

Man Investments' asset management performance fees fell to USD 119 million from USD 236 million for the year ended 31 March 2005. Man stated that the drop in perfor »

Indices move back into positive territory

After a steady decline over the past few weeks, most of the HFRX Indices moved back into positive territory in the week ending 24 May.The recovery was lead by the Market Directional Index, w »

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