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Fair value revisions would hurt hedge fund industry, says Pluris

Fair value revisions would hurt hedge fund industry, says Pluris

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 12:57

Proposed revisions to the 'fair value' accounting standard, FAS 157, would weaken the standard and create inconsistencies in valuations, according to Espen Robak, president of Pluris Va »

CFTC obtains USD86m order against commodity futures and options fraudster

CFTC obtains USD86m order against commodity futures and options fraudster

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 12:44

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a federal court order against Texas resident George D. »

Industry welcomes G20's focus on financial stability, but says funds not to blame

Industry welcomes G20's focus on financial stability, but says funds not to blame

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 07:03

Hedge fund industry representatives have welcomed the agreement among the G20 leaders in London to work toward stabilisation of the global financial system and emphasised the role the indu »

Number of hedge funds down 1.3 per cent in 2008, says PerTrac

Number of hedge funds down 1.3 per cent in 2008, says PerTrac

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 07:03

There was a 1.3 per cent drop in the number of hedge funds and funds of hedge funds included in major hedge fund databases over 2008, according to a study by PerTrac Financial Solutions »

Joint founder of Man Investment's alternatives group to return to hedge funds

Joint founder of Man Investment's alternatives group to return to hedge funds

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 06:56

Hugh Dumas, the original marketing director for the alternatives business of Man Investments, has announced plans to move back into the hedge fund sector after recently leaving Franklin Te »

SEC halts multi-million dollar Long Island Ponzi scheme

SEC halts multi-million dollar Long Island Ponzi scheme

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 16:55

The Securities and Exchange Commission has halted a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme and frozen the assets of the Long Island-based investment adviser operating it. »

Average daily volume of 12.2 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in March

Average daily volume of 12.2 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in March

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 16:50

An average daily volume of 12.2 million contracts was traded at the international derivatives markets of Eurex in March, down from 13.8 million in March 2008. »

Cardano hires two credit specialists

Cardano hires two credit specialists

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 13:06

Cardano has appointed Fredric Hevras and Michelle Bellwood to its London-based investment management team. »

BlackRock launches European Absolute Alpha Fund

BlackRock launches European Absolute Alpha Fund

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 13:01

BlackRock has launched the European Absolute Alpha Fund, which aims to deliver positive returns across all market conditions by investing in equities and equity-related securities, incl »

Treveria announces decline in profits and resignation of chairman

Treveria announces decline in profits and resignation of chairman

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 13:01

Treveria, the German retail focused real estate investment company, has announced that its property assets were EUR2,017m at 31 December 2008, reflecting a decline in valuation of 12.3 »

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In an extract from the Preqin Special Report: Asia-Pacific Hedge Funds, we provide an overview of the industry in Asia-Pacific, covering assets under management as well as key locations, strategies, fund structures and more.  ... »

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Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

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