Building a strong capability for US clients

Endowments and institutions in the US have become the dominant investors in the hedge fund industry, drawn by the potential of generating returns that are uncorrelated with traditional equity and b »


Barclay CTA Index returns 7.09 per cent in first quarter despite fall in March

Managed futures lost 0.36 per cent in March, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based index provider BarclayHedge, but the index is nevertheless up 7.09 per cen »


Octavian announces joint venture with Shanghai's Goshawk Group

Octavian Advisors, an alternative investment management firm specialising in distressed and special situations, has concluded a joint venture and strategic alliance with the Shanghai-based »


RBC Hedge 250 Index declined by 2.51 per cent in March

RBC Capital Markets has reported that the RBC Hedge 250 Index experienced a net fall of 2.51 per cent in March, bringing the cumulative decline of the index for the first quarter of 2008 t »


SEC brings late trading action against second UK manager

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a civil action against UK hedge fund manager Headstart Advisers and its chief investment adviser, Najy N. »


SIFs make instant impact as Luxembourg fund assets enjoy double-digit growth

Luxembourg's fund industry posted its fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth in both euro and US dollar terms in 2007 despite difficult market conditions in the second half of the y »


Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Private equity firms swoop on distressed assets

Private equity managers have begun investing in the debt of troubled companies at discounted prices, with Apollo, CVC, Blackstone, Permira and TPG among buyout groups that are finally movi »


Interactive Data expands interest rate swap valuation service

Interactive Data Corporation, a provider of financial market data, analytics and related services, has announced that its pricing and reference data business has expanded the coverage of i »


Man Investments unveils manager specialising in environment-related projects

Man Investments has launched a new investment management subsidiary specialising in financing environmentally-related projects, Man Environmental Capital Opportunities, which seeks to capi »


NYSE Euronext launches high-dividend indices for European markets

NYSE Euronext has launched a family of high-dividend indices based on the national blue chip indices for the Netherlands, Belgian, French and Portuguese stock markets, the AEX, BEL 20, CAC »


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