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Tiresias Capital Asia event-driven fund to open up to investors

Thu, 17/02/2011 - 17:23

As reported last week, event-driven hedge funds in Asia attracted some USD765million in 2010 making them the region’s most popular strategy. »

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China welcomes first official hedge fund

Thu, 17/02/2011 - 17:20

China has finally ushered in its first official regulated hedge fund. »

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FPP bullish on Asian emerging markets for 2011

Thu, 17/02/2011 - 17:18

China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea (along with Russia) are expected to generate good returns in 2011. »

Jeremy Rowlands, CEO, Caliburn Capital Partners

Caliburn Capital names Singapore-based Williams equity partner

Thu, 17/02/2011 - 17:14

London-based hedge fund, Caliburn Capital Partners, has elected Richard Williams, who works out of the firm’s Singapore office, as equity partner »

Robert Mirsky, head of hedge funds, KPMG

KPMG appoints Robert Mirsky as UK Head of Hedge Funds

Thu, 17/02/2011 - 14:02

KPMG has appointed Robert Mirsky (pictured) as Head of Hedge Funds in the UK. Mirsky joins the firm from Laven Partners, a specialist investment management consultancy where he was managing director and oversaw the creation of a UCITS platform.  A US-trained lawyer, Mirsky was previously a partner in Ernst & Young’s Hedge Fund Practice. »

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CFTC freezes assets over USD35m forex Ponzi scheme

Thu, 17/02/2011 - 12:00

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has obtained a federal court order freezing the assets held by defendants Keith F Simmons of West Jefferson, NC, Bryan Coats of Clayton, NC, Jonathan Davey of Newark, Ohio, and numerous corporate entities controlled by them. »

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Barclay CTA Index down 0.41% in January;


Thu, 17/02/2011 - 09:28

Managed futures started the year with a 0.41% loss in January according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. “The chief drivers of CTA performance in January were an improving economic outlook and geo-political uncertainty in the Middle East,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. “Unfortunately for investors, the impact of these opposing forces had disparate regional effects and created difficult crosscurrents for managers.” »

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Isle of Man to withdraw ARI

Thu, 17/02/2011 - 06:00

The Isle of Man is withdrawing the attribution regime for individuals (ARI) from 6 April 2012. The move comes hot on the heels of Jersey's decision to maintain its zero-ten tax regime but to remove deemed distribution and attribution rules. In her budget speech on 15 February 2011, Treasury Minister Anne Craine MHK pointed out that the group set up by the European Union to monitor compliance with the Code of Conduct (Code Group) and the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) had agreed in 2003 that zero-ten systems were not harmful. »

Reto Francioni, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Boerse

Deutsche Boerse AG and NYSE Euronext agree to combine

Thu, 17/02/2011 - 06:00

Deutsche Boerse AG and NYSE Euronext have entered into a business combination agreement following approval from both companies’ Boards. Under the agreement, the companies will combine to create the world’s premier global exchange group, creating a world leader in derivatives trading and risk management, and the largest venue for capital raising and equities trading. »

Andrew Kirton, Chief Investment Officer at Mercer

Trillions of dollars at stake from climate change over next 20 years, says Mercer study

Wed, 16/02/2011 - 16:00

Continued delay in climate change policy action and lack of international coordination could cost institutional investors trillions of dollars over the coming decades, according to research released by Mercer and a group of leading global investors representing around USD2 trillion in assets under management*.   »

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