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Auriel launches dynamic currency hedging programme

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 10:38

Auriel Capital Management, a London-based investment management firm, has launched a dynamic currency hedging programme for institutional investors with the backing of a USD1.1bn mandate from a US corporate pension plan. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index to finish down 0.18 per cent in November

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 10:22

Final performance for the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index is confirmed down 0.18 per cent in November and up 7.82 per cent year-to-date. »

Deepak Gurnani, head of Investcorp's hedge fund business

Ballast Capital Management and Investcorp form partnership

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 10:16

Investcorp, the alternative asset manager, and Ballast Capital Management, a hedge fund manager based in New York, have formed a partnership. »

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Majority of fund managers remain opposed to AIFM Directive

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 06:26

A Preqin survey of over 100 alternative assets fund managers and investors found that just under a third support the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive to some extent, with firms in certain countries where the new legislation will replace more restrictive existing rules believing that it will serve to improve conditions. »

Peter D’Amario, Greenwich Associates consultant

Hedge funds making a comeback in European fixed income

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 06:03

Following two years of crisis, hedge funds’ European fixed income trading volume jumped 47 per cent from 2009 to 2010, according to Greenwich Associates’ 2010 European Fixed Income Study. »

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Hedge fund launches accelerate as managers embrace Ucits III

Wed, 15/12/2010 - 16:26

Strong capital inflows and a return of investor risk tolerance contributed to an increase in new hedge fund launches in the third quarter of 2010, while investors continued to exhibit a clear preference for transparency, liquidity and Ucits III compliance in their allocations. »


Robeco-Sage replaces K-1 reporting with 1099s

Wed, 15/12/2010 - 16:05

Robeco-Sage is offering investors simplified tax reporting by eliminating K-1 reporting in favour of Form 1099 reporting. »


BlueCrest Capital hires head of global emerging markets research and strategy

Wed, 15/12/2010 - 14:48

BlueCrest Capital Management has appointed Jaime Valdivia as head of global emerging markets research and strategy. »

Aleks Kins, chief executive, AlphaMetrix

AlphaMetrix acquires Spectrum Global Fund Administration

Wed, 15/12/2010 - 14:08

AlphaMetrix has acquired Spectrum Global Fund Administration, creating an independent hedge fund platform with approximately USD20bn in client assets and more than 100 managers. »

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Patrick Dailey and Strongbow Investments fined USD2.8m for commodity pool fraud

Wed, 15/12/2010 - 13:19

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained more than USD2.8m in restitution and civil monetary penalties in a federal judgment order against defendants Patrick J. Dailey of California and his company Strongbow Investments of Austin, Texas. »



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