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State Street Global Advisors to manage ETF asset allocation portfolios

State Street Global Advisors to manage ETF asset allocation portfolios

Tue, 17/02/2009 - 11:55

State Street Global Advisors has been appointed as a portfolio strategist firm by Genworth Financial Wealth Management to manage a series of six tactical asset allocation portfolios usi »

Hedge fund assets decline by USD700bn

Hedge fund assets decline by USD700bn

Tue, 17/02/2009 - 11:53

Total hedge fund assets at the end of 2008 were USD1.43trn, a decline of over USD700bn or 34 per cent from 2007 levels, according to Crédit Agricole Structured Asset Management's »

Eurex to add four new index futures based on Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Indexes

Eurex to add four new index futures based on Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Indexes

Tue, 17/02/2009 - 06:00

International derivatives exchange Eurex has announced it will launch four new commodity index futures on March 30, becoming the first European exc »

Guernsey fund sector remains confident despite drop in level of assets

Guernsey fund sector remains confident despite drop in level of assets

Tue, 17/02/2009 - 05:59

Although the latest figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission show a GBP1bn decrease in the assets under management of funds domicile »

Guernsey funds "resilient" in the face of global market turmoil

Guernsey funds "resilient" in the face of global market turmoil

Mon, 16/02/2009 - 15:58

The adverse performance of the global markets is the primary reason that the value of Guernsey funds fell by GBP1bn (0.5 per cent) during the final quarter of last year, according to Gu »

Codiam fund reports nine per cent NAV growth in first three months

Codiam fund reports nine per cent NAV growth in first three months

Mon, 16/02/2009 - 11:44

The founders of Codiam Fund, which invests in rare vivid coloured diamonds that offer a hedge against market and political crises, have reported an increase of nine per cent in the fund »

Gartmore's European Absolute Return Fund attracts GBP30m in two weeks

Gartmore's European Absolute Return Fund attracts GBP30m in two weeks

Mon, 16/02/2009 - 06:00

Gartmore's European Absolute Return Fund, a Ucits III limited issue vehicle with capacity set at 200 million shares, has raised GBP30m during its first two weeks of trading. »

Hedge funds slip again in January, says BarclayHedge

Hedge funds slip again in January, says BarclayHedge

Mon, 16/02/2009 - 05:59

After losing a record 21.53 per cent in 2008, hedge funds began 2009 in the red after sliding 0.26 per cent in January, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, »

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gains 1.53 per cent in January

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gains 1.53 per cent in January

Fri, 13/02/2009 - 15:53

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 1.53 per cent in January, with the top performing strategies being fixed income arbitrage, special situations and CTAs short term. »

Canadian institutional investors "vary in enthusiasm for alternatives"

Canadian institutional investors "vary in enthusiasm for alternatives"

Fri, 13/02/2009 - 15:48

Canadian pension plan sponsors, endowments and foundations are going back to basics and revisiting the fundamental principles by which they run their portfolios, according to a survey b »

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