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Armajaro to launch natural resources fund

Wed, 26/01/2011 - 13:59

Armajaro Asset Management is expanding its successful hedge fund range with the launch of its sixth fund, the Armajaro Natural Resources Fund. »

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Morningstar 100 Hedge Fund Index up 4.0% in December

Wed, 26/01/2011 - 11:05

The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index rose 4.0% in December, resulting in an increase of 10.4% for the year, according to preliminary results released by the investment research firm.   The currency-hedged Morningstar MSCI Hedge Fund Index experienced a 3.0% December boost and concluded the year up 10.6%. A year-end rally in both stocks and bonds buoyed the indexes, which have each recovered from their October 2007 through February 2009 declines. »

Charles Gradante, co-founder of the Hennessee Group.

Directional hedge fund strategies drive performance in 2010, says Hennessee Group

Wed, 26/01/2011 - 11:00

Directional hedge fund strategies were the primary drivers of portfolio performance in 2010, most notably event driven, distressed and emerging markets according to the latest data released by hedge fund adviser Hennessee Group.   The underweighting of these strategies in a hedge fund portfolio likely resulted in underperformance against major hedge fund indices.   »

Keith F Hartstein, President & CEO, John Hancock Funds.

John Hancock Funds launches new alternative asset allocation fund

Wed, 26/01/2011 - 10:16

John Hancock Funds has launched the John Hancock Alternative Asset Allocation Fund (JAAAX), a new fund offering investors a disciplined, diversified approach to allocating part of their portfolios to alternative asset classes and strategies.   »

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Newedge appointed swap counterparty by Aspect Capital on new UCITS launch

Wed, 26/01/2011 - 09:44

Newedge has been appointment by Aspect Capital as swap counterparty to the Aspect Diversified Trends Fund, a Dublin domiciled UCITs-compliant fund with daily liquidity.   »

Robert Press, Director of Trafalgar Capital Advisors

Trafalgar Capital Advisors adds Sterling share class

Wed, 26/01/2011 - 06:00

Specialist finance and advisory firm Trafalgar Capital Advisors is to launch a hedged Sterling share class. The new Sterling share class will be launched in conjunction with its strategic partner Peter Neal Pensions LLP for UK- and Sterling-based investors subscribing to its strong-performing TCA Global Credit Master Fund LP.  

The Sterling share class is in addition to Trafalgar's current offerings of a US Dollar and hedged Euro share class. The TCA Global Credit Master Fund has a Five Star rating from Morningstar. »

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Next Generation preps five new UCITS funds for launch

Tue, 25/01/2011 - 17:00

Next Generation Absolute Return, the specialised (UCITS) investment management business domiciled in Luxembourg, has received approval from the Luxembourg regulators for four new single-manager UCITS III compliant sub-funds. Additionally, the regulators have approved Next Generation Absolute Return II and its multi-manager UCITS III compliant sub-fund. »

Marcus Phayre-Mudge, Head of Property at Thames River

Thames River names new property hedge fund manager

Tue, 25/01/2011 - 16:00

Thames River has strengthened its property team with the appointment of Raymond Lahaut as manager of the Longstone long/short real estate equity fund.   »

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UCITS HFS Index loses early gains in third week of 2011

Tue, 25/01/2011 - 14:00

The UCITS HFS Index lost 0.71% in the third week of January but is still up 0.03% month to date (by business day 15, January 21st, 2010).   »

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Morningstar adds OTC Markets Group data to Morningstar Quotes Data Feed

Tue, 25/01/2011 - 12:22

Morningstar has added OTC Markets Group data (previously known as Pink OTC Markets) to its Morningstar Quotes Data Feed. This latest addition complements the existing realtime and fundamental data sets, with realtime pricing data of more than 10,000 OTC securities.   »

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