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Henderson plans currency hedge fund after hiring team from Fortis

Henderson plans currency hedge fund after hiring team from Fortis

Mon, 12/01/2009 - 12:09

Henderson Global Investors has hired a five-strong currency team, headed by Bob Arends from the investment banking arm of Fortis, reporting to deputy head of fixed income Mitesh Sheth.< »

Aim-To introduces spend management solution for hedge funds

Aim-To introduces spend management solution for hedge funds

Mon, 12/01/2009 - 06:00

Jersey City-based Aim-To, a provider of hedge fund software, has announced an expansion of its spend management software and managed services offering. »

Olympia Capital Management appoints head of sales for UK and northern Europe

Olympia Capital Management appoints head of sales for UK and northern Europe

Mon, 12/01/2009 - 06:00

Ben Whitfield has joined Olympia Capital Management as a London-based senior vice-president and head of sales for the UK and northern Europe, covering the UK, Scandinavian and Dutch mar »

Life settlement fund predicts positive returns for 2009

Life settlement fund predicts positive returns for 2009

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 16:05

The Assured Fund, which invests in the US senior life settlements market, has forecast a minimum nine per cent return for 2009. »

CFTC charges unregistered commodity pool operator over USD50m Ponzi scheme

CFTC charges unregistered commodity pool operator over USD50m Ponzi scheme

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 16:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Joseph S Forte of Broomall, Pennsylvania with operating a Ponzi scheme involving around USD50m in connection with the unregistere »

Merrill&#039;s Margolies joins Ares Management as head of capital markets

Merrill's Margolies joins Ares Management as head of capital markets

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 12:04

Alternative asset manager Ares Management has announced the appointment of Greg Margolies as a senior partner and head of the firm's capital markets group. »

Hedge funds post modest gains in December and are optimistic for 2009, says Hennessee

Hedge funds post modest gains in December and are optimistic for 2009, says Hennessee

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 12:01

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained 0.51 per cent in December, reducing the industry's average decline over 2008 to 19.15 per cent, according to Hennessee Group, a provider of industry d »

Hedge fund industry opposes US rule on circulation of rumours

Hedge fund industry opposes US rule on circulation of rumours

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 12:00

The hedge fund industry is concerned that a proposed Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rule designed to prevent the intentional circulation of rumours for the purpose of manipulating »

Prime Source adds Interactive Data bond evaluations

Prime Source adds Interactive Data bond evaluations

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 12:00

Prime Source, a NYSE Euronext-owned provider of independent valuations of multi asset-class portfolios, has announced that its service will include bond evaluations from the pricing and »

Low-risk assets could offer attractive returns in 2009, says Merrill&#039;s Dugan

Low-risk assets could offer attractive returns in 2009, says Merrill's Dugan

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 06:00

Low risk assets could offer private investors the best prospects of attractive returns in 2009 as the world's leading industrialised nations face recession, according to Gary Dugan, the »

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