Insparo Asset Management launches Africa and Middle East hedge fund

Insparo Asset Management has announced plans to launch its inaugural Africa and Middle East hedge fund this month with an expected USD125m in assets, offering investors the opportunity to »

Standard Life Investments opens Global Absolute Return fund to retail investors

Standard Life Investments has launched its Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund to retail investors, offering access through a unit trust to the same advanced investment techniques alrea »

Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes sees most strategies bounce back in April

Five of the six hedge fund strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net-of-fees gains in April, although event-driven is still the only strategy tracked by Dow Jones that »

Hedge fund investors increase focus on risk management, says Deutsche survey

Risk management has joined the performance, philosophy and pedigree of hedge fund managers among the key criteria for investors in manager selection, according to the sixth annual Alternat »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds offer flexibility in uncertain markets

Hedge funds have, to put it mildly, a mixed reputation. »

Eurex trading volumes rise by 22 per cent in April

International derivatives exchange Eurex saw a 22 per cent year-on-year increase in turnover volume to 185 million contracts last month, up from 151 million contracts in April 2007. »

LaCrosse Global Fund Services names Mark Del Col as head of sales and marketing

LaCrosse Global Fund Services, a provider of operations, middle-office and fund administration services to hedge fund managers, has appointed Mark Del Col as global head of sales and marke »

Weil Gotshal boosts hedge fund and private equity practices with Joseph Basile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges has announced the recruitment of Joseph J. »

CFTC sues Sentinel Management Group and executives for fraud

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has accused Sentinel Management Group, its president and chief executive Eric A. Bloom and former senior vice-president Charles K. »

Crescat Capital formed through merger of Colorado firms

Smith Portfolio Management, founded in 1999, and Crescat Partners, established in 1985, have merged to create Crescat Capital, an alternative investment manager based in Denver, Colorado w »

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