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Nine out of ten Credit Suisse/Tremont strategies post positive returns

Sun, 23/05/2010 - 12:10

Nine out of ten strategies in the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Broad Index posted positive returns in April as volatility increased in global equity markets, with dedicated short bias the only negative performer. »

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Germany’s measures on sovereign debt markets counterproductive, says Edhec

Sun, 23/05/2010 - 11:10

The Edhec-Risk Institute believes the unilateral measures taken by Chancellor Merkel on the sovereign debt markets, both on the short selling of sovereign bonds and credit default swaps, are counterproductive, inconsistent and liable to hinder European growth. »

Kirill Ilinski, founding partner of Fusion Asset Management

Fusion Asset Management adds Carne independent director to board

Sun, 23/05/2010 - 10:29

Fusion Asset Management has appointed Peter Heaps, managing director of Carne Global Cayman Islands, as an independent director to its board of directors of Fusion Volatility Funds. »

Dirk Schmelzer, Plenum Investments

Dirk Schmelzer joins Plenum Investments

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 06:21

Plenum Investments has added welcomes Dirk Schmelzer, a portfolio manager of insurance linked securities, to the company.  »

News from Guernsey Finance: AIC Director General to speak at Guernsey Funds Forum

News from Guernsey Finance: AIC Director General to speak at Guernsey Funds Forum

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 19:27

AIC Director General Ian Sayers (pictured) will be among a host of prominent panellists at this year’s Guernsey Funds Forum event on 26 May. “The Guernsey Funds Forum provides an ideal opportunity to take stock of where we stand and look into the crystal ball at what the future might hold for the funds industry,” he says. »

Louis Navellier, chief investment officer at Navellier & Associates

Navellier launches fund of funds offering

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 16:04

Navellier & Associates and its affiliate Navellier Hedge Management have launched Navellier Select, the firms’ new alternative investment fund of funds. »

Ratings

Fitch puts Man on watch negative after GLG acquisition announcement

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 14:12

Fitch Ratings has placed Man Group's long-term issuer default rating of BBB+ on rating watch negative following the announcement of its proposed acquisition of GLG Partners. »

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Brian Young joins Butterfield Fulcrum

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 13:05

Butterfield Fulcrum, an alternative fund administrator, has added Brian Young to its New York business development team. »

Neeraj Sahai, global head of securities and fund services, Citi

Citi launches collateral management services unit

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 12:05

Citi has launched a collateral management services unit within its securities and fund services business.  »

Mary Schapiro, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

SEC proposes stock-by-stock circuit breaker rule

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 11:57

In response to the market disruption of 6 May, the SEC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) are proposing new rules under which they would pause trading in certain individual stocks if the price moves 10 per cent or more in a five-minute period. »

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