ARE Asset Management launches funds to capture US real estate opportunities

Miami-based ARE Asset Management has launched two offshore investment funds to capture commercial and residential real estate investment opportunities amid what managing principal Jeffrey »


Eurex trading volumes total 183 million contracts in March

International derivatives exchange Eurex has reported that a total of 183 million contracts traded in March, down from 199 million contracts in the same month of 2007. »


Fitch launches fund of hedge funds manager ratings

Fitch Ratings is launching fund of hedge funds manager ratings that aim to provide an independent assessment of manager capabilities, with particular focus on the specialised resources, ex »


Rydex hails success of managed futures fund

New York-based Rydex Investments is celebrating the success of its year-old Rydex Managed Futures Strategy Fund, which has beaten the S&P500 index, generating a return of 6.4 per cent »


Traded life policy fund sees 94 per cent asset growth over 12 months

The Assured Fund, a US senior traded life policy fund managed by Policy Selection, has reported growth in assets of 94 per cent over the past 12 months, while the number of policies held b »


Fortis Prime Fund Solutions hires Edith Ngan as regional managing director for Asia

Fortis Prime Fund Solutions has appointed Edith Ngan as regional managing director for Asian operations, in charge of its offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. »


EuroCCP receives FSA thumbs-up as clearing house

European Central Counterparty has received approval as a UK-recognised clearing house by the Financial Services Authority, solidifying its position as a competitive, low-cost alternative f »


Triple A Partners to seed Jadeite Capital's Asia Absolute Return fund

Triple A Partners has made its second investment after entering the seeding and distribution business by providing an initial USD25m for »


Stenham launches global resources fund

Stenham Asset Management has publicly launched the Stenham Global Resources Fund, which it has been running internally since July 2006. »


Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Federal Reserve recruits BlackRock to manage Bear portfolio

BlackRock has been tapped by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to help manage the USD30bn portfolio of Bear Stearns, which is being acquired by JPMorgan Chase, now for USD1.2bn. »


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