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Blackstone completes IPO of senior floating rate term fund

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 05:58

The Blackstone Group has completed the initial public offering of Blackstone/GSO Senior Floating Rate Term Fund. »

Globe and money

Iveagh and 47 launch Newcits fund of funds

Mon, 31/05/2010 - 17:27

Iveagh Private Investment House, the Guinness family office and asset manager, and 47 Degrees North Capital Management, an alternative investment provider, have launched the Iveagh Newcits Fund. »

Federal Court imposes USD1.4m civil penalty against David A Owen

Federal Court imposes USD1.4m civil penalty against David A Owen

Mon, 31/05/2010 - 14:07

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has obtained a USD1.4 million civil monetary penalty against David A Owen of Destin, Florida, in a commodity fraud action. »

Raymond O’Neill, a founding member of Kinetic Partners

Kinetic Partners celebrates its fifth anniversary

Mon, 31/05/2010 - 12:11

Kinetic Partners, the professional services consultancy focused on the wider asset management industry, has marked its fifth anniversary by reporting record growth. »

Peter Niven, CEO Guernsey Finance

Guernsey funds maintain upward trend

Mon, 31/05/2010 - 11:03

The value of investment funds in Guernsey increased by GBP13.2bn (7.2%) during the first three months of this year, according to the latest figures released by Guernsey Finance. »

Howard Altman, co-chief executive and co-managing principal of Rothstein Kass

Funds of funds expect increased competition from single manager vehicles

Mon, 31/05/2010 - 10:37

A survey of fund of fund managers and executives by accounting and advisory services firm Rothstein Kass suggests that the industry expects intense competition for investment capital as firms work to enhance transparency. »

Alastair Stewart

Guernsey Funds Forum reassures London market

Mon, 31/05/2010 - 10:31

London’s investment community has been reassured that Guernsey is confident of continuing to be a leading funds centre despite current uncertainties, including the EU’s proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. »

Guillermo Baquero, Assistant Professor at the European School of Management & Technology

Hedge funds pose 'serious' risk to investors and financial system

Mon, 31/05/2010 - 10:18

New research from the European School of Management & Technology (ESMT), in collaboration with the Rotterdam School of Management, has highlighted a worrying disconnect in the behaviour of investors in hedge funds and the subsequent performance of their investments, typically resulting in poor or volatile performance and exposure to unnecessary risk. »


Sales of absolute and total return funds soar in Europe

Fri, 28/05/2010 - 06:05

Sales of absolute and total return funds, which aim to achieve positive returns in all market conditions, have soared in some parts of Europe this year, according to Lipper. »


Australian fund managers will be tested in May

Thu, 27/05/2010 - 16:25

May continues to test markets with ongoing volatility and steep falls across a range of asset classes, a report by Australian Fund Monitors shows. »


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