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Rydex SGI launches four funds

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 11:09

Rydex SGI has launched four mutual funds that aim to help investors weather the ups and downs of challenging market environments. »

Tony Rettino, founding principal of Elementum

Prime Management to administer investment portfolios for Elementum

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 10:23

Prime Management, a provider of fund administration services to the alternative investment industry, is to service three new risk-linked investment portfolios for Elementum Advisors. »

Sarah Arkle, Threadneedle’s current chief investment officer

Threadneedle appoints Mark Burgess chief investment officer

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 07:15

Threadneedle has appointed Mark Burgess as its chief investment officer. »

Inflation

Inflation and real estate top concerns among hedge fund and PE managers

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 06:48

Mutual fund, hedge fund and private equity managers fear the impact of inflation but are optimistic about the prospects for US and Asian equity markets over the next 12 months, according to survey data published by RBC Capital Markets. »

Shaun Lynn, president of BGC

China Credit BGC granted business license in Beijing

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 06:08

BGC Partners and China Credit Trust’s money broking joint venture, China Credit BGC Money Broking, is the first Sino-foreign joint venture inter-dealer broking company to have been granted a business license by the China Banking Regulatory Commission to operate in Beijing. »

Data

Pension funds allocate across the breadth of alternative assets

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 06:00

Alternative assets under management on behalf of pension funds by the world's largest alternative investment managers remained unchanged in 2009 compared to the year before at USD817bn, according to research by professional services company Towers Watson in conjunction with the Financial Times. »

Trader

Hedge funds advance 0.20 per cent in first half of 2010

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 16:06

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced 0.20 per cent in the first half of 2010, while the broader markets had their worst half since 2008.  »

Colin Hodges, chief executive officer, Frontier Capital

Frontier Capital names Colin Hodges chief executive

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 15:09

Frontier Capital Management, a UK-based investment management company, has named Colin Hodges chief executive officer. »

Rainbow

Brighter outlook for hedge fund managers in second half

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 14:51

With global stock markets ending the first six months of the year on a shaky footing, the second half of the year poses a number of profitable opportunities for hedge fund managers, according to a report by Lipper. »

Kevin McNulty, Isla’s chief executive

Isla unsure what benefit German ban on naked short selling holds

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 14:13

The International Securities Lending Association says it is disappointed in Germany’s decision to ban the naked short selling of certain assets, including the prohibition of credit default swaps on government bonds. »

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