Juno Mother Earth founder departs to launch Vertus Capital Partners

Juno Mother Earth Asset Management co-founder Joseph Di Virgilio has quit as an equity portfolio manager at the firm to establish New York-based Vertus Capital Partners with Craig and Derm »


Oxford Funding launches hedge fund to invest in mortgage portfolios

Houston-based Oxford Funding Corporation has launched a hedge fund, Delaware limited partnership Oxford Opportunistic Mortgage Fund, which will invest in discounted portfolios of residenti »


SMART funds offer new opportunities for wealth management

The Bahamas moved into the international financial services business as long ago as the 1930s and was a pioneer of the offshore funds sector. »


Pinnacle Alternative Investments and Preqin Hedge join forces

Pinnacle Alternative Investments, a marketing and business consultant to hedge fund managers, and Preqin Hedge, a division of London-based alternative asset research firm Private Equity In »


Marine Capital aims to launch shipping as new asset class

Eclipse Shipping, the UK's first major investment vehicle to offer direct access to the global shipping sector, has been launched by Marine Capital to provide institutions and high net wor »


Maturing hedge fund industry must shift gears to grow institutional business, says SEI

As hedge funds increasingly look to the institutional market for asset growth, they must equip themselves to fit the high expectations and conservative attitudes that characterise institut »


GLG Partners appoints portfolio manager in New York

GLG Partners has appointed Daniel Geber, an investment specialist in international small and mid caps, as a portfolio manager in its New York office. »


Brazil builds reputation as hedge fund centre

The Safdié family has a long history of involvement in Brazil's financial services industry, including the ownership of a bank for 35 years, so it's appropriate that the group's Geneva-based »


Hedge fund assets rise to USD2.8trn, says asset flows report

The combined assets of the global hedge fund industry grew by just under 4 per cent in the last quarter of 2007 to an estimated USD2.79trn, but net new allocations fell to their lowest lev »


Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Former Blackstone executive McCabe launches Lasair Capital with GE backing

Carrie McCabe, one of the most prominent women in the hedge fund world, is launching a new investment firm with the backing of General Electric. »


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