Rialas brothers take Absolute Capital stake to 33 per cent

Andreas and Andreas and Kyriakos, whose credit hedge fund business Argo Capital Management was acquired by Absolute Capital Management in January 2007, months before the departure of Absol »


Caledonian Global Fund Services opens operations centre in Florida

Caledonian Global Fund Services has opened a new operations centre in Orlando, Florida to add to its existing facilities providing hedge fund services in Chicago, the Cayman Islands and th »


First Avenue Partners launches EUR100m hedge fund seeder vehicle

First Avenue Partners has launched the FAP Hedge Fund Opportunities Fund, a hedge fund incubation fund, with initial capital of EUR100m from German insurer Gothaer, the firm's minority sha »


Fund of hedge funds assets grew by one-third in 2007, says survey

Despite the turbulence wreaked on alternative investments in the second half of 2007 by the US sub-prime meltdown, the credit crunch and equity market volatility, the global fund of hedge »


Gerard Gardner joins North Asset Management as partner

North Asset Management, a London-based alternative investment management firm, has recruited Gerard Gardner as a partner from Goldman Sachs International in London, where he was developing »


Hedge fund investors and managers expand reach into emerging markets, says HFR

The number of funds dedicated to investing in emerging markets increasing to more than 950 last year, according to a report from Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research, a provider of hedge fund »


PFPC establishes fund services operation in Poland

PFPC, a member of the Wilmington, Delaware-based PNC Financial Services Group, has announced plans to launch fund administration and hedge fund services in Poland this month, following the »


Index providers confirm hedge funds' decline in January

US hedge fund investment advisory firm Hennessee Group has reported that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index it compiles fell by 2.45 per cent in January, while Chicago-based Hedge Fund Researc »


Matrix provides CGT option for more funds of hedge funds

Matrix has drawn up plans to mirror its open-ended funds of hedge funds with closed-ended versions whose gains qualify for capital gains tax in the UK. »


Axa Investment Managers strengthens fund of hedge funds business

Axa Investment Managers has strengthened its fund of hedge funds business division with the appointments of Rajiv Jaitly as chief operating officer, Sharmila Soosaipillai as senior operati »


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