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Life settlement fund predicts positive returns for 2009

Life settlement fund predicts positive returns for 2009

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 16:05

The Assured Fund, which invests in the US senior life settlements market, has forecast a minimum nine per cent return for 2009. »

CFTC charges unregistered commodity pool operator over USD50m Ponzi scheme

CFTC charges unregistered commodity pool operator over USD50m Ponzi scheme

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 16:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Joseph S Forte of Broomall, Pennsylvania with operating a Ponzi scheme involving around USD50m in connection with the unregistere »

Merrill's Margolies joins Ares Management as head of capital markets

Merrill's Margolies joins Ares Management as head of capital markets

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 12:04

Alternative asset manager Ares Management has announced the appointment of Greg Margolies as a senior partner and head of the firm's capital markets group. »

Hedge funds post modest gains in December and are optimistic for 2009, says Hennessee

Hedge funds post modest gains in December and are optimistic for 2009, says Hennessee

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 12:01

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained 0.51 per cent in December, reducing the industry's average decline over 2008 to 19.15 per cent, according to Hennessee Group, a provider of industry d »

Hedge fund industry opposes US rule on circulation of rumours

Hedge fund industry opposes US rule on circulation of rumours

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 12:00

The hedge fund industry is concerned that a proposed Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rule designed to prevent the intentional circulation of rumours for the purpose of manipulating »

Prime Source adds Interactive Data bond evaluations

Prime Source adds Interactive Data bond evaluations

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 12:00

Prime Source, a NYSE Euronext-owned provider of independent valuations of multi asset-class portfolios, has announced that its service will include bond evaluations from the pricing and »

Low-risk assets could offer attractive returns in 2009, says Merrill's Dugan

Low-risk assets could offer attractive returns in 2009, says Merrill's Dugan

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 06:00

Low risk assets could offer private investors the best prospects of attractive returns in 2009 as the world's leading industrialised nations face recession, according to Gary Dugan, the »

Dubai authority and Shariah Capital launch Shariah Hedge Fund Index

Dubai authority and Shariah Capital launch Shariah Hedge Fund Index

Thu, 08/01/2009 - 12:00

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority and Shariah Capital have launched the Dubai Shariah Hedge Fund Index, which they say is the first internationally-recognised index comprised »

Record year for Singapore derivatives and ETF markets in 2008

Record year for Singapore derivatives and ETF markets in 2008

Thu, 08/01/2009 - 12:00

The Singapore Exchange has announced that its derivatives and exchange traded fund markets set new trading records in 2008. »

C.P. Eaton Partners adds to Shanghai team for Asia-Pacific coverage

C.P. Eaton Partners adds to Shanghai team for Asia-Pacific coverage

Thu, 08/01/2009 - 06:00

Independent placement agent C.P. »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

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This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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