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Cumulus Energy Fund returns 68 per cent in 2009

Cumulus Energy Fund returns 68 per cent in 2009

Wed, 03/02/2010 - 06:17

The Cumulus team at PCE Investors has reported a 2009 full year return of 68.58 per cent for the Cumulus Energy Fund. »

Managing Partners sees growing interest in life settlement funds in Asia

Managing Partners sees growing interest in life settlement funds in Asia

Wed, 03/02/2010 - 06:11

Managing Partners, an investment company that manages funds investing in life settlements, says it is encountering a groundswell of investor interest in Asia after becoming the first company to have a life settlement fund authorised for distribution to institutions in South Korea. »

SmartPool achieves record trading volumes in January

SmartPool achieves record trading volumes in January

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 16:04

SmartPool, the European dark liquidity pool created by NYSE Euronext in partnership with HSBC, J.P. Morgan and BNP Paribas, had record trading volumes in January and compound growth following its migration to NYSE Euronext’s Universal Trading Platform on 23 November 2009. »

Investment managers underestimate impact of AIFM directive

Investment managers underestimate impact of AIFM directive

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 15:24

Investment managers are failing to perceive the risks associated with the European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Manager’s directive, according to a report by BDO. »

Noci targets hedge fund investors for film finance

Noci targets hedge fund investors for film finance

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 14:12

Noci Pictures Entertainment, a recently launched Chicago-based alternative investment firm, is in discussions with hedge fund investors about investing in the film industry. »

Backstop Solutions opens Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong

Backstop Solutions opens Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 14:10

Backstop Solutions Group, a provider of software-as-a-service platforms for the alternative asset management industry, has opened its Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong. »

Eurex and ISE see 10.8 million contracts per trading day in January

Eurex and ISE see 10.8 million contracts per trading day in January

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 13:05

In January 2010, the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 10.8 million contracts, up from 10.5 million in January 2009. »

Hedge funds 'may be interested in Japanese manufacturing stabilisation'

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 12:10

New figures have been released showing operating conditions for Japanese manufacturers have remained broadly stable, which could interest hedge fund managers looking at Asian investments. »

US manufacturing figures 'may boost hedge fund interest'

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 12:10

Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector has expanded for the sixth month in a row, with apparel reporting the fastest growth. »

Elementum Advisors wins catastrophe linked investments mandate

Elementum Advisors wins catastrophe linked investments mandate

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 12:04

Alternative investment manager Elementum Advisors has been appointed by The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation to manage a catastrophe-linked investments portfolio.  »

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