Global Advisors closes commodity funds blaming poor performance

Specialist commodity hedge fund manager Global Advisors has announced that funds will be returned to investors in the Global Advisors Commodity Investment and Global Commodity Index Plus p »


Industry veteran Jacobs joins Fulcrum from PFPC to head US business development

Fulcrum, a Bermuda-based administrator for the global hedge fund and alternative asset management industry, has appointed industry veteran Fred Jacobs as managing director for business dev »


Polar Capital expands technology team

Polar Capital Holdings has announced the appointment of Nick Evans, who was until recently at Axa Framlington Investment Management, as a senior fund manager in its technology team. »


Troika Dialog Asset Management closes first-ever Russian corporates CDO

Moscow-based Troika Dialog Asset Management, in conjunction with Deutsche Bank, has closed CDO I, the first ever rouble-denominated collateralised debt obligation invested in Russian corpo »


TA Associates takes stake in USD45bn investment manager

Private equity firm TA Associates has acquired a minority interest in ASB Holdings, the parent company of Arnhold and S Bleichroeder Advisers, a US mutual fund and investment advisory firm »


Salus Alpha launches Equity Hedged fund based on long/short equity index

Swiss fund of hedge funds manager Salus Alpha Management is launching the Salus Alpha Equity Hedged fund, a Ucits III-compliant vehicle that invests in an index comprising up to 30 long/sh »


New 'fat tail' risk management product to be launched on HFR platform

A new risk management product for funds of hedge funds, pension funds and endowments will be launched on the HFR Asset Management platform in October by 36 South Investment Managers, a 'ta »


Eurex trading volume grows 64 per cent to 175 million contracts

The international derivatives exchange Eurex saw around 175.1 million contracts traded in August, a rise of 64 per cent from 107 million in August 2006, while the daily average trading vol »


Partners Group expands Asian presence with Tokyo office

Switzerland-based alternative asset manager Partners Group has opened a representative office in Tokyo to support the group's activities in Asia. »


Gerken Capital Associates launches GCA Latam Hedge Fund

Gerken Capital Associates, a San Francisco-based alternative asset manager that manages or advises on USD1.4bn in assets, has announced the launch of the GCA Latam Hedge Fund, with BBVA Ba »


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