Hedge funds' role grows in US fixed income, says Greenwich survey

Hedge funds generated nearly 30 per cent of all US fixed-income trading volume last year among participants, double the 15 per cent they accounted for during the previous 12-month period, »


Credit crunch seen easing but funds continue to stumble

The first signs that the fall-out from the collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage sector may be easing came this week, with BNP Paribas reopening three funds after resolving asset valuation »


Comment: Cracking the ultimate code to wealth?

Shoham Cohen, co-founder of Singapore-based hedge fund service provider ESC Financial Services, says that Harry Markowitz's modern portfolio theory, introduced in 1952, is no longer fully »


Watson Wyatt boosts real estate and hedge fund teams

Investment consultant Watson Wyatt has made two hires to boost its research into real estate investment managers and hedge fund managers, and added five new graduates to its manager resear »


Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Carlyle moves to shore up struggling mortgage securities fund

The Carlyle Group has added a second USD100m loan facility to boost the liquidity provision of its listed debt fund Carlyle Capital Corporation, which was floated on the Euronext Amsterdam »


Customer Effective unveils front office relationship management software

Customer Effective, an implementer of Microsoft Dynamics customer relationship management software, has launched Capital Effective, a front-office relationship management solution designed »


South African bond market prepares to welcome foreign members

Firms operating on the Johannesburg-based Bond Exchange of South Africa have welcomed a proposal to allow remote membership of the exchange during a symposium organised by the exchange to »


Hedge fund inflows close to record in second quarter, says Lipper Tass report

Net hedge fund industry inflows during the second quarter of this year increased to USD41.1bn, representing growth of 3.42 per cent in assets since March, and a performance gain of USD80.5 »


Jersey's fund assets pass GBP200bn mark

The net asset value of funds under administration in Jersey rose by 8.2 per cent to GBP210.4bn over the three months to the end of June, according to the latest figures published by the in »


GFI brokers first cleared cat derivatives trade on Nymex

GFI Group has brokered the first catastrophe risk trade on the New York Mercantile Exchange, an option on the nationwide catastrophe risk futures contract, with global reinsurer Swiss Re a »


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