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Nigel Strachan, head of business development, Kleinwort Benson Jersey

Jersey funds head sees opportunities for mezzanine rebound

Mon, 06/09/2010 - 06:00

Nigel Strachan (pictured), head of business development at Kleinwort Benson’s corporate services business in Jersey and the new chairman of the Jersey Funds Association, sees new opportunities for mezzanine finance to pick up the slack where leverage from traditional sources is thin on the ground. »

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ABN Amro Clearing relocates senior manager to Asia Pacific

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 16:12

ABN Amro Clearing is relocating Chris Lee, global head of market access and brokerage, from London to Hong Kong. »


Credit Suisse and UBS named share leaders in European equity trading

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 14:16

Credit Suisse and UBS have been named the 2010 Greenwich share leaders in European equity trading, with each firm boasting a market share in excess of 11 per cent of overall institutional trading volume in European stocks. »

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UCITS attracting hedge fund managers looking for institutional investors

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 13:15

With recent reports and individual commentators suggesting that US pension fund allocations into alternative investment vehicles will rise from their current three pe »

Henning von Issendorff, Tungsten Capital Management

Fund Spotlight: Tungsten-PRO ART ERV UCITS-III Fund

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 13:13

This week’s spotlight is on Frankfurt-based Tungsten Capital Management and their market neutral absolute return PRO ART ERV Fund. »

Julie Bouhuys, Founder and CEO of Concerto

Concerto AM wins EUR60 million mandate from Goodhart Partners

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 13:10

US corporate credit manager, Concerto Asset Management, has won a EUR60 million credit alpha absolute return mandate from London-based multi-manager boutique, Goodhart Partners. »

Tim Gardner, Global Head of Sales, Signet

Signet launches global multi-strategy fund of funds

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 13:07

Signet, the London and Swiss-based fund of hedge funds management and advisory group, is preparing to launch the Signe »

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UCITS funds make slight gains in August, Macro on top

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 13:05

August results show that global hedge funds, using Hedge Fund Research’s HFRX UCITS III-compliant index, made modest gains of +0.17 per cent, bringing them to +0.18 per cent YTD. »

Shaun Lynn, president, BGC Partners

BGC Partners trades fully electronic Euro interest rate swaps

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 12:11

BGC Partners, an intermediary to the wholesale financial markets, has completed its first fully electronic Euro interest rate swap transactions over its hybrid voice and electronic execution platform, BGC Trader IRS, which went live on 1 September. »

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Hedge funds see negative returns in August

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 10:19

Returns for the Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index suggest that hedge funds were negatively impacted by broad market sell-offs in August, although certain sectors showed resilience amid the increased market volatility. »



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