Commodity pool operator to pay USD739,000 on fraud and misappropriation charges

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has settled its charges of fraud and misappropriation of customer funds against Robert Lee Roane of Chester, Virginia, and levied a total of USD »

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Recovery ahead for financial stocks, Maverick partner tells GAIM

Lee Ainslie's Maverick Capital made roughly 50 per cent of its 2007 returns by shorting financial stocks, but the firm expects the sector to reverse course this year. »

Pragmatism underpins cautious approach to UK retail market

At a breakfast meeting with senior Bank of England officials in the wake of this summer's credit crunch, Jon Moulton, a prominent private equity investor, had to explain what a CLO was. »

Bahrain attracts Bermuda-based international fund administrator

The Central Bank of Bahrain has granted a licence to Bermuda-based Apex Fund Services to establish operations in the Gulf emirate, its second office in the region, just weeks after the fun »

Bank of New York Mellon completes acquisition of Brazilian hedge fund manager

Bank of New York Mellon Corporation has completed the acquisition of ARX Capital Management, an independent asset management business headquartered in Rio de Janeiro that specialises in Br »

Columbus Avenue selects SuperDerivatives' credit platform for hedge fund portfolio pricing

SuperDerivatives, a provider of options pricing and a multi-asset derivatives platform for revaluation and risk management, has announced that hedge fund administrator Columbus Avenue Cons »

New report predicts greater distressed investor activity in 2008

In the light of last summer's sub-prime-triggered credit crisis, European investors are now licking their lips over a feast of potential stressed and distressed opportunities in 2008 and b »

Polar Capital makes senior sales and marketing appointment

London-based hedge fund manager Polar Capital has appointed Alastair Smith, who was until recently head of European and Middle East hedge fund sales at Société Gén&eac »

Protean launches insurance product to protect hedge fund investors

Protean Investment Risks, a company newly formed to offer specialist financial risk insurance products, has launched a policy designed to protect hedge fund investors from losses occurring »

Strong demand for quality funds

Headlines about the ongoing crisis in financial markets have been difficult to ignore and problems at specific hedge funds have formed part of the unfolding story. »

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