Comment: the case for absolute return investing

Daniel Sheard of Augustus Asset Managers discusses how poor equity and fixed-income performance have driven the development of absolute return investment and how it is becoming an establis »

Edhec indices see emerging markets well on top in 2007

The asset and risk management research centre of French business school Edhec has reported that three of the hedge fund strategies it monitors - event-driven, merger arbitrage and »

Martin Asset Management launches alternative energy fund

Tarzana, California-based Martin Asset Management has announced plans to launch the Ilios Alternative Energy Fund, a long-biased investment with between USD10m and USD15m in assets, and is »

Morningstar sees 2 per cent gains for hedge funds in fourth quarter

Hedge funds in Morningstar's database, excluding funds of funds, returned an average of 1.98 per cent during the fourth quarter of 2007, outperforming the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI Wo »

NYSE Euronext boosts ETF and options business by acquiring American Stock Exchange

NYSE Euronext, parent of the New York Stock Exchange and the Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam exchanges, has agreed to acquire the American Stock Exchange in a deal that creates an undisputed »

Equity derivatives move to the mainstream

The latest research by Greenwich Associates into North American and European usage of equity derivatives reveals that these products have moved into mainstream, commonplace usage by institutions on »

Aima publishes guide for offshore alternative fund directors

The London-based Alternative Investment Management Association has launched an updated version of its Offshore Alternative Fund Directors' Guide, first published in June 2005, as the lates »

Dechert opens law office in Hong Kong through link-up with alternative funds specialist

International law firm Dechert has opened an office in Hong Kong through a formal association with local firm Hwang & Co, which will henceforth be known as Dechert LLP in association w »

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: US managers tap the Beltway for top talent

New York hedge fund manager Paulson & Co has signed up former US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan as an adviser. »

Representative Richard Baker to head Managed Funds Association

The Managed Funds Association, the primary US trade association for the hedge fund industry, has announced that Richard H Baker, currently a Republican congressman from Louisiana, will joi »

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