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Amaranth and Hunter fail to have US natural gas manipulation case dismissed

Amaranth and Hunter fail to have US natural gas manipulation case dismissed

Mon, 26/05/2008 - 23:18

Denny Chin, a district judge for the Southern District of New York, has rejected motions by Amaranth Advisors, Amaranth Advisors (Calgary) and Brian Hunter, the portfolio manager whose nat »

Guernsey fund industry passes GBP200bn milestone

Guernsey fund industry passes GBP200bn milestone

Fri, 23/05/2008 - 07:00

The total value of funds under management and administration in Guernsey set a new record of GBP203.8bn at the end of March, according to the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. »

FRM expands Asian fund of hedge funds presence to Hong Kong and Seoul

FRM expands Asian fund of hedge funds presence to Hong Kong and Seoul

Fri, 23/05/2008 - 06:59

Fund of hedge funds manager Financial Risk Management has announced plans to expand significantly its Asian operations, launched in 2000 with the establishment of a presence in Tokyo, with »

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Fri, 23/05/2008 - 06:59

With traditional assets in the doldrums, wealthy and institutional investors are turning to an ever wider range of 'alternative alternative' investments, with platinum and palladium now th »

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Citi tries to fend off legal action over Falcon fund

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Citi tries to fend off legal action over Falcon fund

Fri, 23/05/2008 - 06:59

Citigroup is asking some of its private clients to accept USD250m in compensation for dropping legal claims stemming from steep losses in its troubled Falcon Strategies hedge fund. »

Insch Capital Management launches global macro fund with Charteris

Insch Capital Management launches global macro fund with Charteris

Fri, 23/05/2008 - 06:57

Lugano-based alternative investment manager Insch Capital Management has launched a new BVI-domiciled hedge fund, Insch Insight, which contains a number of protected cell share classes ena »

Industry study predicts greater standardisation and regulation in fund portfolio pricing

Industry study predicts greater standardisation and regulation in fund portfolio pricing

Fri, 23/05/2008 - 06:55

The hedge fund industry lacks consistently applied pricing standards and methodologies that are needed to improve transparency of fund pricing and valuation, according to a research paper »

Economic outlook gloomy for US, say hedge fund managers

Economic outlook gloomy for US, say hedge fund managers

Thu, 22/05/2008 - 09:31

A survey of more than 70 US hedge fund managers and their advisors has found that most have a broadly pessimistic view of the prospects in 2008 for the country's economy, which 80 per cent »

Hedgeweek Comment: Platinum enthuses investors in exchange-traded products

Hedgeweek Comment: Platinum enthuses investors in exchange-traded products

Thu, 22/05/2008 - 09:30

Platinum has emerged as the most popular commodity in 2008, with platinum and palladium exchange-traded commodities approaching the USD1bn mark for investment this year. »

Outsourcing model boosts Jersey's property role

Outsourcing model boosts Jersey's property role

Thu, 22/05/2008 - 07:00

The Channel Islands' history as a popular domicile for property funds, especially those investing in UK property, stretches back over three decades. »

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Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

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The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.    ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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