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UK hedge funds 'entering buying frenzy'

Sun, 14/02/2010 - 14:10

Lloyds is expected to head up a "buying frenzy" that has hit the UK markets, a source has reported. »

Ethical hedge funds 'performed strongly in final quarter of 2009'

Sun, 14/02/2010 - 14:10

New figures have shown that quarter four (Q4) sales of ethical investments in 2009 were at their highest level since Q4 2007. »

BVI day time view of harbour

Fund firms confident as industry emerges from downturn

Sun, 14/02/2010 - 12:12

 On the face of it, the past couple of years have not been kind to the British Virgin Islands and its role as a domicile and service centre for hedge funds. »

Asia to see trading volumes of 20-30 per cent growth per year

Asia to see trading volumes of 20-30 per cent growth per year

Sun, 14/02/2010 - 11:29

Asian exchanges will see high trading volumes of 20 to 30 per cent growth per annum, driven mainly by economic fundamentals but also by greater order flow from foreign traders and overseas quantitative funds, according to a report by Celent. »

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index falls 0.42 per cent in January

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index falls 0.42 per cent in January

Sun, 14/02/2010 - 10:40

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.42 per cent in January 2010. »

European Fund Administration appoints Frédéric Bilas as director

European Fund Administration appoints Frédéric Bilas as director

Fri, 12/02/2010 - 07:02

Frédéric Bilas has joined European Fund Administration as the forthcoming NAV operations director. »

Ucits convertible bond fund attracts EUR805m

Ucits convertible bond fund attracts EUR805m

Fri, 12/02/2010 - 06:07

A Ucits convertible bond fund launched by Jabre Capital Partners, the multi-strategy hedge fund led by Philippe Jabre, and Swiss private bank Pictet has attracted commitments of EUR805m. »

Hedgeweek 2010 Awards – Reader Survey

Hedgeweek 2010 Awards – Reader Survey

Fri, 12/02/2010 - 04:00

We are conducting a survey of the Hedgeweek readership to assess the best hedge fund performers and service providers during 2009 in a range of categories covering the entire hedge fund space. Managers and service providers are welcome to nominate their own funds/firms – with relevant justification. The response so far to the survey from our 56,000 readers has been significant, so send your nominations to us asap. »

A golden opportunity

A golden opportunity

Thu, 11/02/2010 - 20:39

Gold prices ran up to USD1,032.70 per oz in March 2008, following fears of inflation as oil prices ran up to USD147 per barrel. Following the credit crunch, gold subsequently fell to a low of USD682.41 in October 2008. It has currently rebounded and is trading around USD1,200.00 per oz. »

NY City by night

US hedge funds move towards united front

Thu, 11/02/2010 - 16:31

 Beset by a rash of federal regulatory scrutiny, a born-again securities cop, and politicians eager to rein-in excesses of the financial sector, the hedge fund industry is assembling a united »

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