Gerken Capital Associates to launch LatAm fund with BBVA

Gerken Capital Associates (GCA) is preparing to launch the GCA Latam Hedge Fund with BBVA Bancomer (BBVA). The official launch date for the new fund is 1 August. »

Investec Asset Management launches Global Extension strategy

Investec Asset Management is launching a new Global Extension Fund managed by James Hand, Investec's Head of 4Factor Research, based on a portfolio that uses derivative instruments to go b »

Partnership paves way for funds sector growth

As auditor to more than a quarter of the funds domiciled in the Isle of Man, PricewaterhouseCoopers is in a strong position to both view and influence the development of the funds sector on the isl »

Fortis builds scale with sophisticated administration skills

Fortis, one of the largest hedge fund administrators on the Isle of Man as it is worldwide, has been a significant beneficiary of the boom in the industry over the past few years. »

London Stock Exchange launches specialist market for alternative funds

The London Stock Exchange has responded to the impending closure by the Financial Services Authority of the light-touch Chapter 14 listing regime used by foreign-based alternative funds by »

Alternatives industry does battle for hearts and minds of legislators

The alternative investment industry is going into battle on both sides of the Atlantic in a bid to head off a range of legislative moves seeking to raise the level of tax paid by partners »

Lehman Brothers to acquire LightPoint Capital Management

Lehman Brothers is acquiring LightPoint Capital Management, a leveraged loan investment manager with around USD3.2bn in assets under management that will become an integral part of Lehman »

Hedgeweek people news round-up: Lehman appoints co-heads of global finance for Europe

Lehman Brothers has appointed Richard Atterbury and Philippe Dufournier as co-heads for Europe of global finance, which incorporates the firm's origination and risk solutions efforts for i »

Payden & Rygel liquidity funds target hedge fund clients

Payden & Rygel Global has launched three enhanced cash liquidity funds denominated in sterling, euros and US dollars that are designed to offer investors attractive yields in excess of »

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Rating agencies warn funds on debt quality

Hedge funds that invest in the beleaguered US sub-prime market could come under further pressure if ratings agency Standards & Poor's were to downgrade USD12bn worth of offerings. »

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