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Unanticipated trend reversal erases managed futures’ gains

Unanticipated trend reversal erases managed futures’ gains

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 15:59

After a positive third quarter managed futures managers erased their previous month’s strong result, ending December in negative territory, according to a report by Lipper Tass. »

Investors' commitment to hedge funds comes with rising expectations

Investors' commitment to hedge funds comes with rising expectations

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 14:02

In the wake of the investment scandals, market dislocations and regulatory scrutiny of the past year, transparency and liquidity risk have surpassed poor performance as the top concerns for institutional investors investing in hedge funds, according to a survey from SEI in collaboration with Greenwich Associates. »

AEX-index options trade 20 million contracts

AEX-index options trade 20 million contracts

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 12:52

Total volume in NYSE Liffe’s AEX-index daily and weekly options has now passed 20 million contracts. »

News analysis: Uncertainty reigns as Obama targets banks’ ties to alternatives

News analysis: Uncertainty reigns as Obama targets banks’ ties to alternatives

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 10:47

US President Barack Obama’s call last Thursday for banks benefiting from a public safety net to be barred for “owning, investing in or sponsoring” private equity and hedge funds as part of wider strategy to curb excessive risk-taking by financial institutions that have benefited from public support, could have broad implications for the alternative investment industry well beyond the borders of the US. »

2009 a windfall year for hedge funds, says Morningstar

2009 a windfall year for hedge funds, says Morningstar

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 10:30

The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index gained only 0.1 per cent in December, but ended the year up 19.5 per cent, missing 2003’s 20.3 per cent rise by a small margin. »

Fund Channel appoints head of management company relations

Fund Channel appoints head of management company relations

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 06:02

Petra Joucken has joined Fund Channel as head of management company relations. »

Robeco-Sage hires Michael Welch as director of business development

Robeco-Sage hires Michael Welch as director of business development

Mon, 25/01/2010 - 05:54

Robeco-Sage, a fund of hedge fund manager based in New York, has hired Michael Welch as director of business development. »

EFA forms partnership with Asset Management Services

EFA forms partnership with Asset Management Services

Sun, 24/01/2010 - 11:22

European Fund Administration has signed a partnership agreement with Italy’s Asset Management Services, a company specialised in fund administration services. »

Hedge funds recoup 77 per cent of 2008 losses

Hedge funds recoup 77 per cent of 2008 losses

Sun, 24/01/2010 - 10:33

Hedge funds have recouped 77 per cent of their 2008 losses, with 28 per cent of funds now fully recovered from their maximum drawdowns, according to a report by Credit Suisse Tremont. »

Allium Capital expands relationship management team

Allium Capital expands relationship management team

Fri, 22/01/2010 - 06:20

Advisory group Allium Capital has strengthened its relationship management function with the appointment of Lindsay Coates. »

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