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Life settlements “bear no resemblance to sub-prime disasters”

Life settlements “bear no resemblance to sub-prime disasters”

Tue, 10/11/2009 - 06:31

Alarmist calls by some US commentators that the securitisation of life settlements could turn into the next sub-prime disaster were universally rejected at a recent major industry conference in Washington DC. »

BNY Mellon awarded fund administration mandate by Tribridge

BNY Mellon awarded fund administration mandate by Tribridge

Tue, 10/11/2009 - 06:02

BNY Mellon’s alternative investment services business has been selected by Tribridge Investment Partners as fund administrator for its new hedge fund, Tribridge Asian Special Situations Fund, which launched in September. »

Maples increases share of Irish funds market

Maples increases share of Irish funds market

Mon, 09/11/2009 - 16:08

International law firm Maples and Calder says it is the only law firm in Ireland to increase its market share ranking as legal adviser to investment funds over the past year. »

Survey reveals big changes in fund governance and administration

Survey reveals big changes in fund governance and administration

Mon, 09/11/2009 - 16:01

The global downturn has forced hedge fund managers to respond swiftly and radically to the demands of investors, according to a survey published by Ernst & Young. »

Dow Jones suspends publication of equity market neutral benchmark

Dow Jones suspends publication of equity market neutral benchmark

Mon, 09/11/2009 - 12:04

Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes has temporarily suspended publication of the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Equity Market Neutral Strategy Benchmark until further notice. »

Fortress makes USD190m GAAP net loss in third quarter

Fortress makes USD190m GAAP net loss in third quarter

Mon, 09/11/2009 - 12:02

Fortress Investment Group made a GAAP net loss of USD190m for the quarter ended 30 September 2009. »

Blackstone reports GAAP net loss of USD176m in Q3

Blackstone reports GAAP net loss of USD176m in Q3

Mon, 09/11/2009 - 11:08

The Blackstone Group made a GAAP net loss of USD176m for the third quarter of 2009, compared to a GAAP net loss of USD340m for the third quarter of 2008. »

Hedge funds extend gains following upbeat economic data

Hedge funds extend gains following upbeat economic data

Mon, 09/11/2009 - 06:51

Hedge funds consolidated their upward trend in September as the Credit Suisse/Tremont Broad Hedge Fund Index returned a solid 3.04 per cent for a seventh consecutive month of positive returns, according to a report from Lipper. »

CAIA launches Hong Kong branch after growing membership

CAIA launches Hong Kong branch after growing membership

Mon, 09/11/2009 - 06:25

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association, an independent, not-for-profit international organisation, has launched CAIA Hong Kong, its tenth global chapter. »

Financial services most active in US and Asia

Financial services most active in US and Asia

Mon, 09/11/2009 - 06:04

Credit default swap markets moved modestly wider over the past month, as tightening momentum over the previous six months began to dissipate, according to GFI Group. »

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