One in three funds trading illiquid securities smoothes returns, says Riskdata

At least 30 per cent of hedge funds trading illiquid strategies are smoothing returns, according to research into the behaviour of more than 1,000 hedge funds conducted by Riskdata, a prov »

Jupiter opens Asia Pacific hedge fund to external investors

The USD25m long/short Jupiter Asia Pacific Fund managed by Philip Ehrmann, which has been incubated since last December, initially as a paper portfolio and since April with internal seed m »

US Futures Exchange launches renewable energy futures with wind power

The Chicago-based US Futures Exchange has announced plans to list futures contracts on Nordix Financial Wind Indexes, created by Weather Bid, that measure deviations from average wind spee »

Private equity firm takes strategic stake in hedge fund manager

Proctor Investment Managers, a private equity investor that specialises in providing capital, marketing and management solutions to investment management firms, has established a strategic »

3i invests USD57m in hedge fund administrator Fulcrum

3i Growth Capital has announced a USD57m investment in Fulcrum, a hedge fund administrator with headquarters in Bermuda and offices in New York, London, Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands »

Cantor Fitzgerald launches GoldRock Asset Management

Cantor Fitzgerald has announced the launch in early July of GoldRock Asset Management, a new alternative investment management company formed out of Cantor's integration of Zenith Asset Ma »

AltEdge Capital launches Decorrelated fund of hedge funds

London-based alternative investment manager AltEdge Capital has launched a new fund of hedge funds, AltEdge Decorrelated Portfolio, designed to offer investors a correlation profile detach »

Pension funds take to alternatives on global scale, says Watson Wyatt

Global assets managed by the world's largest 99 alternatives managers for pension fund clients stand at just under USD600bn, according to the latest Global Alternatives 99 ranking produced »

Weston Capital Partners incubation fund backs White Oak Partners

Westport, Connecticut-based Weston Capital Asset Management has announced that the firm's second incubator fund, Weston Capital Partners Master Fund II, has entered into a strategic partne »

LaSalle Global Fund Services launches hedge fund administration in Jersey

LaSalle Global Fund Services, which established a European foothold by setting up a hedge fund administration business in Dublin in March, has extended its presence by opening a Jersey ope »

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