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Investors' upbeat mood defies market misery, says State Street

Investors' upbeat mood defies market misery, says State Street

Wed, 22/08/2007 - 06:57

Confidence among institutional investors across the world rose by 13 points to a level of 99.3 this month, in sharp contrast to the turmoil in the world's financial markets, according to t »

CP Eaton Partners expands team with three new professionals

CP Eaton Partners expands team with three new professionals

Wed, 22/08/2007 - 06:55

Daniel J Vene, Jeffrey J Eaton and Thomas L Knechtel have joined independent global placement agent CP Eaton Partners at its headquarters in Connecticut to help the firm expand its alterna »

Franklin Templeton Investments launches three new Sicav funds

Franklin Templeton Investments launches three new Sicav funds

Tue, 21/08/2007 - 08:10

Franklin Templeton Investments, one of the world's largest asset managers with more than USD621bn in assets under management, has launched three new Sicav funds within its Luxembourg-domic »

Relief for Cayman fund industry as Hurricane Dean veers south

Relief for Cayman fund industry as Hurricane Dean veers south

Tue, 21/08/2007 - 08:09

The booming alternative funds industry, along with the rest of the population of the Cayman Islands, breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after Hurricane Dean veered southward, skirting the »

Equity Fund Services opens Cayman fund administration business

Equity Fund Services opens Cayman fund administration business

Tue, 21/08/2007 - 08:08

Equity Fund Services, the fund administration division of the Equity Trust group, has opened an office in the Cayman Islands offering a full range of fund administration services. »

Songsmith captures the anguish of troubled traders

Songsmith captures the anguish of troubled traders

Tue, 21/08/2007 - 08:03

With a tune hauntingly familiar to devotees of the late, great Tammy Wynette, singer Merle Hazard has laid down a musical backdrop to the star-crossed summer of '07, extending the themes of country mu »

Guernsey funds under management reach new high

Guernsey funds under management reach new high

Tue, 21/08/2007 - 08:02

Guernsey is continuing to exploit its appeal as a centre for fund administration, according to financial sector promotional body GuernseyFinance, following the announcement by the industry regulator t »

Market turmoil leaves hedge funds poised between threat and opportunity

Market turmoil leaves hedge funds poised between threat and opportunity

Fri, 17/08/2007 - 07:00

Goldman Sachs Asset Management, which has admitted to losses in the hedge funds it manages totalling up to USD3bn amid continuing fall-out from the US sub-prime mortgage sector meltdown, s »

Hedge fund assets reach estimated USD2.6trn, says survey

Hedge fund assets reach estimated USD2.6trn, says survey

Fri, 17/08/2007 - 06:59

Total hedge fund asset levels increased by 8 per cent in the second quarter of this year to USD2.593trn, from USD2.401trn at the end of March, according to the latest HFN Hedge Fund Indust »

Short managers shine amid gloomy July for hedge funds

Short managers shine amid gloomy July for hedge funds

Fri, 17/08/2007 - 06:59

Hedge funds recorded on average little or no gains in July as managers suffered from sharp falls in US, European and Asian equity markets, widening credit spreads and rising oil prices. »

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55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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