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Asian hedge fund industry set to thrive despite headwinds

Asian hedge fund industry set to thrive despite headwinds

Thu, 28/02/2008 - 16:45

Arguably, 2007 was the most important year for hedge funds in Asia since GFIA started researching the Asian hedge fund universe in 1998. First, it was clearly a good year for returns. »

Daiwa Securities wins its SAS70 accounting report

Daiwa Securities wins its SAS70 accounting report

Thu, 28/02/2008 - 06:00

Daiwa Securities Global Asset Services, the fund servicing arm of the Daiwa Securities Group, has obtained a statement of auditing standards, SAS70 report, from its independent auditors KP »

Mourant du Feu & Jeune hires two partners

Mourant du Feu & Jeune hires two partners

Thu, 28/02/2008 - 06:00

Mourant du Feu & Jeune, part of Mourant, has hired two partners, Richard de Basto and Matthew Feargrieve, for its Cayman funds and finance practice groups. »

NFA takes emergency enforcement action against Innovative Capital Management

NFA takes emergency enforcement action against Innovative Capital Management

Thu, 28/02/2008 - 06:00

The National Futures Association has taken emergency enforcement action against Innovative Capital Management, a commodity pool operator and commodity trading adviser based in Brooklyn, »

Asian industry growth drives admin challenges

Asian industry growth drives admin challenges

Wed, 27/02/2008 - 23:04

More than 50 new alternative funds were launched in Asia in 2007, raising USD5bn in assets, and the continent's hedge fund industry saw total assets under management rise by just over 20 per cent - »

Rival centres share growth of alternatives industry

Rival centres share growth of alternatives industry

Wed, 27/02/2008 - 22:57

Hong Kong and Singapore, the traditional rivals for financial services business in Asia outside Japan, are also doing battle to become the region's de facto hub for hedge funds and other alternativ »

SGX to acquire majority stake in Sicom

SGX to acquire majority stake in Sicom

Wed, 27/02/2008 - 19:32

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) and The Singapore Commodity Exchange (Sicom) have agreed in-principle to SGX acquiring at least 95 per cent of Sicom, through the subscription of shares, for a »

Non-doms can avoid tax crackdown with offshore bonds, says Killik

Non-doms can avoid tax crackdown with offshore bonds, says Killik

Wed, 27/02/2008 - 19:31

Brokers Killik & Co have issued an advice note with the non UK domiciled wealthy in mind. »

SuperDerivatives users get access to Liffe Connect

SuperDerivatives users get access to Liffe Connect

Wed, 27/02/2008 - 19:28

SuperDerivatives and Liffe have teamed up to provide SuperDerivatives's users with direct access to the Liffe Connect electronic trading platform. »

RSTN to open market for auction-rate securities to hedge funds

RSTN to open market for auction-rate securities to hedge funds

Wed, 27/02/2008 - 19:26

The Restricted Securities Trading Network has announced it will create a secondary market that allows hedge funds to buy and sell auction-rate securities. »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

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This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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Voting for the 5th edition of the Hedgeweek USA Awards, which recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers around the world, is now open. ... »

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Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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