114 million contracts traded on Eurex in November

Turnover on Eurex rose by 23 per cent to 114 million contracts in November, exceeding 100 million contracts for the first time. In the first eleven months of this y »

NewSmith hires Asian equity team,opens Hong Kong office

London-based NewSmith Asset Management is further broadening its capabilities with the appointment of a Hong Kong-based Asian equities team. NewSmith Asset Manageme »

DJ announces 2006 Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index re-weighting

Dow Jones Indexes has announced new target weightings for commodity futures in the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index with effect from January 2006. The new target weig »

December market sentiment indicators

The majority of US hedge fund managers remain bullish in their outlook towards US equities according to Greenwich-Van's latest market sentiment indicators. Some 56 »

Market Outlook: The European Central Bank comes out of hibernation

Haydn Davies, Chief Economist, Barclays Global Investors, believes Europe's brighter economic outlook encouraged the ECB to raise interest rates. Policymakers these »

EDHEC study finds strategic allocation key to added FoHF value

Fund of hedge funds add value through strategic allocation rather than active management, according to a new study by EDHEC. Despite institutional investors' growin »

Fairfield Straits Lion adds Korean tilt with new equity long/short fund

Fairfield Straits Lion Asset Management (FSL) has unveiled its latest fund, the Fairfield Korean Equity Fund, the company's fifth launch since August 2005.  The fu »

Russell launches first Global Real Estate Securities Fund for Europeans

Russell Investment Group (Russell) has launched its first Global Real Estate Securities Fund for European clients. In a related move, the firm has appointed Derek »

Fortis Bank Global Clearing implements screen based trading hub

Fortis Bank Global Clearing offers its clients the possibility to trade via its Screen Based Trading HUB in the Netherlands. The Screen Based Trading HUB enables Ne »

InteDelta launches risk health check for hedge funds

InteDelta, the risk management and financial consultancy, has launched a new risk health check for hedge funds. The health check, the first in a series the company »

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