Mercer IC 2005 Global Investment Manager Search Data: "More than one in six searches globally is in relation to alternative mandates"

Mercer Investment Consulting's latest data on 2005 manager search trends shows an increasing use of consultants by Continental European investors.< »


Markit acquires Communicator; strengthens service capabilities

Markit has acquired Communicator Inc, the provider of a range of automated solutions for the processing of OTC derivatives trades. »


Polar Capital launches fund focusing on European mid-large caps

Polar Capital LLP has launched Polar Capital European Conviction Fund, a concentrated equity long/short portfolio of liquid European mid and large »


The Hedgeweek Interview: Paul Smith, Head of Alternative Fund Services (AFS), HSBC: Dropping the 'barbell 'and focusing on the 'beer belly'

Paul Smith outlines the future of the global funds administration industry, and explains how HSBC is positioning itself for the ongoing shift to the mainstream. »


Barclays Capital joins Fidessa's global broker network

Barclays Capital, the investment banking arm of Barclays Bank PLC, has signed up to receive order flow from Fidessa's global connectivity network. »


The Hedgeweek Interview: Brad Cole, CEO, Cole Asset Management: Focusing on managers with a sustainable edge

Brad Cole discusses the strategy and investment processes driving the Tellus Natural Resources Fund, focused on commodities and natural resources. »


Schroders completes acquisition of NewFinance Capital

Schroders acquisition of NewFinance Capital, the London-based funds of hedge funds manager, is now complete following receipt of FSA approval. »


TABB Group: "Hedge Funds Now Spend USD 10 Billion on Prime Brokerage, USD 1 Billion on Data and USD 500 Million on SEC Registration"

While seeking sources of capital, dealing with increased regulation and market expansion, US hedge funds' search for alpha now carries a heftier price tag.  »


Mercer to use HFR data for single strategy funds research

Hedge Fund Research has signed a deal under which Mercer IC and its clients will have access to extensive data on single strategy transparent hedge funds. »


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