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Hedge fund assets up 24 per cent to USD1.89trn in 2006, says report

Hedge fund assets up 24 per cent to USD1.89trn in 2006, says report

Tue, 27/03/2007 - 08:09

The estimated net assets of the global hedge fund industry rose by 6 per cent in the final quarter of 2006 and grew by 24 per cent over the year as a whole to reach USD1.89trn, according t »

SpotLite Euro Stoxx Weekly Technical Report - 26 March 2007

SpotLite Euro Stoxx Weekly Technical Report - 26 March 2007

Mon, 26/03/2007 - 15:57

Indices Most European indices bounced back from their recent lows, revived by the bullish sentiment in the Asian and US markets. »

PowerShares completes takeover of Nasdaq ETFs

PowerShares completes takeover of Nasdaq ETFs

Mon, 26/03/2007 - 07:57

PowerShares and Nasdaq Global Funds have finalised the sponsorship transfer of the Nasdaq 100 exchange-traded fund, in fulfilment of a transaction announced last year. »

Nymex and Ardour to offer alternative energy index derivatives

Nymex and Ardour to offer alternative energy index derivatives

Mon, 26/03/2007 - 07:55

The New York Mercantile Exchange, the world's largest physical commodity exchange, has signed an agreement with Ardour Global Indexes, a developer of benchmark indexes for the global alter »

Flexible Cayman paves way for more Islamic business

Flexible Cayman paves way for more Islamic business

Mon, 26/03/2007 - 07:00

The new Arabic language facility introduced by the General Registry of the Cayman Islands government will trigger more valuable business from the Islamic region, according to Gray Smith, a »

Fund specialist named as partner by Jersey law firm Voisin

Fund specialist named as partner by Jersey law firm Voisin

Mon, 26/03/2007 - 06:59

Voisin, one of Jersey's longest established law firms, has appointed leading fund specialist Bill Gibbon as a new partner in recognition of his strong contribution to the continuing succes »

Administrators cash in as funds turn to third-party providers

Administrators cash in as funds turn to third-party providers

Mon, 26/03/2007 - 06:45

The growth in hedge fund assets under management as well as an increase in pension fund allocations to alternatives is fuelling the adoption of third-party fund administration, and the US administr »

Aima sets out guide to transparency for hedge funds

Aima sets out guide to transparency for hedge funds

Fri, 23/03/2007 - 06:00

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the global hedge fund and alternative investment industry association, has issued a new Guide to Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Valuation »

Comment: The commodity cycle has turned

Comment: The commodity cycle has turned

Fri, 23/03/2007 - 05:59

Nudgem Richyal, manager of the USD338.7m Baring Latin America Fund, outlines the reasons behind the increased interest in soft commodities that has started to emerge in the investment comm »

Eurex to use Bloomberg calculation model to price credit index futures

Eurex to use Bloomberg calculation model to price credit index futures

Fri, 23/03/2007 - 05:58

International derivatives exchange Eurex will use a new Bloomberg model to calculate the final settlement prices of its new credit index future to be launched next Tuesday, March 27, with »

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Nearly double the proportion of investors view fees as a key issue in the hedge fund industry compared to last year, while performance remains the biggest concern. Investor survey results published in the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015 reveal the key issues facing investors in the coming year. ... »

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Work patterns in the alternative investments space have seen a significant shift over the years —from working in the office on a computer, to collaborating remotely via mobile applications and bring your own devices (BYOD). To remain competitive, an enormous amount of data must be shared on-the-go to facilitate investment decisions, but with minimal IT oversight, this trend towards mobile could open the door for increased risk of information leakage. ... »

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