Altegris Investments hires Deputy General Counsel

Hedge funds law veteran David P. Mathews has joined Altegris Investments, Inc. »

Fortis Prime Fund Solutions opens Geneva subsidiary

Fortis Prime Fund Solutions is increasing its European presence by establishing a new Geneva-based Swiss subsidiary. Recognized as a leading service provider to hed »

BNP Paribas acquires FundQuest in the US

BNP Paribas Asset Management is acquiring FundQuest Inc., one of the leading turnkey asset managers in the United States with USD 10 billion AUM. FundQuest, founded in 1993 in Boston, Massac »

A closer look at investable hedge fund indices

Investable hedge fund products are growing in popularity, says Kevin Pilarski, director of alternative strategies/derivatives, Dow Jones Indexes/STOXX Ltd. Hedge fu »

Edhec finds no proof of 'capacity effect' in hedge fund industry

A new study by Edhec contradicts the conclusions of two recent reports on the capacity effects in the hedge fund industry. "The Critique of Pure Alpha", by Alexander M Ineichen, UBS Investme »

BISYS names new VP for business development

BISYS has appointed John Vancura as vice president of business development for its Private Equity Services division. Vancura, who has nearly 20 years of financial »

ProfitFundCom names Stefan Nilsson new head of Tokyo office

Stefan Nilsson has been appointed head of the Tokyo office of hedge fund firm ProfitFundCom with immediate effect. The company has offices in Japan and Europe and i »

Steel tycoon buys into RAB Capital

The UK-based Indian steel billionaire Lakshmi Mittal has acquired a significant stake in London-based listed hedge fund manager RAB Capital plc. Mittal has acquired »

Pension funds continue move into alternatives

Pension funds globally invested over USD 62 billion in alternative asset classes during 2004, according to a new survey by Watson Wyatt. The survey, conducted in c »

Comment: Quality pays

Consolidation in the hedge fund industry is inevitable but will ultimately generate new investment opportunities, says Jason Webster of Sagitta Asset Management. Mr »

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