US institutions opt for international equities and alternative investment

US institutional investors are looking to bridge the gap between expected returns and future funding needs with international equities and alternative investment. »

Coronation's Scandinavian partner expands team

Matrix Investment Services, the Nordic representative of London-based hedge fund managers Coronation Fund Managers, has appointed a new partner. Mans Claeson is the »

Current account deficit in US widens to record level

The US current account deficit widened to a record USD 187.9 billion from October through December, as Americans bought more imports. The deficit, the broadest meas »

Hedge funds generate USD 25 billion in banking fees

Global investment banks shared record revenue of USD 25 billion in 2004 from doing business with hedge funds.According to estimates by Credit Suisse First Boston (C »

Morgan Stanley unveils macro hedge fund research

New research shows that hedge funds do not appear to be the driving force behind low government bond yields, or the compression in credit spreads. The research pape »

State Street releases survey on institutional investing trends

The results of a new survey show that a majority of institutional investors intend to add to their hedge fund holdings over the next three years. The move into hedg »

CCorp moves to complete Global Clearing Link for 23 hour trading of Eurex global benchmark products

Eurex is preparing to increase access by US and Asia-Pacific customers to its global benchmark products via Eurex US and its clearing partner CCorp. The Chicago-bas »

Phoenix Kapitaldienst employee investigated in EUR 600m fraud case

A local court in Frankfurt has started insolvency proceedings against Frankfurt-based derivatives brokerage Phoenix Kapitaldienst GmbH. Last week, Germany's financi »

Overview of the UK Budget 2005

Rob Edwards of HedgeStart Partners LLP provides a snapshot of the key features in the UK Chancellor's Budget for 2005/06Perhaps even more so than before, the level »

Harmonic enhances infrastructure by appointing new operations partner

Fixed income and currency specialist hedge fund Harmonic Capital Partners has appointed Phil Briggs as operations partner. Briggs has had overall responsibility fo »

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