Maple Leaf Capital prepares for new launch

Michael Wexler's Maple Leaf Capital is preparing to launch the Macro Volatility Fund to external investors on 1 November 2004. Wexler, CIO of the 2-year old firm sa »


BGI switches ETFs benchmark to FTSEurofirst indices

Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has switched the iShares FTSE Euro 100 and iShares FTSE Eurotop 100 ETFs benchmarks to the FTSEurofirst indices. The new ETFs are th »


Old Mutual increases capacity of UK Specialist Equity Fund

Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) (OMAM) has placed additional capacity in the Old Mutual UK Specialist Equity Fund with new and existing investors. The additional inv »


SEC moves ahead with hedge fund registration despite opposition

The SEC Commissioners voted 3-2 in favour of the hedge fund adviser registration proposal only six weeks after the close of the comment period. Managers with 15 or »


Julius Baer re-opens Diversified Fixed Income Hedge Fund

Julius Baer's Diversified Fixed Income Hedge Fund will be opening to subscriptions from new and existing investors for a limited period. The fund will opened to new »


Close Man Guaranteed Hedge Fund II offer closes next week

The Close Man Guaranteed Hedge Fund II offer is set to close to IFAs and investors on Friday 29 October. It is the second guaranteed multi-strategy hedge fund produ »


Receiver distributes USD 1.1m to victims of US hedge fund manager

A US court has approved an SEC plan to distribute USD 1.1m to victims of former hedge fund manager Stevin R.Hoover and Chestnut Fund LP. The SEC announced that the »


Nauerz & Noell launches first offshore single manager fund

Nauerz & Noell AG, a Frankfurt-based hedge funds advisor, has launched its first offshore single manager fund, NN Advanced Directional HY. The fund is seeking high »


Firth joins investment funds team at Berwin Leighton Paisner

Simon Firth has joined the London-based law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) as a partner in the investment funds team. Firth, an investment funds/financial servi »


Hedge fund valuations: An art or a science?

Olwyn Alexander of PricewaterhouseCoopers Dublin outlines the methods and benefits of consistent and accurate hedge fund valuations. For the impressive success of t »


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