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 »


'Unique' IKOS advances by 21 per cent in five consecutive months

IKOS Financial, a systematic global macro fund, has reported growth of 21 per cent over the first five months of the year. The results would appear to back up IKOS »


BGI appoints Bhagat as Global COO

Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has appointed Rohit Bhagat as Global Chief Operating Officer. Bhagat will have oversight responsibility for the technology, operations, finance, strategic pla »


Sequana Capital sells Permal to Legg Mason

Legg Mason is to acquire USD 20 billion AUM Permal Group, one of the world's largest funds of hedge funds managers, for a price capped at USD 1.386 bn. The deal, to »


FSA hedge funds discussion paper: "No desire to cause UK hedge fund management industry to migrate offshore"

The UK's FSA stressed that the launch of its wide-ranging discussion paper on hedge funds is not an attempt to shackle UK's booming hedge fund industry. The FSA's D »


Julius Baer launches convertible and high-yield hedge fund

Julius Baer is set to launch its fourth single manager hedge fund, the JB Convertible and High Yield Hedge Fund, on 1 July 2005. The fund will focus on convertible »


RMF sponsors Swiss-managed insurance-linked securities hedge fund

RMF has concluded a seeding arrangement through its hedge fund ventures programme with ISPartners Alternative Risk Advisors AG. Under the terms of agreement, RMF - »


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