Garry Ferguson , partner, Walkers Dublin office

Walkers launches ILS Group

International financial law firm Walkers has launched the Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) Group, bringing together the deep expertise within the firm regarding alternative risk transfer arrangements such as catastrophe bonds, reinsurance sidecars and securitisation vehicles. »


Kenneth J Heinz, President of HFR Inc

International financial law firm Walkers has launched the Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) Group,

Hedge funds posted their largest monthly declines since May 2010 in August, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index declining by 2.3 per cent, according to data released today by HFR. »


Mark Surguy, partner, Eversheds

Hedge funds likely to stay in SFO spotlight despite collapse of Weavering investigation

The Serious Fraud Office has closed a long running investigation into collapsed hedge fund Weaving Capital, stating that there wasn’t a reasonable prospect of conviction. »


handshake

David Vaughan returns to Dechert from SEC Division of Investment Management

International law firm Dechert LLP announced today that David A Vaughan has returned to the firm as a partner in the Financial Services Group. Vaughan left Dechert in March 2009 to join the US Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management, where he served for the last two years as the senior private fund policy adviser on all aspects of legal and regulatory policy related to private funds. »


Down arrow and figures

Asia ex-Japan hedgies fall 4.9 per cent in August

The bloodbath continued for hedge funds in August as they struggled to come to terms with whipsaw markets, driven by investor fear of economic uncertainty in Europe and the US. »


Ben Happ, APAC regional head of capital services, Credit Suisse

Asia-focused hedge funds weather August storm better than peers

According to data from Credit Suisse Group AG’s prime brokerage unit, approximately 80 Asia-focused hedge funds reported average losses of -2 per cent and »


Slow on road

Huttenlocher’s Myriad fund launch delayed

Carl Huttenlocher’s eagerly anticipated hedge fund launch in Hong Kong has been delayed because of a regu »


Gautam Prakash, founder and senior managing director, Monsoon Capital

Monsoon Capital quant fund returns +17.5 per cent in August

Monsoon Capital, the US-based hedge fund founded in 2004, saw its USD15million managed futures fund, Monsoon Asia Pa »


orange tick

Pamplona Capital Management selects Quintillion for unsecured credit fund

Pamplona Capital Management has selected Quintillion to provide administration services to its unsecured credit fund which launched in Q2, 2011. »


orange fraud sign with magnifying glass

Former Trivium hedge fund principal and analyst settle insider trading charges

The Honorable Jed S Rakoff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has entered a consent judgment against Defendant Robert Feinblatt in SEC v. Feinblatt, 11-CV-0170, an insider trading case the SEC filed on 10 January, 2011. »


Upcoming events

Upcoming training

Mon, 10/11/2014 (All day) - London
Mon, 10/11/2014 (All day) - London
Thu, 13/11/2014 (All day) - London