Will Kinlaw, managing director and head of portfolio and risk management research at State Street Global Markets

State Street launches index to help manage market risk in portfolios

State Street Global Markets has launched its Systemic Risk Index, an index that measures the US equity market’s vulnerability to market shocks. »


Alpha

Hedge funds in search of alpha growth drivers, says Fitch

Fitch Ratings says that despite strong returns in September, hedge funds are still struggling to find solid sources of outperformance. »


Traders

Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 3.63 per cent in September

Hedge funds gained 3.63 per cent in September, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »


Arnaud Gandon, Heptagon Capital

Heptagon Capital adds Arnaud Gandon as chief investment officer

Heptagon Capital, an asset management business, has hired Arnaud Gandon as chief investment officer of the investment management division and Natalia Greslikova as head of institutional sales for the Benelux, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. »


Infrastructure

Axis Bank launches infrastructure index

Axis Bank has launched an infrastructure index called Axis Infra Index. »


People shaking hands

Duncan McKay joins IDS Capital as director

IDS Capital (Geneva) has appointed Duncan McKay as a director, responsible for the business development of the firm and for asset-raising for IDS Capital’s family of funds. »


London Stock Exchange

Brevan Howard to float BH Credit Catalysts

Brevan Howard Capital Management is set to list a new investment company, BH Credit Catalysts, on the London Stock Exchange. »


Peter Clarke, chief executive of Man

Man completes GLG acquisition

Man Group has completed its acquisition of GLG Partners. »


Confused man

Hedge funds managing wider array of risks

In the face of faster trading speeds, increased volume, growing instrument complexity and greater globalization, hedge funds must manage a wider array of risks today than even five years ago, a report by Advent Software/Beacon Consulting says. »


Foreign

New breed of individual trader focused on foreign exchange markets

The rapidly expanding foreign exchange markets have attracted a new, sophisticated breed of individual trader focused almost entirely on forex, according to the first phase results of the CitiFX Pro Forex Trader Survey 2010. »


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