Michael Sanders, chairman of the board, Alceda Fund Management

Alternative Ucits sector shows total asset growth, but decline in gains in Q2

Alternative strategies within a Ucits framework witnessed further improvements in demand in the second quarter of 2012, according to the first in a series of quarterly reviews of the Ucits sector by Alceda Fund Management. »


Shamez Alibhai, partner at Cheyne Capital

Cheyne Capital strengthens real estate debt team

Cheyne Capital Management (UK) has appointed Arron Taggart to its real estate debt team. »


Index

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.4 per cent in August

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 0.4 per cent in August with 11 of the 14 Lyxor Strategy Indices ending the month in positive territory. »


Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Guernsey funds stable during second quarter

The total value of funds business in Guernsey grew by GBP711m (0.3 per cent) during the second quarter of the year. »


Rick Brooks, chief executive, Ardel

Senior changes for Ardel as firm targets growth across its business areas

Ardel has put in place a new senior management team as it looks to further grow the range of trust, corporate and fund administration services it offers its international client base. »


Index

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.56 per cent in August

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.56 per cent in August as five of the seven index component strategies reported positive results. »


Mazin Jadallah, chief executive of AlphaClone

AlphaClone Hedge Fund Long/Short Index shows move away from financial sector

Hedge fund managers tracked by the AlphaClone Hedge Fund Long/Short Index distanced themselves from financial sector investments in the second quarter, representing a steep reversal from the previous quarter in which financials were the index’s most overweight sector relative to the S&P 500. »


Richard Baker, president and chief executive of the Managed Funds Association

Hedge funds strengthening risk management practices, says MFA study

Hedge funds are continuing to develop risk management practices that fit the needs of investors and fund managers alike, according to a study from the Managed Funds Association, BNY Mellon, and HedgeMark. »


James Patrick, managing director, adviser managed programmes, Envestnet

Envestnet partners with Fund Evaluation Group

Envestnet, a provider of technology-enabled wealth management solutions for investment advisers, has formed a hedge fund research alliance with Fund Evaluation Group (FEG), an institutional investment consulting firm. »


Arrow

Credit Suisse LAB Index up 0.53 per cent in August

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index was up 0.53 per cent in August, according to Jordan Drachman, head of research for alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »


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