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Economic crash

Three quarters of CTAs/CPOs impacted by one or more FCM failure

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 11:54

Some 73 per cent of the commodity trading advisers (CTAs) and commodity pool operators (CPOs) that responded to a Horizon Cash Management survey were impacted by one or more of the futures commission merchant (FCM) failures mentioned in the study. »

Howard Eisen, Conifer’s managing director and head of sales

Conifer appoints director and VP of business development

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 10:02

The Conifer Group, a provider of fund administration, middle office, trading and prime brokerage services to the hedge fund industry, is expanding its sales team by naming David Goldstein as director and Elizabeth Whitehouse as vice president of business development. »

Joachim Gottschalk, chairman and CEO of Gottex

Gottex acquires Frontier Asset Management

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 06:07

Gottex Fund Management has reached agreement on the acquisition of a majority interest in Frontier Investment Management, a multi-asset investment management firm in the UK. »

Partnership

PCR forms strategic partnership with HFR

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 06:03

Private Client Resources, a provider of private wealth reporting and integrated technology, has entered into a strategic partnership with Hedge Fund Research (HFR), a provider of indexation, research and analysis of the global hedge fund industry. »

Index

February a difficult month for hedge funds, says Newedge

Wed, 20/03/2013 - 14:08

February proved to be a difficult month for hedge funds, according to data released by Newedge, with eight of the firm’s suite of 11 hedge fund indices reporting negative returns for the month. »

Handshake

Altin appoints Tony Morrongiello as chief executive

Wed, 20/03/2013 - 12:02

Altin, the Swiss alternative investment company listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, has appointed Tony Morrongiello as position of chief executive. »

Commodities

FTSE and DPT Capital launch series of long-short commodity indices

Wed, 20/03/2013 - 06:10

FTSE Group and DPT Capital Management have launched the FTSE Target Exposure Commodity Index Series, a series of rules-based long-short commodity indices derived from Professor John M Mulvey’s risk management and portfolio allocation approach – Dynamic Portfolio Tactics. »

Question marks

Hedge Fund Marketing Alliance publishes Hedge Fund Cheat Sheet

Wed, 20/03/2013 - 06:02

The Hedge Fund Marketing Alliance has published the Hedge Fund Cheat Sheet providing a comprehensive primer on the basics of hedge funds as well as tips for the more sophisticated investor. »

Document and pen

BNY Mellon launches Form PF reporting solution

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 16:07

BNY Mellon, a provider of investment management and investment services, has developed a reporting solution that enables its affected alternative investment clients to prepare and file Form PF, as required by recent rules introduced by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). »

Numbers and magnifying glass

February was modest month for hedge fund strategies, says Edhec-Risk

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 16:04

Equity-focused hedge fund strategies exhibited returns that were broadly consistent with market dynamics in February, according figures released by Edhec-Risk. »

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