Money scale

Pension funds reduce exposure to equities in favour of alternatives

Half of pension funds have recently altered the asset allocation of their investments, with the majority reducing exposure to equities in favour of alternatives, according to Baring Asset Management’s annual poll of UK pension schemes. »


Market

RBC Hedge 250 Index rises 1.35 per cent in October

The RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of 1.35 per cent in October. »


Scam

Gold Coast resident pleads guilty to international investment scam

Melanie June Miller of Mermaid Waters, Queensland, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment in the Southport Magistrates’ Court for her involvement in an international investment scam which raised almost AUD7m from Australian investors. »


Stephen Oxley, managing director of Paamco's London office

Merseyside Pension Fund increases allocation to Paamco

Merseyside Pension Fund, one of the UK's largest public local authority pension funds, is increasing the amount that Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company manages for it in funds of hedge funds. »


Debt

FH International launches emerging markets short term debt fund

Investment adviser FH International Asset Management has launched a hedge fund, the FH Emerging Markets Short Term Debt Fund. »


Managed futures

Managed futures gain 1.91 per cent in October

Managed futures gained 1.91 per cent in October, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »


Philipp Neumann, Harneys

Harneys boosts litigation and investment funds practices

Offshore law firm Harneys has made two appointments that aim to strengthen the firm’s litigation and investment funds practices. »


Volatility

Bloxham Midas Global Absolute Return Fund unveils counter-volatility strategy

Kevin McConnell, fund manager of Bloxham’s Midas Global Absolute Return Ucits III Fund, has revealed strategies designed to fight liquidity difficulties in the market going forward into 2011. »


Handshake

Harmonic Capital appoints head of sales

Harmonic Capital Partners, a hedge fund manager trading long/short macro strategies, has appointed Alastair Smith as a partner. »


Trading screens

Eurex releases latest software upgrade

Derivatives exchange Eurex has launched its latest software release. »


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