Matteo Dante Perruccio, chief executive and founding partner of Hermes BPK Partners

Hermes BPK Partners acquires Caliburn Greater China Fund

Hermes BPK Partners has acquired the USD100m Caliburn Greater China Fund.  »


Joachim Gottschalk, chairman and chief executive, Gottex

Gottex to hold EGM on 8 August to approve share buyback

Gottex Fund Management plans to hold an extraordinary general meeting on 8 August 2012 for the purpose of considering a proposed share buyback which was recently approved by the company’s board of directors. »


Great Wall of China

MSCI launches Barra China Equity Model (CNE5)

MSCI, a provider of investment decision support tools, has launched the Barra China Equity Model (CNE5), which captures the short and long term dynamics of the Chinese local market and includes the latest advances in risk methodology. »


Report and magnifying glass

Edhec-Risk Institute proposes new method for assessing hedge fund performance

In a report produced as part of the Newedge research chair on Advanced Modelling for Alternative Investments, Edhec-Risk Institute has evaluated the performance of hedge funds through a non-linear risk adjustment of returns. »


AIMA chief executive Andrew Baker

AIMA supports removal of ban on general solicitation and advertising by US hedge fund managers

The Alternative Investment Management Association has expressed support for the elimination of the ban on general solicitation and advertising by hedge fund managers in the US, but has said that only accredited investors should continue to be allowed to invest in hedge funds. »


Trophy

Meridian wins Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator in Hedgeweek USA Awards

Meridian Fund Services has been named as "Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator" at the Hedgeweek USA Awards 2012. »


London

Peter Herrlin appointed head of prime brokerage SEB London

SEB has appointed Peter Herrlin as the new head of the Swedish bank’s prime brokerage division in London. »


Index

Persistent high dispersion among alternative strategies

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index is still in positive territory at the end of June in spite of a slightly negative performance of -0.47 per cent during that month (+0.49 per cent in 2012). »


Question marks

OTC derivative market reforms raise challenging questions for sovereign institutions

Fundamental reforms of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets around the world are having a profound impact on how derivatives are used, raising particularly challenging questions for sovereign institutions, according to a BNY Mellon report. »


Bill Mulligan, chief executive of HedgeOp

HedgeOp named Best North American Regulatory Advisory Firm

HedgeOp Compliance, a provider of regulatory services and software for investment advisers in the US, has been recognised as Best North American Regulatory Advisory Firm at the 2012 Hedgeweek USA Awards. »


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