Ian Sayers, director general, AIC

Launch activity returns to the investment funds sector

2010 has seen an improvement in markets and investor sentiment across most industries and the UK economy has crept out of recession.  »


Market crash

Investment themes remain sensitive to changes in economic policies

Despite rosier expectations, the macro picture remains bleak in the short run and investment themes remain sensitive to changes in economic policies and sovereign risk, a report by Lipper says. »


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Xavier Corin-Mick named partner at Finisterre Capital

Emerging markets specialist Finisterre Capital has appointed Xavier Corin-Mick as a partner in the firm. »


Hugh Willis, chief executive of BlueBay

RBC acquires Bluebay Asset Management

Royal Bank of Canada has completed the acquisition of BlueBay Asset Management. »


Monaco

Law firm D. Harris opens office in Monaco

D. Harris & Co. International, law firm to the hedge fund industry, has is opening an office in Monaco.  »


Index

S&P 500 index remains flat in November

In November, renewed activity on the stock market, illustrated by a level of implied volatility that was slightly up (23.5 per cent) on the previous month but with no significant change since July, resulted in a flat trend for the S&P 500 index, which managed to avoid losses (+0.01 per cent). »


Mutual funds

Bandon to launch alternative long-short fixed income mutual fund

Bandon Capital Management plans to launch its first mutual fund, the Bandon Isolated Alpha Fixed Income Fund. »


John Greenwood, Invesco’s chief economist

Dual-speed recovery complicates asset allocation in 2011

The global economy will continue its dual-speed recovery in 2011, with developing and developed economies occupying “parallel and very different financial universes,” Invesco’s chief economist, John Greenwood, writes in his economic outlook for 2011. »


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Groveland Capital hires David Cragg as chief financial officer

Minneapolis based Groveland Capital has hired David Cragg as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. »


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Coral Portfolio launches Coral All Seasons for hedge fund managers

Coral Portfolio has launched the Coral All Seasons Account which combines its Luxembourg regulated Sicav-Sif fund structure with Deutsche Bank’s X-markets hedge fund platform. »


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