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Jeffrey Peskind, founder and chief investment officer, Phoenix

Phoenix Investment Adviser grows assets under management by USD200m

Tue, 11/12/2012 - 10:12

Phoenix Investment Adviser, a private investment firm that specialises in high-yield corporate debt, has increased its assets under management by almost 40 per cent year-over-year, managing over USD530m as of 1 December. »

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Hedge funds post November gains as fiscal cliff looms

Tue, 11/12/2012 - 06:02

Hedge funds posted gains in November as equities traded in a wide intra-month range following the US Presidential election and as global financial markets focused on the US fiscal cliff. »

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Carey Olsen advises on GBP270m IPO of BACIT Limited

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 14:32

Carey Olsen has advised the Battle Against Cancer Investment Trust (BACIT Limited) on its establishment as a Guernsey registered closed-ended investment company and its recent flotation on the Main List of the London Stock Exchange. »

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ESMA proposals will impact EUR3bn of CTA Ucits assets, says Alix Capital

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 11:59

ESMA proposals limiting the use of indices by Ucits funds will require a change in investment approach for EUR3bn of CTA Ucits assets, according to a paper published by Alix Capital, the Geneva-based investment boutique specialising in regulated alternatives investments. »

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Horton Point expands into seeding and incubating emerging systematic managers

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 10:19

Horton Point, a systematic trading firm based in New York, is expanding into the seeding business. »

W Christopher White, chairman of Cadwalader

Cadwalader appoints six to special counsel

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 06:10

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, a counsellor to global financial institutions and corporations, has named associates Nathan M Bull, Sophie K Cuthbertson, Douglas J Donahue, Brian Foster, Ellen Halstead and Jeffrey Nagle to special counsel. »

Isle of Man Chief Minister Allan Bell

Isle of Man further consolidates tax cooperation arrangements with UK

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 06:06

The Isle of Man Government has confirmed that it will be adopting tax information sharing arrangements with the UK which will follow closely the FATCA intergovernmental agreement currently being negotiated with the US. »

Richard Schimel, co-head, Diamondback

Diamondback to close after investor withdrawals

Fri, 07/12/2012 - 16:02

Hedge fund Diamondback Capital is to close after investors asked for the return of USD520m – more than 25 per cent of the fund’s current assets. »

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NFA permanently bars Strategic Trading Associates

Fri, 07/12/2012 - 11:56

The National Futures Association (NFA) has permanently barred Strategic Trading Associates, a New York-based commodity trading adviser, and temporarily barred Francis Littleton, a principal and associated person of the firm. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 0.33 per cent in November

Fri, 07/12/2012 - 06:00

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 0.33 per cent in November as six of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. »

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