Commodities

Kenmar and RBS launch commodity fund of funds in Ucits format

The Kenmar Group and the Royal Bank of Scotland have launched what they believe to be the first ever commodity fund of funds in a Ucits III format. »


Market

Consistency shows signs of returning as secondary market hits six month high

The highest average trade price in six months may signal the return of stability to the secondary hedge fund market, according to the October edition of the Hedgebay index. »


Bank counters

Financial services deals up 55 per cent as private equity activity accelerates

Deal activity in the financial services sector is showing signs of recovery as bank restructuring continues to accelerate and private equity firms start to play a bigger role in the sector again for the first time since the economic crisis. »


Luxembourg Hedge Fund Services 2010

Luxembourg Hedge Fund Services 2010

Luxembourg Hedge Fund Services 2010

The impending implementation of the EU’s AIFM Directive offers a timely boost to Luxembourg’s ambitions to build its hedge fund sector. Read our latest report
 

Index

Lyxor Global Hedge Fund Index rises 1.4 per cent in October

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund Index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge funds platform which tracks the overall hedge fund universe, was up 1.4 per cent in October, lifting year to date gains to 4.3 per cent. »


Julian Rogers-Coltman, chief executive and head of risk of Fleming Family and Partners Capital Management

Fleming Family European opportunities fund up 12.1 per cent

The Fleming Family and Partners Capital Management European Opportunities Fund leads the absolute return European equities sector, returning 12.1 per cent year-to-date. »


New York

Bruce Wolf joins Integral Development from Citi

Integral Development, a provider of FX trading solutions and services, announced has appointed Bruce Wolf as a managing director in its sales team. »


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All hedge fund styles up at end October, says Man

Hedge funds secured another positive return in October, with all styles proving profitable as risk appetite remained positive on the expectation of an imminent announcement of further quantitative easing by the US Federal Reserve, according to hedge fund provider Man. »


Rod Palmer, partner and global head of investment funds with Walkers

AIFM Directive approval boosts fund industry in Cayman Islands, BVI and Jersey

Law firm Walkers says the confirmation of the final terms of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the removal of uncertainty for non-European Union fund managers marketing non-EU funds in the EU is a very positive development for the investment funds industry in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Jersey. »


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Man appoints Richard Phillips as head of UK retail

Following the acquisition of GLG by Man on 14 October, Man has appointed Richard Phillips as head of UK retail for the combined business. »


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