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Hedge funds post first negative performance since June

November marked the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index’s first negative month of performance since June. »


Luc Popelier, chief executive of KBC Group’s market activities

KBC closes sale of US life settlement portfolio

KBC has finalised the sale of the US life settlement portfolio held by KBC Financial Products to certain funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, as announced on 10 November. »


Implementing investment strategies in the Channel Islands 2010

Implementing investment strategies in the Channel Islands 2010

Implementing investment strategies in the Channel Islands 2010

With regulators and investors putting a premium on compliance, governance and transparency, the Channel Islands are well placed to capitalise on long-established virtues and expertise.

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Hedgebay launches pricing and valuation consultancy service

Hedgebay, a hedge fund secondary market provider, has launched a pricing and valuation service to assist hedge fund investors in determining the present value of the assets in their portfolios. »


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.  »


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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. »


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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.  »


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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). »


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