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Secondary trading to grow 125 per cent to USD146bn

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 10:06

The secondary market, where investors historically went to trade their illiquid holdings in hedge funds, private equity and other alternative investments, is increasingly a source of liquidity in normal times and not just an escape hatch for investors in duress, according to a recent survey of more than 489 institutional investors managing gross assets of USD417bn. »

Jon Fowler, global head of the funds group at Maples and Calder

New lawyers join Maples and Calder's funds team

Mon, 13/08/2012 - 06:28

Maples and Calder has appointed four new associates to the firm’s growing funds team in its Cayman Islands office and a new partner to the British Virgin Islands office. »

Three

HFR launches three new HFRX Indices

Mon, 13/08/2012 - 06:15

HFR has expanded its family of HFRX Indices to 76 with the launch of three new indices. »

Philipp Poelzl, co-founder of Qbasis Fund Management

Qbasis Fund Management lists on AlphaMetrix

Fri, 10/08/2012 - 16:12

Qbasis Fund Management (QFM) has listed its Qbasis Futures Fund as a TransparentFund on AlphaMetrix. »

Olivier Sarkozy, Carlyle managing director and head of the financial services team

Carlyle and TCW management acquire TCW Group from Société Générale

Fri, 10/08/2012 - 14:04

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and the management of The TCW Group, an asset management firm, are to acquire TCW from Société Générale. »

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HFRX Japan Index posts narrow 2Q decline as Nikkei falls over 10 per cent

Fri, 10/08/2012 - 12:04

Hedge funds investing in Japan/developed Asian markets quickly shifted to defensive positioning in Q2 2012, protecting investor capital as Japanese equities plunged over 10 per cent in the period, according to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report. »

French flag

New milestones achieved in Eurex’s futures on French government bonds

Fri, 10/08/2012 - 06:06

The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange has set several new records in its Euro-OAT Futures. »

NYSE

NYSE Euronext global derivatives trading volumes down in July

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 16:15

NYSE Euronext European derivatives products average daily volume (ADV) in July 2012 totalled 3.5 million contracts, a decrease of 6.8 per cent compared to July 2011 and a decrease of 24.7 per cent from June 2012 levels. »

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South Africa Alpha Capital Management funds show strong returns in July

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 16:00

South Africa Alpha Capital Management has seen several of its funds produce strong returns in July, with the company’s top performing fund, the Peregrine L/S Equity fund, up 2.31 per cent. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Hedge funds redeem USD4.9bn in June 2012

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 14:23

The hedge fund industry redeemed USD4.9bn (0.3 per cent of assets) in June, compared with inflows of USD1.1bn in May, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. »

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