Alessandro Mauceri, chief executive of Palaedino Asset Management

Palaedino and Alix Capital launch investable Ucits alternative index

Palaedino Asset Management, adviser to the Axiom Fund, and Alix Capital, provider of the Ucits Alternative Index, have launched the first investable Ucits alternative index. »


E. Craig Asche, executive director of the CAIA Association

CAIA Association to launch chapter in France

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association, an association for credentialed alternative investment professionals, will launch its 12th chapter in Paris on 7 December. »


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SEI adds absolute return strategies

SEI has added absolute return strategies to its goals-based strategic portfolios with the aim of delivering further diversification and exposure to long-term capital growth whilst reducing risk. »


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BlueMountain appoints Louisa Strutt as director of business development

BlueMountain Capital Management, a private asset management company specialising in the global credit markets, has appointed Louisa Strutt as director of business development.  »


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Real Estate Credit Investments NAV rises to EUR1.69 per ordinary share

Real Estate Credit Investments, the Cheyne Capital managed investment company formerly known as Queen’s Walk, has reported an increase in net asset value from EUR1.59 to EUR1.69 per ordinary share since its recent fundraising. »


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Apollo appoints Marc Spilker as president

Apollo Global Management has appointed Marc Spilker as president, effective 1 December 2010. »


Peter Matthews, the portfolio manager and founder of PJM Capital

PJM Capital to launch new 2X programme in January

PJM Capital, the USD250m Washington, D.C. based quantitative CTA trend follower, plans to launch a new 2X programme in January 2011. »


Risk

Eurex Clearing introduces pre-trade risk limit functionality

Eurex Clearing has launched its Advanced Risk Protection solution, which enables clearing and non-clearing members to control their trading and operational risks by setting pre-trade limits on aggregate risk metrics such as the total margin requirement. »


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Hedge fund managers remain predominantly downbeat on US equities

Hedge fund managers remain predominantly downbeat on US equities, according to the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge survey of hedge fund managers for November.  »


Thomas Weber, partner at LGT Capital Partners

Crown Managed Futures celebrates tenth anniversary

Crown Managed Futures, the flagship CTA/macro multi-manager programme of LGT Capital Partners, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. »


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