Armful of money

Ultra rich embracing hedge funds, says Spectrem

Despite the challenges faced by hedge funds in recent years, 50 per cent of households with a net worth of USD25m or more, not including primary residence, own hedge funds in 2010. »


Winner

Blackthorn wins best equity market neutral hedge fund in North America

Blackthorn Investment Group has received the 2010 Lipper Award of Excellence for the best equity market hedge fund in North America and the 2010 Lipper Award of Excellence for the best equity market hedge fund in the offshore division. »


Information

Societe Generale launches client service to meet KII requirements

Societe Generale Securities Services is launching a services offering, aimed at asset managers, which will take charge of the regulatory measures involved in replacing the Simplified Prospectus for Ucits by the Key Investor Information document. »


Charles Thornton, president of MadisonGrey

Equinoxe merges with MadisonGrey

Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services has merged with MadisonGrey to create a hedge fund administrator with combined assets under administration of over USD7bn. »


Peter Reitz, managing director for business development at Deutsche Börse

Deutsche Börse to acquire a stake in ID’s RFQ-hub

Deutsche Börse has acquired a minority stake in ID’s SAS (Investors Derivatives solutions), a Paris based company specialised in providing online technology solutions to the financial markets’ buy- and sell-side firms. »


Green investing

Edhec launches conference to promote green investing

Edhec, in partnership with Ville de Nice, Nice Côte d’Azur, EPA de la Plaine du Var, Team Côte d’Azur and CCI Nice Côte d’Azur, has decided to launch an international conference to promote green investing. »


Numbers and magnifying glass

Hedge funds rebound amid calls for greater transparency

The hedge fund industry has largely rebounded from the financial crisis and is responding readily to investor requests for greater transparency, according to a report published by Ernst & Young. »


Rupert Foster, manager of the Matrix Asia Ucits Fund

Matrix Asia Ucits Fund becomes long China and short Japan

The Matrix Asia Ucits Fund has moved net long China, believing that the late cyclical move is likely to last 12 to18 months. »


Neil Harvey, Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse to become exclusive distributor for Kimco

Credit Suisse’s asset management division has reached an agreement with Kimco International to become Kimco's exclusive distributor.  »


Silver

Commodity markets continued to gain in October

Commodity markets continued to gain in October as investor sentiment stayed positive with the likelihood of further rounds of quantitative easing gaining momentum. »


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