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Steve Nadel, partner in Seward & Kissel’s investment management practice

Jump in new hedge funds with equities strategies in 2012, says Seward & Kissel study

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:19

Some 64 per cent of new hedge fund funds covered by a recent study carried out by Seward & Kissel had equity or equity-related strategies, up 14 per cent from the 2011 study. »


Hedge funds see third consecutive month of positive performance

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:06

Hedge funds enjoyed a third consecutive month of positive performance for the year, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index up 0.7 per cent for March and up 3.1 per cent for the quarter. »

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IStar Systematic Fund back into positive territory

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 06:08

The IStar Systematic Fund, backed by seeding specialist IMQubator, reconfigured its trading strategy in April 2012 and turned a negative performance into a positive return for the year, ending up at +3.24 per cent at the end of December 2012. »

Adriana Kostov, Hedge Fund Association, Australia

Hedge Fund Association adds three regional chapters

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 06:04

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has appointed regional directors to head its newly established chapters in Australia (Adriana Kostov), Texas (Mark A Feanny) and Utah (Ronnie Hale). »


Deer Park launches mortgage/asset-backed fund

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 16:02

Deer Park Road Corp is to launch a new mortgage/asset-backed fund, Burgess Creek Fund, having closed its flagship fund, STS Partners Fund, with USD750m currently under management. »

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Credit Suisse LAB Index up 1.22 per cent in March

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 14:08

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index was up 1.22 per cent in March, according to Dr Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »


More than a third of hedge fund professionals feel pressured to break rules in pursuit of alpha

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 12:32

Nearly half (46 per cent) of hedge fund professionals believe their competitors engage in illegal activity, more than one third (35 per cent) have personally felt pressure to break the rules, and about one third (30 per cent) have witnessed misconduct in the workplace, according to a survey commissioned by law firm Labaton Sucharow and the Hedge Fund Association.  »

Sonya Van de Graaff, partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Schulte Roth & Zabel adds European restructuring partners to London office

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 12:07

Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) has expanded its London office with the addition of partners Peter JM Declercq and Sonya Van de Graaff to the business reorganisation practice. »

John Fildes, chief executive, Chi-X Australia

Chi-X Australia names John Fildes as chief executive

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 11:51

Chi-X Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of alternative trading venue operator Chi-X Global, has appointed John Fildes as chief executive officer effective 1 May 2013. »


CFTC’s DSIO issues no-action letter for commodity pool operators of securitisation vehicles

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 11:47

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) has issued a time-limited no-action letter for commodity pool operators of securitisation vehicles. »

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