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Coffee beans

RICI Index adds NYSE Liffe’s Robusta Coffee and Cocoa Futures contracts

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 16:06

NYSE Liffe’s Robusta Coffee and Cocoa Futures contracts will be added to the Rogers International Commodity Index (RICI) for the first time. »

Magnifying glass

SEC charges hedge fund manager with hiding losses from RMBS investments

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 13:53

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a hedge fund manager in Baton Rouge with defrauding investors by hiding millions of dollars in losses suffered during the financial crisis from investments tied to residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). »

Graph and pen

Man Group appoints Citi to provide fund administration services

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 11:33

Citi has completed the implementation of Man Umbrella Sicav, the Luxembourg fund business of the Man Group. »

Latin America

Latin American debt continues to offer investment opportunity, says Market Vectors

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 10:02

Opportunities continue to exist in Latin American debt despite negative news coming from the region, according to Market Vectors’ fixed income portfolio manager Fran Rodilosso. »

Greece

Greece focused hedge fund launched by Dromeus

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 06:38

A Greece focused hedge fund has been launched by Dromeus Capital Group, an emerging markets alternative investment specialist. »

Ethical investment

PRI launches discussion on responsible investment in hedge funds

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 06:19

The UN-backed Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative has issued a discussion paper on hedge funds to help its asset owner signatories better understand the risks associated with particular hedge fund strategies and instruments and the implications these may have for the performance of their portfolios and the broader market. »

Risk

Sciens launches risk analytics and portfolio construction engine

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 06:04

Sciens Alternative Investments has launched the Sciens Managed Account Risk Technologies (SMART), an interactive risk analytics and portfolio construction engine that enables investors to evaluate their hedge fund portfolios and aggregated fund exposures on Sciens Managed Account Platform (MAP). »

Michael Patanella, Grant Thornton

Patanella to lead Grant Thornton’s national asset management sector

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 14:00

Grant Thornton has appointed Michael Patanella as leader of its national asset management sector. »

Regulation

Companies eye impact of new bank regs on trade finance costs

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 12:06

Eighty per cent of the 300 financial officers from large European companies taking part in Greenwich Associates 2012 European Trade Finance Study — and nine out of 10 from companies in the FT 500 — expect pricing on trade finance products and services to increase as a result of the implementation of Basel III. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Institutional investors active in CTA funds have more than doubled since 2008

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 11:44

There are now 713 global institutional investors with an active CTA portfolio, a significant increase on 2011 when the number stood at 504, and 2008 when just 331 had CTA funds in their holdings. »

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