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Hedge funds down 1.29 per cent in November

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index finished down 1.29 per cent in November as managers struggled to find profitable positions amid falling equity markets. »


Richard Phillips, head of UK retail at Man

GLG Alpha Select (Ucits III) Fund to close after hitting USD550m target

GLG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Man Group, is to close the GLG Alpha Select (Ucits III) Fund to new investment on 10 December 2010 after reaching its asset target of USD550m. »


Traders

Average daily volume of 10.2 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in November

At the derivatives markets of Eurex, an average daily volume of 10.2 million contracts was traded in November, up from 9.4 million in November 2009. »


Chris Bound, Collas Day’s senior partner

Law firms Collas Day and Crill Canavan merge

Collas Day in Guernsey and Crill Canavan in Jersey are to merge in the spring of 2011. »


Handshake with globe

Apex Fund Services appoints head of business development

Apex Fund Services, a fund administration business, has appointed Thalius Hecksher as global head of business development. »


Haig Bathgate, Turcan Connell

Turcan Connell launches absolute return fund

Turcan Connell, an investment, legal, financial and tax advisory firm, has launched an absolute return fund – the third in its stable of unitised investment funds. »


Antonio Cacorino, a managing principal of StormHarbour Partners

StormHarbour launches Japanese broker-dealer

StormHarbour Partners, a markets and financial advisory firm, has launched a broker-dealer in Tokyo, established through the integration of NSH Securities into StormHarbour Partners. »


Tax

Eden Rock forms joint venture with Autumn Capital and Jericho Tax Lien

Autumn Capital Partners, Jericho Tax Lien Advisors and Eden Rock Capital Management have launched SPR Advisors to provide investors with access to US tax lien certificates. »


Australia

Australian hedge funds up by 1.80 per cent in October

The past week has seen a continuation of the broadly positive results from Australia's absolute return and hedge fund sector, and with 94 per cent of single funds' October returns recorded, the average performance (non-weighted) was 1.80 per cent for the month. »


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. »


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