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More wealthy Americans turn to alternative investments to reach financial goals

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 16:17

Affluent Americans are more likely to allocate assets to alternative investment strategies in asset classes such as private equity, real estate investment trusts and hedge funds today than they have been for several years. »

US flag and handcuffs

Former Galleon portfolio manager Rengan Rajaratnam charged with insider trading

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 12:00

Rajarengan (Rengan) Rajaratnam, a former portfolio manager at the hedge fund management firm Galleon Group, has been charged with conspiracy and securities fraud for his alleged involvement in an insider trading scheme. »

Luxembourg

SGSS in Luxembourg develops services offering for alternative funds

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 10:10

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has created a centre of expertise in Luxembourg for alternative funds, which provides specific experience in private equity, real estate and tangible assets. »

David Harding, founder, Winton

Lyxor Asset Management to launch new UCITS fund

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 06:03

Lyxor Asset Management is launching a new UCITS-compliant fund which aims to replicate Winton Capital Management’s Diversified Program. »

BVI

Withers wins BVI hedge fund liquidation case for Baker Tilly

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 16:00

The BVI Court has confirmed the appointment of John Greenwood and Hadley Chilton of Baker Tilly (BVI) Limited as liquidators of four hedge funds incorporated in the BVI, and has decided that a US receiver attempting to claim assets owned by the hedge funds would not be recognised by the BVI Court. »

Fund administration

SEB Investment Management appoints BNY Mellon to administer EUR40bn range of funds

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 14:14

BNY Mellon, a provider of investment management and investment services, has been appointed by SEB Investment Management to provide fund administration services for over 150 funds valued at EUR40bn. »

Gavel and scales

California hedge fund manager agrees USD1.8m settlement in Galleon-related insider trading case

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 14:09

The Honourable Jed S Rakoff of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has entered a final judgment approving a USD1.8m settlement between the SEC and hedge fund manager Douglas F Whitman and his firm Whitman Capital in a case that arose from the SEC's investigation of widespread insider trading perpetrated by Raj Rajaratnam of Gallon Management and other hedge fund managers. »

Fraud

Former hedge fund manager Homm indicted on federal fraud charges

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 14:05

A German national who managed a series of hedge funds based in the Cayman Islands has been indicted on federal fraud charges alleging that he oversaw a stock manipulation scheme designed to “pump up” the reported returns of his hedge funds, while self-dealing for his own benefit to the detriment of the funds, in a fraud that caused investors to loss approximately USD200m. »

Cayman Islands and Brazil sign TIEA

Cayman Islands and Brazil to exchange tax information

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 11:59

The Cayman Islands Government signed its 31st Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with the Republic of Brazil on 19 March. »

Up arrow

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.24 per cent in February

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 11:56

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished February up 0.24 per cent, with six out of 10 strategies in positive territory. »

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