Traders

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.22 per cent in August

Early estimates indicate the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index will post positive performance of 0.22 per cent in August, based on 70 per cent of assets in the index reporting. »


Volatility

Credit attracts investor inflows despite volatile markets

Fitch Ratings says fund flows for credit asset managers have in general remained positive, as concerns about sovereign and bank debt and the economic outlook are balanced by generally sound corporate fundamentals. »


Box

Formicary launches Hedge Fund in a Box solution

Formicary and Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services have launched a business solution called Hedge Fund in a Box, to give hedge funds with assets of less than USD1bn under management a stronger grasp of risk exposure and improved visibility with less administrative burden. »


Claude Kremer, chairman of Alfi

Ching Yng Choi to head Alfi’s Asia office

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry has appointed Ching Yng Choi as the head of its Asia office. »


Accounts

Gottex reports positive cash earnings for first half of 2010

Gottex Fund Management, an alternative asset management group, had positive cash earnings for the six months ended 30 June 2010, but its financial performance was impacted by a reduction in the asset base and a delay in the return of incentive fees. »


Index

HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index up 0.38 per cent in August

The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained 0.38 per cent for August, with strong performance in macro and relative value strategies only partially offset by weakness in equity hedge and event driven funds. »


Edward Joyce, CBOE president and chief operating officer

CBOE Futures Exchange to launch first options contract

The CBOE Futures Exchange plans to introduce trading in its first options on a futures contract – Weekly options on VIX futures – on 28 September, subject to regulatory approval. »


Handshake

Citi names Steve Pitkin head of investor services for hedge fund services

Citi has named Steve Pitkin head of investor services for its hedge fund services unit within global transaction services. »


Swiss flag

Swiss single hedge fund industry on the upswing

Despite the financial crisis and scandals, the hedge fund industry in Switzerland is well on track. »


Trader at screen

GAM launches market neutral credit fund

GAM has launched its first market neutral credit fund with credit manager DCI. »


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