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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 1.61 per cent in January

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 12:04

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 1.61 per cent in January as each of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. »

Damien Loveday, global head of hedge fund research at Towers Watson

Towers Watson selects MSCI’s RiskMetrics HedgePlatform

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 10:16

Towers Watson, a global investment consultant, will include MSCI’s RiskMetrics HedgePlatform into some of its hedge fund advisory and investment processes. »

Risk

ICAP adds hazard rates and survival probabilities to Credit Derivatives Service

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 06:29

ICAP has launched Hazard Rates and Survival Probabilities as part of an expanded end of day Credit Derivatives Service. »

Report

Quantifi and Risk Dynamics release white paper on optimising capital requirement for counterpart credit risk

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 16:25

A new white paper published jointly by Quantifi and Risk Analytics explores how to deal with counterparty credit risk in the current financial environment by detailing some of the associated aspects and challenges. »

Crystal ball

Credit funds unlikely to repeat 2012 flows and returns in 2013, says Fitch Ratings

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 16:16

Credit fund performance and flows in 2013 are unlikely to reach the levels seen in 2012, says Fitch Ratings. »

Duncan L Niederauer, chief executive, NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext net income totals USD28m in Q4

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 16:13

NYSE Euronext has reported net income of USD28m, or USD0.12 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to net income of USD110m, or USD0.43 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011.  »

Mutual funds

DST now serving over 1.5 million retail alternative investment accounts

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 14:45

DST Systems’ US Investment Recordkeeping solution is now supporting over 1.5 million accounts in the alternative investment space. »

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Credit Suisse LAB Index up 1.10 per cent in January

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 14:09

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index was up 1.10 per cent in January, according to Dr Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

Rachael Reynolds, partner, Ogier Cayman’s litigation practice

Ogier appoints partner in Cayman Islands litigation practice

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 12:35

Rachael Reynolds has assumed the role of partner in Ogier Cayman’s litigation practice, following the announcement of her promotion by the Ogier Group effective 1 February 2013. »

Greg Brousseau, co-chief executive and co-chief investment officer, Central Park Group

Fortigent and Central Park Group team up

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 12:06

Fortigent, a provider of high-net-worth solutions and consulting services, has formed a partnership with Central Park Group, an independent investment advisory firm that delivers private client and smaller institutional investors access to institutional hedge fund, private equity, real estate and fund of funds talent. »

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