SFA chief executive Matthäus Den Otter

Implications of alternatives directive unclear, says Swiss Funds Association

The Swiss hedge fund industry is well positioned but the implications of the Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers are still unclear, the Swiss Funds Association says. »


Omar Kodmani, senior executive officer at Permal

Ucits multi-adviser Active Trading Fund is launched

Strategic Investments Group and Permal Group have launched the Active Trading Fund, a Ucits III absolute return multi-manager fund. »


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HSBC Private Bank optimistic about hedge fund performance

Having reduced its exposure to risk in global equities on 21 April 2010, HSBC Private Bank is maintaining its highest conviction overweight in hedge funds in the belief that hedge funds are well positioned to profit from the current market conditions and higher volatility. »


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Hedge funds break 14-month string of positive performance

Hedge fund strategies’ performance retreated in May as both equity and bond markets struggled amid the European debt crisis and its effect on the global recovery. »


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EEX and Eurex expand offer of EUA futures

The European Energy Exchange and the derivatives exchange Eurex will expand trading in European Union Allowance futures from 30 June with contracts which will reach maturity from the third commitment period of the European Emission Trading System. »


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Russia-focused fund manager is launched

Verno Investment Management has been launched as a specialist fund manager in the capital markets of Russia and the former Soviet Union. »


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RBC Wealth Management hires head of investments for British Isles

RBC Wealth Management, part of Royal Bank of Canada, has hired Tracy Maeter as head of investments, British Isles. »


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Credit Suisse launches fixed income algorithmic trading platform

Credit Suisse has launched Onyx, an algorithmic trading platform designed specifically for fixed income. »


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Alternative Advisors launches Castillon Diversified Fund

Alternative Advisors, a London based investment boutique, has launched the Castillon Diversified Fund, a regulated Ucits III multi-manager investment vehicle. »


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Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index down 2.2 per cent in May

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index, an investable index based on Lyxor’s hedge fund platform which tracks the overall hedge fund universe, was down 2.2 per cent in May.  »


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