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Pacific Group to convert a third of HF assets to gold

Tue, 22/01/2013 - 16:00

Hong Kong based asset manager The Pacific Group is to convert up to a third of its hedge fund assets into physical gold, in a bet that bullion prices will increase as investors ditch currencies in favour of precious metals. »


Altin FoHF starts investing in less liquid strategies with higher expected returns

Tue, 22/01/2013 - 10:30

The improvement in market dynamics and the reduction of tail-risk, coupled with a very appealing opportunity set, means that Altin, the USD250m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, is starting to invest in less liquid strategies with higher expected returns. »


Financial services CEOs say management should spend more time on risk and compliance

Tue, 22/01/2013 - 06:29

Nearly a third (31 per cent) of financial services industry chief executives believe that senior management should be spending more time on risk and compliance, according to a study by Kinetic Partners. »


MW Cornish & Co appoints Flint as partner

Tue, 22/01/2013 - 06:07

Myles Flint is to join law firm MW Cornish & Co as a partner with effect from 28 January 2013. »


First Greece focused hedge fund up 40 per cent in 2012

Mon, 21/01/2013 - 16:01

A Greece focused hedge fund, launched in October 2012 by Dromeus Capital Group, finished 2012 up 40.3 per cent as the Greek debt buyback and improving market sentiment towards the country drove returns. »

Roberto Paganoni, chief executive of LGT Capital Partners

LGT Capital Partners wins GBP280m alternatives mandate from Hertfordshire County Council

Mon, 21/01/2013 - 11:43

LGT Capital Partners has won a GBP280m multi-alternatives mandate from Hertfordshire County Council. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 7.67 per cent in 2012

Mon, 21/01/2013 - 10:44

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished December up 1.48 per cent. »

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Relative value arbitrage leads hedge fund capital to new record

Mon, 21/01/2013 - 10:06

Steady inflows and performance-based gains increased hedge fund assets by USD60bn in the fourth quarter, bringing total industry capital to a record USD2.25trn, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report.  »

Peter Heaps, managing director, Carne Cayman Islands

Carne welcomes CIMA consultation on governance of Cayman Islands funds

Mon, 21/01/2013 - 06:11

Carne Group, the global fund governance specialist, has welcomed the consultation initiative and the decision by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) to enhance and clarify corporate governance standards for the Cayman Islands funds community. »

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Investment manager optimism rises for fourth successive quarter, says PwC/CBI survey

Mon, 21/01/2013 - 06:05

Optimism among investment managers rose for the fourth successive quarter as business volumes and incomes grew again, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey.  »

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