Amir H. Alavi, Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos

Delaware court clears way for coordination of hedge fund investors

Attorneys from Houston's Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos have helped a hedge fund investor earn a ruling at the Delaware Supreme Court that will allow investors in failed hedge funds to investigate their losses as a group while coordinating potential legal actions. »


Fireworks

Convertible bonds record best performance in a year in July

After two months of severe disappointment stock market investors seemed to renew with unbridled optimism in July, with the S&P 500 index rising by 7.01 per cent, its best return over the past 12 months, and implied volatility (23.50 per cent) dropping by one third. »


Trader at screen

Integrated Capital Solutions launches CTA platform

Integrated Capital Solutions has launched a managed investment platform to rank and track some of the world's leading trading advisers and create single or multi CTA portfolios. »


Australia

Australian hedge funds up 1.5 per cent in July

Australian hedge funds rose by 1.5 per cent in July, bringing their year-to-date performance to 0.32 per cent, according to Australian Fund Monitors. »


Risk

Survey finds bearish sentiment waning as risk appetite improves

Bearish sentiment among investors about the outlook for the global economy and corporate earnings has eased, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers for August. »


Bernd Vorbeck, spokesman of Universal-Investment’s management board

Universal-Investment and York launch merger arbitrage strategy as Ucits fund

Universal-Investment and New York-based hedge fund specialist York Asset Management have launched an absolute return fund, The York Lion Merger Arbitrage Liquidity Fund UI. »


Steel

LME approves Chicago and Detroit as delivery points for steel billet

The London Metal Exchange has approved Chicago and Detroit as points of good delivery for its steel billet contract. »


John Donohoe, chief executive officer of Carne

Jabre Capital Partners launches Ucits fund

Jabre Capital Partners, the Geneva-based hedge fund manager established by Philippe Jabre in 2006, has established a Luxembourg domiciled Ucits umbrella, JabCap (Lux), with one sub-fund, JabCap (Lux) - Global Balanced.  »


Traders

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.59 per cent

Final performance for the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index has been confirmed up 1.59 per cent in July and 2.22 per cent year-to-date. »


London

Isabelle Tykoczinski joins Kinetic Partners

Isabelle Tykoczinski has been appointed a member at Kinetic Partners and will be joining the London risk team to strengthen and develop the firm’s current risk offering. »


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