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Pablo Balan, head of risk management and quantitative research at Stenham Asset Management

Stenham selects MSCI's RiskMetrics HedgePlatform

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 13:31

Stenham Asset Management has selected MSCI’s RiskMetrics HedgePlatform to enhance the transparency the firm receives from its underlying hedge fund investments. »

Graph and pen

Hedge fund managers likely to benefit from stock selection, says Lyxor

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 12:17

The European Central Bank’s “whatever it takes” promise has substantially reduced tail risks, according to Lyxor. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Pension funds to increase HF allocation despite recent poor performance

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 06:40

Contrary to recent articles in the main stream media, pension funds will continue to increase their allocation to hedge funds despite the recent poor performance within the hedge fund industry, says Don Steinbrugge of Agecroft Partners. »

Central Asia

Sturgeon Capital launches first Central Asia-focused Ucits hedge fund

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 06:15

Sturgeon Capital has launched the Sturgeon Central Asia Equities Fund, a Ucits hedge fund that will invest primarily in equity securities of companies listed on regulated markets but which have a substantial exposure to Central Asia and the supporting regional macro growth dynamics. »

Report and magnifying glass

Credit strategies benefit from increased demand for yield, says Dexion

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 16:01

The current low yield environment has created greater interest in non-conventional segments of the credit market. »

Constantinos Antoniades, chief executive of Vega-Chi

Vega-Chi launches first credit ATS for institutional investors

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 14:01

Vega-Chi US has launched the only high-yield bond trading platform solely for institutional investors. »

Stephen Decani, chief executive at Newscape

Newscape launches risk-targeted multi-asset fund

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 11:55

Newscape Capital Group has launched its second Ucits fund, the Newscape Diversified Growth Fund. »

Shawn P Matthews, chief executive officer of Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors to manage Coast's fund of hedge funds business

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 10:40

Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors (CFIA) plans to assume the investment management responsibilities for the fund of hedge funds products of Coast Asset Management. »

Trading screens

ISDA to further develop CCS with Sapient Global Markets

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 10:14

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) is supporting the Clearing Connectivity Standard (CCS), an industry standard that helps improve over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives reporting and communication for asset managers, futures commission merchants (FCMs), central counterparties (CCPs) and custodians. »

Graham Hall, partner, Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen advises Insight on distressed consumer debt fund

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 06:29

Carey Olsen has advised Insight Investment Management on the establishment of a Guernsey registered fund constituted as a limited partnership, which will invest in distressed consumer debt and is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. »

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