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SGGG builds first hedge fund appliance

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 14:55

SGGG Portfolio Systems, a provider of technology to small and mid-sized hedge funds, has built the first appliance specifically for hedge fund managers. »

Matt Samelson, Woodbine principal

Woodbine explains how to choose an EMS provider

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 14:05

Woodbine Associates has published a report examining the features, functionality and value proposition of 18 established trading solution providers and giving guidance on choosing the optimal solution for each particular need. »

Index

RBC Hedge 250 Index up 0.25 per cent in November 2010

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 12:46

The RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of 0.25 per cent in November, bringing the year-to-date return of the index to 4.05 per cent. »

Greg Lippmann, LibreMax Capital

State Street to administer LibreMax Capital hedge fund

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 12:13

State Street has been selected by LibreMax Capital to provide fund administration services for its newly launched hedge fund. »

Richard Hughes, Vistra Group

Richard Hughes joins Vistra Group in Jersey

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 11:18

Richard Hughes has been appointed senior manager, business development, within the funds and corporate services division of the Vistra Group, based in the Jersey office. »

Currencies

Auriel launches dynamic currency hedging programme

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 10:38

Auriel Capital Management, a London-based investment management firm, has launched a dynamic currency hedging programme for institutional investors with the backing of a USD1.1bn mandate from a US corporate pension plan. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index to finish down 0.18 per cent in November

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 10:22

Final performance for the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index is confirmed down 0.18 per cent in November and up 7.82 per cent year-to-date. »

Deepak Gurnani, head of Investcorp's hedge fund business

Ballast Capital Management and Investcorp form partnership

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 10:16

Investcorp, the alternative asset manager, and Ballast Capital Management, a hedge fund manager based in New York, have formed a partnership. »

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Majority of fund managers remain opposed to AIFM Directive

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 06:26

A Preqin survey of over 100 alternative assets fund managers and investors found that just under a third support the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive to some extent, with firms in certain countries where the new legislation will replace more restrictive existing rules believing that it will serve to improve conditions. »

Peter D’Amario, Greenwich Associates consultant

Hedge funds making a comeback in European fixed income

Thu, 16/12/2010 - 06:03

Following two years of crisis, hedge funds’ European fixed income trading volume jumped 47 per cent from 2009 to 2010, according to Greenwich Associates’ 2010 European Fixed Income Study. »

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