Ticonderoga Securities launches risk arbitrage desk

Ticonderoga Securities launches risk arbitrage desk

Ticonderoga Securities, an institutional broker dealer, has launched a risk arbitrage desk focusing on mergers and acquisitions, which will be led by industry veteran Andrew Lefberg, formerly of Pali Capital. »


Hedge Fund Association elects 2010/2011 board of directors

Hedge Fund Association elects 2010/2011 board of directors

The Hedge Fund Association has elected its 2010/2011 board of directors, president and vice president, and appointed regional directors and advisory board chairs.  »


S&P GSCI recovers 5.56 per cent in February

S&P GSCI recovers 5.56 per cent in February

The S&P GSCI, a commodities index, increased 5.56 per cent in February after falling 7.89 per cent in January. »


Long/short equity fund launches on Merchant’s Ucits platform

Long/short equity fund launches on Merchant’s Ucits platform

Merchant Capital, a Ucits III platform provider to the hedge fund industry, has announced that its first client is now fully operational. »


Hedge funds recoup lost assets and return to 2008 levels

Hedge funds recoup lost assets and return to 2008 levels

Hennessee Group has estimated that hedge fund industry assets increased by USD751bn in 2009 to USD1.96trn.  »


Societe Generale strengthens cash equity franchise in Asia Pacific

Societe Generale strengthens cash equity franchise in Asia Pacific

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking has appointed Todd Martin as equity strategist covering the Asia Pacific region, based in Hong Kong.  »


Jim Skufca joins Concerto Asset Management

Jim Skufca joins Concerto Asset Management

Concerto Asset Management has appointed Jim Skufca as head of risk management and distressed portfolio manager. »


Advent releases updated version of portfolio management tool

Advent releases updated version of portfolio management tool

Advent Software, a provider of software and services for the investment management industry, has released Advent Portfolio Exchange 3.0, the latest version of its portfolio management solution.  »


Average daily volume of 10.6 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in February

Average daily volume of 10.6 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in February

In February 2010 the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 10.6 million contracts, compared with 10.7 million contracts in February 2009. »


Harcourt AUM reaches USD4.5bn in 2009

Harcourt AUM reaches USD4.5bn in 2009

Harcourt Investment Consulting, the Switzerland-based alternative investment solutions provider, had assets under management of USD 4.5bn at 31 December 2009, corresponding to a growth of USD600m for the full year 2009. »


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