Economic crash

Equity funds lose ground as markets drop

Hedge funds lost 3.09 per cent in May, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge.  »


Numbers and magnifying glass

Merchant Capital launches Ucits strategy assessment for hedge fund managers

Merchant Capital, a provider of a Ucits III umbrella for hedge fund managers, has launched its Ucits strategy assessment/feasibility evaluation service, which helps managers to ascertain whether their strategies will translate efficiently into a Ucits structure. »


Index

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index down 2.76 per cent in May

Final performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index has been confirmed down 2.76 per cent in May, its largest drop since November 2008. »


New Zealand

Liquidnet to launch trading in New Zealand equities

Liquidnet, the institutional investment community that enables secure and anonymous block trading of equities, is expanding its trading operations to include New Zealand listed securities. »


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RBC Hedge 250 Index falls 2.42 per cent in May 2010

The RBC Hedge 250 Index fell by 2.42 per cent in May, bringing its year-to-date return to 0.29 per cent. »


Trader at screen

SuperDerivatives launches online revaluation investigation tool

A tool for accurately valuing over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives has been launched by SuperDerivatives. »


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Investors ready for ABS public market issuance

A survey of European ABS investors published by Bishopsfield Capital Partners reveals a positive consensus supporting increased issuance in the asset backed securitisation public market.  »


Numbers

Hedge funds resilient in 2010 so far, says Fitch

Fitch Ratings says in its quarterly hedge fund newsletter that the industry has shown resilience in the face of difficult macroeconomic and market factors for the year-to-date. »


Australia

Australian funds fall by an average 2.47 per cent

The funds in Australian Fund Monitor’s database have fallen by an average of 2.47 per cent in May, based on the results of 31 per cent of funds in the database. »


Commodity trading

Standard & Poor’s launches S&P WCI sub-indices

Standard & Poor’s has launched an extended family of sub-indices based on the S&P World Commodity Index. »


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