Renzo Casarotto, portfolio manager, First State

First State launches onshore Global Agribusiness Fund to UK and Europe

First State Investments (UK) has launched an onshore version of its Global Agribusiness Fund. »


Trading screens

Banks to publish share volumes traded in automated systems

Six investment banks have launched a voluntary initiative to improve post-trade transparency in the European over-the-counter equity markets. »


Job hunting

GAM appoints Paul Udall as investment director

GAM has appointed Paul Udall as investment director in its London office. »


Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

Otkritie supports the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

As part of its sponsorship of Team Moscow at the Mint Polo in the Park tournament in June, Otkritie Securities has chosen the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy as the charity to support throughout the tournament. »


Phil Masterson, managing director for SEI's investment manager services division

Investors drive growth of alternative mutual funds in US and Europe

In the wake of historic market losses and epic scandals, a restless and empowered investor base is demanding greater transparency and liquidity from managers, while focusing on absolute returns and uncorrelated investment strategies. »


Andrew Gale, chief executive of Cavenagh Capital

Dutch pension giant ABP invests in Cavenagh Capital

Former Dexion Capital veteran Andrew Gale and DBS veteran Lee Ka Shao have received an allocation from the pension fund management firm APG to seed the launch of a new Asian focused macro hedge fund. »


Emerging markets currencies

Emerging markets hedge funds navigate sovereign crisis

Emerging markets hedge funds gained 4.7 per cent year-to-date through April, suggesting that many managers have navigated through much of the still-unfolding EU-centric sovereign debt crisis, according to Hedge Fund Research. »


Trader

Fixed income traders lead Greenwich Investable Indices higher in April

The Greenwich Composite Investable Index advanced by 0.20 per cent in April as equity markets moved higher in choppy trading.  »


Market turmoil

May turmoil will test or prove hedge fund performance, says AFM

As more funds' results are reported for April, average returns measured by Australian Fund Monitor's index have increased to be outperforming the ASX200 by close to two per cent. »


Molybdenum

USD100m of minor metals trading at LME since launch

At 08:31 GMT on 21 May, one lot (six tonnes) of three-month molybdenum was traded on LMEselect at a price of USD36,000 per tonne, taking the total amount of minor metals traded at the London Metal Exchange past the USD100m mark. »


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