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Money and handshake

Convergex launches Stock Loan Program

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 12:03

Convergex Group has launched a Stock Loan Program, a service that gives hedge funds and other clients access to the securities they need to borrow for their short-sell requirements. »

Open door

Finance vacuum creates opportunity for private capital, says Cresco

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 10:41

The substantial withdrawal of bank finance seen over the course of the last three years has created a financing vacuum in the UK corporate lending market, and constrained lending practices continue to frustrate business leaders and entrepreneurs.  »

Seed

Atlantic, Montage and Palmer Square to seed emerging hedge funds

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 10:26

Atlantic Asset Management, Montage Asset Management and Palmer Square Capital Management have formed a joint venture to make seed investments in hedge funds. »

Handshake

ABC Quant hires Peter de Marigny

Fri, 13/08/2010 - 06:09

ABC Quant, part of Quant Risk Group Hedge Fund Analytics companies, has hired Peter J. de Marigny, manager of Equity Hedge DITMo Strategies, to represent Quant Suite. »

Globe and money

Investor flows into hedge funds jumped in July

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 16:11

The HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Index rose by 1.72 per cent in July and 1.84 per cent in the first seven months of 2010. »

Graph up arrow

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.7 per cent in July

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 14:35

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index was up 0.7 per cent in July, lifting year-to-date gains to 0.8 per cent. »

Morten Spenner, chief executive at International Asset Management

Market conditions to benefit long/short equity and credit managers

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 13:37

Morten Spenner, chief executive at International Asset Management, believes credit and equity market conditions bode well for security selection and should in particular benefit long/short equity and credit managers. »

Index

S&P launches indices measuring risk premium between asset classes and markets

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 12:37

Standard & Poor’s has launched the S&P Factor Indices, which seek to measure the risk premium inherent between asset classes and financial markets, creating a means for investors to track the spread between a long and short sub-index.  »

Peter Reitz, Eurex executive board member

Eurex to offer euro gold contract

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 12:13

Derivatives exchange Eurex will launch futures and options on Xetra-Gold, an exchange-traded commodity in Germany. »

Market

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.15 per cent in July

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 10:42

Hedge funds gained 2.15 per cent in July, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

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