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Backstop Solutions Group opens European office in London

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 16:21

Backstop Solutions Group, a provider of Software-as-a-Service platforms for the alternative asset management industry, has opened its first European focused office in London. »

Acquisition

MSCI to acquire Measurisk

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 16:01

MSCI, a provider of investment decision support tools including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Measurisk, an affiliate of J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services and a provider of risk-transparency and risk-measurement solutions for hedge fund investors. »

Risk

Dalton to increase risk profile of offshore European equity long short fund

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 14:38

Dalton Strategic Partnership plans to increase the risk profile of the Melchior European Fund, a Cayman Island-domiciled European equity long short fund which was launched in October 2006. »

Thumbs up

Korea Exchange and Eurex receive support for their link

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 14:12

Eurex and the Korea Exchange have received commitment and support from major market participants for the launch of their joint Eurex/KRX Link on 30 August. »

Index

Hedge funds lose momentum in June as volatility spikes and markets sell off

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 13:31

Despite hedge funds posting a slightly positive performance of 0.06 per cent for June, according to the Lipper Hedge Fund Composite Index, their risk/return profile remained intact. »

Traders

RBC Hedge 250 Index down 0.94 per cent in June

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 12:15

The RBC Hedge 250 Index fell by 0.94 per cent in June and is down 0.56 per cent year-to-date. »

Gas ring

UBS launches ETN linked to Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 11:15

UBS Investment Bank has expanded its UBS E-Tracs exchange-traded notes platform by adding the UBS E-Tracs Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index. »

Handshake

Partners Capital promotes Arjun Raghavan to partner

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 06:38

Partners Capital, the London and Boston based private investment office serving investment professionals, endowments, foundations and high net worth families, has promoted Arjun Raghavan to become its seventh partner. »

Peter Reitz, member of the Eurex executive board

Eurex and Bombay Stock Exchange to launch futures and options on Sensex

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 06:06

Bombay Stock Exchange and Eurex will launch futures and options on the Sensex, the blue-chip index of the Bombay Stock Exchange, on 4 October 2010 at Eurex. »

Market

Market neutral managers lead the way in June

Wed, 14/07/2010 - 16:16

Against a backdrop of the ASX200’s June fall of 2.89 per cent, and equity based funds in general which fell 0.57 per cent, market neutral managers were up 1.74 per cent in June, followed by event driven at 0.52 per cent. »

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