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Traders

Illiquid trading dominates as secondary market awaits locked up funds

Wed, 25/08/2010 - 06:03

Hedgebay’s monthly secondary market index continued its general trend of recent months with near-par trading, deals at around 100 per cent of NAV, once again in short supply. »

Document and pen

Chi-X Europe receives offer enquiry from third party

Tue, 24/08/2010 - 16:13

Chi-X Europe, the pan-European equities exchange, has received an enquiry from a third party which may or may not lead to an offer for the whole or partial sale of the company. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Insparo chooses Throgmorton for back office accountancy services

Tue, 24/08/2010 - 15:38

Insparo Asset Management, the frontier markets investment specialist, has appointed Throgmorton UK, one of the UK’s largest accountancy and professional service providers to the hedge fund, private equity and corporate finance industries, to deliver a range of accountancy and back office services. »

Kevin Ewer, portfolio manager at Blue Ink Investments

Interest rate volatility boosts South African hedge funds

Tue, 24/08/2010 - 15:06

A combination of a volatile interest rate environment and increased regulation imposed on US banks regarding the use of capital for proprietary trading has boosted the performance of local South African hedge funds during the first half of 2010.  »

Managed futures

Managed futures post mixed returns for July

Tue, 24/08/2010 - 14:29

Managed futures managers experienced mixed performance for July, the latest report from Lipper Tass shows. »

Crystal ball

Hedge funds will confront macro-arbitrage opportunities after summer lull

Tue, 24/08/2010 - 13:05

The structure of the hedge fund business is now more at risk of declining if performance is not sustained, a report by Lipper says. »

Guillermo Worlicek, Ayaltis

Ayaltis Acantias Offshore fund is launched

Tue, 24/08/2010 - 12:12

Ayaltis has launched the Ayaltis Acantias Offshore fund, a fund of hedge funds focused on undervalued assets in the stressed and distressed credit space. »

Trader

Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index rises 2.7 per cent in July

Tue, 24/08/2010 - 10:52

The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index rose 2.7 per cent in July, while the currency-hedged Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index climbed 0.9 per cent. »

Seed capital

Moody Aldrich and Wilshire launch hedge fund seeding platform

Tue, 24/08/2010 - 07:46

Moody Aldrich Partners, a privately held investment firm in Boston, has reached an agreement with Wilshire Funds Management, a business unit of Wilshire Associates, to assist in the development of its open architecture hedge fund seeding platform called MAP Harvest Fund.   »

Long and short straws

Long/short equity can offer better opportunity than long-only, says Credit Suisse

Tue, 24/08/2010 - 07:03

Long/short equity strategies appear to offer an alternative investment opportunity for equity investors versus long-only investing, a paper by Credit Suisse says. »

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