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Iveagh and 47 launch Newcits fund of funds

Iveagh Private Investment House, the Guinness family office and asset manager, and 47 Degrees North Capital Management, an alternative investment provider, have launched the Iveagh Newcits Fund. »

Raymond O’Neill, a founding member of Kinetic Partners

Kinetic Partners celebrates its fifth anniversary

Kinetic Partners, the professional services consultancy focused on the wider asset management industry, has marked its fifth anniversary by reporting record growth. »

Howard Altman, co-chief executive and co-managing principal of Rothstein Kass

Funds of funds expect increased competition from single manager vehicles

A survey of fund of fund managers and executives by accounting and advisory services firm Rothstein Kass suggests that the industry expects intense competition for investment capital as firms work to enhance transparency. »

Alastair Stewart

Guernsey Funds Forum reassures London market

London’s investment community has been reassured that Guernsey is confident of continuing to be a leading funds centre despite current uncertainties, including the EU’s proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. »


Sales of absolute and total return funds soar in Europe

Sales of absolute and total return funds, which aim to achieve positive returns in all market conditions, have soared in some parts of Europe this year, according to Lipper. »


Australian fund managers will be tested in May

May continues to test markets with ongoing volatility and steep falls across a range of asset classes, a report by Australian Fund Monitors shows. »

Money thumbs up

Wealth creators buoyant about prospects in 2010

Fifty six per cent of wealth creators around the world say they have made money in the last 12 months and they are on track for success against their optimistic predictions last September. »

Managed futures

Managed futures managers finish April on a high note

Managed futures performed relatively well for April as commodities continued to trend higher during the month, a report by Lipper Tass says. »


Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index up 0.7 per cent

The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index rose 0.7 per cent in April, while the currency-hedged Morningstar MSCI Composite Index increased 1.1 per cent. »

Peter Clarke, chief executive of Man

Man Group’s profit before tax falls to USD541m

Man Group made a profit before tax of USD541m for the financial year ended 31 March 2009, down from the USD743m profit made the previous year. »

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