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Stanley Druckenmiller

Comment: Druckenmiller retirement indicates a new era for hedge funds

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 13:46

Stanley Druckenmiller one of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers, decided to stepdown this week, telling investors in a full and frank letter, "For me the disappointment of each interim drawdown over the years has taken a cumulative toll that I cannot continue to sustain.” »

Emerging markets currencies

Investors continue retreat from emerging markets hedge funds

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 13:05

Emerging markets hedge funds experienced a net withdrawal of USD1.5bn in the second quarter of 2010, according to figures released by Hedge Fund Research, a provider of hedge fund industry data.  »

Managed futures

Barclay CTA Index up 0.09 per cent in July

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 11:55

Managed futures gained 0.09 per cent in July, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

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CFTC allows Istanbul futures to be offered and sold in the US

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 11:29

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Office of General Counsel has issued a no-action letter permitting the offer and sale in the US of Turkish Derivatives Exchange’s futures contract based on the Istanbul Stock Exchange 30 Stock Index. »

Fund administration

Conifer Group appoints head of fund administration

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 10:39

The Conifer Group has appointed Douglas Lang as head of fund administration and managing director.  »

Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House

Custom House launches umbrella platform for emerging and start up managers

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 06:07

Custom House Global Fund Services has launched The Nascent Fund Sicav, an open-end Maltese domiciled Sicav umbrella fund platform for managers wishing to start their own new fund and establish a track record. »

Oil rig

Ticonderoga Securities launches coverage of energy sector

Wed, 18/08/2010 - 16:06

Ticonderoga Securities, an institutional broker dealer, has launched coverage of nine oil and gas companies in the energy sector under directors Daniel Pratt, Anthony Montano III and John Malone. »

Amir H. Alavi, Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos

Delaware court clears way for coordination of hedge fund investors

Wed, 18/08/2010 - 13:53

Attorneys from Houston's Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos have helped a hedge fund investor earn a ruling at the Delaware Supreme Court that will allow investors in failed hedge funds to investigate their losses as a group while coordinating potential legal actions. »

Fireworks

Convertible bonds record best performance in a year in July

Wed, 18/08/2010 - 11:49

After two months of severe disappointment stock market investors seemed to renew with unbridled optimism in July, with the S&P 500 index rising by 7.01 per cent, its best return over the past 12 months, and implied volatility (23.50 per cent) dropping by one third. »

Trader at screen

Integrated Capital Solutions launches CTA platform

Wed, 18/08/2010 - 10:37

Integrated Capital Solutions has launched a managed investment platform to rank and track some of the world's leading trading advisers and create single or multi CTA portfolios. »

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