Long and short straws

Bandon launches long-short equity strategy

Thu, 10/06/2010 - 06:01

Bandon Capital Management has launched Bandon Hedged Equity, a long-short equity strategy available to both accredited and non-accredited investors. »

People shaking hands

Senior investment professional joins Perfecta Partners

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 16:07

Perfecta Partners, a strategy consulting firm for the investment management community, has appointed Sandra Curtis as managing director. »

Peter Douglas, principal of GFIA

Mid-sized Asian hedge funds have performed best

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 15:20

GFIA, the Singapore based specialist in skill-based managers in Asian and emerging markets, has released a research paper showing that mid-sized Asian hedge funds have performed best. »

Traders

Hedge funds decline 2.99 per cent in May

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 14:34

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 2.99 per cent in May, bringing its year-to-date return to 1.57 per cent. »

Globe

CFTC advises on US investors trading foreign security futures

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 14:07

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s division of clearing and intermediary oversight has published an advisory clarifying the extent to which certain sophisticated customers located in the US may transact in foreign security futures products.  »

Economic crash

Hedge funds hit by sovereign bond crisis in May

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 12:17

Hedge fund performance was adversely impacted by the escalation of the Euro-centric sovereign bond crisis in May, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index declining by 2.26 per cent for the month. »

Alliance

EquityStar forms alliance with J.P. Morgan Securities

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 12:08

Traditional and alternative asset manager EquityStar Capital Management has formed an alliance with J.P. Morgan Securities for brokerage, trading and custodial services. »

Currencies

Merlin launches non-US dollar based currency reporting

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 12:04

Merlin Securities, a prime brokerage services and technology provider for hedge funds, has launched two technology solutions. »

Graph

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index down 2.73 per cent in May

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 11:57

Early estimates indicate the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index will experience its first negative month since February 2009 in May with a fall of 2.73 per cent. »

Money loss

Hedge funds post outflow of USD3.5bn in April

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 11:12

The hedge fund industry posted an estimated outflow of USD3.5bn, or 0.2 per cent of assets, in April 2010, the third outflow in five months, according to TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge.  »

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