Risk appetite rising as belief in Goldilocks recovery takes hold

Risk appetite rising as belief in Goldilocks recovery takes hold

Investors are demonstrating growing belief in a robust global recovery and have painted a picture of an ideal investment environment, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch survey of fund managers for April. »


Unigestion appoints head of hedge funds

Unigestion appoints head of hedge funds

Unigestion, a European privately owned asset manager, has appointed Philippe Gougenheim as managing director, head of hedge funds. »


Paladyne appoints Askin Leung regional director of client services

Paladyne appoints Askin Leung regional director of client services

Paladyne Systems, a provider of technology and services to the hedge fund Industry, has appointed Askin Leung as director of client services for the Asia Pacific region. »


Funds frozen as ASIC investigates possible scam

Funds frozen as ASIC investigates possible scam

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has obtained interim orders against Peter van de Steeg, Jonathan Ezzy, Peter Berlowitz and Scott Walker and their 16 associated companies due to concerns about the possible operation of a Ponzi-style scheme. »


Hoare Capital appoints two partners

Hoare Capital appoints two partners

Hoare Capital Markets, an agency broker focusing on the provision of OTC securities and derivatives, has made Sergio Marques and Andrew Sheppard partners and promoted Tim Cartmell to chief operating officer.  »


Hedge funds post inflow of USD16.6bn in February

Hedge funds post inflow of USD16.6bn in February

The hedge fund industry posted an estimated inflow of USD16.6bn, or 1.1 per cent of assets, in February 2010, according to TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge.  »


Law firm Thorp Alberga opens Hong Kong office

Law firm Thorp Alberga opens Hong Kong office

Thorp Alberga, a newly formed Cayman Islands boutique law firm, has opened a Hong Kong office and appointed two partners. »


Green Oak Capital joins Peregrine

Green Oak Capital joins Peregrine

Peregrine Financial Services, a provider of wealth and asset management solutions, has purchased 50 per cent of South Africa-based Green Oak Capital, a fixed income hedge fund management company. »


Singapore national charged with engaging in illegal trading scheme

Singapore national charged with engaging in illegal trading scheme

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Kuen Cheol Song, a citizen of Singapore, with engaging in fictitious transactions and trading non-competitively in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations. »


Kenmar UK and Signature Advisors open for business

Kenmar UK and Signature Advisors open for business

As a result of Kenmar Global Investment Management (UK) being authorised to conduct investment business by the UK Financial Services Authority, the firm is moving forward with its global marketing plan for its Signature Advisors business. »


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