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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. »

Australia

Australian hedge funds up 1.5 per cent in July

Wed, 18/08/2010 - 07:21

Australian hedge funds rose by 1.5 per cent in July, bringing their year-to-date performance to 0.32 per cent, according to Australian Fund Monitors. »

Risk

Survey finds bearish sentiment waning as risk appetite improves

Wed, 18/08/2010 - 06:15

Bearish sentiment among investors about the outlook for the global economy and corporate earnings has eased, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers for August. »

Bernd Vorbeck, spokesman of Universal-Investment’s management board

Universal-Investment and York launch merger arbitrage strategy as Ucits fund

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 16:06

Universal-Investment and New York-based hedge fund specialist York Asset Management have launched an absolute return fund, The York Lion Merger Arbitrage Liquidity Fund UI. »

Steel

LME approves Chicago and Detroit as delivery points for steel billet

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 14:14

The London Metal Exchange has approved Chicago and Detroit as points of good delivery for its steel billet contract. »

John Donohoe, chief executive officer of Carne

Jabre Capital Partners launches Ucits fund

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 12:02

Jabre Capital Partners, the Geneva-based hedge fund manager established by Philippe Jabre in 2006, has established a Luxembourg domiciled Ucits umbrella, JabCap (Lux), with one sub-fund, JabCap (Lux) - Global Balanced.  »

Traders

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.59 per cent

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 10:33

Final performance for the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index has been confirmed up 1.59 per cent in July and 2.22 per cent year-to-date. »

London

Isabelle Tykoczinski joins Kinetic Partners

Tue, 17/08/2010 - 05:57

Isabelle Tykoczinski has been appointed a member at Kinetic Partners and will be joining the London risk team to strengthen and develop the firm’s current risk offering. »

China flag

Bestone Asset Management launches China Opportunities Fund

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 15:58

Bestone Asset Management has launched the Bestone China Opportunities Fund. »

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