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Volumes of asset management M&A on the rise

Volumes of asset management M&A on the rise

Sun, 18/04/2010 - 11:26

Transaction volume in the global asset management industry in the first quarter of 2010 declined significantly from 2009, but according to Jefferies' financial institutions group M&A involving managers of alternative strategies and independent firms is on the rise. »

Barclay CTA Index gains 1.17 per cent in March

Barclay CTA Index gains 1.17 per cent in March

Sun, 18/04/2010 - 10:33

Managed futures gained 1.17 per cent in March, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Altin increases macro allocation to 20.59 per cent

Altin increases macro allocation to 20.59 per cent

Fri, 16/04/2010 - 06:13

Altin, the Swiss alternative investment company listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, increased its macro exposure to 20.59 per cent as of 1 April, as the investment manager added three macro funds that then subsequently closed to new investors. »

Octopus to launch European absolute return fund

Octopus to launch European absolute return fund

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 16:10

Octopus Investments has hired Thierry Serero to spearhead its fund management of European assets. »

New mutual funds act for the British Virgin Islands

New mutual funds act for the British Virgin Islands

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 15:11

Funds incorporated in the British Virgin Islands will now have further legal and regulatory support following the enactment of the Securities & Investment Business Act.  »

SEC proposes large trader reporting system

SEC proposes large trader reporting system

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 14:06

The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed rules that would impose reporting requirements on traders whose trading activities exceed certain thresholds.  »

Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index up 2.1 per cent in March

Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index up 2.1 per cent in March

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 13:52

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index rose 2.1 per cent in March as generally quiet and trending markets yielded a robust month of gains for many hedge fund managers. »

Polar Capital AUM up 17 per cent in quarter one

Polar Capital AUM up 17 per cent in quarter one

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 12:50

Asset management group Polar Capital had assets under management of USD2.53bn at 31 March 2010, up 71 per cent from 31 March 2009 and 17 per cent since 31 December 2009. »

Hedge funds gain 3.08 per cent in March

Hedge funds gain 3.08 per cent in March

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 12:49

Hedge funds gained 3.08 per cent in March, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

RBC Hedge 250 Index up 1.59 per cent in March

RBC Hedge 250 Index up 1.59 per cent in March

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 12:19

The RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of 1.59 per cent in March, bringing the year-to-date return of the index to 1.80 per cent. »

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