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Asia

Vam Funds appoints business development manager for Asia

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 06:07

Vam Funds, an investment boutique, has appointed Linda McLaren as business development manager for Asia. »

Trading screens

Firms to adopt unified market-data platform, says Tabb

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 16:02

The global financial markets are on the cusp of a new age of interconnectedness, an era when delivery of the right data to the right people at the right performance level and in the right format is more easily achieved, what Tabb Group in a new research report calls “global markets on demand.” »

Money and handshake

Convergex launches Stock Loan Program

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 12:03

Convergex Group has launched a Stock Loan Program, a service that gives hedge funds and other clients access to the securities they need to borrow for their short-sell requirements. »

Open door

Finance vacuum creates opportunity for private capital, says Cresco

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 10:41

The substantial withdrawal of bank finance seen over the course of the last three years has created a financing vacuum in the UK corporate lending market, and constrained lending practices continue to frustrate business leaders and entrepreneurs.  »

Seed

Atlantic, Montage and Palmer Square to seed emerging hedge funds

Sun, 15/08/2010 - 10:26

Atlantic Asset Management, Montage Asset Management and Palmer Square Capital Management have formed a joint venture to make seed investments in hedge funds. »

Handshake

ABC Quant hires Peter de Marigny

Fri, 13/08/2010 - 06:09

ABC Quant, part of Quant Risk Group Hedge Fund Analytics companies, has hired Peter J. de Marigny, manager of Equity Hedge DITMo Strategies, to represent Quant Suite. »

Globe and money

Investor flows into hedge funds jumped in July

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 16:11

The HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Index rose by 1.72 per cent in July and 1.84 per cent in the first seven months of 2010. »

Graph up arrow

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.7 per cent in July

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 14:35

The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index was up 0.7 per cent in July, lifting year-to-date gains to 0.8 per cent. »

Morten Spenner, chief executive at International Asset Management

Market conditions to benefit long/short equity and credit managers

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 13:37

Morten Spenner, chief executive at International Asset Management, believes credit and equity market conditions bode well for security selection and should in particular benefit long/short equity and credit managers. »

Index

S&P launches indices measuring risk premium between asset classes and markets

Thu, 12/08/2010 - 12:37

Standard & Poor’s has launched the S&P Factor Indices, which seek to measure the risk premium inherent between asset classes and financial markets, creating a means for investors to track the spread between a long and short sub-index.  »

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