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New Haven pension fund selects IndexIQ for alternative investment allocation

Mon, 21/06/2010 - 10:21

The City of New Haven’s Employee Retirement Fund has invested USD8m in IndexIQ’s multi-strategy hedge fund replication separately managed account vehicle. »


Hedge funds record lowest performance since November 2008

Mon, 21/06/2010 - 06:51

The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index lost 2.76 per cent in May, its lowest performance since November 2008. »

David Harding, founder and managing director of Winton Capital Management

Deutsche Bank and Winton launch Ucits III fund

Mon, 21/06/2010 - 06:06

Deutsche Bank and Winton Capital Management have launched a Ucits III compliant version of Winton’s flagship Diversified Program. »


NewAlpha launches fourth hedge fund seeding vehicle

Sun, 20/06/2010 - 16:01

NewAlpha has launched NewAlpha Genesis 4, a contractual fund currently being established with a view to invest in French and foreign hedge funds run by early-stage fund managers. »


Gibraltar ends distinction between onshore and offshore business

Sun, 20/06/2010 - 14:05

The government of Gibraltar has published the text of the new, amended and consolidated Income Tax Act, which ends all distinction between “onshore” and “offshore” business. »

Will Rhode, a research analyst at Tabb Group

Equity swaps critical tool for hedge funds accessing emerging markets

Sun, 20/06/2010 - 12:03

Hungry for alpha, hedge funds are turning to equity swaps and synthetic prime to access emerging markets offering attractive spreads and easily identifiable risk arbitrage opportunities. »

Managed futures

Barclay CTA Index down 0.77 per cent in May

Sun, 20/06/2010 - 10:45

Managed futures lost 0.77 per cent in May, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »


Islamic banking regulation to be implemented in Afghanistan

Fri, 18/06/2010 - 06:19

H.E. Abdul Qadir Fitrat, governor of the Central Bank Afghanistan, says the regulation of Islamic banking in Afghanistan should be implemented in the country within next two months. »

Money graph

Institutional investment in hedge funds on the rise

Fri, 18/06/2010 - 06:07

Institutional investment in hedge funds has been intensifying since the end of 2009, with institutions now providing 72 per cent of the industry’s capital, according to Preqin estimates. »

Roger Liddell, chief executive, LCH.Clearnet

LCH.Clearnet adopts OIS discounting for USD218trn IRS portfolio

Thu, 17/06/2010 - 15:58

LCH.Clearnet, which operates the interest rate swap clearing service SwapClear, is to begin using the overnight index swap rate curves to discount its USD218trn IRS portfolio. »

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