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Comment: Hedge Funds: 2009 review and outlook for 2010

Comment: Hedge Funds: 2009 review and outlook for 2010

Tue, 15/12/2009 - 06:00

The hedge fund industry will grow in 2010 with risk management continuing to be the key to success and macro, long/short equity and long/short credit will be the best performing hedge fund strategies in 2010, according to Morten Spenner (pictured), CEO at fund of hedge funds manager International Asset Management (IAM), and Andrew Gibson, Head of Asset Allocation. »

Comment: Taxing questions in London and Washington

Comment: Taxing questions in London and Washington

Fri, 11/12/2009 - 07:52

Taxation, directly or indirectly, of the alternative investment industry has been in the headlines on both sides of the Atlantic this week. In the UK, Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling announced in his pre-budget report, for the most part a heads-up on next year’s taxing and spending plans, that the government would implement a one-off 50 per cent tax to be paid by banks on bonus payments above GBP25,000. »

Comment: A look at 2009 as well as the outlook for financial markets in 2010

Comment: A look at 2009 as well as the outlook for financial markets in 2010

Mon, 07/12/2009 - 10:07

Horacio Valeiras, Managing Director, Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management and CIO, Allianz Global Investors Management Partners, looks back at 2009 and outlines his views on 2010. »

Comment: Candover terminates EUR 3bn buy-out fund

Comment: Candover terminates EUR 3bn buy-out fund

Fri, 04/12/2009 - 15:57

Mark Spinner (pictured), partner and Head of Private Equity at international law firm Evershed, outlines the significance of Candover’s latest agreement with investors to terminate the EUR 3bn (GBP 2.73bn) buy-out fund it raised last year. »

Comment: The road to recovery - UK commercial property in 2010 and beyond

Comment: The road to recovery - UK commercial property in 2010 and beyond

Fri, 04/12/2009 - 06:00

William Hill, Head of Property (pictured) and Mark Callender, Head of Property Research, at Schroder Property Investment Management Limited, predict that the recent turnaround in the performance of UK commercial property will continue through the first six months of 2010, however, the picture after that is less clear. »

Comment: After the ice age comes the thaw

Comment: After the ice age comes the thaw

Fri, 27/11/2009 - 06:00

Christophe Bernard (pictured), Chief Investment Officer, summarises the key features of Union Bancaire Privée’s outlook for 2010. »

Comment: Preserving partners’ limited liability in foreign jurisdictions

Comment: Preserving partners’ limited liability in foreign jurisdictions

Thu, 26/11/2009 - 06:00

David Cooke (pictured), a partner in the corporate department of Conyers Dill & Pearman in Bermuda, says that limited partners could find themselves exposed to unlimited liability in jurisdictions other than that in which the limited partnership is established – but a recent legal development in Bermuda can resolve the issue. »

Comment: The future of managed accounts

Comment: The future of managed accounts

Wed, 25/11/2009 - 19:01

While some of the froth surrounding managed accounts is gone, investors have an ever-broadening range of options to choose from, says Marion Mulvey (pictured), EMEA Head of Alternative Investments Global Transaction Services, Citi, and Lou McCrimlisk, EMEA Head of Relationships, Prime Finance, Citi. »

Simon Coxeter, director at Swisslake Capital Asia

Comment: Investing in Real Estate: The benefits of taking a holistic approach

Tue, 17/11/2009 - 06:00

Simon Coxeter, Director at Swisslake Capital Asia, discusses the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to real estate investment. »

Comment: Restriction on hedge fund managers’ pay will be unworkable

Comment: Restriction on hedge fund managers’ pay will be unworkable

Fri, 13/11/2009 - 13:34

Joe Seet (pictured), senior partner at Sigma Partnership, comments on the proposed restrictions on hedge fund managers’ pay in the latest draft of the EU’s Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers. »

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