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Comment: 2010 investment trends in government securities

Comment: 2010 investment trends in government securities

Thu, 14/01/2010 - 06:00

Tim Haywood, Investment Director at Augustus Asset Managers Ltd (a subsidiary of GAM), investment advisor to three of the four Julius Baer Absolute Return Bond Funds, examines the outlook for investments in government securities. »

Comment: Hedge funds in the firing line as insider trading storm grows

Comment: Hedge funds in the firing line as insider trading storm grows

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 06:00

Charges are stacking up against Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon hedge fund group who is accused of making at least USD36m in profits through deals that depended upon inside information. »

Comment: Sugar price rises will continue in 2010

Comment: Sugar price rises will continue in 2010

Mon, 04/01/2010 - 06:00

Toby Cohen, analyst at Czarnikow Group, one of the UK’s oldest sugar traders, says the fundamental factors behind the doubling of the sugar price in 2009 (12c/lb to more than 25c/lb) will continue in 2010 as under-investment in production will continue to limit supply and put pressure on price. »

Comment: Currency volatility set for dramatic increase

Comment: Currency volatility set for dramatic increase

Mon, 21/12/2009 - 06:00

Jerry Haworth, director and co-founder of 36 South, the global macro/volatility hedge fund, says currency volatility is about to explode as Central Banks continue to keep an iron grip on interest rates in response to the global financial crisis. »

Comment: Developing a successful fund management business in the era of the investor

Comment: Developing a successful fund management business in the era of the investor

Fri, 18/12/2009 - 06:00

David Morrissey (pictured), New Business Development, Europe and the Middle East, SEI’s investment manager services division, looks back on 2009, 'the era of the investor', and what's next for 2010. »

Comment: Flexibility is required in the face of recovery risks for 2010

Comment: Flexibility is required in the face of recovery risks for 2010

Wed, 16/12/2009 - 06:00

Alan Brown, Chief Investment Officer (pictured) and Keith Wade, Chief Economist, Schroders, share their views on the potential factors that could derail the global economic recovery and argue the case for greater portfolio diversification. »

Comment: The Bank Payroll Tax – beyond the banks?

Comment: The Bank Payroll Tax – beyond the banks?

Tue, 15/12/2009 - 06:01

Jonathan Denton, partner in law firm Mishcon de Reya’s Finance and Banking Group, examines the implications of the UK Chancellor’s proposed “bank payroll tax”. »

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. »

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