Tag Archives: investment-funds

Funds eye poor performer wheat in hunt for laggards

Reuters – Wheat has been the poor cousin of commodities this year, losing value as star performers such as copper, lead and sugar have flown, but the humble grain is now beginning to catch the eye of all-important investment funds. […]

Fund inflows gather pace in Sweden

CityWire – During the first three quarters of 2009 the total net inflow into investment funds amounted to SEK 70 billion (€6.8 billion) (over $10 billion). September became the tenth month in a row for net fund inflows. Equity funds have received the bulk […]

France, Britain converge on EU hedge fund rules

EurActiv – French financial market regulator AMF has aligned itself with British opinion on the EU draft directive to reign in alternative investment funds, in contrast with the strictly pro-regulation stance of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. At a conference in […]

AIMA and IFIA Launch Revised Guide – Sound Practices For Hedge Fund Admin.

New York (Hedgeco.net) – The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) – the global hedge fund industry association – in conjunction with the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) has published the revised edition of the AIMA Guide to Sound Practices for […]

Bank of China to launch yuan funds in Switzerland

Reuters – Bank of China will launch the first yuan-denominated investment funds in Switzerland as Chinese investors expand their horizons and look to manage exchange rate risk. The yuan funds, to be invested in a range of global assets, will […]

Global fund Kuwaiti hedge fund outperforms benchmarks

Gulf News – Kuwait Global Capital Management Ltd, the alternative investment funds arm of Global Investment House, has announced positive results for Global Umbrella Europe Hedge Fund. The fund has returned about 6.6 per cent year to date 2009, outperforming […]

Funds loosen strings on redemption periods

Business24-7 – Investment funds that extended redemption periods because of adverse conditions in the market have started to cut their notice periods. The move comes in response to positive factors such as the recent market rally and improved liquidity levels […]

Hedge Fund Demand: Brighton House Associates Q2 2009 Report

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – During the first quarter, most alternative investors spent their time rebalancing their portfolios, redeeming with current managers, and waiting for the market to correct itself. This process freed up capital and uncovered gaps in portfolios, […]

‘Green’ Hedge Fund of Funds Launched by Hedge Fund Veteran

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Richard Bookbinder is launching TerraVerde Capital Partners LLC, one of the first ”green” hedge fund of funds in the United States. Bookbinder is Managing Member of Bookbinder Capital Management, a New York-based hedge fund of […]

US enters Europe’s fund debate

The Australian – The move wades the US into a fierce battle between the UK and other parts of Europe over how tough regulation should be. Some nations, led by Germany and France, are calling for wholesale regulation of financial […]

Sovereign fund assets shrink to $3 trln

The Guardian – Value of assets held by the world’s sovereign wealth funds fell to $3 trillion this year from $3.6 trillion at end-2007 as the credit crisis nearly halved their equity portfolio, according to Deutsche Bank. The German bank’s […]

Alternative Investment Draft Directive ‘Needs Major Surgery’ – Paul Myners at AIMA Meeting

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Paul Myners, the UK Financial Services Secretary to the Treasury, speaking at an Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) event this morning in London, said, “the UK is not in the business of blocking more stringent […]