Hathersage Adds Experience with Strack

Currency manager Hathersage Capital Management, has hired Bill Strack as a director of portfolio management. Strack, based in Los Angeles, reports to Bill Lipschutz, head of portfolio management – the firm says Strack will be trading alongside Lipschutz.   Strack is responsible for the evaluation of qualitative and quantitative market information and supporting the portfolio […]
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Kassin Joins Credit Suisse Asset Management

Raphael Kassin has joined Credit Suisse Asset Management as head of emerging markets fixed income.   Kassin was most recently with ABN Amro Asset Management in London where he was a top-performing fund manager and head of its global emerging markets debt portfolio, managing more than $8bn in assets.   Paul Griffiths, managing director and […]
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Directional Trading Opens to Investors

Directional Trading, the currency trading boutique set up by former Dresdner, Citigroup and Bank of America trader Emmanuel Acar, is opening its doors to investors 15 months after launch (see Profit & Loss, January 2006), has become a trading name of Providentia Capital LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The […]
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New Due Diligence Questions from AIMA

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the hedge fund and alternative investment industry association, has produced a new set of due diligence questionnaires (DDQs). The questionnaires are to help guide investors in hedge funds, and firms that service hedge funds, when they are doing due diligence. The questionnaires offer guidance when selecting hedge fund managers, […]
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Parkhill Joins Dekker as Director

Ted Parkhill has joined Dekker Capital Management (DCM), as director. He joins DCM from John W. Henry & Co., where he was vice president of marketing and business development. At DCM Parkhill will be responsible for sales, marketing and business development. DCM’s CEO Jason Dekker says: “Mr. Parkhill’s twenty years of distribution and client relations […]
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Changes at Tremont

Tremont Group Holdings has appointed Rupert Allan president of the firm, he will assume the role of president and chief executive officer effective June 1, 2007.   Allan, who joined Tremont in 2002, headed the firm’s London office before becoming president of Tremont in January of 2006. Among his other duties, he will have primary […]
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New CEO for Campbell & Company

Campbell & Company, one of the oldest and largest alternative investment management firms in the world, has appointed Terri Becks to the position of president & CEO, succeeding Bruce Cleland.   Cleland will become vice chairman and will act in an advisory capacity to the executive committee, says Keith Campbell, founder and chairman of the […]
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Young is Better Than Old When it Comes to Hedge Funds?

Young, emerging hedge funds perform better than older and larger funds, according to research by PerTrac Financial Solutions, creators of the PerTrac Analytical Platform investment analysis and asset allocation software. Meredith Jones, managing director, PerTrac says: “The study reveals that smaller and younger hedge funds tend to generate greater monthly returns than do older and […]
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FSA Gets AIMA’s Support

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), an association for hedge funds and the alternative investment industry, has come out in support of the UK’s Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) proposals to allow retail investors wider access to alternative investments. Under new rules proposed by the FSA, small retail investors would have entry to alternative investments, such […]
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DeAM Hires FI Team from Invesco

A team of five senior investment managers and 12 additional senior staff will join Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM) from Invesco, Deutsche confirms, including the chief investment officer for Invesco’s Worldwide Fixed Income group, Stephen Johnson, who oversees nearly $100 billion in assets under management. Also joining will be Kenneth Bowling, James Guenther, Mark Dowding and Randy […]
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