London Diversified Hires in Asia

London Diversified Fund Management, the UK-based hedge fund with $4.4 billion under management, is opening an office in Singapore to expand its Asian trading capability, according to Dow Jones Newswires, which quotes managing partner Rob Standing, who established the fund with JP Morgan colleagues David Gorton and Mark Corbett (see Profit & Loss March 2003). […]
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AIMA to Respond to IOSCO Consultation Report

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) says it will be issuing its Guide to Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Valuation this week following new IOSCO (International Organisation of Securities Commissions) valuation proposals. AIMA says it has responded positively to IOSCO’s release of a consultation report on the Principles for the Valuation of Hedge Fund Portfolios. […]
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Mixed Reaction to New US Hedge Fund Proposals

The latest attempt on the part of the US regulators to establish some framework for the hedge fund industry has received a mixed reaction. US press reports that investors are bombarding the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with emails of complaint after the commission proposed raising the barriers to entry for investors seeking to place money […]
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AIMA Reinforces Supervision Message to G7

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the hedge fund and alternative investment industry association, has responded to the statement on hedge funds following the G7 finance ministers meeting in Essen on 9/10 February 2007, which referred to the possible development of a voluntary code of conduct. AIMA says it believes that such an idea has […]
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Asian Institutional Bond Investors Favouring Euro: Citigroup Survey

Asian institutional bond investors are positive on the euro and local currencies, according to a survey of the region’s twenty largest investors in global bonds by Citigroup Global Markets Asia. The investors are favouring MBS/ABS, high-grid and Asian bonds, the 2- and 10-year part of the curve, and expecting increases in spread volatility, cash inflows and […]
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Deutsche, Mercer Launch Currency Index

Deutsche Bank and Mercer Investment Consulting have unveiled the Mercer Currency Manager Index, a new global multi-manager investment option available through Deutsche Bank’s FXSelect Platform. The Index tracks the performance of a group of currency managers chosen by Mercer from Deutsche Bank’s FXSelect Platform. Mercer evaluates managers based on their idea generation, portfolio construction, implementation […]
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DynexCorp Unveils Investable Currency Indices

DynexCorp, a specialist currency portfolio manager, has unveiled the design of two currency indices that are both investable: Dynex Multi-FX and Dynex FX Formula 1. The construction of these indices relies on the FX Select platform developed by Deutsche Bank in 2005 and built on more than 170 pure alpha FX manager submissions, 70 of […]
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Firm Seeks to Provide Access to EBS

IntroHedge, a Singapore-based firm that seeks to provide access and introductions to hedge funds in Asia, has released TradeConnect, a software service that provides direct access to EBS via AI, the platform’s interface for trading firms and banks. Introhedge claims that using its product can save a hedge fund $1 million per year through access […]
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Capricorn Adds New Currency Program

Currency manager Capricorn Asset Management is launching a new intra-month, systematic currency strategy, called the Capricorn FXMT (Growth) program. The firm says in light of the increasing interest in Capricorn’s existing currency strategy a new currency program was needed for investors. The program incorporates Capricorn’s pure alpha seeking philosophy with an options strategy to limit […]
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AIMA Hires Two to Work with Regulators

Industry group, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), has appointed Tim Kay as director of its Hong Kong branch and Alban Brindle as a research consultant in London. Kay has held senior positions at MSCI, Baring Asset Management and BNP Paribas Asset Management as well as co-founding investment firm, Peak Capital. He will be responsible […]
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