A review of 2011: Hectic but manageable

2011 has been a turbulent year. Uprisings, urban riots and middle class anti-capitalist demonstrators have dominated the headlines. We have seen the demise of several crackpots (Kim Jong-Ill, Gaddafi, Bin Laden etc) and crack-heads (Amy Winehouse) - for that matter. High flyers have been brought down to earth (Dominic Strauss Kahn, Rupert Murdoch, Jon Corzine), while new talent has come to the fore (Pippa and Kate Middleton, Adele). The financial sector, particularly hedge funds, has not been spared from this pandemonium. COO Connect Editorial reviews the big issues that impacted hedge funds globally in 2011......

Dec 21, 2011

European intermediary fund distributors to unveil new products and lower fees, Greenwich Associates survey reveals

European intermediary distributors of investment funds intend to unveil new products and potentially reduce fees as attracting investor capital becomes increasingly difficult, according to a survey by Greenwich Associates.

Dec 20, 2011

Canadian hedge funds could double AuM in next five years, says AIMA Canada

The Canadian hedge fund industry could double its assets under management (AuM) over the next five years, according to the chair of AIMA (Alternative Investment Management Association) Canada.

Dec 15, 2011

2012 could be good year for hedge funds despite volatility, says HFR's Heinz

Hedge funds have reason to be optimistic in 2012 despite the ongoing market volatility, Kenneth Heinz, president of Hedge Fund Research (HFR) has claimed.

Dec 12, 2011

Institutional investors warned on pigeon-holing their managers

The growing “tick-box” mentality of some institutional investors is damaging creativity in the hedge fund space and could lead to potential “star” managers shunning the industry altogether, it has been warned.

Nov 24, 2011

Debate rages over viability of outsourcing hedge fund COO function

Debate is raging as to whether hedge funds, particularly start-ups, should be outsourcing the chief operating officer (COO) role.

Nov 23, 2011

Citi unveils outsourcing framework for hedge funds

Citi has launched a new outsourcing framework for hedge funds as the industry continues to grapple with increased regulation and investor demands.

Nov 10, 2011

NorthPoint launches alternative mutual funds business

Northpoint, the prime services unit of ConvergEx Group, has launched an alternative mutual funds division.

Sep 29, 2011

Asian hedge fund assets see fall in first quarter

There was a contraction in the Asian hedge fund industry with assets dropping 5% from $152 billion to $145 billion in the first half of 2011, according to AsiaHedge.

Sep 27, 2011

Film Review: Too Big to Fail

It is somewhat alarming given the abundance of money and talent in Hollywood that it has taken almost three years to produce an intelligent film about the financial crisis.

Sep 19, 2011

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