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July 30, 2009

The financial crisis has changed the financial services industry as we know it. Markets are focusing more on risk management, stock markets are volatile and corporate bonds not as safe.

The financial crisis has changed the financial services industry as we know it. Markets are focusing more on risk management, stock markets are volatile and corporate bonds not as safe. The credit rating agencies, relied on by regulators under the Basel II capital adequacy regime for banks, are discredited, and global regulation faces restructuring. The Basel Committee is revising its capital adequacy standards, and there are moves in the US and Europe to set up bodies overseeing systemic risk. 

June 25, 2009

The motives behind the draft EU directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers may be questionable, but it is hard to disagree with policymakers' objectives to enhance transparency and to create harmonised regulatory standards for alternative investment managers in Europe.

The motives behind the draft EU directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers may be questionable, but it is hard to disagree with policymakers' objectives to enhance transparency and to create harmonised regulatory standards for alternative investment managers in Europe. The dilemma is how to put these ambitions into practice in a cost effective, coherent and fair-minded way.

April 20, 2009

Iveagh, the London-based Guinness family office, has entered into a strategic partnership with alternative investment management company 47 Degrees North Capital.

Iveagh, the London-based Guinness family office, has entered into a strategic partnership with  alternative investment management company 47 Degrees North Capital. Under the agreement, Iveagh will become a minority shareholder of 47 Degrees North – a leading provider of specialised fund of hedge fund products with offices in New York and Switzerland.

November 1, 2008

The global automobile industry is in a shambles with a share in Ford Motor Company selling for less than a Starbucks latte and GM and Chrysler discussing a merger that resembles two drunks hoping they can make it to the next lamppost (government bailout).

The global automobile industry is in a shambles with a share in Ford Motor Company selling for less than a Starbucks latte and GM and Chrysler discussing a merger that resembles two drunks hoping they can make it to the next lamppost (government bailout).

Somewhere in all this chaos the Porsche family has managed to create two highly profitable automobile firms that are the world leaders in designing, manufacturing and marketing cars.

January 2, 2008

Despite some high profile failures hedge funds had a successful year in 2007. As investors evaluate which funds will perform best in 2008, Reg Crowder meets the experts to shed some light on the trends to watch over the next 12 months

Despite some high profile failures hedge funds had a successful year in 2007. As investors evaluate which funds will perform best in 2008, Reg Crowder meets the experts to shed some light on the trends to watch over the next 12 months

Eliza Lau, CEO of the Hong Kong-based "funds of hedge funds" manager SAIL Advisors, doesn't need any opinion surveys to see where hedge funds are headed in 2008. Her incoming and outgoing calls tell the story.

January 2, 2008

Once a family has decided to set up and manage its own hedge fund there are many factors that must be considered. Michael Fischer interviews two families who have already taken the plunge to see what can be learned from their experiences

Once a family has decided to set up and manage its own hedge fund there are many factors that must be considered. Michael Fischer interviews two families who have already taken the plunge to see what can be learned from their experiences

January 1, 2008

Asked what advice he would offer other family offices interested in marketing a hedge fund product, Fred Fruitman makes several important points.

Fred Fruitman is managing director at Loeb Partners, the investment arm of the Loeb family, which today manages its own hedge fund. Click here to read about families who have set up their own hedge funds. Asked by Michael Fischer what advice he would offer other family offices interested in marketing a hedge fund product, Fruitman makes several important points…

January 1, 2008

For families wishing to invest in hedge funds there are various steps that should be undertaken to help ensure returns in this booming asset class. Reg Crowder offers some tips for first time investors who are looking to third party providers

For families wishing to invest in hedge funds there are various steps that should be undertaken to help ensure returns in this booming asset class. Reg Crowder offers some tips for first time investors who are looking to third party providers

This year is shaping up to be a year when many private investors will ramp up their investments into hedge funds. And for good reason.

January 1, 2008

In this in-depth look at hedge funds, families can learn how to set up and manage a fund, seek out third party providers and get insight into which trends to watch during the year. James Moore starts things off with advice on gaining access to exclusive funds

In this in-depth look at hedge funds, families can learn how to set up and manage a fund, seek out third party providers and get insight into which trends to watch during the year. James Moore starts things off with advice on gaining access to exclusive funds

The dream of any investor is to find the next star performer at the start of its life, because this is where the really exciting returns can often be found. But locating such opportunities is difficult even at the best of times, and these difficulties increase ever further when dealing with hedge funds.

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