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Russell Newton, co-founder and head of research at Global Advisors

The Interview – Russell Newton, Global Advisors: “Adding to CTA positions early in 2009 was like buying insurance after your house has burned down”

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 07:54

Russell Newton, co-founder and head of research at Jersey-based commodity-focused hedge fund manager Global Advisors, notes that despite the more difficult environment for commodity trading over the past year and a half, the firm’s Global Commodity Systematic programme has delivered a compound return of 14.2 per cent return since its launch in 2005. »

The Interview – Florian Wagner, Qbasis Invest: “We don’t believe the markets can throw us any challenges we have not already considered and prepared for”

The Interview – Florian Wagner, Qbasis Invest: “We don’t believe the markets can throw us any challenges we have not already considered and prepared for”

Tue, 13/04/2010 - 06:00

Florian Wagner, founder and head of Qbasis Invest, which specialises in exchange-traded managed futures, says that after achieving returns of 72 and 145 per cent respectively in 2007 and 2008, the firm also proved the effectiveness of its systems by outperforming the CTA sector the following year despite giving back 15 per cent. »

The Interview - Lars Steffensen, Ebullio Capital: "Industrial production and GDP figures from the rest of the world are right and the figures from China are wrong"

The Interview - Lars Steffensen, Ebullio Capital: "Industrial production and GDP figures from the rest of the world are right and the figures from China are wrong"

Tue, 18/08/2009 - 01:27

Ebullio Capital managing partner Lars Steffensen believes that as the world's economy tips downward again in the second leg of a W-sh »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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