Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Mar 31 2010 | 1:14pm ET
Dubai Shariah Asset Management is set to open its year-old fund of hedge funds to outside investors after posting a 41% return last year.
The firm, in which the Dubai Multi Commodity Center owns a 51% stake and New Canaan, Conn.-based Shariah Capital, has garnered interest from Islamic banks from around the Persian Gulf region that wish to offer the fund to their wealthy clients. The fund has a US$5 million minimum investment, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The DSAM Kauthar Commodity Fund current US$260 million are divided into portfolios managed by BlackRock, Lucas Capital Management, Tocqueville Asset Management and Zwieg-DiMenna International Managers. Software developed by Shariah Capital ensures that none of the fund of funds’ investments do not violate Islamic law.
Barclays Capital is the fund’s prime broker and custodian. Citco Fund Services serves as administrator.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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