Thursday, 28 August 2014
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Oct 18 2011 | 8:51am ET
Aberdeen Asset Management and Investcorp are throwing their weight behind the four-year-old Hedge Fund Standards Board, an independent group aiming to bring unity to industry practices. But while the group and its “Standards” are well-known in Europe, thus far they have not gained momentum in the U.S. and Asia.
Amelia Fawcett, chairman of the HFSB, is hoping that the support of the two investment giants, along with consultancy Aon Hewitt, will change that.
“We are very pleased to welcome Aberdeen, Investcorp and Aon Hewitt. The growing commitment to the HFSB from the investor community is particularly valuable as we embark on our international drive to build support for the Standards in the U.S. and Asia,” said Fawcett.
Andrew McCaffery, global head of hedge funds at Aberdeen Asset Management, said: “As a fund of hedge funds manager, we encourage all our managers to become signatories to the HFSB process.”
The HFSB was formed in January 2008 to agree standards of good practice for hedge fund managers. The Standards and a full list of signatories are available at the HFSB Web site.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...