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  1. February 19, 2014

    Man Group steps up search for deal to diversify business

    Man Group is stepping up its search to acquire another asset management business in a bid to diversify revenues away from...

  2. January 12, 2014

    Movers & shakers: January 13

    ● David Semaya has been appointed as chairman of Nikko Asset Management. Mr Semaya will join Nikko in April. Takumi Shibata,...

  1. January 5, 2014

    Movers & shakers: January 6

    ● Susan Martin has been appointed chief executive of the London Pension Funds Authority after becoming interim chief last...

  2. December 8, 2013

    Fund focus: GLG caught out by European ‘market paradox’

    Pierre Lagrange, the “L” in GLG Partners, admits he has endured a “frustrating period” after being caught out by the recent...

  3. November 24, 2013

    New funds: November 25

    ● GLG Partners, part of Man Group, has launched the GLG Undervalued Assets fund, which will invest mainly in UK equities. It...

  4. November 20, 2013

    Man Group employees feel the squeeze at Riverbank House in London

    Man Group employees are feeling the squeeze at the struggling hedge fund, with staff at its London headquarters being...

  5. October 11, 2013

    Hedge fund returns in an ETF wrapper

    Over the past few months I’ve become progressively more optimistic about investing in equities, slowly lowering my cash...

  6. September 15, 2013

    Hedge funds turn to psychology software to revolutionise trading

    Were you alone in a small office after a breakfast of muesli or in an open-plan space nursing a hangover when you made that...

  7. July 28, 2013

    New funds: July 29

    ● Aviva Investors has launched the UK Commercial Real Estate Senior Debt fund, which will target a yield of between 2.5 and...

  8. March 14, 2013

    Ex-GLG pair to launch EM-focused fund

    Two emerging markets traders formerly from Man Group have begun raising money for a new venture, APQ Partners, in what is...

  9. February 24, 2013

    ‘Captain Magic’ conjures up hedge launch

    The glory days of the hedge fund launch may not be entirely over. Raffaele Costa, a flamboyant former GLG partner and...

  10. February 21, 2013

    Mayfair superstars rue pay restrictions

    At Hedonism wines in Mayfair, the average spent on a bottle is £250. Naturally, some sell for more: one customer spent...

  11. February 17, 2013

    Man Group set for management shake-up

    Man Group’s incoming chief is poised to announce a sweeping management shake-up of the world’s largest listed hedge fund....

  12. December 23, 2012

    Top UK equity trader to leave Soros

    One of the UK’s top equity traders is leaving Soros Fund Management, the hedge fund founded by billionaire George Soros....

  13. December 13, 2012

    Man Group faces heavy GLG write-off

    Man Group is weighing up significant accounting write-offs next year relating to its 2010 acquisition of GLG Partners, a...

  14. December 11, 2012

    Man celebrates Roman triumph

    When Man Group acquired rival hedge fund GLG Partners in 2010, few had any doubt as to who the winners from the transaction...

  15. December 10, 2012

    Clarke to step down from Man Group

    Man Group, the world’s second largest hedge fund manager by assets, said its chief executive would step down in February...

  16. December 9, 2012

    Man Group chief under pressure

    The odds that Peter Clarke will step down soon as the chief executive of Man Group have shortened as reports from insiders...

  17. December 9, 2012

    New funds: December 10

    ● AMP Capital has launched its Infrastructure Debt Fund II, two years after its predecessor raised €400m from 30...

  18. November 30, 2012

    I leave stock picking to the experts

    Pierre Lagrange is a star stock picker who does not pick stocks. The long-haired Belgian, the “L” in $15bn London hedge fund...

  19. November 18, 2012

    The trend towards crash insurance

    Man Group is a living example of the curse of the new headquarters. As its new glass-walled HQ took shape next to the Thames...

  20. November 18, 2012

    Movers & shakers: November 19

    ● Michael Gordon, previously chief investment officer for equities at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, has been named as...

  21. October 17, 2012

    ‘Wizard of Oz’ bows out of Moore Capital

    Greg Coffey, one of the UK’s biggest hedge fund stars, has resigned from Moore Capital Management, the firm set up by...

  22. October 14, 2012

    GLG trio sit on $220m Man loss

    Three principals of hedge fund GLG Partners are sitting on a $220m paper loss two years on from their firm’s acquisition by...

  23. October 14, 2012

    Man Group reordered if not restructured

    Sweeping post-takeover cost-cuts or not, some things at the Mayfair headquarters of GLG Partners, the hedge fund that in...

  24. September 30, 2012

    Movers & shakers: October 1

    ● Alpha Strategic, the investment company, has recruited Alistair McKay as its new chief executive. He previously held...

  25. September 23, 2012

    Hedge funds play long game for profits

    Profit-starved hedge fund managers, best known as masters of the financial universe, are turning to an unlikely place for...

  26. September 6, 2012

    Man hires ex-Pimco bond chief

    Man Group, the world’s second-largest hedge fund, has hired former Pimco international bond chief Sudesh Mariappa to...

  27. August 16, 2012

    Desmond sues bank over derivatives deal

    Richard Desmond, owner of the Daily Express and Daily Star, is suing Credit Suisse for allegedly mis-selling him a complex...

  28. July 7, 2012

    Institutions drive changes in hedge fund sector

    In the past five years, the hedge fund industry has gone through a radical shift – one which the financial crisis has...

  29. June 19, 2012

    Hedge funds battered by euro crisis

    “A sunny place for shady people” was how Somerset Maugham once described the French Riviera. For many of the hedge fund...

  30. June 17, 2012

    Being right 50% of the time is enough at GLG Partners

    Simon Savage, a fund manager at GLG Partners, cheerfully confides that “none of our managers have the skill to call the...

  31. May 21, 2012

    Man Group to acquire rival FRM

    Man Group, the world’s second-largest hedge fund manager by assets under management, is to acquire rival FRM, almost exactly...

  32. April 26, 2012

    Investors turn heat on Man chief

    Leading shareholders of Man Group, Europe’s biggest hedge fund manager, have warned Peter Clarke, chief executive, he must...

  33. April 26, 2012

    Man Group’s strategy under microscope

    The City of London’s Swan Lane has a notable financial history: in 1997, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, the investment bank based...

  34. March 29, 2012

    Hedge fund bulls pause after strong rally

    Bruised after the second worst year on record for hedge funds, the industry’s managers have held one mantra dear since...

  35. February 29, 2012

    London must scare insider traders

    They take enforcement seriously at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They get Gordon Gekko to warn off hedge fund...

  36. February 29, 2012

    Landmark UK ruling on Lehman pay-outs

    The UK’s highest court has ruled that $2bn of client money held by Lehman Brothers should be divided among a much larger...

  37. February 26, 2012

    ‘Golden age’ foreseen for distressed debt sector

    Investor interest in distressed debt is rising, with attention focusing on Europe as companies in the region struggle with...

  38. February 13, 2012

    Rally eases ‘pain trade’ for fund managers

    Greece be damned: For hedge fund managers, the pain of 2011 – the industry’s second worst year of the past twenty – is fast...

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