Top Portfolio Products: Franklin Templeton Takes Stake in K2 Fund of Hedge Funds
This week in portfolio product announcements, Franklin Templeton completed a majority stake acquisition in K2 Advisors, MFS added to its target date fund lineup and more.
Rivals May Follow RBS Lead in Investment Bank Cuts
In the wake of cuts announced Thursday by Royal Bank of Scotland Group that it will close or sell its equities, mergers advisory and equity capital markets businesses, slashing 3,500 jobs, other European banks may follow suit.
Merger Arb Returns Mirror Rate Hikes
Federal Reserve policy makers raised the federal funds rate to 1.75% with three hikes in the period from June through September and indicated a continuation...
Freeman Points Out Fund of Funds Growth and Hurdle
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)--Assets in funds of funds have grown faster than anticipated, but challenges remain for the sector, according to Freeman & Co.'s latest industry...
Freeman Report Points to Future Institutionalizati
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)--As public investment companies continue to expand into alternative asset management, the popularity of hedge funds increases as does the potential for increased...
Continued Slow Down in Hedge Fund Startups
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)--Alternative investment strategies remain popular among bullet-dodging investors, but the number of hedge fund launches to meet this demand continues to fall, according...
Startups May Be Slowing Down
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)--The number of new hedge funds hitting the market continues to slide since its peak during the fourth quarter of 2001, according to...