Credit Hedge Funds are NOT Shadow Banks: AIMA

AIMA’s research paper* highlights crucial differences between the key functions of a traditional bank and those of credit hedge funds and other non-bank financial institutions.


Hedge fund assets may hit $2.1 trillion in 2012: survey

The survey, which covered more than 600 institutional investors representing $1.04 trillion of hedge fund assets, found that investors expect their hedge fund portfolios to return 8.6 percent in 2012, down from 11 percent last year.


Absa cuts African precious metals sector to negative

South African platinum producers face the dual challenges of sustained high levels of unit cost inflation and weak metal prices, Absa said, cutting its price target on Impala Platinum, Anglo American Platinum and Northam Platinum.


Sarasin releases Islamic Wealth Management Report 2012

In its 2012 Islamic Wealth Management Report, "The path to corporate transformation - converting a company to Islam", Bank Sarasin reviews the complexities of converting a business to Islam, a topic which is rarely discussed or written about.


‘Gold prices may hit $5,000’

The metal may trade between $1,500 and $2,500 this year, ending 2012 at about $2,250, Christopher Wyke, London-based product manager for emerging-market debt, commodity and currency funds, said at a briefing in Singapore.


China set to become biggest gold market

India has for decades been the world’s largest gold market, but in the final quarter of 2011 demand tumbled by almost half from a year earlier as a collapse in the value of the rupee made gold more expensive for Indian buyers.