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Building The Business

Building The Business

Laurium applies talent to growing array of options

New unit trust follows launch of more aggressive long/short fund, sharing same research team

Fairtree takes on ex-Badger and ex-Momentum teams

Multi-strategy specialist adds to talent pool with volatility arbitrage and credit expertise

Mergence appoints ex-CIOs to boost team

Patric Ho and Imtiaz Ahmed to work on absolute-return and balanced mandates

Tantalum adds long-only mandates to offering

Cape Town-based team looks to diversify its asset and client base

Fairtree builds its range of skills and products

With a number of recent high-profile hires, Fairtree is ready to capture new business and deliver new investment solutions

Caveo boosts institutional offering and prepares for growth

With the recent launch of a new long/short fund and an Africa product in the pipeline, Caveo's King and Green expect clients to move up the risk-reward spectrum as they become comfortable with alternatives

Blue Ink gains traction with ‘building block’ approach

Cape Town-based Blue Ink Investments now has a 10-month formal track record with its building block portfolios, which allocate to underlying managers by strategy rather than anticipated return.

Abax in stride with third hedge fund

Cape Town-based Polaris Capital has changed its name to Abax Investments, in line with a ruling made by the South African high court that it should change the name as confusion might arise from similarity with that of an American firm.

Novare

Novare Investments has had a quiet year on the marketing front, but the Bellville-based fund of hedge funds has quietly developed its domestic product range in response to investor demand, strengthened its internal risk processes, and is now preparing for the launch of its new pan-Africa fund of funds in the first quarter of 2010.

Clade streamlines hedge fund offering

Index product provider Clade Investment Management has streamlined it hedge fund indices, offering investors access to the South African Investable Hedge Fund Index Fund (SAIHF), which now comprises eight underlying funds, four in the fixed income space and four in the market-neutral category.