UK gets the AIFMD vision, US, not so much, says survey

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Mon, 26/01/2015 - 15:30

Some 61% of London AIFMs feel the AIFMD has opened up new opportunities in Europe, according to research by KNEIP. By contrast, only 35% of New York AIFMs agree with their European counterparts. ...Read more

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OYSTER Funds institutional absolute return strategy now available to all investors in GBP

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 21:00

SYZ Asset Management has merged its SYZ AM (Lux) Absolute Return Institutional funds with its UCITS UK-registered OYSTER Absolute Return funds.  »

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Altana Wealth launches Directors’ Dealings Systems Fund

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 15:15

Altana Wealth, an investment management group founded by Lee Robinson, has launched a new fund – The Altana Directors’ Dealings System Fund (ADDS).  »

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Weekly Brief: Global Macro and CTAs stand to win from ECB's historic move

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 13:25

Over recent weeks the market focus has switched from the Fed to central banks in Europe. Last week, the Swiss National bank (SNB) moved to scrap the euro cap, triggering sharp market moves on local FX and equity markets. This week, the ECB announced exceptional expansionary measures to reflate the economy. In this report we look at the implications for hedge funds and confirm what we presumed last week, i.e. the impact on hedge funds from the SNB move was rather positive for CTA/ Global Macro managers and negligible for L/S Equity. »

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Real Estate – Rising prices and competition for assets

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 12:06

Preqin launched its 2015 Preqin Global Alternatives Reports last week, revealing significant growth in assets held by private equity, hedge fund, private debt, real estate and infrastructure fund managers. Total industry assets now stand at USD6.91tn*, up from USD6.22tn as of this point last year. »

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Elsen raises USD400,000 in seed funding

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 12:00

Elsen has closed a USD400,000 round of funding for its financial technology platform, which allows hedge funds to run financial models and algorithms faster and more efficiently. »

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CFTC issues Order of Registration for Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 11:00

The US. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an Order of Registration to Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad (BMD), a Foreign Board of Trade located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.   »

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IndexIQ sees ETF AUM increase 46% in 2014

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 09:00

IndexIQ has seen assets in its exchange traded funds (ETFs) grow by approximately 46%, and total assets under management and advisement increase by almost 40% in 2014 to over USD1.6 billion. »

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Liquid Holdings: Beyond the cloud

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 07:00

With a heavy dose of irony, Robert O’Boyle, Executive Vice President and Director of Sales & Marketing at Liquid Holdings, recalls how last year he commented that all the coverage of the ‘cloud’ was overblown.  »

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NewAlpha raises USD250m in seed capital for new long-only strategy

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 06:00

NewAlpha AM is expanding its activities beyond hedge funds with the successful raising of USD250 million in seed capital for a new long-only strategy. »

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977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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What to expect from Syriza’s victory?

Rob Burnett, Neptune Investment Management

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 09:08

Rob Burnett (pictured), Investment Director...»

European version of QE doesn’t disappoint

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Fri, 23/01/2015 - 12:46

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Positive reception for ECB’s QE programme

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Thu, 22/01/2015 - 17:43

Man GLG's Jon Mawby reacts to European...»

Slowing China growth to prompt further stimulus

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