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Aston Hill launches two new liquid alternative mutual funds

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Mon, 30/03/2015 - 10:00

Aston Hill Asset Management has launched two new mutual funds – the Aston Hill US Growth Fund and Aston Hill Corporate Bond Fund (formerly Build America Investment Grade Bond Fund).  ...Read more

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Geoff Ruddick, Intermational Management Services

Independent directors and the capacity conundrum

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 15:37

The capacity conundrum continues to be one of debate and it has become increasingly apparent that it is not solved simply by the provision of an arbitrary headline number or cap.  Geoff Ruddick (pictured) takes a look at the key things to consider when assessing the capacity of an independent director…  »

Weekly Brief: Asian L/S equity setting the pace

Weekly Brief: Asian L/S equity setting the pace

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 14:59

Hedge funds continue to climb higher, with the Lyxor HFI up 3.5% ytd (up to 24 March). The asset class was supported this week by L/S Equity, and in particular Asian managers that have done particularly well. Their successful stock-picking captured the buoyant market environment on the long book without losing much on the short book. Over the recent months, we have been advocating the benefits of Asian L/S managers for diversification purposes and continue to do so. »

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ICE Clear Europe granted CFTC order permitting portfolio margining of futures and foreign futures contracts by non-clearing member FCMs

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 10:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) has issued an order granting a request from ICE Clear Europe Limited (ICE Clear Europe), a Commission-registered derivatives clearing organisation, for an order pursuant to Section 4d(a) and (b) of the Commodity Exchange Act. »

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49 per cent of investors favour equity long/short strategies in 2015, according to Preqin

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 09:22

There’s a tangible air of optimism among hedge fund managers this year. Despite 2014’s returns being their lowest since 2011, 60 per cent of managers believe that the 2015 Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund Benchmark will surpass last year, which delivered a rather tepid +3.78 per cent (net).  »

Jean-Marc Stenger, Lyxor

Hedge funds: What’s in it for pension plans?

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 09:18

The decision made last September by CalPERS to divest its USD4bn hedge fund investment plan came as quite a shock to the industry. Then, in early January this year, PFZW, the EUR156 billion Dutch healthcare scheme, announced that it had ended its exposure to hedge funds in December 2014.    »

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John P Fraunces, Jr named co-portfolio manager of Turner Global Medical Sciences Fund

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 20:00

John P Fraunces, Jr has been named Co-Portfolio Manager of Turner Investments Global Medical Sciences strategies, bolstering the firm’s healthcare sector investment team.  »

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The Divergence of fortunes between US and European funds of hedge funds in 2014

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 17:35

The fortunes of European and US funds of hedge funds have become increasingly polarized over the past year, as the 2015 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report found. In an extract from March’s edition of Preqin’s Hedge Fund Spotlight, we look at this trend and assess whether it is likely to persist in the longer term. »

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ATG partners with SS&C to distribute Latin American algo strategies

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 15:00

SS&C Technologies Holdings has partnered with Americas Trading Group (ATG) to provide advanced algorithmic trading strategies to SS&C MarketTrader Order Management System (OMS) clients and FIXLink electronic trading community participants.  »

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STOXX launches daily currency hedged version of key indices

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 14:00

STOXX has introduced daily currency hedged versions of the EURO STOXX 50, EURO STOXX, EURO STOXX Select Dividend 30, STOXX Europe 600 and STOXX Europe Select Dividend 30 indices.  »

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City Noble calls on a ban for DB to DC transfers

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Mon, 30/03/2015 - 13:23

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