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Alt managers show strong bond recoveries in runoff test, says Fitch

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Fri, 22/05/2015 - 14:00

A Fitch Ratings analysis of three of the largest US alternative investment managers shows that each firm should be able to sufficiently cover outstanding debt obligations, including 30-year bonds, under a 10-year runoff scenario. ...Read more

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Wind power deals account for 17 per cent of all infrastructure transactions since 2006

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 16:48

Stephen Yates examines Preqin’s latest data on wind power deals, including aggregate deal value, average deal size and the most prominent regions for wind power deal activity. »

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Prime money market funds' market risk has increased, says Moody’s

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 20:00

Prime money market funds (MMFs) across the board saw their market risk increase in Q1 2015 driven by Moody's Investor Services’ new banking methodology released in March.  »

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ESMA calls for modification of UCITS Directive

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 19:00

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is calling for a modification of the UCITS Directive to take into account the clearing obligations for certain types of over-the-counter (OTC) financial derivative transactions under EMIR. »

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Cim Fund Services goes live with eFront’s FrontInvest solution

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 16:00

Cim Fund Services, one of the largest fund administrators in Mauritius, is going live with the eFront’s flagship FrontInvest solution.  »

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SEC proposes rules to modernise and enhance information reported by investment companies and investment advisers

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 11:30

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed rules, forms and amendments to modernise and enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by investment companies and investment advisers.   »

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European institutions look to alternatives for increased yield

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 11:26

Research firm Cerulli Associates has found that close to 70 per cent of European pensions plan to increase allocations to various alternative investment classes, principally infrastructure, in their search for diversification. »

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SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up to 4.68% in May

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 06:00

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2015 measured 4.68 per cent, up from 3.36 per cent in April. »

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Elliptic and Gem partner on new enhancement to Gem’s multi-signature bitcoin wallet

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 20:30

Elliptic, a full-service bitcoin custodian for the capital markets, has partnered with developer API provider Gem to enhance Gem’s multi-signature bitcoin wallets. »

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Taliance’s GlobalAsset provides AIFMD reporting solution

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 18:30

The latest version of Taliance’s front office platform, GlobalAsset, enables asset and fund management businesses to automatically calculate the ratios and deliver reporting that complies with the requirements enshrined in the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (AIFMD). »

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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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Voting for the 5th edition of the Hedgeweek USA Awards, which recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers around the world, is now open. ... »

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Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

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China cuts rates, but more are needed

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Tue, 12/05/2015 - 13:02

Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at...»

Interest rate rises will be for the right reasons

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Sun, 10/05/2015 - 13:02

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UK election prompts sharp reaction in FX markets

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Fri, 08/05/2015 - 10:01

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Impending UK general election creating uncertainty

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