L/S equity shows resilience amid volatile market conditions, says Lyxor

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Wed, 24/12/2014 - 11:18

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index continued to slide last week as global risk aversion was elevated, according to Philippe Ferreira Head of Research Managed Account Platform Lyxor Asset Management. ...Read more


CFTC extends time-limited no-action relief to Eurex Clearing and US clearing members

CFTC extends time-limited no-action relief to Eurex Clearing and US clearing members

Wed, 24/12/2014 - 13:04

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has extended the no-action relief granted in CFTC Letter 14-27 to Eurex Clearing AG (Eurex Clearing) and its US clearing members. »


40 Act funds are only part of the liquid alternatives narrative says Lyxor’s Bernstein

Tue, 23/12/2014 - 10:06

Firstly, Europe's alternative UCITS market has been growing year-on-year for the past six years. Secondly, leading managed account platform providers such as Lyxor Asset Management have been offering liquid alternatives to institutional investors since 1998.   »

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DBSI to pay USD3m to settle CFTC charges

Tue, 23/12/2014 - 10:00

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges against FCM Deutsche Bank Securities Inc) (DBSI) is to pay a USD 3 million civil penalty to settle CFTC charges relating to failures to properly invest customer segregated funds, prepare and file accurate financial reports, maintain required books and records, and related supervisory failures.  »


Euronext sees record volumes in cash markets

Tue, 23/12/2014 - 09:00

Friday, 19 December 2014 was Euronext’s most active day in terms of trading in 2014 and the most active day on its market since March 2011.   »


FINRA to perform regulatory services for CBOE and C2

Tue, 23/12/2014 - 06:00

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA is to perform the majority of the The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchanges’ (C2) regulatory services. »

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HS Group to form strategic partnership with ex-BlackRock, Macquarie Team

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 16:00

HS Group has made its second investment, in a hedge fund to be founded by Christopher Lee and Burke Lau. »

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EY sees challenges ahead for wealth and asset management industry in 2015

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:00

There will winners and losers in 2015 as the wealth and asset management tackles regulatory change and a number of other challenges, says Ernst & Young (EY). »


Best wishes for 2015 from the Global Fund Media team

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 06:30

The Global Fund Media newsletter team is taking its customary year-end break, and will resume business as usual on Monday 5 January. »

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RBC to pay USD35m penalty for illegal wash sales, fictitious sales and non-competitive transactions

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 06:00

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is to pay a USD35 million penalty for engaging in more than 1,000 illegal wash sales, fictitious sales, and noncompetitive transactions over a three-year period.   »

Special report
Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »


Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:11

Voting for the 6th edition of the Hedgeweek Global Awards is now open. The Awards will be presented at a lunch ceremony to be held in London. ... »

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Hedge fund managed accounts 2014

Hedge fund managed accounts 2014

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 09:58

Read how managed accounts platforms are now catering to a wide spectrum of investor needs, from straightforward commingled funds to sophisticated infrastructure solutions for the largest institutional investors. And the rise of liquid alternatives means that onshore funds - UCITS, AIFs and '40 Act funds - are becoming just as popular as offshore funds... »

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Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

S&P Capital IQ Special Report

In this report S&P Capital IQ examines how credit events can impact on the price of equities. The results are compelling. The report looks at the relationship between credit indicators and equity back-tested returns. ​ ... »


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Mon, 22/12/2014 - 19:07

In the last full trading week of the year,...»

2015 a pivotal year for global markets

Andrew Milligan, Standard Life Investments

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:57

Standard Life Investments, the global...»

Reform v growth in China

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Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:48

Michael Lai, Investment Director, GAM, looks...»

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