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Clouds HedgeGuard launches UK business

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 13:51

Hedge fund and asset management technology provider HedgeGuard has launched its UK business as it begins the rollout of a new cloud technology platform and international expansion. »

Index Seven of 11 Newedge Hedge Fund Indices produced positive returns in 2013

Fri, 17 Jan 2014, 06:30

Seven out of the 11 Newedge Hedge Fund Indices produced positive reruns in 2013, with the Newedge Commodity Trading Index (Equity) claiming top spot with a return of 16.33 per cent. »

Up arrow Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.19 per cent in December

Fri, 17 Jan 2014, 06:06

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.19 per cent for the month of December, with nine of the ten sub-strategies in positive territory. »

Shares ALTIN FoHF links share price performance to capital return policy

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 12:19

The board of directors of ALTIN has decided to link its capital reduction policy directly to share price performance. »

Colin MacKay, AIMA Cooperation with regulators improves reputation

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 18:57

By Colin MacKay – The 2007/8 global financial crisis continues to influence the environment within which the Cayman investment funds industry operates. Global economic patterns, largely driven by factors emerging from that crisis, continue to shape cross-border political and regulatory developments. These, in turn, impact the investment management, banking, prime brokerage, administration, accounting and legal communities, each of which continues to favour Cayman for investment fund structuring and operation. »

Up arrow Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 11.21 per cent in 2013

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 16:01

Hedge funds gained 1.23 per cent in December, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek Corporate governance moves underscore commitment to global best practices

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 18:49

By James Williams – December 2013 proved to be a busy period for the Cayman Islands in terms of the development of its regulatory framework. On 6 December 2013, after a period of consultation with industry practitioners, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) – the Islands’ financial regulator – released its Statement of Guidance for Regulated Mutual Funds (‘SoG-MF’).  »

Accounts IndexIQ AUM rises by 37 per cent in 2013

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 14:09

IndexIQ saw assets under management jump 37 per cent in 2013 to USD1.125bn, driven in part by its IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI). »

James Williams, Hedgeweek Cayman service providers adjust to the demands of global regulation

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 19:51

By James Williams – “In 2012, our voluntary application got approved by CIMA to have a regulated director services model, called DMS Fund Governance. What that means is that just like an auditor or an administrator in the Cayman Islands, we are regulated by CIMA as a service provider to hedge funds,” confirms Kathleen Celoria, Executive Director (New York) DMS Offshore Investment Services. With over 80 full-time directors and associate directors, DMS is the world’s largest provider of fund governance services. »

Nigel Le Quesne JTC Group acquires book of business and staff from Herald Trust

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 12:09

JTC Group, an independent provider of private client, fund and corporate services, has acquired a substantial book of private client business from Herald Trust Company Limited, which is no longer part of the Herald Group. »

Crystal ball Emerging Asia will become the world’s primary weak spot in 2014, says Saxo Bank

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 10:02

Having maintained world growth at acceptable levels throughout the current crisis, emerging Asia will become the world’s primary weak spot in 2014, says Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist. »

John Barker Former Liquidnet Europe chief appointed executive chairman of BCS

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 12:14

BCS, the largest trader of equities and FX on the Russian exchange, has appointed John Barker as executive chairman of BCS Financial Group (BCS) in London. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek China shines as Asian fund managers’ best bet… Hong Kong’s largest hedge funds enjoy best year on record…

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 17:07

For investors in Asian hedge funds, it was China and not the region's hottest major market, Japan, that provided the best bang for the buck in 2013 - a result set to ensure greater capital inflows into steadily growing China-focused funds as reported by Reuters. »

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