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BNPP IP launches BNP Paribas Capital Partners

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 13:03

BNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP) has relaunched BNP Paribas Private Equity as BNP Paribas Capital Partners (BNPP CP). »

Trading screens

Euronext introduces equity options on NN Group

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 12:01

Euronext is to add options on the shares of international insurance and investment management company NN Group to its range of equity option classes. »

Globe

361 Capital launches global macro opportunity fund

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 10:06

361 Capital, an asset management firm specialising in liquid alternative mutual funds, has launched the 361 Global Macro Opportunity Fund, which will be team managed and led by Blaine Rollins. »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.7 per cent in June

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 06:01

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.7 per cent in June, with seven out of 12 Lyxor indices ending the month in positive territory. »

Green light

Evanston Capital Management launches new registered fund

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 16:09

Evanston Capital Management has launched the Evanston Alternative Opportunities Fund, a closed-end, non-exchange listed, management investment company registered under Investment Company Act of 1940. »

Marketing

IQ Financial offers hedge funds free marketing materials audit

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 14:30

New York-based IQ Financial Marketing Corp is offering hedge funds, private equity firms and other boutique asset managers a complimentary audit of their current marketing materials. »

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LGIM registers first SICAV funds for distribution in Germany

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 14:00

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has for the first time registered its SICAV funds for distribution in Germany. »

Risk

Central clearing reduces systemic risk, says Eurex Clearing

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 10:35

Central clearing significantly reduces systemic risk and their amplifying factors in financial markets, according to a white paper by Eurex Clearing, the central counterparty (CCP) of Deutsche Börse Group. »

Dollars

Hedge funds get USD16.9bn in May

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 10:12

The hedge fund industry took in USD16.9 billion (0.7 per cent of assets) in May, down slightly from USD19.1 billion (0.8 per cent of assets) in April, according to TrimTabs and BarclayHedge. »

Two fingers

Lyxor launches second European senior debt fund

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 06:03

Following the launch of its EUR275 million European senior debt fund in July 2013, Lyxor is launching a commingled European senior debt fund, the Lyxor European Senior Debt Fund. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Domicile choice comes to the fore at Guernsey ILS event in Zurich

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 10:30

The choice of domicile for insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions was among the hot topics discussed at a Guernsey Finance-hosted thought leadership event in the reinsurance centre of Zurich last week. »

Mutual funds

Mutual funds are top choice for accessing alt strategies, says survey

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 10:03

Mutual funds continue to grow as the vehicle of choice for accessing alternative strategies, according to the eighth annual alternative investment survey by Morningstar and Barron’s. »

Investments

Outperformance of L/S equity hedge funds is over, says Lyxor

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 06:33

The outperformance of L/S equity versus L/S credit and fixed income arbitrage recorded in 2013 came abruptly to a halt in the first half of 2014, says Phillipe Ferreira, head of research at Lyxor’s Managed Account Platform. »

Index

Efficient Minimum Volatility strategy best performing ERI Scientific Beta index in June

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:07

The Efficient Minimum Volatility strategy was the best performing strategy for the developed equity universe in June, both in absolute (8.54 per cent) and relative terms (2.20 per cent), according to ERI Scientific Beta. »

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Russian investment managers establish dialogue with CAIA Association

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 16:00

Members of the Moscow Hedge Fund Manager Club, Russian National Alternative Investment Management Association and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association met for the first time at the Universe of Alternative Investments event.  »

Crystal ball

Confidence among asset managers will drive greater industry consolidation, says Moody’s

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 15:40

In the last several months there has been an uptick in global M&A activity, driven by improved valuations, increased risk appetites and renewed strategic ambitions. »

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June proves positive for hedge funds as gross invested levels increase

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 06:08

Asset prices rallied across equities, bonds, credit and most commodities in June. Hedge funds performed positively with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index up 0.9 per cent for the month. »

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UK's financial services trade surplus is world’s biggest, says TheCityUK

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 16:12

The UK's trade surplus in financial services is the biggest in the world, more than two and a half times bigger than the next largest surplus recorded by the US, according to figures from TheCityUK. »

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Credit Suisse LAB index up 0.62 per cent in June

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:10

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (CSLAB), which aims to reflect the performance of the overall hedge fund industry, finished up 0.62 per cent in June. »

Index

All seven IndexIQ investable hedge fund replication indices positive in June

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 12:09

All seven of IndexIQ’s proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices recorded positive returns in June. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

FJ Capital offers investors opportunity to leverage M&A activity in US small-cap financials

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 11:46

“By investing in the potential sellers and proven buyers, the Fund is uniquely positioned to fully take advantage of the bank merger trend in the US,” wrote FJ Capital Management LLC in its May 2014 investor newsletter. »

Index

Five out of six MVIS investable long/short equity indices positive in June

Wed, 02/07/2014 - 16:14

All but one of Market Vectors Index Solutions’ (MVIS) six investable long/short equity indices recorded positive performance in June. »

Birthday cake

IndexIQ liquid alternative fund celebrates sixth anniversary

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:40

The mutual fund that helped launch the liquid alternatives product category, IndexIQ’s IQ Alpha Hedge Strategy Fund, is celebrating its sixth anniversary. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, Guernsey Finance

How Guernsey retains its private equity pre-eminence

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 13:19

Fiona Le Poidevin of Guernsey Finance explains how Guernsey remains the ‘go-to’ jurisdiction for domiciling private equity funds. »

Report

White paper identifies six key areas for improvement to transform collateral processes

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 06:05

Sapient Global Markets has published a white paper which examines collateral management trends and their effect on firms’ systems and processes. »

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Global hedge fund assets top USD3trn for the first time, says eVestment

Thu, 26/06/2014 - 16:02

Total assets in hedge funds surpassed USD3 trillion for the first time on record in May 2014, according to a report from eVestment.  »

Survey

Hedgeweek reader survey: Help us to help you

Thu, 26/06/2014 - 08:23

Thousands of readers around the globe trust Hedgeweek to provide comprehensive coverage of the news, issues and developments affecting the alternative investment space. As good as our service is, we’d like to take things to the next level. And to do that, we need your help.… »

Fund administration

PAFS launches 506(c) fund administration services

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 13:02

Phoenix American Financial Services (PAFS) is offering fund administration services to new investment fund companies operating under SEC rule 506(c). »

Cooperation

Equinox Funds teams with BlueCrest Capital Management to launch systematic macro fund

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 12:03

Equinox Funds has gained exposure to a programme run by hedge fund manager BlueCrest Capital Management with the launch of the Equinox BlueCrest Systematic Macro Fund (EBCIX). »

Graph and pen

Systematic funds deliver higher risk-adjusted returns, research shows

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 10:30

Discretionary hedge funds tend to outperform systematic funds when markets are rising, but systematic funds can provide lower volatility and higher risk-adjusted returns, according to research by Preqin. »

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Survey

In an excerpt from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015, exclusive Preqin survey results reveal that while industry performance has been poor, investors remain committed to the asset class. ... »

Article

Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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In an excerpt from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015, the spotlight is on investors’ attitudes towards alternative private real estate exposure.  ... »

Special report
Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

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Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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