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Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 0.29 per cent in January

Wed, 19/02/2014 - 10:01

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.29 per cent for the month of January, despite half of the ten sub-strategies recording positive returns. »


Hedge funds to reach USD3trn by year end 2014

Tue, 18/02/2014 - 13:32

Hedge funds are expected to reach a record breaking USD3trn by year end 2014, up from USD2.6trn as of 2013 year end, according to Deutsche Bank’s 12th annual Alternative Investor Survey. »

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Salus Alpha’s strategies deliver strong start to 2014

Tue, 18/02/2014 - 10:08

Salus Alpha’s strategies have delivered a good start to 2014 in terms of performance, according to a report by managed investment platform db Select. »


Limmat Capital to become investment manager of large balanced fund mandate

Mon, 17/02/2014 - 16:07

Limmat Capital Alternative Investments has been appointed to manage a large balanced fund mandate with assets under management of EUR196m. »

Rough diamonds

Hedge funds target rough diamonds as an investment, says IDX

Mon, 17/02/2014 - 13:26

Los Angeles-based Investment Diamond Exchange (IDX) has expanded its workforce to cater for an increasing number of hedge funds and other financial institutions acquiring rough diamonds for investment purposes. »


Saemor’s Europe Alpha Fund returns 2.8 per cent in January

Mon, 17/02/2014 - 12:20

Saemor Capital has reported a strong start to 2014 for its Europe Alpha Fund with a return of 2.8 per cent in January, despite the volatility caused by a sell-off in emerging markets. »


Commodity market increased slightly in January

Mon, 17/02/2014 - 06:02

Commodities increased in January due to supply worries in livestock and to weather fundamentals supporting the energy sector. »

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Smart beta to take centre stage at EDHEC-Risk Europe Days conference in London

Fri, 14/02/2014 - 16:07

Smart beta investing, efficient risk diversification, liability driven investment (LDI) strategies, infrastructure and fixed income investing are among the topics to be presented at the EDHEC-Risk Days Europe 2014. »

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SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance up 1.39 per cent in January

Fri, 14/02/2014 - 10:05

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for January 2014 measured 1.39 per cent. »

Naïm Abou-Jaoudé

Dexia Asset Management rebrands as Candriam

Thu, 13/02/2014 - 14:05

Dexia Asset Management has launched a new brand identity following its acquisition by New York Life Investments on 3 February 2014. »

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Orangefield Columbus sees record growth in 2013

Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:02

Fund administrator Orangefield Columbus, a service provider to hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, offshore mutual funds, family offices, funds of funds and hybrids, has seen record growth in 2013. »

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BoE bamboozles with changes to forward guidance

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 15:23

Azad Zangana (pictured), European Economist, Schroders comments on the latest quarterly Inflation Report from the Bank of England… »


Concept Capital Markets publishes guide to launching alternative investment fund

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 14:27

Concept Capital Markets has published a new guide to launching an alternative investment fund. »

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Hedge funds redeemed USD10.4bn in December

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 10:09

Hedge funds had their biggest outflow of 2013 in December, redeeming USD10.4bn or 0.5 per cent of assets, according to the latest TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Flow Report. »

Mutual funds

Permal Group launches alternative multi-manager mutual fund

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 14:00

Legg Mason’s affiliate Permal Group has launched the Permal Alternative Select Fund, its first open end alternative mutual fund. »


CBOE Holdings reports best Q4 results ever

Mon, 10/02/2014 - 13:33

CBOE Holdings has reported its best fourth quarter results ever, as well as record revenue and earnings for the full-year 2013, marking the third consecutive year of record financial results.  »


Fitch awards Ignis Absolute Return Government Bond Fund a ‘strong’ fund quality rating

Mon, 10/02/2014 - 12:09

Financial research firm Fitch Ratings has awarded the GBP2.5bn Ignis Absolute Return Government Bond Fund a “Strong” Fund Quality Rating following a recent fund review. »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 0.4 per cent in January

Fri, 07/02/2014 - 15:36

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down only 0.4 per cent in January, outperforming the MSCI World Index, which was down 3.8 per cent. »


Millionaire investors identify real estate as most popular alt asset class

Fri, 07/02/2014 - 12:03

The majority (77 per cent) of millionaire investors say they own real estate while 35 per cent say they own a related investment, real estate investment trusts (REITs). »


Two out of seven IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices positive in January

Thu, 06/02/2014 - 16:01

Just two of IndexIQ’s family of seven investable hedge fund indices recorded positive returns in January. »

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Emerging market weakness in early January triggers broad de-risking by month-end, says GAM

Thu, 06/02/2014 - 10:05

Hedge fund managers began January broadly expecting the successful themes of the previous quarter to remain prevalent, according to Anthony Lawler, portfolio manager at GAM. »

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All Scientific Beta indices now have full transparency

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 16:00

ERI Scientific Beta has announced that all 2,958 smart beta indices available on its platform are now available with full transparency. »

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Credit Suisse LAB Index down 0.94 per cent in January

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 14:12

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index was down 0.94 per cent in January. »

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All six Market Vectors hedge fund beta indices down in January

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 12:03

All six of Market Vectors’ investable hedge fund beta indices returned negative performance in January. »


Research will be paid from management fees, say European equity buy-side firms

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 11:33

European equity buy-side firms are struggling to pay for research by order flow alone, with nearly two-thirds saying research will eventually be paid from management fees, forcing radical change to payment models. »

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BNP Paribas Securities Services launches depositary banking business in Switzerland

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 06:03

BNP Paribas Securities Services, a global custodian with nearly USD8trn in assets under custody, has expanded its depositary banking business to the Swiss market. »


Ei-3 Top Performers Index outperforms the field

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 16:06

The Ei-3 Top Performers Index is a new, investable hedge fund benchmark designed to reflect alternative and diversified hedge fund strategies from the universe of hedge funds represented on the Exante platform.  »

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Major infrastructure investment reflects confidence in Jersey’s financial services industry

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 13:31

Recent major investment aimed at growth within Jersey’s financial services industry is a positive indicator of confidence within the market, according to Geoff Cook, chief executive of Jersey Finance. »

Scott Wolle, Invesco

Commodities: Is the bear market near its end?

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 13:07

Commodities have had a tough time since the global financial crisis, but are we starting to see the light appear a little sooner than forecast? Scott Wolle (pictured), chief investment officer for the Invesco Global Asset Allocation (IGAA) team, highlights why they maintain a constructive view of commodities and the role that they can play in Invesco’s portfolios… »


Non-US companies raised USD10.5bn through depositary receipts in 2013, says Citi

Fri, 31/01/2014 - 15:15

The market for non-US companies raising capital in depositary receipt (DR) form remained strong in 2013, with USD10.5bn in DR capital raised. »

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