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Hedge fund execs enjoy double digit compensation increases

Fri, 17/01/2014 - 10:52

Hedge fund players enjoyed increases in both base salary and year-end bonuses last year, according to Benchmark Compensation’s 2014 Hedge Fund Compensation Report. »

Index

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

Fri, 17/01/2014 - 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. »

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Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.19 per cent in December

Fri, 17/01/2014 - 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. »

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Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 11.21 per cent in 2013

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 16:01

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

Accounts

IndexIQ AUM rises by 37 per cent in 2013

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 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). »

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Next German GDP figure to exceed expectations?

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 14:02

Rob Smith, Manager of the German Growth Trust at Barings, comments on the latest GDP figures from Germany… »

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Politics expected to have outsized impact on emerging markets in 2014

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 15:59

A key investment theme of 2014 is expected to be politics, as elections could affect policies in several emerging markets, according to the BNY Mellon Global Market Outlook… »

Commodities

Franklin Pelagos Commodities Strategy Fund launched for US investors

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 10:13

Franklin Templeton Investments has launched a commodities fund to be managed by Pelagos Capital Management, an alternative investments specialist acquired by Franklin Resources in 2013. »

Institutional

Increased institutional equities flow drives Liquidnet performance in 2013

Tue, 14/01/2014 - 14:09

Liquidnet, whose 740 members include the world's largest asset managers, has seen institutional investor flows return to markets, such as Europe and Asia, amid improved global economic conditions. »

Esty Dwek, HSBC Private Bank

Commodities demand still outpaced by supply 

Tue, 14/01/2014 - 14:06

Demand for commodities is still outpaced by supply, says Esty Dwek (pictured), Investment Strategist at HSBC Private Bank… »

Peter Garnry, head of equity strategy, Saxo Bank

Is the equity market really overvalued?

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 13:05

As the relentless bull market march in equities continues, alarm bells are ringing in many bear camps around the world, says Peter Garnry (pictured), head of equity strategy, Saxo Bank. »

Dave Carson, Ultimus

Ultimus Fund Solutions launches non exchange-traded closed-end fund service

Fri, 10/01/2014 - 10:06

Ultimus Fund Solutions has launched a non exchange-traded closed-end fund service, allowing alternative investment managers access to the ERISA retirement plan market in a registered fund structure with fewer operational constraints than most typical retail fund offerings. »

Report

Commonfund issues ‘alternatives’ white paper

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 14:02

Commonfund has released a new white paper, “Alternatives Reality: What to Expect from Future Allocations”, by Verne O Sedlacek, the firm’s president and chief executive. »

Kunal Ghosh, manager, Allianz BRIC Stars fund

MINT is not the new BRIC

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 12:50

It is difficult to get excited about the “MINT” (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey) concept, says Kunal Ghosh (pictured), manager of the Allianz BRIC Stars fund… »

Merger

Westchester Capital Management launches WCM Alternatives: Event-Driven Fund

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 12:11

Westchester Capital Management (WCM) has launched the WCM Alternatives: Event-Driven Fund (WCEIX), a multi-strategy, absolute return mutual fund. »

Index

Newedge announces 2014 constituents for hedge fund indices

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 10:05

Newedge has announced the 2014 constituents for the CTA, Trend, and Short-Term Traders Indices.  »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Indices up 7.0 per cent in 2013

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 06:02

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Indices enjoyed a decent finish to 2013, up 1.15 per cent in December and closing the year up 7.0 per cent. »

Mutual funds

Meritage Capital launches first alternative mutual fund

Wed, 08/01/2014 - 13:34

Meritage Capital has launched its first alternative mutual fund, The Insignia Macro Fund, which seeks long-term risk adjusted return by employing global macro-managed futures investment strategies. »

Hedge fund administration

NorthStar Financial Services Group launches hedge fund admin unit

Wed, 08/01/2014 - 12:02

NorthStar Financial Services Group has launched a hedge fund administration unit, Gemini Hedge Fund Services, as a new subsidiary. »

Alpha

2014 could see alpha and dispersion rise in importance over beta, says GAM’s Lawler

Wed, 08/01/2014 - 10:05

Hedge funds had a strong final quarter of 2013 and ended the year up 6.7 per cent, as measured by the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index returns in US dollar terms. »

Dollars

Hedge funds get USD17.5bn in November

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 16:00

Hedge funds took in USD17.5bn or 0.9 per cent of assets in November, according to a report from BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. »

Newspaper and money

Stratigis launches Theta Alternative Income Fund

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:08

Stratigis Capital Advisors has launched the Theta Alternative Income Fund. »

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Five out of seven IndexIQ HF replication indices positive in December

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:00

Five out of seven of IndexIQ’s proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices ended the year with positive returns. »

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Credit Suisse LAB Index up 0.48 per cent in December

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 12:00

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index was up 0.48 per cent in December, according to Dr Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

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Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices all positive in January

Fri, 03/01/2014 - 16:55

All six of the Market vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices recorded positive returns in January, according to index provider MVIS. »

Managed futures

Barclay CTA Index gains 0.56 per cent in November

Mon, 23/12/2013 - 12:03

Managed futures gained 0.56 per cent in November, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Luca Paolini, Pictet Asset Management

Markets to enter new phase in 2014, says Pictet

Mon, 23/12/2013 - 10:34

Luca Paolini (pictured), Chief Strategist at Pictet Asset Management, explains why markets will enter a new phase in 2014… »

Numbers and magnifying glass

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up to 5.90 per cent in December

Mon, 23/12/2013 - 06:00

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for December 2013 measured 5.90 per cent, up from 5.09 per cent in November. »

Newspaper and money

Neuberger Berman launches Long Short Multi-Manager Fund

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 16:00

Neuberger Berman Group has launched the Neuberger Berman Long Short Multi-Manager Fund. »

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Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 0.71 per cent in November

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 11:35

Hedge funds gained 0.71 per cent in November, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

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