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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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Newedge Trend Index up 2.58 per cent in November

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 16:35

Managed futures strategies fared well in November, as evidenced by the performance of the Newedge CTA, trend and short-term traders indices. »

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Hedgeweek seasonal break

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 14:28

Dear readers, the Hedgeweek team is taking its annual seasonal break from Monday 23 December and will resume distribution of the daily newswire on Monday 6 January. Key news will continue to be posted to the Hedgeweek site during the holiday period. We wish all our readers the very best for the holiday season and for 2014.  »

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Reduction in Fed asset purchase program is great opportunity for EM reform

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 14:16

Steven O’Hanlon, Head of Fixed Income at ACPI Investment Managers comments on FED announcement on tapering… »

Investments

BNY Mellon appointed trustee and portfolio administrator on Avoca Capital CLO X

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 10:07

BNY Mellon has been appointed trustee and portfolio administrator on Avoca Capital CLO X, a EUR311m collateralised loan obligation (CLO). »

Risk

Liquid launches portfolio and risk simulation for emerging hedge fund managers

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 06:01

Liquid Holdings Group has launched a new "simulator" programme that allows emerging hedge fund managers to beta test their strategies on the Liquid OERMS platform. »

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PineBridge Investments closes EUR335m European CLO

Wed, 18/12/2013 - 11:46

PineBridge Investments has closed a EUR335m collateralised loan obligation (CLO) fund. »

Philip Best, Argos Investment Managers

Investors can find value in European micro cap shares in 2014

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 13:16

There’s plenty of value to be found in European microcap shares for investors in 2014, according to veteran European small cap investors Philip Best (pictured) and Marc St John Webb at Geneva-based Argos Investment Managers.  »

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Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.31 per cent in November

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 12:04

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.31 per cent for the month of November, with all but two of the 10 sub-strategies recording positive gains. »

Kieran Fox, Irish Funds Industry Association

Hedgeweek Q&A with Michael Stapleton, IDA and Kieran Fox, IFIA

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 10:39

Michael Stapleton of the Industrial Development Agency and Kieran Fox (pictured) of the Irish Funds Industry Association discuss the ongoing attraction of Ireland as Europe’s leading hedge fund centre and how their joint promotion work is helping attract ongoing FDI opportunities… »

Conference

ABN AMRO Clearing launches competition to pitch at Amsterdam Investors Forum 2014

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 14:08

Six alternative funds are being offered the chance to pitch to more than 200 institutional investors, funds of funds and high net worth individuals at the third Amsterdam Investors Forum (AIF), organised by ABN AMRO Clearing on 12 February 2014. »

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KPMG micro site launches on Hedgeweek

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 13:27

Hedgeweek has launched a new micro site for KPMG, one of the financial industry’s leading Audit, Tax and Advisory firms. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Fitch publishes updated investment manager and alternative funds criteria

Fri, 13/12/2013 - 16:00

Fitch Ratings has updated its Investment Manager and Alternative Funds Criteria report, which applies to the ratings of traditional investment managers, alternative investment managers, business development companies and alternative funds. »

Dollars

Hedge fund investors redeem USD2.2bn in October

Fri, 13/12/2013 - 10:08

Hedge fund investors redeemed a net USD2.2bn (0.1 per cent of assets) in October, reversing course after buying USD4.4bn in September. »

European flags

Europe set for multi-year economic expansion, says S&P Capital IQ

Fri, 13/12/2013 - 06:02

As deleveraging ends and banks are finally supporting their economies the foundations are set for a multi-year economic expansion, says S&P Capital IQ Equity Research in its 2014 European Strategy Outlook report. »

Ben Olmstead, eVestment

Institutional investing through analysis of asset flows and consultant search trends

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:36

By James Williams – Institutional investors, from public and private pension plans to foundations, endowments and sovereign wealth funds, are showing significant signs of divergence when it comes to asset allocation; a markedly different story from previous years when the set allocations made from one plan sponsor to another were largely consistent. »

Julian Korek, Kinetic Partners

Working towards a coordinated and comprehensible, globalised financial services industry

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:08

By Julian Korek, CEO and Founding Member of Kinetic Partners, the global professional services firm – The last 12 months has been another year of change for the financial services industry. We at Kinetic Partners recently surveyed 300 senior executives in banks, asset management firms and hedge funds globally to compile our 2014 Global Regulatory Outlook Report. »

Gas

Energy Data Hub partners with Sapient Global Markets

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:07

The Energy Data Hub (EDH), an independent energy data processing entity, has formed a partnership with Sapient Global Markets to advance the development of the EDH platform, a secure central repository for global energy transaction data. »

Saker Nusseibehm CEO, Hermes

Coping with normalisation in 2014

Wed, 11/12/2013 - 19:10

Hermes CEO Saker Nusseibeh looks forward to 2014… »

Report

Credit quality beginning to slip as European leveraged finance conditions boom

Wed, 11/12/2013 - 16:00

Leveraged finance borrowers are using favourable funding conditions to refinance their capital structures, extend their debt maturities and reduce their cost of capital, says Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. »

Shares

CBOE Holdings declares special dividend

Wed, 11/12/2013 - 15:30

CBOE Holdings’ board of directors has declared a special cash dividend of USD0.50 per share of common stock, which will be paid on 17 January 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on 3 January. »

Latin America

Brownstone Investment Group expands into emerging markets trading

Wed, 11/12/2013 - 14:01

Fixed income investing firm Brownstone Investment Group has further expanded its trading platform with the addition of emerging markets (EM) debt.   »

Newspaper and money

Deutsche Bank launches Coeli Macro strategy on dbSelect

Wed, 11/12/2013 - 10:08

Coeli Asset Management and IMQubator have launched the Coeli Macro strategy on dbSelect, Deutsche Bank’s platform for accessing liquid hedge fund strategies. »

Jigsaw pieces

Equinox consolidates under the Equinox Funds brand

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 12:00

Equinox Financial Group, a provider of alternative investments, has consolidated multiple brand names under one corporate brand mark, "Equinox Funds”. »

Farming

Climate change and land depletion drive returns from farms, say investors

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 10:01

Climate change and depletion of agricultural land are the most important factors driving investment returns from farmland, according to research by alternative asset manager Aquila Capital. »

Magnifying glass

Millions of hidden share trades to be revealed

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 06:03

Millions of previously hidden US stock trades will be revealed for the first time on 9 December thanks to research from a team of academics. »

Survey

HF managers need big assets or performance to profit, says survey

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 13:26

The business of hedge funds is caught between rising costs and falling management fees, holding little profit for managers who do not perform. »

Index

US and Europe lead November climb in global equity markets, says Russell

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 06:04

Most global equity markets continued to exhibit strong performance in November led by the US and Europe, as reflected by the Russell Global Indexes. »

Michael Spencer, chief executive, ICAP

IPGL chooses Global Prime Partners for prime brokerage services

Fri, 06/12/2013 - 16:00

Global Prime Partners (GPP) has been appointed as prime broker to IPGL, the private investment firm founded by ICAP chief executive Michael Spencer in 1986.  »

Survey

Growth is the top strategic priority for 67 per cent of hedge funds this year, says survey

Fri, 06/12/2013 - 10:09

As the hedge fund industry matures most managers are increasingly focused on growth, according to EY's seventh annual survey of the global hedge fund market. »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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