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Greece

Greek focused hedge fund up 107 per cent in its first year

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 14:09

Hedge fund manager Dromeus Capital Group’s Greek focused fund – Dromeus Greek Advantage Fund – has delivered investors net returns of 107 per cent in its first 12 months. »

Luca Paolini, Pictet Asset Management

Equities should continue to outperform says Pictet

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 12:53

Luca Paolini (pictured), Chief Strategist at Pictet Asset Management, explains why equities should continue to outperform… »

Graph

Accommodative monetary policy supports equity-related hedge fund strategies in November

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 06:02

A continuing rally in equity markets remains a prominent theme as we head into December, but there are also other sizeable trade ideas today across hedge funds, says Anthony Lawler, portfolio manager at GAM. »

Using Treasury Futures to Replace Swap Exposure

Using Treasury Futures to replace swap exposure

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 06:00

In many cases Treasury Futures can offer you a transparent, liquid and capital efficient way to obtain swap exposure with regulatory ease. »

Globe

Franklin Square Capital Partners launches global credit fund

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 16:03

Franklin Square Capital Partners has launched the FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund, an unlisted closed-end fund that invests primarily in global credit. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

HFR data and indices available through eVestment analytics solutions

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 14:12

eVestment is making Hedge Fund Research’s (HFR) alternatives data and indices available to clients of its suite of analytic solutions for institutional investors. »

UK flag

Russell Investments launches Russell UK Mid 150 Index

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 13:31

Russell Investments has launched the Russell UK Mid 150 Index, in response to specific sell-side demand for exposure to the UK mid-cap market that can be traded with high efficiency. »

Index

Five out of six IndexIQ hedge benchmark indices positive in November

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 11:00

Five of IndexIQ’s family of six proprietary investible hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices recorded positive performance in November. »

Infrastructure

New fund from ALPS looks to generate income from real asset investments

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 10:32

ALPS has launched the ALPS Real Asset Income Fund, a portfolio of real asset investments in master limited partnerships (MLPs), global infrastructure, and commodities. »

Up arrow

Credit Suisse LAB index up 0.77 per cent in November

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 10:12

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index was up 0.77 per cent in November, according to Dr Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

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Absolute return fund performance improves but is dependent on volatility, says Fitch

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:08

The performance of absolute return funds has improved with over 70 per cent of funds posting positive performance in 2012 and 2013, supported by more favourable market conditions, according to a report from Fitch Ratings. »

Mutual funds

Citco Mutual Fund Services launched to service 40 Act funds

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:00

Citco Fund Services has launched Citco Mutual Fund Services to meet the growing demand for liquid alternatives structures, which provide access to alternative investment strategies via more traditional structures such as mutual funds or exchange-traded funds. »

Newspaper and money

IndexIQ liquid alternatives continue to attract fixed income investors

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 12:02

Liquid alternatives from IndexIQ are continuing to attract to financial advisors and investors looking to generate income but concerned about the impact of rising interest rates. »

Up arrow

Five out of six Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices positive in November

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 10:06

Five out of six of the Market Vectors Investable Hedge Fund Beta Indices recorded positive performance in November. »

Survey

Hedge funds launching traditional long-only strategies in direct competition with asset managers

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 06:02

Deutsche Bank has published the results of a survey which examines the expanding role of hedge funds within the wider asset management industry. »

Emerging markets currencies

Ignis launches Absolute Return Emerging Market Debt Fund

Wed, 27/11/2013 - 06:04

Ignis Asset Management has launched the USD100m Ignis Absolute Return Emerging Market Debt Fund, which is based on a strategy that has been run for an institutional client since January 2012. »

Coins

Bitcoin Fund is best performing hedge fund year-to-date

Mon, 25/11/2013 - 10:03

The Bitcoin Fund, which is traded exclusively on the EXANTE fund platform and was launched in late 2012, is the best performing hedge fund year to date with a return of 4847 per cent. »

Geoff Cook, chief executive, Jersey Finance

Jersey Finance welcomes island’s S&P AA+ rating

Mon, 25/11/2013 - 06:30

Jersey Finance has welcomed the awarding of a AA+ Long Term Issuer Default Rating – one of the top international credit ratings – to The States of Jersey by Standard and Poor’s (S&P). »

Euros

Tikehau IM launches pan-European leveraged loan fund

Fri, 22/11/2013 - 14:23

Tikehau IM, Tikehau Group’s regulated, credit-orientated investment management subsidiary, has launched a pan-European leveraged loan fund – the FCT Tikehau Corporate Leveraged Loan Fund. »

Report

1650 Wealth Management report looks at how the wealthy invest

Fri, 22/11/2013 - 14:00

1650 Wealth Management, a private wealth management firm located in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida, has published an investment guide looking at how the wealthy invest. »

Up arrow

Barclay CTA Index gains 0.65 per cent in October

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 06:04

Managed futures gained 0.65 per cent in October, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Using Treasury Futures to replace swap exposure

Using Treasury Futures to replace swap exposure

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 06:00

In many cases Treasury Futures can offer you a transparent, liquid and capital efficient way to obtain swap exposure with regulatory ease. »

Malta

Malta, stepping stone into Europe, offers more than 300 days of sunshine

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 14:15

The island of Malta is establishing a solid reputation, particularly for small and emerging alternative asset managers, as an attractive location to establish their investment fund(s). »

British Virgin Islands

Speed to market a major advantage under new BVI regime

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 13:59

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) remains one of the most popular offshore fund jurisdictions for hedge fund managers. In terms of ‘brand identity’ a BVI-licensed fund is recognised by global investors as a well-established, reputable fund vehicle. »

The Bahamas

The advantages of relocating to The Bahamas

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 13:56

With the globalisation of business there has been a corresponding surge in the movement of executives and their families, and in some cases businesses themselves, in relocating to new countries. In many cases the relocation has been temporary but for a growing number the move has been permanent, sometimes by design but on many occasions by choice. »

Magnifying glass

Purpose-built technology: modern tools for hunting alpha

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 12:13

Historically, two primary criteria have factored into hedge fund managers’ ability to attract new assets: performance and pedigree. »

Investments

Franklin Templeton and K2 Advisors launch multi-strategy liquid alternatives fund

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 12:09

Franklin Templeton Investments has launched its first multi-manager, multi-strategy mutual fund focused on alternative investment strategies, Franklin K2 Alternative Strategies Fund (FAAAX). »

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Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 1.80 per cent in October

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 10:03

Hedge funds gained 1.80 per cent in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

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SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 1.06 per cent in October

Fri, 15/11/2013 - 10:02

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for October 2013 measured 1.06 per cent. »

Don Steinbrugge, founder of Agecroft Partners

Hedgeopolis Hedge Fund Insights Conference attracts over 400 delegates

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 16:01

Over 400 alternative investment specialists attended Hedgeopolis in New York, the inaugural Hedge Fund Insights Conference presented by the Hedge Fund Association and Agecroft Partners.  »

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