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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.  »

Hurricane

Cat bond market could more than double to USD50bn by 2018, says BNY Mellon report

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 13:24

The number of catastrophe or cat bonds outstanding could more than double from the current level of USD19bn to USD50bn by the end of 2018, according to a report from BNY Mellon. »

Swap rate curve strategies

Swap rate curve strategies

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 06:00

Stay ahead of the curve with Deliverable Swap Futures from CME Group. These innovative tools enable swap rate curve trades in futures form.  »

Clock

CBOE sets Russell 2000 Volatility Index futures and options launch dates

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 16:00

CBOE Holdings is to launch futures and options on the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index in the coming weeks. »

Closed sign

The Carlyle Group closes USD415m CLO

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 12:04

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has closed a USD415m collateralised loan obligation (CLO) fund, the firm's sixth new-issue CLO this year with four in the US and two in Europe. »

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All Lyxor Strategy Indices positive in October

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 06:53

All Lyxor Strategy Indices ended the month of October in positive territory, led by the CTA Long Term (+4.03 per cent), the L/S Equity Market Neutral (+1.77 per cent) and the L/S Equity Long Bias (+1.63 per cent). »

Newspaper and money

Fitch releases alternative asset manager industry report

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 12:45

Fitch Ratings has released an industry report on alternative asset managers – US Alternative Asset Managers: An Industry Update. »

Sophie Chardon, head of quantitative and cross asset analysis at Natixis

Three key themes dominate hedge fund thinking in Q3

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 06:00

Sophie Chardon, head of quantitative and cross asset analysis at Natixis, looks at the key themes that dominated hedge fund directions in Q3 – and considers the impact on strategy. »

Ed Lopez, SunGard

One size regulation does not fit all boutique asset managers

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 14:50

When it comes to the effects of ‘one-size-fits-all’-regulation for boutique asset managers, off the peg doesn’t suit everyone. The very nature of regulation has changed. It’s grown, become global, and moved from being a check box exercise to being the rigid harness that restricts the movements of financial firms, says Ed Lopez (pictured), executive vice president, SunGard’s Asset Management business… »

Yury Roslavlev, Wermuth Asset Management

Wermuth Asset Management restructures quant advisory business

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 16:30

Wermuth Asset Management, the German family office and BaFin-regulated investment adviser, has restructured its quant advisory business. »

Azad Zangana, European Economist, Schroders

ECB interest rate cut is a surprise

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:33

Azad Zangana (pictured), European Economist, Schroders, comments on the ECB’s surprise cut in interest rates… »

Globe

Global Prime Partners appoints BNY Mellon as global clearing and custody provider

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 15:00

BNY Mellon’s broker-dealer services business is to provide clearing and custody services to Global Prime Partners’ (GPP) expanding group of high quality emerging investment manager clients. »

Alan Reid, chief executive of Forward

Forward moves management of long/short credit strategy to Pimco

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 14:05

Forward is expanding its sub-advisory relationship with Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) to manage the Forward Credit Analysis Long/Short Fund (FLSIX). »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

CME Group’s Deliverable Swap Future – An efficient way to manage rate exposure

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 13:01

By James Williams – “We’ve seen nearly continuous growth in open interest since we first launched the Deliverable Swap Future in December last year,” comments Sean Tully, head of interest rate and OTC products at CME Group. »

Index

IQ hedge fund replication indices positive in October

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 06:00

All seven of IndexIQ’s proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices were positive in October, with the IQ Hedge Event-Driven Beta Index leading the way with a return of 3.11 per cent. »

Australia

Ignis forms alliance with Tyndall Investment Management in Australia

Tue, 05/11/2013 - 15:08

Ignis Asset Management and Tyndall Investment Management have formed a strategic alliance in Australia. »

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Equity hedge and event driven managers outperform in October, says GAM

Tue, 05/11/2013 - 13:17

October got off to a tentative start with investors focused on the US debt ceiling impasse, according to Anthony Lawler, portfolio manager at GAM. »

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Credit Suisse LAB index up 1.65 per cent in October

Tue, 05/11/2013 - 10:04

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index was up 1.65 per cent in October, according to Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

Surfer

Hedge fund manager Topturn Capital partners with pro surfer

Tue, 05/11/2013 - 06:02

Topturn Capital, a boutique investment management firm, is teaming up with professional surfer Joe Curren in a bid to take advantage of the SEC's ratification of the JOBS Act and new marketing opportunities it presents. »

Charles Hepworth, GAM

Assets to love and leave

Mon, 04/11/2013 - 13:06

Charles Hepworth (pictured), the investment director responsible for GAM’s DFM business, shares his insights into the various asset classes to love and leave… »

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VIX futures trading volume up 72 per cent year-on-year

Mon, 04/11/2013 - 10:51

October trading volume in VIX futures totalled 4.19 million contracts, a 72 per cent increase from October 2012 and a 42 per cent increase from the previous month, according to figures released by the CBOE Futures Exchange. »

Announcement

Noonday Asset Management changes name to Farallon Capital

Mon, 04/11/2013 - 06:02

Noonday Asset Management will now operate under the name Farallon Capital.  »

Results

CBOE Holdings net income totals USD41m in Q3

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 16:08

CBOE Holdings has reported third quarter 2013 net income allocated to common stockholders of USD41.0m, or USD0.47 per diluted share, compared with USD45.2m, or USD0.52 per diluted share, in Q3 2012.  »

Nina Kleinbongartz, Director at Sanne Group (Luxembourg)

Luxembourg now on a par with other domiciles

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 01:28

Luxembourg issued a clear signal of intent this year. Not only was the Grand Duchy one of the first EU Member States to implement the AIFM Directive on 15 July 2013, it also made significant amendments to the 1915 Company Law, within which the limited partnership regime is defined. »

Yyves Courtois, KPMG

Bringing efficiency to the valuation process

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 01:07

Closely understanding the needs of its private equity clients has led to KPMG Luxembourg’s corporate finance team re-engineering the valuation process to make it as cost efficient as possible. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Service providers well positioned to support private equity managers under AIFMD

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 00:50

By James Williams – Now that the AIFM Directive has been codified and formally unveiled across the European Union the next stage is seeing how effective individual Member States will be at embracing it. How will they cope with the demands of regulating alternative investment funds (AIFs)? Will they have the requisite service provider infrastructure in place to cope with the enhanced monitoring, reporting and risk management demands under the Directive? »

Advent Software, Eddie Russo

Meeting the needs of private equity managers

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 00:32

“It’s about providing efficiencies across asset classes. Whether it’s a limited partnership private equity fund, a FoHFs, a hybrid private equity fund, we offer those efficiencies under one hood, on one platform,” comments Eddie Russo (pictured), solutions consultant at Advent Software on Geneva World Investor, the firm’s integrated solution for portfolio management, investor accounting and servicing. »

Justin Partington, Ipes

The new SCSp limited partnership regime

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 00:26

“In my pan-European view this is the most effective change I’ve seen Luxembourg make in the last 10 years to boost its funds offering to the Private Equity industry,” suggests Justin Partington (pictured), Commercial Director at Ipes – one of Europe’s leading private equity fund administrators with more than USD50billion in funds under administration – in response to the amendments made to Luxembourg’s limited partnership regime. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Luxembourg attracts private equity managers with new regulations

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 00:19

By James Williams – “What the Special Limited Partnership (SCSp) does is provide a legal vehicle that specifically and systematically addresses every area of concern for private equity managers when they look at what are the available options to them across different jurisdictions,” comments Daniel Richards, partner at Ogier (Luxembourg). »

Conference

FCA Asset Management Conference 2013 - PwC’s Rowland comments…

Wed, 30/10/2013 - 17:35

Amanda Rowland, partner and head of asset management regulation at PwC commenting on the announcements made at the 2013 FCA asset management conference that took place on 30 October… »

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