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CBOE to introduce mini-SPX options with PM settlement on 5 November

Wed, 30/10/2013 - 10:02

Chicago Board Options Exchange is to list a Mini-SPX Index option (XSP) contract with a new PM-settlement feature beginning on 5 November. »

George R Aylward, Virtus' president and chief executive officer

Virtus and Cliffwater partner to offer liquid alternative investments

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 16:18

Virtus Investment Partners and Cliffwater have established Cliffwater Investments, an investment adviser that will sub-advise a series of multi-strategy, multi-manager alternative mutual funds for retail investors. »

China flag

Chinese whispers

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 08:00

After a week in China's hinterland, Lead Portfolio Manager and Head of Hermes Emerging Markets Gary Greenberg, talks about how he saw every stage of development whilst on his travels… »

Vienna

Eurex and Vienna Stock Exchange conclude index licensing agreement

Mon, 28/10/2013 - 12:15

The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange has concluded an index licensing agreement with the Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse). »

Coins

CBOE Holdings declares Q4 13 dividend

Fri, 25/10/2013 - 13:46

CBOE Holdings has declared a quarterly cash dividend of USD0.18 per share of common stock payable on 20 December to stockholders of record at the close of business on 29 November. »

Birthday cake

Simple Alternatives S1 Fund marks third anniversary

Fri, 25/10/2013 - 06:03

Simple Alternatives’ S1 Fund, a multi-manager, long/short equity mutual fund, marked its three-year anniversary on 1 October. »

Martin Serba, Advent Software

Advent Direct – Harnessing the power of technology to tackle data management challenges

Thu, 24/10/2013 - 13:30

By James Williams – Seemingly overnight fund administrators have had to deal with the complexities of enhanced regulation at a level never before seen in the industry. In Europe, this has taken root in the form of the AIFM Directive, introduced this July. »

Joined hands

“People Alpha” is key factor in hedge fund performance, says Citi

Thu, 24/10/2013 - 06:06

Hedge funds that invest in people management register higher average investment returns than their peers, according to a survey from Citi Prime Finance. »

Crystal ball

There’s still value in stocks

Wed, 23/10/2013 - 16:09

The impressive gains made by equity markets this year have left valuations looking fuller than they were 12 months ago, says Dean Turner, Investment Strategist at HSBC Private Bank… »

Stack of money

Prudential Fixed Income to manage USD516m CLO

Wed, 23/10/2013 - 15:36

Prudential Fixed Income has been appointed as the collateral manager for the Dryden 30 Senior Loan Fund, a recently closed USD516.4m collateralised loan obligation. »

Investments

Channel Capital launches event driven high yield fund

Wed, 23/10/2013 - 14:04

Channel Capital Advisors has launched a high yield catalyst fund, which aims to generate net returns of 10 to 12 per cent with low volatility and little correlation to the major markets. »

Newspaper and money

BlueBay Asset Management launches Total Return Credit Fund

Wed, 23/10/2013 - 12:11

BlueBay Asset Management has launched the BlueBay Total Return Credit Fund, which provides diversified global exposure to sub-investment grade credit through the credit cycle.  »

Chile

SYZ & CO targets Chilean and LatAm pension funds with OYSTER funds range

Wed, 23/10/2013 - 12:01

The Swiss banking group SYZ & CO is moving into the Latin American institutional markets with the registration in Chile of the OYSTER European Opportunities fund. »

Allan Weiss

Could a new pricing model for RMBS help identify early price trends and improve alpha generation?

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 16:01

“The US house crash was evidence enough for me that the house market still lacked sufficient information. People weren’t able to see that a housing bubble had formed until it was too late,” says Allan Weiss, co-founder of the Case Shiller Weiss indexes – a series of 5,000 single-family house price indexes for the US market. »

European flags

Marketfield launches liquid alternatives fund for Europe

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 14:09

Marketfield Asset Management has received Central Bank of Ireland authorisation for its Marketfield Dublin fund, a liquid alternative fund, previously offered as a 1940 Act fund in the US, and as a Cayman offshore fund. »

Survey

IOSCO publishes second hedge fund survey report

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 14:03

The International Organisation of Securities Commissions has published a Report on the Second IOSCO Hedge Fund Survey, looking at efforts by regulators to better understand the hedge fund industry. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Performance drivers fade in credit funds, says Fitch

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 12:22

Credit funds face growing risk of investor redemption, amid uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's plan for tapering and disappointing returns as credit performance drivers see their role diminish, according to Fitch. »

Hedge fund administration

Alcova selects Northern Trust for hedge fund servicing

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 10:06

Alcova Asset Management has selected Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services to provide a full range of administrative and middle-office outsourcing services to its quantitatively driven, equity market-neutral fund. »

Anton Schutz, Mendon Capital

Mendon Capital’s Moors and Mendon Master Fund returns +23.73% YTD

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 23:42

Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, is Hedgeweek’s “Best Long/Short Manager” award winner for 2012.   »

Thumbs up

Hedge funds well positioned for year-end 2013, says Lyxor

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 13:59

Global growth should remain firm driven by economic strength in developed markets and the backdrop is supportive for higher equity prices, according to a Lyxor research view. »

China flag

Chinese growth rebound settles nerves

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 13:30

Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist, Schroders on China’s return to GDP growth… »

Thumbs up in the air

ACOLIN offers representation for EU-AIFs and non-EU AIFs for distribution to qualified Investors

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 16:00

ACOLIN has teamed up with Renovaré Global, an independent consultancy, specialising in risk and operational due Diligence for off-shore funds, to provide representation for EU-AIFs and non-EU AIFs for distribution to qualified investors. »

Bermuda sea and boats

Bermuda launches New York business development initiative

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 14:00

Bermuda’s asset management sector has launched a high-level targeted business development roadshow in New York designed to attract asset management and fund business to Bermuda. »

Blue up arrow

Newedge Macro Trading Index posts strong September performance

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 12:19

The Newedge Macro Trading Index (Quantitative), which represents quantitative macro strategies, rose 2.31% in September, marking the index’s best month since July 2012. »

Thumbs up in the air

Markit launches first ultrashort bond indices

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 12:04

Markit has launched the Markit iBoxx Liquid Ultrashort indices, the first global cash bond indices to provide a balanced representation of the ultrashort investment grade credit universe. »

Survey tick boxes

Hedge fund managers making significant investments to comply with regulatory changes, says survey

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 11:57

A global survey of hedge fund managers reveals that they are making significant investments in their firms' infrastructure to comply with new regulatory requirements. »

Man talking through loud hailer

FNEX adds alternative asset custodian Millennium Trust Company to online investment marketplace

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 11:14

Millennium Trust Company is to be a recommended custodian for investors and offering groups using the FNEX.com Private Securities Marketplace. »

Financial results being viewed through a magnifying glass

Man Group FUM up to USD52.5bn in Q3

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 10:00

Funds under management (FUM) at Man Group totalled USD52.5 billion as at 30 September 2013 – up from USD52.0 billion ((30 June 2013) – according to the company’s latest interim management statement. »

Letter blocks spelling the word RISK

Axioma enters multi-asset class space with launch of Axioma Risk

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 17:00

Axioma has entered the multi-asset class risk space with the introduction of Axioma Risk, a next-generation risk-management platform for risk officers, portfolio managers, asset owners and consultants. »

Green GO sign

Custom House Global Fund Services launches Custom House Gateway for US market

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 16:00

Custom House Global Fund Services has launched Custom House Gateway, a web portal that connects fund servicing with solutions across the middle and back office, designed for US alternative investment managers. »

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