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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. »

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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. »

Keith Wade, Schroders

US debt debacle: The show's over – for now

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 12:16

Schroders Chief Economist, Keith Wade (pictured), comments on the US Congress decision to approve federal spending and lift the debt ceiling after 16 days of government shutdown, and the impact that this could have on markets… »

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Evanston Capital migrates systems to Gravitas Private Cloud

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 12:02

Multi-manger hedge fund advisory firm Evanston Capital Management (ECM) has successfully migrated its core servers and applications to the Gravitas Private Cloud. »

 Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

Barclay CTA Index slides 0.54% in September

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 11:18

Managed futures lost 0.54% in September according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is down 3.13% after three quarters in 2013. »

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Financial experts predict lower volumes of German distressed real estate loans

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 10:00

The number of non-performing real estate loans that will come to the German market in the near future, is expected to be substantially lower than last year. »

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MSCI ESG Research launches MSCI ESG DataMetrics

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 06:00

MSCI has launched MSCI ESG DataMetrics, a set of ESG scores, indicators and data to facilitate quantitative analysis, development of proprietary ESG models and reporting on ESG and portfolio footprint analysis. »

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Manulife Investments launches two new mandates within the Manulife Private Investment Pools

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 17:00

Manulife Investments has added two new options to its line-up of Manulife Private Investment Pools – Manulife US Fixed Income Private Trust, and Manulife Global Balanced Private Trust. »

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Hedge funds saw USD10bn net inflows in August, says BarclayHedge and TrimTabs

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 16:00

The hedge fund industry took in a net USD10.0 billion (0.5% of assets) in August, building on an USD8.2 billion inflow in July, based on data from 3,340 funds, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs. »

Dr Laurence Wormald, SunGard

Effects of a US debt default will be profound

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 14:10

Dr Laurence Wormald (pictured), head of buy side risk research at SunGard, comments on the impact of the US debt ceiling… »

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Kinetic Partners releases AIFMD checklist

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 14:00

Kinetic Partners has unveiled its ‘AIFMD checklist’ for use by compliance and risk departments within both full-scope Alternative Investment fund managers (AIFMs) and small authorised/registered UK AIFMs. »

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The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Finished up 1.27% in September

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 12:56

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the Broad Index) finished up 1.27% in September, with all bar two of the ten sub-strategies finishing the month in positive territory. »

Marcelo Assalin, ING Investment International

Summer sale in emerging markets could continue

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 10:27

There is room for a further “sell-off” of emerging market currencies, because countries with large external imbalances, such as Turkey (TRY), India (INR), Brazil (BRL), South Africa (ZAR) and Indonesia (IDR) remain vulnerable to rising US yields, says Macelo Assalin (pictured), lead portfolio manager, emerging market debt local currency strategies at ING Investment International… »

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TresVista forms strategic partnership with boutique advisory firm Bowline Capital Partners

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 10:00

TresVista, a provider of customised financial services, has formed a strategic partnership with Bowline Capital Partners, a European boutique advisory firm with a merchant banking ethos. »

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Fiserv introduces new reporting module

Tue, 15/10/2013 - 16:00

Fiserv has launched Model Management: Reporting, a new module that provides investment managers with model portfolio data. »

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Scottish Widows invests in FTSE RAFI Index Series-linked funds

Tue, 15/10/2013 - 14:00

Scottish Widows is transferring GBP2.1 billion into portfolios linked to the FTSE RAFI Index Series. The mandate represents the largest single investment from a UK institutional investor into the FTSE RAFI Index Series. »

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Multiple firm model is key to depositary-lite compliance, says Indos Financial

Tue, 15/10/2013 - 11:43

Under the terms of the AIFMD, UK and EU hedge fund managers marketing non-EU, offshore hedge funds to EU investors through private placement, now need to comply with the so-called Depositary-Lite regime.  »

Sol Waksman, Founder and President, Barclayhedge

Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 2.11% in September

Tue, 15/10/2013 - 10:00

Hedge funds gained 2.11% in September, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 7.30% year to date. »

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QLO Capital joins Trium Multi-Manager Alliance

Tue, 15/10/2013 - 06:15

Trium Capital has welcomed QLO Capital to its multi-manager platform, Trium Multi-manager Alliance (TMA) – an alliance of quantitative and systematic style early stage hedge fund managers.  »

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Babson expands into emerging market debt

Mon, 14/10/2013 - 16:55

Babson Capital Management has appointed Ricardo Adrogue and Brigitte Posch to lead the firm’s new Emerging Market Debt investment team.  »

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Hedge funds positive in Q3, says Altin

Mon, 14/10/2013 - 16:45

Hedge funds ended the quarter in positive territory although returns differed significantly by strategy, according to Swiss alternative investment company Altin. »


Finisterre Capital launches stand-alone UCITS-compliant emerging markets debt fund

Mon, 14/10/2013 - 15:30

Finisterre Capital, the long/short emerging market total return specialist, has launched a stand-alone, UCITS compliant fund in response to client demand stemming from Solvency II requirements. »

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Industry veterans launch the Hedge Fund Due Diligence Exchange

Mon, 14/10/2013 - 06:04

Industry veterans have launched the Hedge Fund Due Diligence Exchange (HFDDX), a platform that provides new and experienced investors both forensic-style due diligence reports and a substantial cost saving.  »

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Investment company L-GAM launches in partnership with Princely Family of Liechtenstein

Fri, 11/10/2013 - 12:00

Ferdinando Grimaldi, Yves Alexandre and Felipe Merry del Val have launched L-GAM, an investment company established in partnership with the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. »

Robert Savage, FX Concepts

FX Concepts to wind down investment management operations

Fri, 11/10/2013 - 11:19

New York-based FX Concepts has taken the decision to wind down its investment management operations over the next few weeks. »


Orso to launch technically-driven equity hedge fund

Fri, 11/10/2013 - 10:13

Orso Capital Management plans to launch the Quadrant Plus Partners Strategy, an equity hedge fund that seeks long-term growth. »

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Teng Yue Partners signs five-year lease at 650 Fifth Avenue

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:45

Teng Yue Partners, a New York based hedge fund that specialises in equity investments in China, has signed a lease at 650 Fifth Avenue, the class A office building located on 52nd Street near Rockefeller Center. »

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Hedge funds end Q3 2013 on pace to beat 2012 returns, says eVestment

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 10:03

Hedge funds rose an average of 1.7 per cent in September, ending the third quarter up 2.4 per cent, and have returned an average of 5.7 per cent through the first nine months of 2013, according to eVestment’s September hedge fund performance report. »

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Ignis launches Global Macro Government Bond Fund

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 06:09

Ignis Asset Management has launched its latest absolute return strategy – the Ignis Global Macro Government Bond Fund. »


Dutch financial alternatives community raises EUR108,000 for children’s charities

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 06:00

On 3 October over 170 professionals from the Dutch financial alternatives community came together to show their support for the fundraising initiative of the Alternatives 4 Children foundation. »


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