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Neil Williams, Hermes

The UK’s sugar rush recovery...

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 13:57

Despite encouraging comments by the IMF, Bank of England Governor, Carney, is right to be cautious about the ‘sugar rush’ recovery so far, and keep all his stimulus options on the table, argues Neil Williams (pictured), Chief Economist for Hermes’ Global Government & Inflation Bonds… »

Jason Allison, managing partner Carey Olsen's Cayman Islands office

Carey Olsen becomes listing agent on Cayman Islands Stock Exchange

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 12:48

Carey Olsen has become a listing agent of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX).  »


Schroders survey reveals an appetite for a broader investment universe

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 12:24

Seeking returns across a multi-speed world was the theme of the annual Schroders UK Institutional Conference held at the British Museum in London last month.  »

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Dukas Public Relations launches social media practice

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 11:56

Financial public relations agency Dukas Public Relations (DPR) has launched a social media practice group. »

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KNEIP moves to new offices in Brussels

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 10:54

KNEIP, a service provider to the fund management industry for the production and disclosure of legal, regulatory and contractual information, has moved to new offices in Brussels, Belgium. »

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Chenavari launches Guernsey closed-ended collective investment fund

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 10:29

Mourant Ozannes in Guernsey has acted as Guernsey legal adviser, together with Lawrence Graham as lead counsel, on the launch of Chenavari Capital Solutions. »


AIP offshore fund generates 84.6 per cent

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 10:27

AIP’s Global Macro Offshore Fund generated 84.6 per cent from June 2012 through July 2013 as per the financial statements reviewed by the auditors Rothstein Kass. »

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Hedge funds positioned for upside despite short-term political risks, says Lyxor

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 16:22

Ten Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 13 ended the month of September in positive territory, led by the L/S Equity – Variable Bias (+2.28 per cent) and the L/S Equity – Long Bias (+1.99 per cent). »


Newfound Research partners with Nasdaq OMX Global Indexes

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 16:01

Newfound Research has collaborated with The Nasdaq OMX Group create new rules-based, quantitatively enabled investment strategies. »

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DeAWM expects agreement before US debt ceiling is reached

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 12:57

Asoka Wöhrmann, Co-CIO at DeAWM, on the US-Government-shutdown and debt-ceiling… »


First hedge fund-style ETF tops USD500m in assets

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 10:05

The IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI), the first hedge fund-style exchange-traded fund and the industry's largest alternative ETF, has topped USD500m in assets. »

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Investors prepare for end of easy money

Mon, 07/10/2013 - 16:01

Institutional investors across the world are most concerned about tail risk and rising interest rates as they begin to position their portfolios for the end of ultra-loose monetary policy in developed markets.  »


EDHEC-Risk Institute and Lyxor launch research chair

Mon, 07/10/2013 - 14:00

EDHEC-Risk Institute and Lyxor are launching a three-year research chair entitled “Risk Allocation Solutions” to develop academic insights that can be used towards the design of high-performance multi-asset investment solutions, based on specific investor needs.  »

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US money market funds boost European exposure by 16 per cent

Mon, 07/10/2013 - 12:26

US-dollar prime money market funds (MMFs) have increased their total exposure to European financial institutions by 16 per cent (USD27bn) in the first two months of Q3 2013, says Moody's Investors Service. »

Glynn Barwick, Goodwin Procter

ESMA AIFM guidelines far from clear

Sun, 06/10/2013 - 10:53

Glynn Barwick (pictured), regulatory lawyer and counsel for Goodwin Procter LLP's Financial Services Practice in London, comments on the ESMA’s final guidelines for AIFM reporting requirements… »

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HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index up 0.96 per cent in September

Fri, 04/10/2013 - 10:12

Hedge funds posted gains in September with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index up 0.96 per cent and the HFRX Market Directional Index up 2.23 per cent. »


All seven IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices positive in September

Fri, 04/10/2013 - 06:03

All seven of IndexIQ’s proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes recorded positive returns in September. »

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The Carlyle Group closes EUR335m European CLO

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 15:00

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has closed a EUR335m collateralised loan obligation (CLO) fund, the firm’s second new-issue CLO in Europe this year. »


Credit Suisse LAB Index up 1.39 per cent in September

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 14:05

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index was up 1.39% in September with all bar one of the sub strategies recording positive performance for the month. »

Anthony Lawler, portfolio manager at GAM

Equity-hedged and event-driven managers likely winners for 2013, says GAM

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 12:30

Many equity-hedged and event-driven hedge funds have continued to hold and increase positions during September, and were rewarded as several equity events occurred and markets moved higher. »

Joanna Shatney, Schroders

Déjà vu… Another US budget deadline

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 16:18

Following the news that the US government has failed to agree a budget, Joanna Shatney, Head of US Large Cap Equities shares her views on what this means for US markets… »

Laurent Vanderweyen, chief executive officer, Alter Domus

Alter Domus launches fund administration operation in France

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 16:04

Alter Domus, a fund and corporate services provider dedicated to private equity houses and real estate firms, has set up operations in France through a dedicated fund administration entity. »

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Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices all positive in September

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 14:09

All six Market Vectors Investable Hedge Fund Beta Indices produced positive returns in September, according to figures released by Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS). »

Edward T Tilly, CBOE chief executive officer

CBOE launches short-term volatility index

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 10:11

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has created a new benchmark volatility index – the CBOE S&P 500 Short-Term Volatility Index (VXST). »

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Banque Morval awards Russia and Eastern Europe equity advisory mandate to EC Elbrus Capital

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 12:08

Banque Morval has awarded a specialist equity advisory mandate to EC Elbrus Capital Investments effective 1 October 2013. »

Stephen Cohen, iShares

Beyond taperophobia: Emerging markets revisited

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 11:55

Stephen Cohen, Head of Investment Strategy at iShares, looks at the future for emerging markets… »

Fund administration

SGSS secures EQI Asset Management mandate

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 07:02

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) is to provide EQI Asset Management with fund administration, financial reporting, transfer agency, taxation, custody and trustee services. »

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Meet prominent hedge fund investors at the Hedgeopolis conference in NYC

Mon, 30/09/2013 - 21:57

The Hedge Fund Association and Agecroft Partners have teamed up to present the Hedgeopolis New York Conference on 4 November, 2013. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, Guernsey Finance

Fund outsourcing & AIFMD – what do third countries offer?

Mon, 30/09/2013 - 16:00

The next 12 to 18 months will be pivotal for the long-term trends in the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), says Fiona Le Poidevin, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance… »


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