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Barclay CTA Index gains 0.87 per cent in May

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 10:09

Managed futures gained 0.87 per cent in May, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Oil

Hedge funds increasing long energy bets

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 16:00

Oil future prices for Brent rose above USD115/bbl on 19 June, the highest level of the past five years. »

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Barclay Hedge Fund Index adds 1.16 per cent in May

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 12:01

Hedge funds gained 1.16 per cent in May, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Simon Gergel, Allianz Global Investors

All change please

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 11:30

Simon Gergel (pictured), CIO for UK Equities at Allianz Global Investors, highlights the consequences of the recent addition of 29 new companies to the FTSE All Share index… »

We have moved

Napier Park Global Capital moves to new HQ

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 10:10

Napier Park Global Capital, a USD6 billion global alternative asset management firm, has moved into new headquarters in New York City at 280 Park Avenue. »

Globe and money

New funding for global sovereigns promotes strategic asset allocation to EMs and alts

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 06:01

Emerging markets – including Latin America, Africa and China – continue to be the winners of new global sovereign flow, despite a fundamental preference, relative to the total portfolio, for developed markets, a study by Invesco has found. »

Joe Truelove, Carey Group

Capital markets make the world go round

Mon, 23/06/2014 - 12:02

Joe Truelove, Director of Carey Group, explores how capital markets are once again playing a more important role in oiling the wheels of the global economy. »

Money flows

Hedge fund redemptions in June at 4.80 per cent

Mon, 23/06/2014 - 10:09

Hedge fund redemptions for June will total 4.80 per cent, according to the SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator. »

Euros

Euronext valued at EUR1.4 billion

Fri, 20/06/2014 - 16:03

Intercontinental Exchange has set the initial public offering (IPO) price of the ordinary shares of Euronext at EUR20.00 per share valuing the pan-European exchange group at EUR1.4 billion. »

Gold bars

Investors adding liquid alternatives to their portfolios should consider gold, says WGC

Fri, 20/06/2014 - 10:00

Gold exhibits the characteristics of liquid alternatives (liquid alts) without many of the inherent disadvantages associated with this growing sector, according to a paper by the World Gold Council (WGC). »

Research

Schroders and Imperial College London collaborate on multi-asset study

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 11:44

Schroders Multi-Asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions (MAPS), led by Nico Marais, is collaborating with Professor Tony Constantinides, director of the newly created Imperial College Financial Signal Processing Laboratory (FSP).   »

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SYZ & CO launches flexible European corporate credit strategy

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 10:05

The Swiss banking group SYZ & CO has launched OYSTER Flexible Credit, a new sub-fund of its Luxembourg Sicav, employing a credit strategy combining European corporate bonds with flexible market exposure hedging. »

Globe and money

Access to collateral could become a challenge, says study

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 06:01

An overall shortage of collateral is unlikely despite new global regulatory obligations and tighter risk controls mandating increased collateral requirements, but access to collateral could become a challenge as firms seek wider sources of liquidity and assets. »

Newspaper and money

Scout Investments launches equity opportunity fund

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 10:33

Scout Investments has launched the Scout Equity Opportunity Fund (SEOFX), a no-load, all-cap fund benchmarked to the Russell 3000 Index. »

EU flag

Hedge funds’ ‘priced in’ confidence is paying off, says Lyxor’s Ferreira

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 16:00

The European Central Bank’s (ECB) measures were reasonably above, or at least in line with, hedge funds’ expectations, says Philippe Ferreira, head of research at Lyxor’s Managed Account Platform. »

Newspaper and money

Infinity Capital Partners offers investment fund through Vivaldi Asset Management

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 14:04

Infinity Capital Partners has partnered with Vivaldi Asset Management to offer a registered multi-strategy investment fund with a minimum investment of USD25,000 that invests in leading hedge funds. »

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Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.13 per cent in May

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 10:04

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.13 per cent for the month of May with seven of the ten sub-strategies recording positive returns. »

Magnifying glass

Investor due diligence has tightened hedge fund operational controls, says DB survey

Tue, 17/06/2014 - 06:00

Hedge fund managers refusing to provide transparency is the single greatest reason for an investor veto, according to Deutsche Bank’s Global Prime Finance group’s third annual Operational Due Diligence Survey. »

Africa

Nigerian economy leads frontier market opportunities

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 12:03

Companies such as Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank and Nigerian Breweries have put Nigeria at the forefront of frontier market opportunities, according to Baring Asset Management.  »

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SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 1.04 per cent in May

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 06:03

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for May 2014 measured 1.04 per cent. »

currency trading

Osborne and FX market reform

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 13:30

Marshall Bailey, President, ACI – The Financial Markets Association, comments in response to proposals by UK Chancellor George Osborne to reform the foreign exchange market… »

Closed sign

Palmer Square Capital Management closes third CLO fund

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 16:01

Palmer Square Capital Management, an investment management firm that provides portfolios of structured credit, corporate credit and hedge fund strategies, has closed on its third collateralised loan obligation (CLO). »

Trading screens

Hedge funds increase short bets on US bonds, says Lyxor

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 12:11

Hedge funds are increasing their short bets on US rates as the flow of economic data improved and inflation figures edged higher, according to Philippe Ferreira, head of research at Lyxor’s managed account platform. »

Dollars

Hedge funds get USD18.7bn in April

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 12:05

The hedge fund industry took in USD18.7 billion (0.8 per cent of assets) in April, up from USD10.6 billion (0.5 per cent of assets) in March, according to BarclayHedge and Trim Tabs Investment Research. »

Dominique Cerutti

Intercontinental Exchange launches IPO of Euronext NV

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 06:02

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has published the prospectus, including an indicative price range, relating to the planned initial public offering (IPO) of the ordinary shares of Euronext NV. »

Winner

Aberdeen Asset Management CIO wins 100 WHF 2014 European Industry Leadership Award 


Tue, 10/06/2014 - 14:10

Anne Richards, chief investment officer of Aberdeen Asset Management, will be presented the 100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF) 2014 European Industry Leadership Award at its London Gala in October 2014. »

Female

Noland Cheng to moderate 100 Women in Hedge Funds event in Stamford, Connecticut

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 13:34

Noland Cheng, managing partner of C&A Consulting, has been selected to moderate the upcoming 100 Women in Hedge Funds educational session “How Technology Can Drive Your Performance Edge”. »

Thumbs up

UMB Fund Services named a top workplace for fifth straight year

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 10:59

UMB Fund Services has again been named one of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Workplaces in south-eastern Wisconsin. »

Greece

Baronsmead warns asset managers of ‘billion dollar’ liability to Greek bonds

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 10:08

Specialist hedge fund insurance broker Baronsmead Partners has issued a warning to the non-domiciled fund management industry over tax liabilities, especially those with significant capital invested in Europe. »

Canada flag

Montréal Exchange to introduce futures contracts on the FTSE Emerging Markets Index

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 06:05

Montréal Exchange (MX), Canada’s derivatives exchange, is to introduce a new futures product based on the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets Index. »

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