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Adrian Lowcock, Hargreaves Lansdown

Federal Reserve back-tracks on tapering, investors need to ignore the noise

Thu, 19/09/2013 - 12:21

Following the comments from Ben Bernanke in May, investors have clearly priced in some form of tapering with government bond yields having risen and prices having fallen. The decision by the Fed not to reduce the amount of QE each month therefore came as a big surprise, says Adrian Lowcock, Hargreaves Lansdown… »

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Mixed performance for Newedge indices in August

Thu, 19/09/2013 - 10:10

The Newedge CTA and Trend Indices decreased in August, finishing down 1.75 per cent and 2.53 per cent respectively.  »

Don Seymour, founder of DMS

Funds adopt sophisticated governance solutions to meet business challenges

Thu, 19/09/2013 - 06:03

Fund sponsors are upgrading to more sophisticated fund governance solutions by moving beyond the friction of limited service providers to more widely-adopted institutional protocols. »

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European repo market recovers as banks return to the market for funding, says ICMA survey

Wed, 18/09/2013 - 14:14

The European repo market stands at EUR6,076bn, according to a survey by the European Repo Council of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). »


State Street survey debunks misconceptions about alternative investment industry

Wed, 18/09/2013 - 12:00

Investors are leading the way in shaping the future of the alternative investment industry, according to a soon to be published global survey by State Street. »

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Barclay CTA Index down 0.68 per cent in August

Wed, 18/09/2013 - 10:04

Managed futures lost 0.68 per cent in August, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Robert Brown, chairman of the Global Investment Committee at Towers Watson

Towers Watson releases secular outlook based on thematic investing

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 15:07

Towers Watson has produced a thematic-based secular outlook designed to set out its Global Investment Committee’s (GIC) long-run expectations for global economic growth. »


Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.54 per cent in August

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 10:53

Hedge funds lost 0.54 per cent in August, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

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Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 0.54 per cent in August

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 10:03

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.54 per cent for the month of August, with six of the 10 sub-strategies in negative territory. »


Apex launches capital introduction service

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 13:36

Apex Fund Services has marked its 10 year anniversary with the launch of its latest service, Apex Capital Introduction Services (Apex CIS). »


Commodity market increased in August amid improved macroeconomic environment

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 06:37

Commodities were higher in August as China's growth outlook improved and the risk of the US Federal Reserve tightening remained uncertain, according to Credit Suisse. »

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Omni Partners launches Omni Event Fund

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 06:02

Omni Partners has launched an event-driven fund, the Omni Event Fund, which began trading on 1 September with USD86m of initial capital and is now open to external investors. »


Hedge funds take in USD8.2bn in July

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 12:15

The hedge fund industry took in a net USD8.2bn (0.4 per cent of assets) in July, reversing a USD8.9bn outflow in June, according to estimates based on data from 3,327 funds, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs. »

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Hedge fund launches steady as US eases marketing restrictions, says HFR

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 10:04

Hedge fund launches and liquidations both declined modestly in the second quarter, as US regulators eased restrictions on the marketing of hedge funds. »

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Citi Surpasses USD500bn in alternative AUM

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 08:06

Citi has surpassed USD500 billion in alternative assets under administration – over USD300 billion in hedge fund assets under administration, and over USD200 billion of committed private equity capital under administration. »

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Swap rate curve strategies

Thu, 12/09/2013 - 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. »


Lack of customer confidence is biggest challenge facing banking sector, says CISI survey

Wed, 11/09/2013 - 16:16

A lack of customer confidence is the biggest challenge facing the banking sector, according to a survey carried out by the CISI, five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. »

Urs Ramseier, chairman of the board of directors at Twelve Capital

Twelve Capital launches Insurance Private Debt strategy

Wed, 11/09/2013 - 14:20

Twelve Capital unveiled an extension of its investment offering at this year’s Rendez-vous de Septembre in Monte Carlo with the launch of Insurance Private Debt strategy. »

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ALTIN put options' strike price set at USD57.50

Wed, 11/09/2013 - 06:02

The board of directors of ALTIN has set the strike price of the put options to be issued as part of its share buyback programme at USD57.50. »

Jordy Chilcott, president and chief executive officer, GCIC Ltd

Dynamic Funds launches Dynamic Investment Grade Floating Rate Fund

Tue, 10/09/2013 - 15:40

Dynamic Funds, managed by GCIC Ltd, has launched the Dynamic Investment Grade Floating Rate Fund, managed by Marc-André Gaudreau and his corporate credit team. »


Take up of office space by hedge funds in London’s West End doubles in 12 months

Tue, 10/09/2013 - 14:28

The amount of office space in London’s West End occupied by hedge funds has doubled over the past 12 months from 25,000 square feet to 58,000 square feet, according to a report from Cushman & Wakefield.  »


Hedge funds see institutional credibility as key element for profitability and growth

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 16:30

Hedge funds see institutional credibility as a key element for profitability and achieving growth, according to new research. »


Chile consolidates position as leading platform for capital markets in South America

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 14:14

British investment funds, banks, brokers, hedge funds and companies will have a unique opportunity to personally meet top representatives of the Chilean financial sector and get up-to-date information about one of the largest stock exchange markets in Latin America. »

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Three out of 13 Lyxor hedge fund indices positive in August

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 13:43

Three Lyxor strategy indices out of 13 ended the month of August in positive territory, led by the L/S Credit Arbitrage Index (+0.51 per cent), the Convertible Bonds Arbitrage Index (+0.26 per cent) and the Event Driven – Merger Arbitrage Index (+0.04 per cent). »

Patrick Moonen, ING Investment Management

European equities: The road ahead

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 13:30

Patrick Moonen (pictured), Senior Strategist Multi Asset at ING Investment Management (ING IM), on European equities… »

Russ Oxley, manager, Ignis Absolute Return Government Bond Fund

Improving UK and US data powers Ignis Absolute Return Government Bond Fund

Fri, 06/09/2013 - 10:03

Ignis' Absolute Return Government Bond Fund has seen strong performance in recent weeks following further positive signs for the global economy. »

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MMFs expected to embrace Fed reverse repo facility, says Fitch

Fri, 06/09/2013 - 06:07

A new reverse repurchase agreement (repo) facility under consideration by the US Federal Reserve may prove attractive to money market funds (MMFs), according to Fitch Ratings. »

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Credit Suisse LAB Index down 1.01 per cent in August

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 16:01

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index was down 1.01 per cent in August, according to Dr Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

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IndexIQ family of investable hedge fund replication indices all negative in August

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 13:27

All seven of IndexIQ’s proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices produced negative returns in August. »


HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index down 0.8 per cent in August

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 06:36

Hedge fund performance for August was negative as measured by the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, which was down 0.8 per cent, bringing year-to-date performance to 3.4 per cent.  »

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