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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. »

Luca Paolini, Pictet Asset Management

ECB enters uncharted territory

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 17:02

Luca Paolini, Chief Strategist at Pictet Asset Management, comments on the ECB monetary stimulus changes and asset allocation response… »

Footballs

Citywire claims Funds Industry Charity Shield five-a-side football title

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 06:17

Citywire won the fourth “Funds Industry Charity Shield” five-a-side tournament beating IFDS on penalties (5-4) in the final at the London Soccer Dome.  »

Fund administration

East Lodge Capital opts for Wells Fargo Global Fund Services

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 06:00

Investment manager East Lodge Capital Partners has selected Wells Fargo Global Fund Services to provide daily fund administration and an outsourced middle and back office operations solution. »

Accounts

Deutsche Bank secures fund admin mandate for Pacific Asset Management fund

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 14:12

Deutsche Bank has been awarded a loan services and fund administration mandate from Pacific Asset Management, a subsidiary of Pacific Life Insurance Company with in excess of USD 4 billion in fixed income strategies. »

Index

Hornbach Baumarkt and Borussia Dortmund to be included in SDAX

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 06:00

Deutsche Börse is making changes to its selection indices which will become effective on 23 June 2014. »

Neil Williams, Hermes Fund Managers

ECB moves are a step in the right direction

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 15:59

Neil Williams (pictured), Chief Economist, Hermes Fund Managers, comments on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to cut interest rates… »

Thumbs up

Hedge funds positive in May as equities, credit and bonds rally, says GAM

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 10:04

May proved to be a supportive month across most asset classes, with global equities posting broadly positive returns while bond yields tightened and credit rallied. »

Up arrow

Credit Suisse LAB index up 0.61 per cent in May

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 16:01

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index, which aims to reflect the performance of the overall hedge fund industry, finished up 0.61 per cent in May. »

Globe and currency signs

MSCI to use Interactive Data pricing for global equity indices

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 15:00

MSCI is to use Interactive Data Corporation’s Fair Value Pricing to provide fair value adjusted index data for its global equity indices. »

Stephen Bowles, Schroders

The Queen's Speech – Collective DC is a bridge too far

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 14:27

Schroders' Head of Defined Contribution, Stephen Bowles (pictured), comments on the Queen's speech… »

Up arrow

All seven IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices positive in May

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 12:06

All seven of IndexIQ’s hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices, which underlie a variety of investment products including ETFs, mutual funds and institutional accounts, produced positive performance in May. »

North America

Crystal & Company named Best North American Insurance Provider at 2014 Hedgeweek USA Awards

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 11:10

Crystal & Company, a risk and insurance advisor, has been named Best North America Insurance Provider at the 4th Annual Hedgeweek USA Awards. »

Dollars

Morgan Stanley AIP raises USD500m for Strategic Opportunities Fund I

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 10:01

Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners (AIP) has obtained USD500 million in commitments for AIP Strategic Opportunities Fund I (SOF I), a closed-end fund focused on medium-term opportunities in the hedge fund space. »

Graph and pen

Five out of six ETF-based MVIS hedge fund beta indices positive in May

Wed, 04/06/2014 - 08:35

Five out of six of Market Vectors Index Solutions’ (MVIS) investable hedge fund beta indices recorded positive performance in May. »

European flags

SYZ & CO launches retail share class for OYSTER European Selection fund

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 16:01

The SYZ & CO group has launched a retail class for OYSTER European Selection, the fund of its Luxembourg Sicav OYSTER. »

Winner

DMS Offshore Investment Services wins 2014 Hedgeweek US Award

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 14:05

For the second time this year, fund governance firm DMS Offshore Investment Services (DMS) has been recognised for the quality of its regulatory advisory services by the readers of Hedgeweek. »

Heart

Chicago financial communities raise over USD670,000 for local charities

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 11:29

The 12th Annual Midwest Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit organised by Hedge Funds Care/Help For Children (HFC) raised over USD670,000. »

Up arrow

Hedge funds up 0.1 per cent in April, says Morningstar

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 10:00

The Morningstar MSCI Composite AW Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearly 1,000 hedge funds in the Morningstar Hedge Fund database, increased 0.1 per cent in April. »

European flags

Hedge funds gear up for ECB action, says Lyxor

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 09:30

Ahead of this week’s ECB monetary policy meeting, hedge funds are cutting positions on the common currency in the anticipation of the central bank adopting expansionary measures, according to Philippe Ferreira, head of research at Lyxor’s managed account platform (MAP). »

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Hot topics to take centre stage at Guernsey ILS event in Zurich

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 06:36

The pressing issues within the Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) sector will take centre stage at a Guernsey Finance-hosted thought leadership event in Zurich next month. »

Hector McNeil, Boost ETP

S&L ETPs are structurally sound

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 00:09

Hector McNeil, Co-CEO of Boost ETP, responds to Larry Fink’s recent criticism of leveraged exchange traded funds… »

Netherlands flag

TOM launches NL20 Index

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 16:25

The Order Machine (TOM) has launched The NL20 Index, a Dutch total return index that reflects the real performance of the 20 largest listed companies in the Netherlands. »

Globe and money

Mirabaud launches Global Equity High Income Fund

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 15:00

Mirabaud Asset Management has launched the Global Equity High Income Fund with assets in excess of USD25m following a six-month incubation period. »

British pounds

Friends Life announces new GBP200m syndicated loans mandate

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 12:09

Friends Life, the insurance and pension provider, has agreed a new syndicated loans mandate worth GBP200 million with Ares Management. »

Newspaper and money

Traditional managers better positioned for liquid alts, says Fitch

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 11:10

Traditional investment managers are better positioned relative to alternative managers to meet retail investors' growing demands for liquid alternative investments (liquid alts), says Fitch Ratings. »

Geoff Ruddick, IMS

Independent Directors & The Capacity Conundrum

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 09:48

The capacity conundrum continues to be one of debate and it has become increasingly apparent that it is not solved simply by the provision of an arbitrary headline number or cap.  Geoff Ruddick of IMS takes a look at the key things to consider when assessing the capacity of an independent director.    »

Jersey flag

Jersey Finance plans to use momentum of Gulf visits to attract more business

Mon, 02/06/2014 - 06:05

Jersey Finance is hoping that a recent increase in visits to the Gulf by both the regulator and senior government ministers will boost finance business attracted from the region. »

Japan flag

No surprises with Japan data

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 12:27

Nathan Gibbs, Japanese Equities Fund Manager at Schroders, comments on the impact of recent Japanese retail sales and inflation data for the country's economy… »

Money graph

Hedge fund assets to double to USD5.8trn by 2018, says Citi survey

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 11:45

The hedge fund industry has survived the global financial crisis, diversified its offerings beyond its traditional investor bases, and is currently in a phase of optimising its business operations and offerings. »

features
Article
Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

Article
Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

Article
North America

Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

Special report
State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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