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Emil van Essen launches multi-strategy programme

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 11:31

Chicago-based investment manager Emil van Essen has launched the EvE Multi-Strategy Programme (EvE MS). »

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Atlantic Fund Services enters UK market

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 06:02

Fund servicing specialist Atlantic Fund Services in now operating in eight markets around the world following the opening of the firm’s new London office. »

Conference

BHA to host fourth annual Select Hedge Funds Conference in September

Thu, 29/05/2014 - 06:29

BHA is to host the fourth Select Hedge Funds conference at Fenway Park – home of the Boston Red Sox – in Boston on 15 and 16 September 2014. »

Dollars

Absolute Insight Emerging Market Debt Fund tops USD1bn

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 06:02

The Absolute Insight Emerging Market Debt Fund has grown to over USD1 billion as at 31 March, with new flows driven by significant client interest in an absolute return approach to emerging market debt investment. »

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INDOS Financial to expand its Irish office

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 17:00

INDOS Financial Limited, a provider of depositary services under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), is planning to expand its Irish office based in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. »

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Will Japan escape from deflation?

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 14:27

Genzo Kimura, Economist, SuMi TRUST, looks at whether Japan can finally move out of deflation… »

Dominique Cerutti

ICE to launch Euronext IPO

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 14:04

IntercontinentalExchange Group (ICE) is to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO) of the ordinary shares of Euronext NV, the pan-European exchange group. »

Five fingers

BlueHive selected for fifth and final Emergence Performance Absolue partnership

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 13:03

NewAlpha Asset Management has announced the fifth and final incubation partnership between French seeding fund Emergence Performance Absolue and BlueHive Capital. »

Heart

Dutch alternative investment community raises EUR14,000 for children’s charities

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 11:43

Members of the Dutch alternative investment community came together for an evening of networking and food at the Hilton Skylounge on 22 May, raising EUR14,000 for children’s charities in the process. »

Quentin Thorn

QT Advisors engaged by hedge funds

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 06:03

Recently launched operational solutions firm QT Advisors is helping a number of hedge fund clients prepare for institutional investor-led operational due diligence (ODD) reviews. »

Commodities

Commodity funds lead the way in 2014, says Newedge

Mon, 26/05/2014 - 12:38

Commodity funds, as represented by the Newedge Commodity Trading Index (CTI), performed well in April finishing the month up 1.17 per cent. »

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Fund structures for family offices

Mon, 26/05/2014 - 10:00

What is the connection between family offices and investment funds? Joe Truelove, Director at Carey Group, explains why both increasingly need each other and the benefits to be gained from the convergence… »

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SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up to 4.32 per cent for May

Fri, 23/05/2014 - 06:25

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2014 measured 4.32 per cent, up from 3.23 per cent in April. »

Newspaper and money

Recon Capital launches white label ETF platform

Fri, 23/05/2014 - 06:01

Recon Capital has launched a white label ETF Platform enabling asset managers, hedge funds, and registered investment advisers (RIAs) to tap into the USD1.7 trillion exchange-traded fund industry. »

FTSE 100

Liffe to launch FTSE 100 Equally Weighted Index futures

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 14:09

IntercontinentalExchange Group’s Liffe is to introduce futures based on the FTSE 100 Equally Weighted Net Total Return Index. »

Footballs

Calastone kicks off Funds Industry Football Charity Shield for fourth year running

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 10:33

Calastone, the global fund transaction network, is sponsoring a fourth Charity Shield five-a-side football tournament on 5 June at the London Soccer Dome. »

Managed futures

Barclay CTA Index gains 0.15 per cent in April

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 10:04

Managed futures gained 0.15 per cent in April, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Survey

European insurers more likely to reallocate towards international equities than banks, says AllianzGI survey

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 06:01

Institutional investors in Europe plan to reallocate their portfolios in the next 12 months adding equities and alternative investments at the expense of developed market sovereign debt, says AllianzGI. »

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Hedge funds down 0.24 per cent in April

Wed, 21/05/2014 - 16:00

Hedge funds lost 0.24 per cent in April, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

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Palmer Square Absolute Return Fund passes three-year anniversary

Wed, 21/05/2014 - 12:34

Palmer Square Capital Management’s first mutual fund, the Palmer Square Absolute Return Fund, has passed its third anniversary. »

Mutual funds

361 Capital to expand alternative MF offerings through new single-manager strategies

Wed, 21/05/2014 - 12:08

361 Capital, an asset management firm specialising in liquid alternative investments, is to expand its family of alternative mutual funds by launching a series of funds that will be sub-advised by single managers. »

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BJP landslide represents a ‘mandate for growth’

Mon, 19/05/2014 - 16:02

Steven O’Hanlon, Head of Fixed Income at ACPI Investment Managers comments on what the Indian election result means for investors as BJP wins a landslide victory… »

Research

Investors reassessing main asset classes, says CFA UK

Mon, 19/05/2014 - 14:10

Investors are reassessing the relative value of the main asset classes, according to research released by the CFA Society of the UK (CFA UK). »

Mutual funds

DWS Strategic Equity Long/Short Fund brings liquid alternatives to DeAWM clients

Mon, 19/05/2014 - 10:11

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has launched the DWS Strategic Equity Long/Short Fund, a mutual fund which seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by employing a multi-manager investment approach. »

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Hedge fund assets reach new all-time high of USD2.938trn

Mon, 19/05/2014 - 06:01

Hedge fund assets under management have reached an all-time high of USD2.938 trillion, according to eVestment’s April 2014 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. »

Urs Ramseier

Twelve Capital to temporarily close Private Debt strategy

Fri, 16/05/2014 - 12:11

Twelve Capital is closing it Private Debt strategy to investment from 30 May until 31 December. »

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Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 0.21 per cent in April

Fri, 16/05/2014 - 10:04

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.21 per cent in April, with six of the ten sub-strategies ending the month in positive territory. »

Austria

Atlantic Fund Services expands into Austria

Thu, 15/05/2014 - 16:00

Atlantic Fund Services (AFS) has launched services for funds in Austria – the company’s seventh market around the world and its third new market in 2014. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, Guernsey Finance

Guernsey proves an attractive option under AIFMD

Wed, 14/05/2014 - 14:28

More than 100 new funds were launched from Guernsey last year. Fiona Le Poidevin of Guernsey Finance believes that this is a major vote of confidence in the Island’s approach to AIFMD. »

Investments

Lazard Asset Management launches first liquid alternative equity fund

Wed, 14/05/2014 - 14:03

Lazard Asset Management has launched its first US-based open-end liquid alternative equity fund, the Lazard Fundamental Long/Short Portfolio. »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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... »

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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. ... »

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