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Gottex client assets increase to USD8.6bn

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 12:00

Gottex Fund Management, an independent global alternative asset management group, has combined client assets of USD8.6 billion as at 31 March 2014, compared to USD8.1 billion at 31 December 2013. »

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ALTIN net asset value up six per cent in first quarter

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 11:37

ALTIN, the Swiss alternative investment company listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, posted a six per cent increase in net asset value (NAV) during the first quarter. »

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Official institutions are expanding investments globally

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 06:02

Official institutions are looking to new markets and a broader range of assets as they search for greater returns, according to a report by State Street. »

Investments

Value in emerging markets equities, but concentrated

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 06:01

Schroders’ Johanna Kyrklund, head of multi-asset investments, and Urs Duss, fund manager, multi-asset, give their views on emerging market equities… »

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SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator falls to 3.23 per cent in April

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:05

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2014 measured 3.23 per cent, down from 3.81 per cent in March. »

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Barclay CTA Index down 0.78 per cent in March

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 12:02

Managed futures lost 0.78 per cent in March, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

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NASDAQ OMX expands London presence

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 06:41

The NASDAQ OMX Group has expanded its London business to new, larger premises. »

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San Francisco 49ers and Hedge Funds Care team up to tackle child abuse

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 06:02

San Francisco 49ers owner/chair John York, CEO Jed York, players, coaches, alumni and cheerleaders are to attend the 13th Annual San Francisco “Open Your Heart to the Children” Benefit organised by Hedge Funds Care and the San Francisco 49ers Foundation. »

Index

Salus Alpha diversified CTA "Directional Markets" continues to outperform the market

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 19:01

The Salus Alpha diversified CTA strategy "Directional Markets" (DMXUSD) delivered +4.12 per cent in March 2014, according to the db select Manager Performance Flash Report – March 2014. »

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Barclay Hedge Fund Index dips 0.09 per cent in March

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 18:16

Hedge funds lost 0.09 per cent in March, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index is up 1.39 per cent year to date. »

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PGGM appoints Citi as depositary bank for range of alternative investment funds

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 18:09

PGGM Vermogensbeheer has appointed Citi as the depository bank for its range of alternative investment funds. »

Christopher Mahon, investment manager, Baring Euro Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund

Equities to drive Euro dynamic asset allocation opportunities in 2014

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 15:26

Equities will continue to drive Euro-denominated dynamic asset allocation opportunities in 2014, says Christopher Mahon (pictured), investment manager, Baring Euro Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund…  »

Accounts

SYZ & CO AUM up 14.5 per cent in 2013

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 14:04

The Swiss banking Group SYZ & CO has reported assets under management of CHF28.7 billion at the end of December, a 14.5 per cent increase. »

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Iron Road Capital Partners expands investment platform

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:31

RMB Capital has joined forces with Mendon Capital Advisors to manage a long/short, financial services-focused US equity strategy. »

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Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 0.48 per cent in March

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:04

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.48 per cent for the month of March, with seven of the 10 sub-strategies in negative territory for the month. »

Investments

Camomille launches long/short fund founded on behavioural concepts

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 06:37

UK-based investment boutique Camomille has launched its third product, The Camomille Leveraged Opportunities Fund, which systemises the trading behaviour of humans as reflected in the equity markets. »

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Brinker Capital launches trio of liquid alternative mutual funds

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 14:08

Brinker Capital has launched three 40-Act liquid alternative mutual funds – Crystal Strategy Absolute Income Fund, Crystal Strategy Absolute Return Fund, and Crystal Strategy Leveraged Alternative Fund. »

Announcement

Panel discussion to provide expert advice to emerging hedge fund managers and start-ups

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 06:21

Hedge fund service providers Liquid Holdings Group, Marcum, and Apex Fund Services are due to present the second in a series of hedge fund events for emerging managers and start-ups. »

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Guernsey holds ILS Insight event in Zurich

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 14:08

Experts from across the insurance linked securities (ILS) asset class are coming together to discuss the industry’s pressing issues at a Guernsey Finance-hosted thought leadership event in Zurich. »

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Tullet Prebon expands into bankruptcy claims business

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 13:46

Interdealer broker Tullett Prebon’s alternative investments team has launched a service to manage the sale of bankruptcy claims on the secondary market. »

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Power market participants face lack of transparency in German CHP plant production

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 14:11

Genscape has published a white paper addressing what factors have led to the lack of transparency in German Combined Heat & Power (CHP) production, the key issues that led to the current situation and what can be done to bring about change. »

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Hedge fund age greater factor in performance than size, says eVestment

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:01

Age appears to be a greater factor in relative hedge fund performance than size, according to a report by eVestment. »

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TCA Fund Management to float global credit fund

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 06:10

TCA Fund Management Group is planning to float the TCA Global Credit Fund through an AIM IPO as a new London listed, closed-end investment company. »

Risk

Money market funds increase WAM and market risk, says Moody’s

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 16:01

US-dollar, euro and sterling prime money market funds (MMFs) have increased their sensitivity to interest rates in the first two months of 2014, meaning their stressed net asset values have deteriorated, according to Moody’s. »

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Alternative investors see activism as value driver, says Novus survey

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 14:05

Institutional investors view activism as a successful tool used among hedge fund managers to increase returns and stimulate growth in their investments, according to a survey by Novus. »

Money inflows

Hedge funds record highest monthly inflow in three years

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:08

Hedge funds received USD24.3bn (1.1 per cent of assets) in February, the highest monthly inflow in three years, building on an inflow of USD4.4bn (0.2 per cent of assets) in January, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs. »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 0.9 per cent in March

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 12:17

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.9 per cent in March, while first quarter performance remains slightly positive, up 0.5 per cent. »

Pau Morilla-Giner, London & Capital

US interest rate rise unlikely in 2014

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 12:12

Pau Morilla-Giner (pictured), Chief Investment Officer at London & Capital comments on whether the path for an interest rate rise has now been set… »

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Omada Capital launches stock-based lending service

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 06:02

Omada Capita has launched a stock-based lending service, which allows clients to secure loans against the broadest range of listed shares and on flexible market terms. »

Investments

Aventicum launches second investment business

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 14:04

Aventicum Capital Management has launched its second investment business, Aventicum Alternative Equities, as the group expands its presence into Europe. »

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