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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. »

Trading screens

Global Prime Partners appoints Deutsche Bank

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 11:51

Global Prime Partners (GPP) has appointed Deutsche Bank to provide execution, clearing and custody services for its client base of emerging managers, family offices, professional traders and boutique broker dealers. »

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Six out of seven IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices negative in March

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 06:02

Just one of IndexIQ’s family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices recorded a positive return in March. »

Nick Mason, Invesco Perpetual

What would be a positive outcome in Ukraine?

Sun, 06/04/2014 - 22:27

Nick Mason (pictured), Emerging Markets Equities Fund Manager at Invesco Perpetual, comments on the developments and potential obstacles for Ukraine… »

Managed futures

361 Capital launches Global Managed Futures Strategy Fund

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:00

361 Capital, an asset management firm specialising in liquid alternative investments, has launched the 361 Global Managed Futures Strategy Fund. »

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Hedge Connection sees membership growth double in the last six months

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:05

Hedge fund matchmaker Hedge Connection has seen its membership growth double in the six months since the SEC lifted the ban on hedge fund advertising. »

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March proves a choppy end to a positive quarter for hedge funds

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:07

March proved to be a choppy month with geopolitical risk flaring up in Ukraine and the unexpected hawkish language from the Fed causing risk markets to react before generally recovering into month-end. »

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Credit Suisse LAB Index up 0.33 per cent in March

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 11:12

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index was up 0.33 per cent in March, with four of the six sub strategies recording positive performance for the month. »

Investments

Steben & Company launches registered multi-strategy fund of hedge funds

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 10:04

Alternative investments provider Steben & Company has launched a new fund of hedge funds, the Steben Select Multi-Strategy Fund. »

Report

Eze Castle Integration launches Insight Article Series for emerging hedge fund managers

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 06:01

Eze Castle Integration has launched an Emerging Managers Insight Article Series aimed at emerging hedge fund managers. »

Index

Three out of six MVIS investable hedge fund beta indices positive in March

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:57

Three of Market Vectors Index Solutions’ (MVIS) six investable Hedge Fund Beta Indices recorded positive performance in March. »

Report

Lyxor white paper looks at use of hedge funds in strategic asset allocation

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 10:36

Lyxor Asset Management has published a new white paper looking at the use of hedge funds in strategic asset allocation. »

commodities

Extreme weather driving commodities

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 13:10

Commodities, as measured by the DJUBS Commodities Index, have returned 8.3% year to date to 6 March. This strong performance was driven by one factor – weather, say Alastair Baker and Patrick Brenner, Fund Managers, Schroders… »

Ireland flag

Schultze Asset Management lists offshore fund feeder shares on Irish Stock Exchange

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 07:02

Schultze Asset Management (SAM) has listed Class L shares of Schultze Offshore Fund (SOF) on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE).  »

Document signing

US and Canada sign MOU on supervision of cross-border regulated entities

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 16:01

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) acting chairman Mark Wetjen and leaders of Canada’s financial regulators have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the exchange of information in the supervision of regulated entities that operate on a cross-border basis in the US and in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario or Québec. »

Accounts

ALTIN net asset value up 2.76 per cent

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 12:03

ALTIN, the USD240m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds traded on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, has started 2014 with a positive outlook with a year-to-date net asset value performance of +2.76 per cent. »

Research

European investor demand for US options remains strong, says TABB research

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 10:02

European investors have continued as active participants in US-listed equity options markets with directional and volatility strategies seeing significant growth in 2013.  »

British Virgin Islands

Vistra launches BVI operation

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 06:01

Vistra, a provider of corporate, trust and fund administration services, has launched Vistra Trust (BVI) Limited to meet the growing demand for British Virgin Islands trust services. »

Dollar bills

21st Century solution to wealth management

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 21:00

Clients today are demanding more wealth management products, their expectations fed by the technology-enhanced customer experience they have grown accustomed to receiving from innovative organisations, says Patrick J O' Brien, Business Journalist… »

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LuxCSD to cut custody fees for equities

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 15:30

As part of an initiative to support the dematerialisation of securities of all types, LuxCSD is cutting fees for equities by 60 per cent from 1 April 2014. »

Mutual funds

Context launches multi-manager, multi-strategy alternative mutual fund

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 10:07

Context Asset Management has launched the Context Alternative Strategies Fund (CALTX), a multi-manager, multi-strategy fund that seeks to deliver capital appreciation by emphasising absolute returns and low correlation to the broader US equity and bond markets. »

Two fingers

INTL FCStone to consolidate two UK subsidiaries

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 16:01

INTL FCStone has received regulatory approval from the UK Financial Conduct Authority to consolidate the businesses of its two UK subsidiaries, INTL FCStone Ltd (IFL) and INTL Global Currencies Ltd (IGC). »

Ariel Bezalel, manager, Jupiter Strategic Bond Fund

Bank deleveraging: a multi-year investment opportunity

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 13:58

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the ongoing process of bank recapitalisation presents a compelling opportunity for bond investors, says Ariel Bezalel (pictured), manager of the Jupiter Strategic Bond Fund… »

Stethoscope

Telecoms and healthcare were hedge fund sector’s major buys in Q4

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 13:27

Telecoms and healthcare were the hedge fund sector’s major buys in Q4 2013, according to S&P Capital IQ’s latest study of 13F filings of US pure play hedge funds. »

Wheat

Agriculture producer confidence remains slightly positive

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 12:08

Agriculture producer confidence remains unchanged since last March despite a drop in producers’ feelings about their current situation, according to the latest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index. »

Mutual funds

Context to provide alternative mutual funds to retail and institutional investors

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 10:05

Context Asset Management, a new alternative mutual fund, is aiming to give investors access to cutting-edge alternative investment strategies with the ease and simplicity of traditional mutual funds. »

London Stock Exchange

TCA Global Credit to float on London's AIM

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 06:01

TCA Fund Management Group is to float TCA Global Credit on London's AIM. »

Survey

Hedgeweek USA Awards 2014 reader survey – last chance to vote…

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 05:22

Voting for the 4th edition of the Hedgeweek USA Awards, which recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers around the world, is due to close soon. »

Jane Buchan

100WHF to honour Jane Buchan

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 11:39

100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF) is to honour Jane Buchan, chief executive officer of Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), with the 2014 North American Industry Leadership Award. »

Index

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator measures 3.81 per cent for March

Fri, 21/03/2014 - 16:02

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for March 2014 measured 3.81 per cent, up from 3.38 per cent in February. »

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