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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. »


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. »


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. »


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. »


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. »


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. »


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… »

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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).  »

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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. »


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. »


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. »

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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… »


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. »


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. »


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. »


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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Clearstream’s assets under custody reach EUR12.1trn record

Fri, 21/03/2014 - 14:00

The value of assets under custody held by Clearstream on behalf of customers registered an increase of six per cent to EUR12.1trn in February 2014 compared to EUR11.4trn in February 2013. »

Special report
Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »


In an extract from the Preqin Special Report: Asia-Pacific Hedge Funds, we provide an overview of the industry in Asia-Pacific, covering assets under management as well as key locations, strategies, fund structures and more.  ... »

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Assets under management for sovereign wealth funds globally reach USD6.31tn as of March 2015, increasing by more than USD900bn over the past 18 months. This information has been revealed in the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review, a comprehensive guide to these influential investors. ... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

Hedgeweek Special Report: eVestment – The evolution of hedge fund investing

As revealed in this Hedgeweek Special Report sponsored by eVestment, the data, analytics and market intelligence provider to the institutional investment community, experts agree that investing in hedge funds represents a good way for institutions to access manager skill, which is key in constructing a diversified portfolio to achieve risk and return targets. ... »

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