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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. »

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Neuberger Berman Absolute Return Multi-Manager Fund sees assets pass USD1bn

Fri, 21/03/2014 - 12:09

The Neuberger Berman Absolute Return Multi-Manager Fund, which offers investors access to hedge fund managers at lower fees and account minimums, has exceeded USD1bn in assets under management. »

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Buy side takes control of capital in new world of swaps, says TABB research

Fri, 21/03/2014 - 10:01

TABB Group estimates buy-side firms need to deposit approximately USD2trn in cash and other eligible assets at central counterparty clearinghouses (CCPs) to comply with the new clearing requirement for swaps.  »

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Robeco Group looking to accelerate growth

Fri, 21/03/2014 - 06:00

Robeco Group is planning to focus on growth in the coming years having finalised a revised strategy for the 2014-2018 period. »

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Nanes Balkany Partners supports Shelton Petroleum's increased offer for Petrogrand

Thu, 20/03/2014 - 16:04

New York-based activist hedge fund Nanes Balkany Partners I, a shareholder of Petrogrand AB, is supporting Shelton Petroleum's increased offer for Petrogrand. »

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Pantera to focus on Bitcoin investments

Wed, 19/03/2014 - 16:01

Pantera Capital Management, which was founded in 2003 to focus on global macro hedge fund investments, is to now focus its investment advisory services on Bitcoin, other digital currencies and companies in the space. »

Andrew Cole, Investment Director of the Global Multi Asset Group, Baring Asset Management

Crimea situation is an increasing source of risk for global economy

Wed, 19/03/2014 - 15:58

The geopolitical tensions surrounding the situation in Crimea, the Russian response and the consequent sanctions imposed by Western nations present an increasing source of risk within the global economy, says Andrew Cole (pictured), Investment Director of the Global Multi Asset Group at Baring Asset Management… »

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Barclay CTA Index up 1.03 per cent in February

Wed, 19/03/2014 - 14:04

Managed futures gained 1.03 per cent in February, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

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Investors moving toward a ‘risk-off’ position amid geopolitical unrest, says BoAML survey

Wed, 19/03/2014 - 12:00

Global investors are moving toward a ”risk-off” stance, taking on greater protection as the prospect of geopolitical instability grows, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch (BoAML) Fund Manager Survey for March. »

Romain Mangeret, Misys

Overcoming the risk challenges of trading fixed income securities

Wed, 19/03/2014 - 06:30

One of the clearest differences between trading equities and fixed income securities is the extent to which analytics play a role in risk management. »

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Solactive launches Buyback Index for Europe

Tue, 18/03/2014 - 14:07

Solactive AG has launched the Solactive European Buyback Index (BUYEU), which will be used to underlie index-linked products by Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB). »

Stephen Anness, Invesco Perpetual

Global equities rebound amid capex rise

Tue, 18/03/2014 - 12:06

Stephen Anness, Global Equities Fund Manager at Invesco Perpetual, comments on recent movements in global equity markets… »

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More than USD4trn in rated debt will mature in Europe through 2018, says S&P

Tue, 18/03/2014 - 12:00

USD4.1trn of European financial and non-financial corporate debt rated by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is expected to mature between 2014 and 2018. »

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Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains two per cent in February

Tue, 18/03/2014 - 10:08

Hedge funds gained two per cent in February, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

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IBISWorld launches hedge funds industry market report

Tue, 18/03/2014 - 06:08

Industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the hedge funds industry to its industry report collection. »

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Hennesse Hedge Fund Index up 2.46 per cent in Feb

Mon, 17/03/2014 - 13:33

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index was up 2.46 per cent in February, trailing both the S&P500, which rose 4.31 per cent, and the Nasdaq Composite Index, which increased 4.98 per cent during the month. »

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CAIA Association and IMCA to provide alt investment cert for investment advisors

Fri, 14/03/2014 - 16:00

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association and the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) have launched the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Programme. »

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CQS and 100WHF back charity garden at Chelsea Flower Show

Fri, 14/03/2014 - 14:00

CQS and 100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF) are funding a garden created to highlight the work of the national children’s charity WellChild. »

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SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index measured 2.20 per cent in Feb

Fri, 14/03/2014 - 06:01

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for February 2014 measured 2.20 per cent. »

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Lombard Risk and Broadridge form alliance in collateral management sector

Thu, 13/03/2014 - 16:02

Lombard Risk Management has formed an alliance with Broadridge Financial Solutions to address changing industry needs in the collateral management sector. »

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Hedge funds take in USD4.4bn in January

Thu, 13/03/2014 - 10:06

Hedge funds started the year on a positive note, taking in USD4.4bn or 0.2 per cent of assets in January, according to figures released by BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. »

John Alefshki, SEI

SEI expands Advisors Inner Circle trust solution to include alternative strategies

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:40

SEI has launched The Advisors’ Inner Circle Fund (AIC) III with an eye towards helping managers of private funds enter the retail space.  »

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Hedge fund assets to grow faster in 2014, says Credit Suisse survey

Tue, 11/03/2014 - 14:00

Institutional investors are predicting increased rates of growth in hedge fund assets in 2014, according to the Credit Suisse’s sixth annual Hedge Fund Investor Survey. »

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UK interest rate hike looms sooner than expected

Mon, 10/03/2014 - 21:09

Don’t rule out a UK rate rise in 2014, says Thant Han, portfolio manager at US-based Standish, a BNY Mellon company. Meanwhile, a mid-2015 interest-rate hike looks more likely for the US as ‘tapering’ remains on track… »

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Worth Venture Partners launches multi-manager hedge fund

Mon, 10/03/2014 - 10:02

Worth Venture Partners (WVP), a hedge fund business founded in 2012 by Abby Flamholz and David Wertentheil, has announced the official seeding of its flagship fund.  »

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CAIA to certify Gabelli’s alternative investment curriculum

Mon, 10/03/2014 - 06:01

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) is to certify Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business secondary concentration in its alternative investing designation. »

Roland Khounlivong, GoldMoney

Precious metals re-assert their safe haven status but canny investors wait it out

Sun, 09/03/2014 - 12:06

As the gold price rose amid safe haven buying from the tension in Ukraine, GoldMoney customers waited out the rush with the bulk of precious metal purchases occurring after the main market moves, says Roland Khounlivong, Head of Dealing at the online precious metals trader… »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund index up 1.9 per cent in February

Fri, 07/03/2014 - 16:00

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 1.9 per cent in February, bringing year to date performance to +1.45 per cent, with 11 out of 12 strategy indices in positive territory. »

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Hedge fund investors question offshore director independence and credibility

Fri, 07/03/2014 - 10:10

The majority of hedge fund investors and operational due diligence analysts (73 per cent) feel directors do not serve a useful function, according to a survey by Corgentum Consulting. »

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Guernsey added 103 new funds during 2013

Thu, 06/03/2014 - 16:00

Guernsey’s financial services regulator approved 30 new investment funds during the fourth quarter of last year, which means that there were a total of 103 additions during 2013. »

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Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

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The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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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. ... »

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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.  ... »

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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.  ... »

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