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Euronext launches PEA PME family of indices

Thu, 06/03/2014 - 06:04

Euronext has welcomed the introduction of PEA PME savings accounts in France and has launched its new CAC PME index. »

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All seven IQ hedge fund replication indices up in February

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 16:00

All seven of IndexIQ’s investable hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices produced positive returns in February. »

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US buy-side equity firms are hiring to achieve sell-side levels of sophistication, says TABB

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 14:36

Despite a reputation for a conservative approach to change, the development of US buy-side equity trading desks is accelerating at a time when commissions have declined 19 per cent since 2010, according to TABB Group. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Equity hedge and event driven managers find value in February, says GAM

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 14:06

Most hedge funds posted positive results in February as credit, fixed income and developed market equities rallied and provided a favourable backdrop for event driven, equity hedge and relative value strategies. »

North America

UMB Fund Services named Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator by Hedgeweek

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 12:04

UMB Fund Services (UMBFS) has been named “Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator” as part of the 2014 Hedgeweek Awards. »

Nigel Kneafsey

Options opens central London office

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 11:50

Options, a private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, has opened a new office in the heart of London’s West End. »

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Credit Suisse LAB index up 1.49 per cent in February

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 10:10

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index was up 1.49 per cent in February. »

Index

All six MVIS hedge fund beta indices positive in February

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 06:00

All six of the Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) Hedge Fund Beta Indices produced positive performance in February. »

Maarten-Jan Bakkum, Senior Emerging Market Strategist, ING IM

Russia jeopardising relationship with West

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 19:23

The solution to the Crimea crisis will be political with both sides set to lose too much from a military conflict, says Maarten-Jan Bakkum, Senior Emerging Market Strategist, ING IM… »

Winner

DMS voted best offshore advisory firm at Hedgeweek Awards

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 13:40

DMS Offshore Investment Services, the world's largest fund governance firm, has been voted the Best Offshore Advisory Firm in the Hedgeweek Awards 2014.

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Worries persist over continued, long-term, structural currency appreciation in China

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 13:11

The recent fixings of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) caused the Chinese Renminbi to depreciate one per cent over one week. This has raised worries about the forecast of a continued, long-term, structural currency appreciation in China, says Asoka Wöhrmann, Co-Chief-Investment Officer at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM)… »

Marketing

Top hedge fund third party marketers are more important than ever to investors

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 10:01

By Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners – Average hedge fund performance has been mediocre at best over the past five years, which is not surprising because most of the asset flows have been concentrated in a small percentage of firms with the largest assets under management. »

Accounts

Man Group FUM down five per cent in 2013

Thu, 27/02/2014 - 14:15

Man Group has reported a reduction in funds under management (FUM) of five per cent to USD54.1bn for the year 31 December 2013 (31 December 2012: USD57.0bn). »

Fund administration

Grassi & Co launches hedge fund administration subsidiary

Thu, 27/02/2014 - 12:10

Grassi & Co has launched a new fund administration entity, Grassi Fund Administration Services (GFAS), which will take over more than USD3.6bn in assets under administration previously administered by Grassi & Co. »

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New hedge funds move away from monthly liquidity in 2013

Thu, 27/02/2014 - 10:04

New hedge funds offered by new US-based managers are making their investors wait longer to redeem holdings, according to the Seward & Kissel New Hedge Fund Study.  »

Fiona Le Poidevin, Guernsey Finance

Learning more about BRICs and MINTs

Thu, 27/02/2014 - 08:15

By Fiona Le Poidevin, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance – You are invited to learn more about the BRICs and MINTs from the creator of the acronyms, Jim O’Neill, at the Guernsey Funds Forum in London this May. »

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OYSTER funds registered in Sweden

Wed, 26/02/2014 - 06:37

The Swiss banking group SYZ & CO is now turning to Scandinavia with the registration of 12 of its OYSTER funds in Sweden. »

Newspaper and money

Propellr launches platform to help investors access high-yield alternatives

Tue, 25/02/2014 - 12:08

Propellr, an investment firm specialising in alternative assets, has launched its digital platform to help accredited investors access institutional-level opportunities. »

Dollars

Global assets under management to exceed USD100trn by 2020, says PwC

Tue, 25/02/2014 - 06:10

Global assets under management (AuM) will rise to around USD101.7trn by 2020 from a 2012 total of USD63.9trn, says a PwC report. »

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SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up in February

Mon, 24/02/2014 - 11:03

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for February 2014 measured 3.38 per cent, up from 2.67 per cent in January. »

Michael Peters, member of the Eurex executive board

Further MSCI futures available for US-based customers

Fri, 21/02/2014 - 11:52

Eurex Exchange has been informed by the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission that an additional 11 MSCI futures fall under the scope of the no-action letter and can be marketed in the US. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Short-term strategies outperform in January, says Newedge

Fri, 21/02/2014 - 06:02

The Newedge Short-Term Traders Index (STTI) returned 2.43 per cent in January. »

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Charles River adds 38 new and expanded clients in 2013

Thu, 20/02/2014 - 16:02

Charles River added 38 new and enhanced client relationships across investment management sectors, including private wealth and alternative investment managers, in 2013. »

Managed futures

Barclay CTA Index down 0.54 per cent in January

Thu, 20/02/2014 - 10:01

Managed futures lost 0.54 per cent in January, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Beta

Smart beta assets double in a year, says Towers Watson

Thu, 20/02/2014 - 06:06

Towers Watson’s clients made over twice as many new investments in smart beta strategies during 2013, around USD11bn across over 180 portfolios, compared to the year before, according to global data from the company. »

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Neuberger Berman launches Unconstrained Bond Fund

Wed, 19/02/2014 - 16:00

Neuberger Berman Group has launched the Neuberger Berman Unconstrained Bond Fund, an absolute return oriented global strategy that uses a broad set of tools to take advantage of market mispricing. »

Globe

Boston Partners launches Global Long/Short Fund

Wed, 19/02/2014 - 13:03

Boston Partners, part of investment company Robeco Group, has launched the Robeco Boston Partners Global Long/Short Fund (BGLSX). »

Index

Barclay Hedge Fund Index slips 0.29 per cent in January

Wed, 19/02/2014 - 12:04

Hedge funds lost 0.29 per cent in January, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

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MMF exposure to European banks hits 12-month low

Wed, 19/02/2014 - 11:28

US money market funds (MMFs) reduced their exposure to European financial institutions by 18 per cent in December 2013, while Euro and Sterling MMFs reduced their exposures by eight per cent and six per cent respectively, according to Moody's Investors Service. »

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Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index down 0.29 per cent in January

Wed, 19/02/2014 - 10:01

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 0.29 per cent for the month of January, despite half of the ten sub-strategies recording positive returns. »

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