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James Williams, Hedgeweek

Protégé Partners: The art of seeding talent

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 09:36

Perhaps it is apt that Protégé Partners, LLC is located above the world-renowned Museum of Modern Art in New York given that its modus operandi is to find the best and most creative talents in the hedge fund industry.  »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund managers becoming more upbeat about Brexit, says Preqin

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 16:08

Hedge fund managers have become more upbeat about the Brexit result in the intervening five months, according to a new report published by Preqin. »

Anthony Lawler

GAM launches fund based on Cantab process

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 10:36

Following the completion of its acquisition of Cantab Capital Partners in October, GAM has launched its first purely quantitative equities UCITS fund, GAM Systematic Global Equity Market Neutral.  »

Survey

It all comes down to style in managed futures

Fri, 28/10/2016 - 10:14

Managed futures have become an alternative asset class that is widely used by investors seeking overall portfolio diversification and absolute returns independent of the direction of broad equity and bond markets, according to a study by alternative investment managers Steben & Company. »

Alan Picone, Duff & Phelps

Evidencing risk management within the investment strategy is music to institutions’ ears

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 11:21

Risk management has mutated under AIFMD, causing risk managers to become more involved in the portfolio management process from an ex ante risk perspective. As investors become more educated on the risk function, managers who can demonstrate an independent, robust risk management environment have the potential to improve their capital raising capabilities. »

Tony Fischer, UMB Fund Services

Registered private funds offer greater leeway

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:58

Much is made of '40 Act alternative mutual funds but with their myriad investment restrictions and daily liquidity provisions, the lesser-known registered private fund could be a more compelling proposition for hedge fund managers. »

Simon Schilder

Emerging hedge fund managers - challenges and solutions

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 14:02

Who would want to be a start-up hedge fund manager? Simon Schilder, partner at Ogier in Jersey, and TEAM BVI UK member with BVI Finance, examines the challenges facing the next generation… »

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

The NAIF: Europe’s missing piece of the jigsaw

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 16:25

The Maltese Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) fills a gap in Europe's fund market. According to Dr Stefania Grech, Financial Services Associate, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, an unregulated fund was the one product missing in the Maltese Fund Industry. "Now, from a European perspective, there is no discrimination when it comes to the creation of an unregulated vehicle, offshore versus onshore. »

r Jean C Farrugia, senior partner at DF Advocates

Malta ushers in the Notified AIF

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:54

On 10 June 2016, Malta burnished its reputation when the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) launched the Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) regime through the publication of the Investment Services Act (List of Notified AIFs) Regulations in the Malta Government Gazette. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Malta’s service provider community sees good times ahead

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:48

Whether it’s providing AIFM management company solutions, depositary lite solutions, or simply providing start-up managers with a high-touch level of service, Malta’s service provider community continues to evolve with the times.  »

Dr Louis de Gabriele, head of the Corporate and Finance practice group at Camilleri Preziosi Advocates

Key features of Malta’s new regime

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:45

Dr Louis de Gabriele, head of Camilleri Preziosi Advocates’s Corporate and Finance practice group, outlines the benefits of Malta’s Notified AIF (NAIF) regime… »

Paulianne Nwoko, Managing Director of Apex Fund Services (Malta)

Factors that make Malta an ideal fund jurisdiction

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:41

Apex Fund Services has been operating in Malta since 2008 and has seen, first hand, how quickly the island has evolved into one of Europe's leading onshore fund jurisdictions.  »

Kenneth Farrugia, Finance Malta

Brexit allows Malta to consolidate UK relationship

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:09

The shock Brexit result this June sent ripples across Europe as individual Member States absorbed the news. And whilst some jurisdictions have been quick to seize the initiative on the back of the uncertainty that UK firms face – especially as it relates to passporting for London's much lauded financial services industry – Malta is focusing on maintaining the harmonious relationship it has with the UK. »

Down arrow

Hedge fund assets drop below USD3tn as investors withdraw USD20.7bn in June

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 09:04

Investors redeemed a net USD20.70 billion from hedge funds in June, bringing Q2 net flows to negative USD10.68 billion and H1 2016 net flows to negative USD27.95 billion, according to eVestment’s latest  Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flow Report. »

Sterling

Sterling and Euro money fund assets to increase post-Brexit, says Moody’s

Wed, 03/08/2016 - 13:08

Sterling and euro prime money market fund (MMF) assets will increase in the coming months amid post-Brexit uncertainty despite record low yields, says Moody's Investors Service.  »

Anthony Smouha

GAM marks fifth anniversary of Star Credit Opportunities funds

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 12:47

This month marks the five-year anniversary of the three successful GAM Star Credit Opportunities funds (EUR, USD and GDP) managed by Atlanticomnium SA in Geneva.  »

Bryan Duffy

IIM’s Hybrid Strategy outperforms benchmark by 25 per cent since launch

Thu, 21/07/2016 - 07:46

Incline Investment Management (IIM) is marking the fourth anniversary of its proprietary investment program, the Systematic Hybrid Strategy, which has outperformed its benchmark, the HFRX Macro: Systematic Diversified CTA Index by close to 25 per cent since its launch in July 2012. »

Open-end investment funds lead to cautious trading against mispriced assets, says Oxford University research

Open-end investment funds lead to cautious trading against mispriced assets, says Oxford University research

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 08:11

The open-end structure of most investment vehicles discourages asset-managers from trading against mispricing – to the detriment of investors and market efficiency, Oxford University research has shown. »

Up arrow

Managed futures, commodity hedge funds among top performers in positive month for hedge funds

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 13:14

The global hedge fund industry returned an average of +0.86 per cent in June and finished up the second quarter at +2.09 per cent, according to the June/2Q 2016 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report.  »

Sunil Gopalan

2016 Guide to setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in Europe - Introduction

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 14:25

The publication of this Guide comes as shockwaves from the UK's decision to withdraw from EU membership continue to reverberate across the world, raising several challenges for UK-based asset managers distributing across the EU. »

ALTIN to reduce exposure to alternative investments

ALTIN to reduce exposure to alternative investments

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:22

The board of directors of Alpine Select has taken the decision in principle to reduce in medium-term its exposure in hedge funds – held directly as well as indirectly via its majority holding in ALTIN – and to increasingly focus on traditional topics and/or investment strategies. »

Elberon Investment Fund ranked top ten long-bias equity fund

Elberon Investment Fund ranked top ten long-bias equity fund

Fri, 01/07/2016 - 09:43

BarclayHedge has ranked Elberon Investment Fund as one of the world's top-performing "long bias" equity funds for the three-year period ending on 31 March 2016. »

Steve Hickey

CVC Credit Partners secures EUR2.5bn for Credit Opportunities and Special Situations strategies

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:14

Alternative investment manager CVC Credit Partners has held the final closing of its Global Special Situations Fund, which is focused on stressed and distressed corporate credit predominantly across Europe. »

Global hedge fund assets back over USD3tn in May but Brexit turmoil could see fall

Global hedge fund assets back over USD3tn in May but Brexit turmoil could see fall

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 16:29

Hedge fund industry assets climbed above USD3 trillion for the first time this year in May as investors continued allocating to hedge funds, according to eVestment’s May 2016 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report.  »

Alexander Friedman

GAM buys Cantab Capital partners for USD217m

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 11:55

GAM has bought USD4 billion Cantab Capital Partners for a USD217 million upfront cash payment. GAM is also to launch the GAM Systematic investment platform, focused on quantitative investing across long only and alternative strategies.   »

RIMES and leading industry figures call on buy-side compliance teams to prepare for major regulatory change

RIMES and leading industry figures call on buy-side compliance teams to prepare for major regulatory change

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 16:42

RIMES, together with the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and the Financial Markets Law Committee (FMLC), has cautioned compliance teams against overlooking important regulatory challenges during its first Regulatory Seminar. »

Hedge funds navigate Brexit volatility

Hedge funds navigate Brexit volatility

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 09:17

Hedge fund managers navigated intense volatility on Friday as the Brexit vote resulted in massive dislocations across global currency, equity, commodity and fixed income markets, most specifically reflected in Sterling’ steep decline against the Dollar and the Yen. »

James Ind

Baring Asset Management launches Dynamic Absolute Return Fund

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 09:42

Baring Asset Management (Barings) has launched the Baring Dynamic Absolute Return Fund, which will use long and short strategies to target a market neutral return. It will be managed by James Ind, supported by a multi asset investment team. »

Irish Funds Annual Conference marks 25 years of investment funds industry in Ireland

Irish Funds Annual Conference marks 25 years of investment funds industry in Ireland

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:31

Irish Funds, the representative body for the cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, kicked off its annual funds conference on Thursday, celebrating 25 years of the Association. »

State Street Global Advisors wins annual charity five-a-side football trophy

State Street Global Advisors wins annual charity five-a-side football trophy

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:21

State Street Global Advisors has won the sixth annual Funds Industry Football Charity Shield five-a-side tournament beating Smith & Williamson 2-1 in the final game held on Thursday in Shoreditch, London.  »

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