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Optima chief defends hedge funds of funds

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 16:19

Dixon Boardman, CEO and Founder of Optima Fund Management with USD3 billion under management comments on the famous Warren Buffett bet with Protégé Partners. »

Philippe Ferreira. Lyxor

Lyxor reports hedge fund performance recovers in February

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 12:03

Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team has focused on the performance of value equity funds versus their benchmarks in this week’s report, commenting that value stocks have lost steam but active managers are staying afloat. »

Anthony Scaramucci

SkyBridge Capital sells majority stake with Anthony Scaramucci to step down immediately

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 16:52

The majority of global alternative firm SkyBridge Capital has been sold to  RON Transatlantic EG and HNA Capital. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed but at the end of November SkyBridge managed or advised on USD12 billion. »

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Hedge funds showing improved performance for 2016

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 16:27

The Eurekahedge December report on hedge funds reveals that over November 2016 hedge funds were up 3.53 per cent for the year, posting better performance compared to a modest 1.73 per cent gain over the last year. »

Ken Heinz. HFR

Hedge fund industry capital up in third quarter

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 13:52

HFR reports that total hedge fund industry capital rose to a record level in 3Q16, as performance gains offset continued asset outflows which were concentrated in many of the industry’s largest and most well-established managers.  »

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Preqin reports seven months of positive returns for hedge funds

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 12:56

Preqin’s latest hedge fund report finds that although  hedge  funds  are  under  sustained  investor  scrutiny,  the  third  quarter  of  2016  saw  continued  improvement  in  the performance  of  the  asset  class,  marking  seven  consecutive  months  of  positive  returns  for  the  industry.   »

Manny Roman

Man Group’s results hit by difficult markets

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 09:07

Man Group, the largest listed hedge fund group in the world, has published interim results to end June 2016 that show that funds under management are down from the end December figure of USD78.7 billion to USD76.4 billion.  »

Dixon Boardman

Avoiding the funerals has kept veteran firm on the survival list

Mon, 21/09/2015 - 10:02

Dixon Boardman, a veteran hedge fund of fund manager, is a survivor. Having founded, Optima Fund Management in 1988, his firm now manages USD4 billion. Boardman – and Optima - have stood firm through a sustained period of challenges for the fund of funds business. »


Pine Grove launches institutional quality closed-end fund for investors

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 13:34

Pine Grove Asset Management (PGAM) has launched the Pine Grove Alternative Institutional Fund (Alt Instl Fund), its first registered closed-end fund under the Investment Company Act of 1940. »


ALTIN FoHF links share price performance to capital return policy

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 12:19

The board of directors of ALTIN has decided to link its capital reduction policy directly to share price performance. »


BNY Mellon launches liquidity administration service for FoHFs and pension plans

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 13:53

BNY Mellon has launched a new liquidity administration service as part of its fund of hedge funds (FoHF) offering. »

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ALTIN FoHF portfolio positive in H1

Mon, 02/09/2013 - 10:05

The ALTIN fund of hedge funds portfolio has generated positive returns over the first half of 2013 as underlying managers took advantage of opportunities in the markets and navigated through periods of high volatility. »

Financial results

Dexion’s NAV per share up 3.3 per cent YTD

Wed, 28/08/2013 - 13:33

Dexion Trading Limited’s (DTL) net asset value per share has risen by 3.33 per cent YTD, according to the listed fund of hedge funds’ latest half-yearly report. »

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Gottex’s flagship FoHFs products ‘performing well’

Tue, 23/07/2013 - 16:12

Gottex Fund Management’s flagship fund of hedge funds products continue to perform well and have posted positive returns 2013 year to date. »

Patric de Gentile Williams, head of seeding at FRM

FRM enters into relationship with CommEq Asset Management

Wed, 26/06/2013 - 12:00

FRM, Man Group’s fund of hedge fund division, has formed a strategic relationship with CommEq Asset Management which involves FRM making a seed allocation to CommEq and helping CommEq launch an institutional asset management business.  »

Dixon Boardman, founder of Optima Fund Management

Funds of hedge funds resurgent, says Optima founder Dixon Boardman

Thu, 30/05/2013 - 14:02

The fund of hedge fund business is strong and is regaining momentum and America is leading the way, says Dixon Boardman, founder of Optima Fund Management. »

Tim Beck, senior research analyst and fund lead for Stenham Credit Opportunities

Stenham launches credit and healthcare funds

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 06:06

Stenham Asset Management has launched two funds of hedge funds – Stenham Credit Opportunities and Stenham Healthcare. Stenham Credit Opportunities launched on 1 January 2013 with USD21m and has returned 3.44 per cent since inception. »

Michael van Biema, the founder and chief investment officer of van Biema Value Partners

van Biema Value Partners launches customised separate account capability

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 12:06

Investment firm van Biema Value Partners has launched customised fund of fund portfolios for sizeable institutional and individual investors. »

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Funds of hedge funds start 2013 with strong returns

Fri, 01/03/2013 - 10:05

2013 has seen further positive performance for funds of hedge funds, with these vehicles generating returns of 2.10 per cent in January 2013, according to the latest edition of Preqin’s Hedge Fund Spotlight. »

Marina Lewin, global head of sales for BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services

BNY Mellon named largest FoHF administrator

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 10:31

BNY Mellon has been recognised as the world's largest fund of hedge fund (FoHF) administrator in a bi-annual administrator survey. »


Altin FoHF starts investing in less liquid strategies with higher expected returns

Tue, 22/01/2013 - 10:30

The improvement in market dynamics and the reduction of tail-risk, coupled with a very appealing opportunity set, means that Altin, the USD250m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, is starting to invest in less liquid strategies with higher expected returns. »

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Headstart fund of funds outpaces benchmarks

Mon, 14/01/2013 - 14:06

The Headstart Fund of Funds advised by Headstart Advisers and chief investment officer Najy Nasser outpaced the leading fund of hedge funds benchmarks for the fourth consecutive year. »


Funds of hedge funds must adapt business model to remain competitive, says SEI study

Thu, 06/12/2012 - 06:31

There are signs of optimism for funds of hedge funds as both investors and managers see the model as resilient and relevant to the long-term investing landscape, despite declining assets and recent negative headlines seeming to signal their decline, according to a study released by SEI. »


Consolidation in European funds of hedge funds needed but difficult, says Fitch

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 06:00

Fitch Ratings says the recent wave of consolidation in the hedge funds industry leaves just a handful of candidates for large scale acquisitions. »

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Castle Alternative Invest initiates share buyback programme

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 11:12

Castle Alternative Invest AG, a fund of hedge funds listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and on the London Stock Exchange, authorised the board to effect a share buyback programme at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 15 May 2012. »

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Neuberger Berman introduces Absolute Return Multi-Manager Fund

Wed, 13/06/2012 - 06:00

Neuberger Berman Group has launched the Neuberger Berman Absolute Return Multi-Manager Fund, which seeks capital appreciation with an emphasis on absolute returns by allocating its assets to multiple hedge fund advisers that employ distinct alternative investment strategies. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.05% in March

Thu, 26/04/2012 - 14:00

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished March up 0.05%, with five out of 10 strategies in positive territory. »

Stefan Keller, Head of Managed Account Platform Research at Lyxor.

Fewer hurdles, more dispersion for hedge funds in Q1

Mon, 23/04/2012 - 12:58

During the first quarter of 2012, the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 1.5% (-0.5% in March), characterised by increased dispersion among Hedge Fund strategies in March: +0.6% for Lyxor Merger Arbitrage Index vs -0.35% for Lyxor Special Situations Index within Event-Driven space, -1.6% for Lyxor L/S Equity Variable Bias Index vs +0.6% for Lyxor L/S Equity Long Bias Index. »

Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 0.19% in March

Tue, 17/04/2012 - 12:17

Hedge funds gained 0.19% in March, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

Hedge funds take in USD6.8bn in February

Wed, 11/04/2012 - 12:06

Hedge funds took in an estimated USD6.8 billion in February, reversing a trend that saw more than USD21.5 billion flow out of these funds in January 2012 and December 2011, the largest outflows since July 2009, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs. »



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