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Coast sells fund of hedge funds business

Mon, 26/03/2012 - 11:22

Alternative investment firm Coast Asset Management is selling its fund of hedge funds business and focusing its efforts on funds that employ its fixed income arbitrage investment strategy. »

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Salus Alpha’a Equity Hedged ranked No2 by BarclayHedge

Mon, 26/03/2012 - 07:00

Salus Alpha’s Equity Hedged strategy has been ranked as No2 in the Fund of Funds - Equity category in BarclayHedge’s Annual hedge fund rankings for 2011. »

Marko Maslakovic, Senior Economist at TheCityUK

Global hedge launches outpace liquidations for second year running, says report

Wed, 29/02/2012 - 13:34

Global hedge funds’ assets totalled USD1,902 billion at the end of 2011 according to TheCityUK’s report Hedge Funds 2012. Although a 3% reduction from the previous year, it follows two successive years of growth that have seen assets increase by around a quarter. »

Charles Carroll, Deputy Chairman and Head of Global Marketing, LAM

Lazard Asset Management launches Alternative Strategies 1099 Fund

Thu, 09/02/2012 - 11:35

Lazard Asset Management (LAM) has launched the Lazard Alternative Strategies 1099 Fund, a fund of hedge funds that offers investors the ability to participate in the hedge fund asset class with a minimum investment of USD25,000. In lieu of K-1s, IRS Form 1099s will be issued to investors for simplified tax reporting. »

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Ader Investment Management launches hedge fund business accelerator

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 16:34

Ader Investment Management (AIM) has launched Accelerator Fund Partners LP, a funding platform for hedge funds looking to boost assets under management and enhance their distribution into family offices and fund of funds. »

Matt Schiffman, Head of Global Marketing for Legg Mason.

Legg Mason launches fixed income fund of hedge funds

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:00

Legg Mason Global Asset Management has launched Permal Hedge Strategies Fund, a fixed income focused multi-manager, multi strategy fund of hedge funds. »

Tom Brown, HedgeMark

Arden Asset Management selects HedgeMark for holdings-based risk analytics and managed account services

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 12:27

Independent fund of hedge funds manager Arden Asset Management, has selected HedgeMark Risk Analytics LLC, a division of HedgeMark International LLC, to provide position level risk reporting and data aggregation. Arden made its decision following an extensive review of industry risk specialists. »

Ian Headon,  asset servicing product manager for alternative investments, Northern Trust

Northern Trust offers new fund of hedge funds reporting platform

Thu, 26/01/2012 - 13:57

Northern Trust has enhanced its offering to Fund of Hedge Funds (FoHF) clients with a new reporting platform that provides clients with better, more flexible access to key data elements. This, the latest in a series of enhancements, is available to Northern Trust’s FoHF clients worldwide, through its Hedge Fund Monitor product. »

Matteo Dante Perruccio, CEO and Founding Partner of Hermes BPK Partners

Hermes BPK Partners launches Alpha Vault Managed Futures

Mon, 23/01/2012 - 12:43

Hermes BPK Partners, the USD2.3 billion alternative advisory boutique and fund of hedge funds manager, has launched Alpha Vault Managed Futures (Alpha Vault) with USD275 million of investment. »

Javier Uribarren, Investment Director at Stenham Advisors

Stenham launches new global macro fund

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:37

Stenham Asset Management has launched a new Global Macro fund of hedge funds – Stenham Helix. Stenham has been invested in Global Macro hedge funds since the 1980s and its flagship macro fund of hedge funds, Stenham Trading, has achieved an annualised return of +9.07% since inception compared to the HFRX Macro Index which has posted a return of 6.51% and the MSCI World Equity Index which was 4.13% over the same period. »

Brian McNulty, CEO, DBFS

DBFS enhances Asset+ analytics module

Thu, 22/12/2011 - 13:57

DBFS has enhanced the planning functionality of Asset+, its front to back office platform for managers running hedge funds, fund of hedge funds and asset management portfolios. »

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New service from TIM Group helps FoHFs adapt faster to changing markets

Wed, 21/12/2011 - 16:00

TIM Group has launched a new service that enables the fund of hedge funds (FoHFs) industry to react faster to changing market and industry conditions. »

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SYZ Asset Management and UBS Investment Bank collaborate to launch an offer based on a managed accounts platform

Thu, 10/11/2011 - 14:20

SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management division of the Swiss banking group SYZ & CO, is supplementing its alternative management offering with a managed accounts platform (segregated funds), which is now available in addition to its existing tailored alternative mandates and funds of hedge funds. »

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ALTIN posts net return of 6.48% for 12 months to end August

Wed, 26/10/2011 - 13:46

ALTIN the USD270m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, posted a net return of +6.48% in the 12 months to end August, strongly outperforming the HFRI Fund of Funds Composite Index, which returned +3.31% in the same period. »

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Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index down 2.3% in September

Tue, 25/10/2011 - 16:00

The Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index, an asset-weighted composite of nearly 1,000 hedge funds in the Morningstar hedge fund database, fell 2.3% for the month of September, compared to a decline of 8.6% for the MSCI World NR Stock Index. »

Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge

Stock market losses bring hedge funds down

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 16:00

Most hedge fund strategies had losses in September, evidenced by a 3.92% drop in the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index has lost 7.45% in the 3rd quarter and is now down 6.53% in 2011. »

Andrew McCaffery, Global Head of Hedge Funds at Aberdeen Asset Management

Hedge Fund Standards Board announces new core supporters

Tue, 18/10/2011 - 14:53

Aon Hewitt, the investment consultants, and two leading investment firms, Aberdeen Asset Management and Investcorp, have joined the Core Supporters group of the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB). »

Joseph Joseph, Head of Hedge Funds at Global

Global Distressed Fund ranked among top ten funds worldwide by BarclayHedge

Tue, 27/09/2011 - 14:00

Global Investment House's Global Distressed Fund was ranked tenth in the Fund of Funds – Distressed Securities/ Event Driven category for the year 2010 and eighth for July 2011 by BarclayHedge, based on its net returns. »

Neeraj Sahai, Global Head, Securities and Fund Services, Citi Global Transaction Services

Citi awarded mandate to deliver comprehensive suite of FoHFs admin and custody service to Sandalwood Securities

Thu, 08/09/2011 - 12:00

Citi has been awarded a mandate to provide a full complement of fund of hedge funds administration and custody services to Sandalwood Securities. »

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Hermes BPK Partners and Northern Lights launch new early stage hedge fund investment platform

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 10:00

Hermes BPK Partners LLP (Hermes BPK),  the USD1.6 billion alternative advisory boutique and fund of hedge funds, and Northern Lights Capital Group LLC (NLCG), a Seattle based private equity firm focused on asset management with AUM of USD11 billion, are joining forces to launch a new investing platform designed to identify and provide access to early stage hedge fund managers for global institutional investors and pensions funds.    »

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Castle Alternative Invest initiates share buyback programme

Thu, 14/07/2011 - 10:00

Castle Alternative Invest AG, a fund of hedge funds listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and on the London Stock Exchange, authorised the company's board to effect a share buyback programme at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 17 May 2011. Under the programme a maximum of 10 per cent of the company’s share capital (1,748,160 shares) can be repurchased. The effective size of the programme remains at the discretion of the board in light of available portfolio liquidity, the number of shares already purchased and market conditions. »

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Hedge fund investment could reach USD195bn in next 12 months, says Preqin

Wed, 13/07/2011 - 12:01

The latest Preqin hedge fund investor study has revealed that just under one-third of investors plan to make a commitment to the asset class in the coming 12 months, investing up to a combined USD195bn. Of these investors, 47% are seeking opportunities to invest in funds of hedge funds. The research also found that over half of funds of hedge funds are seeking new investments themselves. »

Mikael Spångberg, SEB

SEB gets first Nordic "AA"-rating for fund of hedge funds

Wed, 06/07/2011 - 12:54

Ratinf agency Standard & Poor's has awarded a "AA" rating to SEB's True Market Neutral fund - the first Nordic fund of hedge funds to receive such a strong rating. »

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Khan Investment Management to launch Mongolia Equity Fund

Tue, 05/07/2011 - 16:00

Khan Investment Management is to launch the Khan Mongolia Equity Fund in August to capitalise on the growth opportunities in Mongolia and provide investors with both diversified and liquid exposure to one of the world's most resource rich and fastest growing economies. »

John Rekenthaler, vice president of research for Morningstar

Morningstar launches estimated quarterly returns for hedge funds

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 12:00

Morningstar, Inc has begun to calculate estimated returns for hedge funds based on publicly available filings. The company has estimated quarterly returns for approximately 1,700 hedge funds, including some of the largest and most prominent in the industry. »

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Northern Trust launches intraday automated updates for hedge fund managers

Tue, 21/06/2011 - 11:43

Northern Trust has enhanced its Hedge Fund Monitor product with a series of new features designed to improve automation and straight-through processing, enabling Northern Trust's Funds of Hedge Funds (FoHF) clients across the globe to access performance, liquidity and compliance data throughout the day. »

Marc Fisher, Managing Director at FRM

FRM Sigma gains momentum as assets approach USD1bn

Sun, 12/06/2011 - 13:47

FRM Sigma, the CTA fund of funds managed by Financial Risk Management (FRM), has seen its assets double in the last twelve months, reaching nearly USD700 million at the end of April 2011. Based on the current rate of inflows, Sigma is projected to reach USD1 billion in assets by the end of 2011.   »

Roderick Munsters, Chief Executive Officer of Robeco Group

Arden to manage Robeco-Sage FoHFs

Sun, 05/06/2011 - 12:13

Arden Asset Management is to assume the management of Robeco Group's USD1.3 billion fund of hedge funds business, Robeco-Sage, effective 1 October, 2011. »

Christopher D Long, founder and president of Palmer Square

Palmer Square launches first mutual fund

Mon, 23/05/2011 - 06:00

Palmer Square Capital Management, a manager of hedge fund-of-funds partnerships and customised alternative investment solutions, has launched the Palmer Square Absolute Return Fund, its first open-ended mutual fund. »

Brian Ruane, chief executive officer of Alternative and Broker-Dealer Services, BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon AIS tops USD400bn hedge fund AuM

Thu, 19/05/2011 - 10:00

BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services (AIS) has topped USD400 billion in assets under administration, making it the second largest provider of solutions to hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, and private equity investments globally.   »



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