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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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All Salus Alpha funds record positive returns in April

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 13:51

All Salus Alpha funds recorded positive returns in April with the Salus Alpha Managed Futures fund leading the way with performance of +7.04% for the month, outperforming the S&P 500 Index by +4.19%. »

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CB Asset Management funds to be marketed as CB Funds

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 10:00

Funds managed by CB Asset Management will from now on be marketed under the name CB Funds (CB Fonder in Swedish) with a new website www.cbfonder.se.    »

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Hedge funds up 2.2% in Q1, says Dow Jones Credit Suisse HFI report

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 06:00

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, were up 2.2% in the first quarter of 2011, posting positive performance in each month of the quarter, according to the latest hedge fund industry review published by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index team. »

Dr Peter Altorfer, Chairman, Board of Directors, ALTIN

ALTIN FoHF announces 2010 results and strong start in 2011

Thu, 28/04/2011 - 17:00

ALTIN, the USD270m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds achieved a very positive investment performance in 2010 of +12.47%, easily outperforming the funds of hedge funds index, HFRI FoF (+5.67%). »

Amy Bensted, manager, hedge fund data, at Preqin

Average size of FoHFs falls by over half, says survey

Tue, 19/04/2011 - 16:00

The latest Preqin research shows that there has been a significant decline in the number of hedge fund of funds managers with AUM of between USD2bn and USD5bn, while those with less than USD250m in assets now account for a larger proportion of managers in the industry. Changes in the industry are a consequence of increased investor caution following the economic downturn and the Madoff incident. »

Michael A Petronella, President, Dow Jones Indexes

Dow Jones Indexes and Credit Suisse launch Core Hedge Fund Index

Fri, 08/04/2011 - 06:00

Dow Jones Indexes and Credit Suisse today announced the launch of the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index, the newest addition to their market-leading hedge fund index family. »

Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge.

Hedge fund managers bearish on US equities and treasuries, according to survey

Wed, 06/04/2011 - 14:00

Hedge fund managers remain bearish on US equities, according to the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Survey of Hedge Fund Managers for March. »

Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse

Hedge funds posted positive performance in March based on Credit Suisse LAB index performance

Tue, 05/04/2011 - 14:00

Returns for the Credit Suisse LAB Liquid Indices suggest that hedge funds experienced positive performance in March according to Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. »

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