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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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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. »

Special report
US Hedge Fund Services 2015

US Hedge Fund Services 2015

Wed, 30/09/2015 - 11:21

A rising tide of regulation is threatening to swamp US hedge funds with significant trading, distribution and reporting issues.This Hedgeweek Special Report unravels these issues, guides managers through the solutions currently available to them, and examines the challenges of running activist hedge funds, where assets have grown to USD120 billion over the past decade... »

Special report
The TYVIX Index: Navigating through interest rate volatility

With interest rates set to rise, this Hedgeweek Special Report examines the the latest tools available to fixed income investors and traders in the form of the CBOE/CBOT 10-year US Treasury Note Volatility Index (The TYVIX Index) and TYVIX futures, which give traders an effective way to hedge, gain exposure to, or trade interest rate volatility.... »

Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

Unrealised assets in tail-end funds

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 14:40

Distributions from private equity funds have improved greatly in recent years as managers have taken advantage of improving market conditions to realise value from remaining assets in their portfolios. This has gone some way to alleviating concerns regarding the overhang of unrealised value in ageing funds; however, the issue has not yet been fully rectified, particularly as funds raised in the boom years of 2005-2008 reach the 10-year mark. ... »

Index options & futures

John Angelos, CBOE

Interest rate volatility is like a storm cloud building on the horizon. The US Federal Reserve has kept rates stable for nigh on a decade, but global asset managers are now preparing for their fixed income portfolios to feel the impact of a rate rise later this year.  ... »


Dixon Boardman

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. ... »

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