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Eric Johnson, RR Donnelley

HedgeServ selects ArcReporting for client fund financial statement reporting

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 16:02

HedgeServ is to use the RR Donnelley ArcReporting solution for the creation of its clients' financial reports. HedgeServ is an independent, full-service global fund administrator headquartered in New York City and Dublin. »

AB to assume management of Visium Global Fund

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 09:30

AllianceBernstein (AB) has signed a letter of intent to assume management of Visium Asset Management's Global Fund, a multisector long/short equity hedge fund.  »

EFAMA’s AGM discusses regulatory and market activity within the funds industry

EFAMA’s AGM discusses regulatory and market activity within the funds industry

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 15:32

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) held it’s Annual General Meeting in Malta on 16 and 17 June, with regulatory and market activity taking centre stage. »

Hedge fund liquidations edge lower in Q1

Hedge fund liquidations edge lower in Q1

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 16:05

Hedge fund liquidations declined narrowly to begin 2016 after rising sharply to conclude 2015, as investors positioned for macroeconomic volatility in Q2 2016, including Brexit and possible interest rate increases by the US Federal Reserve.  »

Calastone hosts sixth annual five-a-side charity football tournament

Calastone hosts sixth annual five-a-side charity football tournament

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:24

Calastone, the global funds transaction network, is hosting the sixth annual Funds Industry Football Charity Shield in aid of Make-A-Wish UK, the charity that grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.  »

Brexit could push up hedge fund costs

Brexit could push up hedge fund costs

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:19

With one week to go until the UK referendum on membership of the EU, Hermann Beythan, partner at law firm Linklaters, is warning that Brexit could push up costs for hedge funds. »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 0.78 per cent in May

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 0.78 per cent in May

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:15

Hedge funds gained 0.78 per cent in May, its third consecutive positive month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index is up 0.85 per cent. »

Hamilton Lane holds final close on Strategic Opportunities Fund 2016

Hamilton Lane holds final close on Strategic Opportunities Fund 2016

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 07:50

Hamilton Lane has held the final closing of Hamilton Lane Strategic Opportunities Fund 2016 with more than USD210 million in limited partner commitments, exceeding its initial target of USD150 million. »

Crestline Investors holds additional close of Crestline Opportunity Fund III

Crestline Investors holds additional close of Crestline Opportunity Fund III

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:12

Crestline Investors, a credit focused institutional alternative asset manager, has held an additional closing of its Crestline Opportunity Fund III strategy, bringing capital in the strategy to USD720 million.  »

Hedge fund returns divided in May

Hedge fund returns divided in May

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 08:58

Hedge fund returns were divided in May with overall industry performance slightly negative at -0.09 per cent, bringing overall YTD returns to +0.75 per cent. Commodity hedge funds, the surprise performance leaders of the industry so far in 2016, produced negative aggregate returns in May, declining -0.46 per cent, halting a three-month run when the universe returned 6.99 percent, according to eVestment. »

Hedge fund investors seek CTAs in 2016

Hedge fund investors seek CTAs in 2016

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 16:29

The latest report from Preqin finds that increasing numbers of active investors and a positive general view of performance among existing investors have driven inflows into CTAs over recent quarters.  »

ICAV attracts EUR8.4bn to Irish funds in first 12 months

ICAV attracts EUR8.4bn to Irish funds in first 12 months

Wed, 08/06/2016 - 16:22

Irish Funds, the representative body for the cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, has seen significant inflows of EUR8.4 billion into Ireland through the Irish Collective Asset Management Vehicle (ICAV). »

Event-driven strategies lead HFRI in May

Event-driven strategies lead HFRI in May

Wed, 08/06/2016 - 09:03

Hedge funds posted gains for the third consecutive month in May, as the US Dollar strengthened in anticipation of higher US interest rates, as well as an increasingly uncertain outcome of the upcoming UK referendum (Brexit).  »

Bramshill Investments launches Income Performance Fund

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:37

Bramshill Investments has launched a new mutual fund, the Bramshill Income Performance Fund (BRMSX), which will employ an absolute return strategy that invests across various fixed income asset classes.  »

GRM Law expands alternative funds practice with Laven Legal Services deal

GRM Law expands alternative funds practice with Laven Legal Services deal

Fri, 03/06/2016 - 15:47

Laven Legal Services to continue alternative funds expansion »

AIMA calls for removal of cross-border barriers to fund marketing

AIMA calls for removal of cross-border barriers to fund marketing

Fri, 03/06/2016 - 09:21

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has welcomed the European Commission consultation on reducing barriers to the cross-border marketing of investment funds. »

SS&C bridges operational gaps for Citi Alternative Investor Services clients

SS&C bridges operational gaps for Citi Alternative Investor Services clients

Fri, 03/06/2016 - 09:18

SS&C Technologies Holdings has successfully transitioned Citi’s hedge fund customers to the latest version of the Geneva platform – SS&C’s real-time portfolio management, reporting and investor accounting solution.  »

eVestment release Hedge Fund Exposure & Tail Risk report

eVestment release Hedge Fund Exposure & Tail Risk report

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 16:37

The latest Hedge Fund Exposure and Tail Risk report from eVestment seeks to quantify how major historical events, or current market shocks, might impact top hedge funds today across a variety of strategies and categories. »

DMS Offshore adds Efficient Capital CTA Index Fund to UCITS ICAV platform

DMS Offshore adds Efficient Capital CTA Index Fund to UCITS ICAV platform

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 09:51

Fund governance firm DMS Offshore Investment Services (DMS) has added Efficient Capital's CTA Index Fund to its UCITS ICAV platform. »

‘USD1 billion club’ managers hold 88 per cent of all hedge fund capital

‘USD1 billion club’ managers hold 88 per cent of all hedge fund capital

Mon, 30/05/2016 - 14:54

The ‘USD1 billion Club’ of firms holding at least USD1 billion in assets has grown by 98 firms over the past year, and now accounts for 12 per cent of all hedge fund managers, according to Preqin’s latest hedge fund industry research. »

OppenheimerFunds and Macquarie to launch Global Infrastructure Fund

OppenheimerFunds and Macquarie to launch Global Infrastructure Fund

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 22:55

OppenheimerFunds has formed a strategic partnership with Macquarie Investment Management, a division of Macquarie Group Limited (MQG), to launch the Oppenheimer Macquarie Global Infrastructure Fund. »

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Madoff Trustee requests allocation of USD247m to customer fund

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 22:48

Irving H Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), has filed a motion in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking approval for an allocation of recoveries to the BLMIS Customer Fund and an authorisation for a seventh pro rata interim distribution from the Customer Fund to BLMIS customers with allowed claims.  »

AC Alternatives Long Short Fund now available to investors

AC Alternatives Long Short Fund now available to investors

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 09:35

American Century Investments has expanded its liquid alternatives offering with the launch of the AC Alternatives Long Short Fund, the second multi-manager fund to be launched under the firm's AC Alternatives brand. »

LatAM and Russia hedge funds lead HFRI gains

LatAM and Russia hedge funds lead HFRI gains

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 09:20

Hedge funds investing in Russian and Latin American Emerging Markets (EM) have posted strong gains through early 2016, leading performance through April, as global and EM equity, commodity and currency markets surged in recent weeks following steep losses to begin the year.  »

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Unlisted natural resources debt funds raise combined USD29bn since 2010

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 07:29

The unlisted natural resources debt fundraising market has developed since the financial crisis, with 54 funds closing since 2010 raising a combined USD29 billion.  »

 Worth Venture Partners publishes new Worth Insights hedge fund paper

Worth Venture Partners publishes new Worth Insights hedge fund paper

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 09:32

Worth Venture Partners, an emerging manager hedge fund platform headquartered in Manhattan, has released a new paper titled "Accessing Emerging Hedge Fund Returns – Seeking Return Over Size" as part of a series of commentaries, Worthy Insights. »

Hedge funds flee equities in Q1, says S&P

Hedge funds flee equities in Q1, says S&P

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 09:16

Hedge funds were severely impacted by US stock market performance in Q1, according to the latest S&P Global Market Intelligence Hedge Fund Tracker, an aggregate analysis of hedge fund equity ownership.   »

Josh Kestler

Dedicated managed accounts: Making hedge funds great again

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 14:50

By Josh Kestler, HedgeMark – On April 14, 2016, the trustees of the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS) voted to liquidate its hedge fund portfolio. Following California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s decision in September 2014, NYCERS announcement has once again ignited a debate regarding the future of the hedge fund industry.   »

Hedge Fund Association announces 2016 Board election results

Hedge Fund Association announces 2016 Board election results

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:30

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has announced the results of its 2016 Board of Directors election.  »

Dominic Wheatley

Positive response to Manager Led Product launch at Guernsey Funds Forum

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 15:42

Guernsey’s new Manager Led Product (MLP) was warmly received by a London funds audience when it was launched at the Guernsey Funds Forum last week [12 May]. »

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