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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

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

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

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

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

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. »

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

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

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.  »

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

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

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.   »

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

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:30

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

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]. »

What current trends tell us about the future of the hedge fund industry

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 15:27

Agecroft Partners’ Don Steinbrugge (pictured) discussed a number of recent hedge fund industry media quotes and articles in a presentation delivered at the 69th CFA Institute Annual Conference held on 9 May, 2016 in Montreal.  »

2016 Guide to setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in the USA - Introduction

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 12:08

The hitherto opaque alternative investment funds (AIFs) industry has been making significant strides towards transparency, driven largely by the demands of institutional investors and global regulators, who want to see AIFs deliver clarity and accuracy in their trading and investor reporting methods. »

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index measures 1.19 per cent in April

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 09:28

Hedge funds returned 1.19 per cent gross in April according to the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp’s Capital Movement Index meanwhile, advanced 0.53 per cent in May. »

Hedge funds returned +1.10 per cent in April and are +0.83 per cent YTD 2016

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 09:18

April hedge fund returns were generally positive with 2/3 of reporting funds up during the month, but smaller funds outperformed larger managers, a trend which has persisted throughout the year, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Performance report. »

April performance lifts HFRI to 2016 gain

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 11:03

Hedge funds extended March gains into April, led by strong contributions from credit sensitive and event-focused strategies, as energy commodities surged and emerging markets continued its recovery, according to data released today by HFR.  »

Eons Energy Investment selects Wells Fargo Global Fund Services for fund admin services

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:24

Eons Energy Investment, a Cayman Islands-registered investment management company founded in 2015 by Weber Su and Jeff Shen, both based in Beijing, has selected Wells Fargo Global Fund Services to provide fund administration services for its first fund. »

Hatteras Funds enhances Managed Futures Strategies Fund

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 17:15

Hatteras Funds, a provider of alternative investment solutions for Financial Advisors and their clients, has restructured its Managed Futures Strategies Fund (HMFIX) to provide greater transparency and reduce overall fund expenses for investors.  »

RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund significantly outperforms benchmark index in first year

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 16:59

One year after launch, the RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund has delivered significant outperformance versus the index generating +7.2 per cent for its investors versus the TOPIX’s decline of -11.7 per cent, making it the third best performing fund out of 265 within the Lipper Japan UCITS peer group. »

US dollar-denominated money market funds to see significant outflows in Q2 2016, says Moody’s

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 10:55

Up to 50 per cent of remaining investor assets will likely leave US prime money market funds ahead of major regulatory reforms in October, says Moody's Investors Service. However, demand for euro prime funds is expected to be resilient despite record low yields. »

Hedge fund industry sees net outflows of USD14.3 billion in Q1

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 10:46

The hedge fund industry saw net outflows of investor capital in Q1 2016, totalling USD14.3 billion, with CTAs and multi-strategy funds the only major strategies to see new inflows, according to figures released by Preqin. »

PGIM reaches USD1bn in UCITS AUM with 10 funds launched

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 16:24

PGIM’s UCITS platform has surpassed USUSD1 billion in assets, as of 31 March, 2016, through its first 10 funds with more funds to be launched in the coming year. »

Michael Platt is UK’s richest hedge fund manager with GBP2.1 billion fortune

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 09:42

Michael Platt, who runs BlueCrest Capital, is Britain's richest hedge fund manager with a fortune of GBP2.1 billion, up GBP600m on last year, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2016, which is due to be published this weekend.  »

Mooring Capital Fund reports record 21 per cent investor return in 2015

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 15:49

Mooring Capital Fund, a hedge fund that specialises in the acquisition and management of distressed commercial loans, has reported a 21.1 per cent net return to investors for the year ended 31 December, 2015.  »

Hedge fund activity in Asia-Pacific slows in Q1

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:39

The latest Preqin research finds that having made gains of 7.54 per cent in 2015, Asia-Pacific-focused hedge funds recorded losses of 2.02 per cent through the opening quarter of the year, the lowest performance of any region.  »

Hedge fund assets fall in volatile first quarter

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:21

Hedge fund capital declined in Q1 2016, as volatile markets and early quarter performance resulted in falling investor risk tolerance and led to redemptions from underperforming strategies, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report.  »

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