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Catalyst Funds converts fifth hedge fund to a mutual fund

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 08:30

Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, is converting a fifth hedge fund product – the Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund (MBXIX) – to a mutual fund.  »

Why NYCERS should reconsider exiting all hedge funds

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 16:25

By Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, Managing Partner, Agecroft Partners – I would like to share some thoughts regarding New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS) voting to exit all hedge funds.  »

All hedge fund strategies up, CTAs skip a beat, says Lyxor

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 16:22

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.3 per cent in March, with nine out of 11 Lyxor Indices ending the month in positive territory, according the April edition of the Lyxor Alternative Industry Barometer. »

New fund liquidity report from EFAMA and ICMA outlines tools available to manage liquidity risk

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 09:25

A new report from the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) and the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has outlined the legislative requirements and market-based tools available to manage liquidity risk in investment funds in Europe.  »

Atalaya Capital closes sixth Special Opportunities Fund at hard cap of USD800m

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 09:19

Atalaya Capital Management, a private credit asset manager, has closed its sixth Special Opportunities Fund (Fund VI) at its USD800 million hard cap, exceeding its USD750 million target.  »

Extending innovation into new sectors

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 12:29

One of the biggest drivers of change in the alternative funds market in recent years has been large institutions investing directly into large blue chip managers, concentrating 80 per cent of the industry's total AUM in the upper decile of fund managers. Consequently, it could be argued that hedge funds have morphed in recent years into something that no longer represents the original essence of what a hedge fund was meant to be. »

Hedge funds post best monthly returns since January 2012

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 08:59

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted 2.82 per cent in March, the best monthly return for the asset class since January 2012 (+3.06 per cent), and only the third positive monthly return since May 2015.  »

Argonaut launches sterling-hedged share class for European Alpha Fund

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:37

Argonaut Capital, the GBP1.4 billion specialist European equity asset manager, has launched a sterling-hedged share class for its GBP395 million FP Argonaut European Alpha Fund. »

Aligning interests with investors

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 09:27

At a time when the world is grappling with zero inflation, near-zero interest rates and oil prices at a 12-year low, one could be forgiven for thinking that the alternative investment funds (AIF) industry might be supercharging in reverse.  »

Emerging markets hedge funds surge to lead HFRI March gains

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 10:30

Emerging Markets hedge funds posted strong gains in March, leading industry-wide gains as equity and commodity markets reversed early quarter declines to conclude the first quarter, according to data released today by HFR. »

Blackstone to close dedicated mutual fund

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 09:50

Blackstone Alternative Investment Advisors (BAIA), an affiliate of Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business, will be closing the Blackstone Alternative Multi-Manager Fund (BXMMX), the smaller of its two mutual fund products.  »

Hedge Fund Association marks 20th anniversary

Thu, 07/04/2016 - 09:43

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA), a leading global non-profit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organisation, is marking 20 years in operation in 2016 with a series of structural changes offering valuable independence and benefits to members.  »

Ultimus Fund Solutions provides fund administration for Miles Capital’s new liquid alts fund

Wed, 06/04/2016 - 10:04

Ultimus Fund Solutions is to provide fund administration services to Miles Capital liquid alternatives mutual fund, the Miles Capital Alternative Advantage Fund.  »

LoCorr Funds enhances Managed Futures Strategy Fund

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 16:25

LoCorr Funds has restructured its Managed Futures Strategy Fund in a bid to provide benefits to investors by reducing overall fund expenses, focusing on improving tax efficiency and offering access to three prominent institutional investment managers in the managed futures space. »

Sabre Fund Management - Best Long/Short Equity Hedge Fund

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:37

For the last three years, Sabre Fund Management, one of London's most well established hedge fund managers, has been running a low net equity strategy in tandem with the market neutral Sabre Style Arbitrage Fund.  »

RBR Capital Advisors AG - Best Long Bias Fund

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:34

At the heart of Swiss-based RBR Capital Advisors AG's investment philosophy is the strong belief that rigorous bottom up research has the potential to allow it to outperform the markets on a consistent basis. RBR Capital invests in companies by building a strong fundamental investment case allowing it to take meaningful position sizes in those companies in which it has the most conviction.  »

IndexIQ - Best ’40 Act Liquid Alternatives Fund

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:11

The IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (`QAI') seeks to replicate the risk-adjusted return characteristics of hedge funds using multiple hedge fund investment styles, including long/short equity, global macro, market neutral, event-driven, fixed income arbitrage, and emerging markets.  »

Blue Diamond Asset Management - Best Statistical Arbitrage Hedge Fund

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:57

Blue Diamond Asset Management is an independent privately owned company based in Pfaffikon, Switzerland. The team of 4 investment professionals and one COO has a singular focus on the Non-Directional strategy. The strategy uses systematic, proprietary investment processes to capture opportunities arising in the equity volatility markets to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns. Since the strategy launched on 30 September, 2011 it has generated a gross annualised return of 31.9 per cent, 21.6 per cent net.  »

Hamilton Lane closes first SBIC Fund investment in LeverPoint Management

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 09:49

Hamilton Lane’s New York Credit SBIC Fund has successfully completed its first investment. In partnership with company management, the fund is providing debt and equity to invest in LeverPoint Management a Clifton Park, NY based fund administration business that offers full service accounting, tax and back office support within the alternative investment sector.  »

Hedge funds facing increased investor demands for STP efficiencies

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 09:21

TFG Financial Systems, a provider of real time risk and portfolio management systems, has said it is seeing increased adoption of the straight through processing (STP) workflow module of its core portfolio and risk management system, TFG Complete.  »

International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) and Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) establish Mutual Observer relationship

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:57

The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF), a global network of sovereign wealth funds, and the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry, have established a Mutual Observer relationship. »

Cayman Alternative Investment Summit 2016 - Setting the Scene

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:48

"We at KPMG believe that there are three disruptive forces at play: Investor divergence, technology and regulation," announced Anthony Cowell (pictured), Partner at KPMG and Editorial Chair at this year's Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS) 2016 organised by DART.  »

Investec Aviation Finance closes second debt fund

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:37

Investec Aviation Finance has closed its second managed aircraft debt fund for European insurers, cementing its position as a leader in secured aviation debt for institutional investors, The firm is on course to achieve USD1 billion of managed debt funds by year end. »

Carey Olsen advises on VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund migration from Cayman to Guernsey

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:35

Carey Olsen's corporate practice has advised VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund Limited (VOF) on its migration from the Cayman Islands to Guernsey and its move from AIM to the premium segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). »

CFTC Charges Hendrik A Van Beuningen and DeBrink Trading Fund I over fraudulent commodity pool

Fri, 01/04/2016 - 09:54

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has charged Hendrik A Van Beuningen and his company, DeBrink Trading Fund I (DeBrink) with fraud, misappropriation, and issuing false statements in connection with a commodity pool they operated. »

100 Women in Hedge Funds selects The Women’s Foundation as its 2016 Hong Kong beneficiary

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 16:39

100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF) has selected The Women’s Foundation (TWF) as its 2016 philanthropic beneficiary in Hong Kong.  »

ABR Dynamic Funds introduces smart volatility mutual fund

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 09:23

ABR Dynamic Funds, a New York-based asset management firm, is introducing its Smart Volatility mutual fund, the ABR Dynamic Blend Equity and Volatility Fund (ABRVX).   »

A new fund for new managers: The British Virgin Islands Incubator Fund

Tue, 29/03/2016 - 08:37

By Philipp Neumann (pictured), Counsel Campbells, BVI, Team BVI Member – Starting a regulated investment fund can easily become a vicious circle for many start-up fund managers: The lack of track record will make it difficult to raise investor capital regardless of how creative or extraordinary the ideas of the start-up managers may be and, in turn, the lack of investor capital will often make it difficult to bear the upfront costs for the establishment of a regulated fund.  »

Jersey funds industry focused on innovation in uncertain global environment

Mon, 28/03/2016 - 12:30

Jersey’s funds industry will need to embrace FinTech, assert its long-standing expertise and focus on innovation in order to remain at the forefront of a constantly evolving global funds landscape, according to the chairman of the Jersey Funds Association (JFA). »

Unigestion sees value in M&A and energy specialist stock pickers

Thu, 24/03/2016 - 09:48

Mergers and acquisitions and energy-focused equity long/short are two of the most attractive fund strategies for 2016 at Unigestion, according to the group's Managing Director and Head of Hedge Funds, Nicolas Rousselet (pictured).  »

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