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Rudolf Bohli

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.  »

Adam Patti

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.  »

Jonas Stark

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.  »

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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

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

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. »

Anthony Cowell

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

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

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

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

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

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).   »

Philipp Neumann

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

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). »

Nicolas Rousselet

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).  »

Cornerstone Capital Management wins Hedgeweek Award

Cornerstone Capital Management wins Hedgeweek Award

Wed, 23/03/2016 - 09:44

Global institutional advisory firm Cornerstone Capital Management has been named as “Best 130/30 Strategy Hedge Fund” for 2016 by Hedgeweek.  »

USD4.4bn trickles into hedge funds in February, says eVestment

USD4.4bn trickles into hedge funds in February, says eVestment

Wed, 23/03/2016 - 09:35

New investments into hedge funds in February 2016 were a trickle at USD4.4 billion with performance losses of USD24.5 billion dropping overall industry AUM to USD2.94 trillion, according to the February 2016 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. »

Dominic Wheatley

Guernsey funds enjoy year-on-year growth

Tue, 22/03/2016 - 16:19

The total value of funds business in Guernsey grew by GBP2.7 billion (1.2 per cent) during the fourth quarter of 2015. »

IndexIQ’s IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF named Best 40 Act Liquid Alternatives Fund by Hedgeweek

IndexIQ’s IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF named Best 40 Act Liquid Alternatives Fund by Hedgeweek

Tue, 22/03/2016 - 09:00

IndexIQ’s IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI) has been named “Best 40 Act Liquid Alternatives Fund” for 2016 by the readership of Hedgeweek.  »

Nuveen updates closed-end fund portfolio management team

Nuveen updates closed-end fund portfolio management team

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 09:47

Peter Agrimson has assumed an expanded role as co-portfolio manager for the Nuveen Multi-Market Income Fund (NYSE: JMM), effective 18 March, 2016.  »

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The Irish Stock Exchange creates hub for fund information on Irish funds

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 09:02

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) launched a new website last year www.isefundhub.com for funds listed on the ISE to display important fund information such as key fund documents, investment manager profiles, NAV histories and analytics as well as peer comparisons among funds. There are currently over 2,000 funds listed on the ISE. Funds list on the exchange for a variety of reasons but predominantly to attract investment from institutional investors who may be otherwise restricted.  A listing also provides investors with an additional layer of regulatory oversight as well as tax benefits in certain markets and increased transparency and visibility. »

Maples Fund Services selected as administrator for EFA Group’s new asset-based direct lending fund

Maples Fund Services selected as administrator for EFA Group’s new asset-based direct lending fund

Fri, 18/03/2016 - 10:26

Maples Fund Services has been appointed by Singapore-based EFA Group as administrator for its new asset-based direct lending vehicle, EFA Real Economy Income Trust (EFA RET). »

Hedge fund liquidations increase in Q4 2015

Hedge fund liquidations increase in Q4 2015

Thu, 17/03/2016 - 16:40

Hedge fund liquidations increased in the last quarter of 2015, as volatility and turmoil from the second half of 2015 resulted in falling investor risk tolerance and capital redemptions from underperforming hedge funds, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report. »

Quaero Capital’s Real Assets fund gains UCITS status

Quaero Capital’s Real Assets fund gains UCITS status

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 15:43

Quaero Capital’s Real Assets fund has been made available in a UCITS wrapper following a three year ‘incubation’ period. The ‘Argos Real Assets Fund’ invests primarily in equities and REITs in developed markets across the world. »

Skenderbeg voted Best Single-Strategy Fund of Hedge Funds at Hedgeweek Awards

Skenderbeg voted Best Single-Strategy Fund of Hedge Funds at Hedgeweek Awards

Tue, 15/03/2016 - 14:31

Skënderbeg has been voted Best Single-Strategy Fund of Hedge Funds at this year's Hedgeweek Global Awards. »

Ultimus Fund Solutions to provide fund administration for Preserver Partners’ liquid alt fund

Ultimus Fund Solutions to provide fund administration for Preserver Partners’ liquid alt fund

Tue, 15/03/2016 - 09:07

Ultimus Fund Solutions is to provide comprehensive fund administration services to Memphis, Tennessee- based Preserver Partners, (Preserver) as the firm launches its first mutual fund. »

Hedge funds post mixed results in February

Hedge funds post mixed results in February

Tue, 15/03/2016 - 09:01

The hedge fund industry improved on losses of 2.69 per cent in January, but still posted negative performance of -0.06 per cent in February, according to figures released by Preqin. »

Fund manager migration to Jersey highlighted as exciting trend at annual conference

Fund manager migration to Jersey highlighted as exciting trend at annual conference

Mon, 14/03/2016 - 16:28

Shifts in regulation and changes in attitudes towards reputation are prompting a rise in the inward migration of alternative fund managers to Jersey, delegates at a major annual funds conference have heard. »

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index down 0.95 per cent in Feb

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index down 0.95 per cent in Feb

Fri, 11/03/2016 - 15:44

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for February 2016 measured -0.95 per cent, while hedge fund flows, as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index, advanced 0.82 per cent in March. »

Hedge fund industry halts three-month drawdown on strength of systematic funds

Hedge fund industry halts three-month drawdown on strength of systematic funds

Fri, 11/03/2016 - 15:39

The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of 0.25 per cent in February 2016, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Performance report, with gains driven by returns from managed futures funds, despite continued losses from managers targeting credit opportunities. »

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