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Tornado

Alternative investments provide favourable returns and diversification to US P/C portfolios, says Fitch

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 12:35

US property/casualty (P/C) insurers invest in alternative and other less traditional asset classes, including hedge funds and private equity investments, in an effort to gain portfolio diversification and enhance investment returns, according to a report by Fitch Ratings. »

Donald Pepper, Old Mutual

Old Mutual Global Investors launches Arbea hedge fund with USD50million of seed capital

Wed, 10/07/2013 - 18:31

Old Mutual Global Investors has launched an offshore Cayman hedge fund based on its 2009-launched UCITS-compliant Global Equity Absolute Return Fund. The fund is called the Old Mutual Arbea Fund and will be managed by the same team as the USD220million GEAR fund: Ian Heslop (Head Portfolio Manager), Amadeo Alentorn and Mike Servent. »

Survey

Operational due diligence is top concern for hedge fund investors

Tue, 02/07/2013 - 06:00

Almost three quarters of hedge fund investors rank a fund’s compliance and regulatory framework as the top priority for 2013, according to Deutsche Bank’s Hedge Fund Consulting Group’s second annual operational due diligence survey. »

Mutual funds

US institutional investors favouring alternative mutual funds over hedge funds

Tue, 25/06/2013 - 10:13

US institutional investor interest is turning to alternative mutual funds and away from hedge funds, according to the fifth annual alternative investment survey carried out by Morningstar and Barron’s. »

US flag

US hedge funds target value in TSR special situations and spinoffs

Wed, 29/05/2013 - 14:19

A recent 2013 survey of US wealth managers by adviser TSR reveals that underlying hedge fund investors do not want to be left behind in a flourishing market, and as such are willing to take on slightly more risk for increased performance. »

Bill Miller, head of global sales for Drury

Drury Diversified Trend-Following Program gains 8.13 per cent in April

Wed, 15/05/2013 - 12:00

Drury Capital has reported April gains of 8.13 per cent for the Drury Diversified Trend-Following Program. »

Noël Amenc, director of EDHEC-Risk Institute and CEO of ERI Scientific Beta

EDHEC-Risk Institute launches multi-strategy platform for smart beta investing

Tue, 30/04/2013 - 06:02

EDHEC-Risk Institute has launched its smart beta index design and production activity, ERI Scientific Beta. The aim is to revolutionise the index world through, firstly, a new approach to smart beta investing called Smart Beta 2.0, which enables investors to choose and control the risks of these new benchmarks, and secondly, total transparency on the methodologies and compositions of the indices available on the platform. »

Mark Okada, co-founder, chief investment officer of Highland Capital

The bank loan buying opportunity isn’t over, says Highland’s Okada

Fri, 26/04/2013 - 11:33

Investors who continue to search for yield in a zero interest rate environment may have finally found a solution in 2013: bank loan funds. Investors have poured nearly USD15bn into bank loan mutual funds in the first quarter of 2013, according to Morningstar.                           »

Bag of money

Global hedge fund assets top USD2.2trn, says HFI

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 14:07

Assets in global hedge funds continued to grow in 2012 on the back of solid average fund performance across the industry last year and new inflows from investors worldwide, according to the latest research from industry information provider HedgeFund Intelligence (HFI). »

Thumbs up

Q1 2013 positive for hedge funds, says Altin

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 12:40

The first quarter of the year was overall positive for hedge funds, according to Swiss alternative investment company Altin. »

Steve Nadel, partner in Seward & Kissel’s investment management practice

Jump in new hedge funds with equities strategies in 2012, says Seward & Kissel study

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:19

Some 64 per cent of new hedge fund funds covered by a recent study carried out by Seward & Kissel had equity or equity-related strategies, up 14 per cent from the 2011 study. »

Launch

Gabelli & Partners launch offshore credit hedge fund on 1 Jan

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 17:13

Gabelli & Partners, the alternative investment partnership group of GAMCO Investors, are to launch the Gabelli Intermediate Credit Fund, a high-yield fund created for non-US and non-taxable US investors in the corporate bond strategy managed by portfolio manager and Director of Fixed Income, Wayne Plewniak. »

Crystal ball

Hedge funds to face industry defining issues in 2013, says Gravitas

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 16:20

Rethinking the cloud, a heightened call for operational freedom and an arms race to scale will be industry-defining issues for the alternative asset management industry in 2013, according to Gravitas, a co-sourcing platform providing cloud technology, co-sourcing and risk support to the alternative investment industry. »

Bull

Hedge fund manager bulls outnumber bears three to one

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:31

There has been a dramatic turnaround in sentiment among global hedge fund managers over the last 12 months, according to Aksia’s Annual Global Hedge Fund Manager Survey.  »

Trading screens

Centaur Fund Services helps Clearstream launch hedge fund investor services platform

Tue, 04/12/2012 - 14:01

Centaur Fund Services provided consulting advice and assistance to Clearstream Banking over the development and launch of a new hedge fund investor services platform. »

Index

AGacquisitions to launch hedge fund platform

Fri, 30/11/2012 - 14:14

AGacquisitions, a middle market investment bank and asset manager, is increasing its presence in the alternative investment business with the launch of a new hedge fund platform, Index Advantage – II (IA-II). »

Andrew Baker, AIMA’s chief executive

AIMA and Deutsche Bank publish ‘roadmap to hedge funds’ for institutional investors

Wed, 21/11/2012 - 10:07

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and Deutsche Bank have launched a new edition of the educational guide for institutional investors in hedge funds – The Roadmap to Hedge Funds. »

Ethical investment

PRI launches discussion on responsible investment in hedge funds

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 06:19

The UN-backed Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative has issued a discussion paper on hedge funds to help its asset owner signatories better understand the risks associated with particular hedge fund strategies and instruments and the implications these may have for the performance of their portfolios and the broader market. »

Magnifying glass

Research reveals transformation in investor evaluation of hedge funds

Mon, 29/10/2012 - 16:00

A study by Deutsche Bank has revealed a fundamental shift in the depth and nature of due diligence carried out by hedge fund investors. »

Luxembourg

State Street appointed by Danish investment firm Maj Invest to support newly-launched fund

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 17:03

State Street Corporation is to provide custody, transfer agency and Luxemburg fund administration services to Danish investment firm Maj Invest’s newly launched sinAl fund, a long-short equity fund. »

Emerging market

Emerging markets hedge funds lead industry into second half of 2012

Mon, 27/08/2012 - 18:36

The number of emerging markets hedge funds reached a record high in quarter two 2012, overcoming the headwinds of volatile performance and investor redemptions, according to the latest HFR Emerging Markets Hedge Fund Industry Report from Hedge Fund Research. »

US flag

US fixed income hedge funds expand influence

Wed, 22/08/2012 - 11:57

Fixed income trading volume generated by US hedge funds increased more than 30 per cent from Q2 2011 to Q2 2012, according to the results of Greenwich Associates 2012 North American Fixed Income Study. »

Gregg S Fisher, president and chief investment officer, Gerstein Fisher

Hedge fund replication strategies increase in popularity

Fri, 17/08/2012 - 12:05

Replication strategies have gained in popularity as investors increasingly are looking to capture the benefits of hedge fund investing while avoiding their associated high fees, opacity of process and holdings, and low levels of liquidity. »

Man with loud hailer

SDAs come to the aid of pension funds wanting to invest in hedge funds

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 06:00

A number of stringent conditions have been placed on pension funds that wish to have hedge funds in their portfolios, which must be complied with by November 2012. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Hedge funds redeem USD4.9bn in June 2012

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 14:23

The hedge fund industry redeemed USD4.9bn (0.3 per cent of assets) in June, compared with inflows of USD1.1bn in May, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. »

Sandy Kaul, US Head of Business Advisory Services at Citi Prime Finance,

Hedge fund industry assets to more than double in five years, says Citi

Wed, 13/06/2012 - 16:00

Assets invested with hedge fund firms could more than double by 2016, according to a just-released survey from Citi Prime Finance. »

Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge

Hedge funds redeemed USD5.1bn in April 2012, says TrimTabs and BarclayHedge

Wed, 13/06/2012 - 11:29

The hedge fund industry redeemed USD5.1 billion (0.3% of assets) in April, reversing a USD2.8 billion inflow in March, according to a report release by BarclayHedge and TrimTabs. »

Tony Glickman, global head of client solutions, GlobeOp Financial Services

GlobeOp forward redemption indicator at 3.31% in May

Wed, 23/05/2012 - 11:00

“As we near the half-way mark, forward redemption requests remain lower on a month-to-month basis,” says Tony Glickman (pictured), global head of client solutions, GlobeOp Financial Services (LSE:GO.). »

Andrew Baker,  CEO, AIMA

Institutional investors spur hedge funds to grow operational infrastructure and increase transparency, says AIMA/KPMG Survey

Mon, 21/05/2012 - 14:00

The post-2008 influx of institutional money into hedge funds has resulted in a marked increase in the global industry’s operational sophistication and transparency to investors, according to a new report by KPMG and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association. »

Amy Bensted, head of hedge fund research at Preqin

Hedge fund investors keen to commit funds

Mon, 14/05/2012 - 11:30

Hedge fund investors are keen to commit to the asset class, with more than half making two or more investments on average per year, a Preqin study reveals. »

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