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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. »

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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. »

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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. »


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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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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ALTIN AG down 7.52% in 2011

Fri, 27/04/2012 - 06:00

ALTIN AG, the Swiss alternative investment company, finished the year down 7.52%, but thanks to its active management style, performed better than the HFRX index, which fell by 8.87%. »

Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services (LSE:GO.)

GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator drops to 2.00% in April

Tue, 24/04/2012 - 13:29

The GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2012 measured 2.00%, down from 3.23% in March.   »

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Silver Mountain offers HF operational due diligence

Wed, 18/04/2012 - 06:00

Silver Mountain Group is offering operational due diligence to investors in hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investments. »

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Hedge fund inflows advance 2.10% in March says GlobeOp

Tue, 13/03/2012 - 13:11

Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 2.10% in March. »

Charles Gradante, Co-Founder of Hennessee Group

Hedge funds advance 1.72% in February

Fri, 09/03/2012 - 16:00

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced 1.72% in February (+4.07% YTD), while the S&P 500 advanced 4.06% (+8.60% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 2.53% (+6.02% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index climbed 5.44% (+13.89%).  »

Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge

Hedge funds redeem USD15.2bn in January

Wed, 07/03/2012 - 11:00

Hedge funds redeemed an estimated USD15.2 billion (0.9% of assets) in January 2012 – the highest outflow since July 2009 – while underperforming the S&P 500 by 110 basis points for the month, according to research by BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. »

Barry Bausano, Co-Head of Global Prime Finance and Head of Equities in the Americas, Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank publishes tenth annual Alternative Investment Survey

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 11:55

Deutsche Bank has published its tenth annual Alternative Investment Survey, which was conducted in December 2011 by the Bank’s Global Prime Finance business. »

Mikus Kins, Chief Product and Business Development Officer at AlphaMetrix.

Gargoyle Asset Management lists on AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 12:44

Gargoyle Asset Management has listed the Gargoyle Hedged Value (Master) Fund as a transparent fund on AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace (AGM). »

Eric Leake,  Chief Investment Officer and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Pyxis Alternative Income Fund, Anchor Capital

Pyxis Capital launches alternative income fund

Wed, 18/01/2012 - 11:38

Pyxis Capital has launched the Pyxis Alternative Income Fund (ticker: HHFAX). Anchor Capital Management Group, Inc (Anchor Capital) will serve as the fund's sub-advisor. »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 0.36% in December 2011

Thu, 12/01/2012 - 11:53

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.36% in December. Year-to-date performance as of December 2011 is down 6.59%. »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index negative in November

Thu, 15/12/2011 - 12:01

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.44% in November. Year-to-date performance as of November 2011 is -6.26%. »

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Emerging HF managers expect double-digit return in 2012

Wed, 14/12/2011 - 11:45

Emerging managers expect their hedge funds to achieve gains of 10% or more in 2012, according to the GAIM USA Survey of Emerging Hedge Fund Managers. The survey of 90 emerging managers (defined as having USD250 million or less in assets under management) found that 61% of the managers expect their portfolios to earn more than 10%, net of fees, while 31% of them expect to earn 15% or more. »

Mark Stockley, Managing Director and head of International Cash Sales at BlackRock

BlackRock’s money market funds now available to re-invest cash collateral at Euroclear Bank

Wed, 14/12/2011 - 11:00

BlackRock has made its family of money market funds available to Euroclear Bank’s clients, enabling them to re-invest cash received as collateral in triparty transactions managed by Euroclear Bank. Re-investing cash collateral is a frequent challenge in this type of transaction. »

Arun Muralidhar, Chairman and co-CIO of AlphaEngine

Kodak Retirement Income Plan seeds SMART Alpha Program

Wed, 14/12/2011 - 06:00

Kodak Retirement Income Plan (KRIP) is the seed investor for AlphaEngine Global Investment’s SMART Alpha investment program, an absolute return strategy that focuses on generating strong absolute returns, especially during periods when equity beta and typical absolute return strategies struggle to perform (eg, 2008 and 2011) and when typical corporate pension liabilities rise. »

Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge

Hedge fund redemptions more than triple in October

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 12:29

Hedge fund redemptions in October totalled USD9 billion, more than triple September’s USD2.59 billion outflow, according to figures released by BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. Industry assets decreased to USD1.66 trillion in October from USD1.73 trillion in September, the third straight monthly decline. »

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Advisors warming to alternatives, says Cogent

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 12:00

Nearly 1/3 of all financial advisors who sell alternative investments (AI) predict that Multi-Strategy and Managed Futures strategies have the greatest potential over the next 12 months, according to a new report released by Cogent Research. »



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