Investing in Hedge Funds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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). »


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