Investing in Hedge Funds

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). »


Andrew Baker, AIMA’s chief executive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. »


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