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Napier Park completes Citigroup’s USD2.4bn redemption

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 06:30

Alternative asset management firm Napier Park Global Capital has returned the last of the capital invested in the firm’s hedge funds by Citigroup.  »

Ole Rollag, Managing Principal, Murano Systems

Hedge funds and soap manufacturers

Wed, 02/07/2014 - 12:54

There are now approximately 14,000 hedge funds in the marketplace. To say that things have gotten a little cluttered is an understatement. This represents a challenge to both managers and institutional investors: how does an investor decide which long/short equity manager to allocate to? And at the same time how does that manager get themselves noticed?  »

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HedgePo: One year in and nearly 1,000 funds as investors and managers find a new way to build relations

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 13:33

With capital raising becoming even more of a Sisyphus-like exercise for hedge funds, any form of solution that can help make the process a little easier is welcome. Equally, investors are looking for more effective ways to screen, assess and ultimately reach out to managers in an increasingly cluttered market. »

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Schroders to launch Paulson Merger Arbitrage fund on GAIA platform

Tue, 29/04/2014 - 15:43

Schroders is to launch another externally-managed fund on its GAIA platform, Schroder GAIA Paulson Merger Arbitrage, subject to regulatory approval.  »

V-Nee Yeh, Chairman of HSG’s Advisory Board

HS Group invests in new hedge fund from ex-Soros team

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 10:07

HS Group Ltd (HSG) is to make its first investment into a new hedge fund set up by Kenneth Lee and Michael Yoshino, former China and Japan specialists at Soros Fund Management. »

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Evanston Capital Management issues report on hedge fund replication

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:01

Alternative investment firm Evanston Capital Management has published a report examining the intricacies of hedge fund replication strategies. »

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Macro Risk Advisors launches Macro Risk Solutions

Wed, 26/02/2014 - 10:08

Institutional equity derivatives broker Macro Risk Advisors has launched Macro Risk Solutions, a firm that advises clients on how to strengthen investment portfolios through periods of market uncertainty.   »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Lyxor Asset Management: The solution-driven approach to hedge fund investing

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 10:09

“We are a centre of expertise for hedge fund investments,” states Jean-Marc Stenger, CIO for Alternative Investments at Lyxor. “When clients come to us, they want access to experts in relation to strategy selection, manager selection and portfolio construction – those are our three main areas of expertise.” »

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80 Capital opens Helium strategy to investors

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 14:07

Quantitative hedge fund manager 80 Capital has opened its Helium strategy to external investors following a 23-month trading run and the acquisition of substantial seed capital.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Event-driven strategies help boost hedge fund assets to record levels

Wed, 22/01/2014 - 12:16

By James Williams, Managing Editor, Hedgeweek – It could just be that the hedge fund industry has turned a corner and bid farewell to the politically charged market volatility of the last few years. »

Investments

Laur Capital Management offers investment opportunities in Laur Capital Partners

Wed, 22/01/2014 - 10:07

Laur Capital Management is offering investment opportunities in Laur Capital Partners to accredited investors, family offices and fund of funds. »

Ken Heinz, HFR

Hedge fund assets surge to record level, says HFR

Tue, 21/01/2014 - 19:26

Capital invested in the global hedge fund industry surged to a record in the fourth quarter, finishing a strong year of capital growth as hedge funds posted the best performance in three years.  »

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Investors slow to allocate to women-owned and managed hedge funds

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 14:05

Women-owned or managed hedge funds and private equity funds continue to outperform their male counterparts, but 73.5 per cent of investors anticipate that  allocations will remain the same in 2014. »

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Agecroft Partners predicts top 10 HF industry trends for 2014

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:03

Agecroft Partners has predicted the top hedge fund industry trends for the coming year, drawing on the firm’s contact with more than 2,000 institutional investors and 300 hedge fund organisations. »

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Thinking outside of the box: Using the BVI private funds regime

Sun, 05/01/2014 - 12:00

By Simon Schilder (Partner) and Oliver Bell (Associate), Ogier BVI – While use of the BVI funds regime (as contained within the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 (SIBA)) has, historically, been the preserve of established investment managers operating in the hedge fund arena, the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of BVI private funds can provide start-up investment managers with the opportunity to cost effectively develop marketable track records within the confines of a formal fund structure. »

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Hedge fund investor satisfaction at highest recorded level, says Preqin

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 17:33

More investors than ever before feel that their hedge fund investments have exceeded expectations, according to a survey carried out by Preqin. »

says Paul Compton, head of strategy in SunGard’s asset management business

Institutional credibility is vital for managers

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 11:23

“There is what I call a Holy Trinity for hedge funds. They’ve got to be able to raise capital, they’ve got to be able to deliver performance, and they’ve got to be able to control costs,” says Paul Compton (pictured), head of strategy in SunGard’s asset management business. Within the context of managed accounts, the last point on cost control is especially important. »

Stephen McGoohan, head of managed account lifecycle and transparency, FRM (Man Group)

Managed accounts: more than operational vehicles

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 11:19

By Stephen McGoohan, head of managed account lifecycle and transparency, FRM (Man Group) – FRM, now part of Man Group Plc, is one of Europe’s established alternative investment specialists and runs an extensive buy-side managed account platform with USD7.9billion in assets (as of 1 October 2013). »

Omar Kodmani, Permal Group

Managed Accounts 2.0 – The rise of the buyside MAP

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 11:10

By James Williams – As more hedge fund managers, particularly start-ups and emerging managers, accede to offering managed account mandates it would appear that buy-side institutions, be they fund-of-hedge-fund firms or investment advisory firms, are trying to steal a march on the big publicly-owned banking platforms. The general premise is that these institutions are more closely aligned to investors, they understand their needs and are more solution-driven than distribution-driven. »

Kristin Castellanos, Director GTB Product Management, Deutsche Bank Fund Services

Strengthening expertise in managed accounts

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 10:58

At Deutsche Bank Fund Services, one of the industry’s leading alternative fund and managed account administrators (the bank also boasts two leading MAPs in the form of dbSelect and dbAlternatives), putting the tools in the hands of its clients to meet the unique reporting challenges of managed account mandates is a priority. »

Lionel Paquin, head of Lyxor Managed Account Platform (MAP)

Examining the potential impact of AIFMD

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 10:54

“It is most welcome to have a dedicated regulatory framework for alternative funds than no framework at all,” comments Lionel Paquin (pictured), head of Lyxor Managed Account Platform (MAP), when discussing the potential impact of the AIFM Directive on the alternatives industry. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Private MAPs represent a significant growth area

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 10:49

By James Williams – As a solution for investing into hedge funds the managed account model is nothing new. As a way to access liquid hedge fund strategies with greater transparency and risk controls in place to help investors make more informed investment decisions, managed accounts play a vital role. And according to a recent AIFM industry survey, managers are becoming all too aware of this. »

BVI

Thinking outside of the box: Using the BVI private funds regime

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 14:06

By Simon Schilder (Partner) and Oliver Bell (Associate), Ogier BVI – While use of the BVI funds regime (as contained within the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 (SIBA)) has, historically, been the preserve of established investment managers operating in the hedge fund arena, the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of BVI private funds can provide start-up investment managers with the opportunity to cost effectively develop marketable track records within the confines of a formal fund structure. »

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Hedge funds get USD4.1bn in September

Fri, 15/11/2013 - 16:03

The hedge fund industry added assets for the third consecutive month in September, taking in a net USD4.1bn, or 0.2 per cent of assets, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. »

Survey

Static allocations may foil growth ambitions of hedge funds

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 06:03

As the hedge fund industry matures, managers who survived the financial crisis are now beginning to focus on growing beyond their original business models, according to EY’s seventh annual global hedge fund survey. »

Jonathan Sablone, founder and chairperson, Nixon Peabody’s Private Funds Dispute Group

Zombie funds: is it time for managers to finally give up the ghost?

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 11:53

Zombie funds continue to plague the hedge fund world and are gradually extending their reach into the private equity market notes Jonathan Sablone (pictured), founder and chairperson, Nixon Peabody’s Private Funds Dispute Group.  »

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Cor Financial’s Salerio explores benefits of ‘appropriate’ automation in hedge funds

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 08:03

Cor Financial’s Salerio has published a whitepaper examining how automation in appropriate business critical areas of hedge funds operations can deliver meaningful commercial advantages. »

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Hedgez launches portal to match accredited investors with hedge funds

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 06:39

Hedgez has launched a portal that takes a data driven approach to introducing high quality investors to appropriate hedge funds and other investments. »

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Investors allocate USD26bn to securitised credit strategies

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 12:00

Investors have allocated nearly USD26bn to securitised credit strategies since the financial crisis, including USD3.9bn in 2013, according to an eVestment report on hedge fund investment in securitised credit markets. »

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Institutional investors to make addition hedge fund allocations in H2 2013, says survey

Thu, 25/07/2013 - 10:07

Institutional investors intend to remain active in hedge funds, with 88 per cent indicating that they plan to make additional allocations during the second half of this year, according to Credit Suisse’s mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Survey. »

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Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

Article

The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.    ... »

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Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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