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Hedgeweek Comment: Investors still like hedge funds

Hedgeweek Comment: Investors still like hedge funds

Wed, 12/11/2008 - 15:57

Despite all the complaints from politicians about hedge funds and the negative press coverage they have been receiving over the past few months, they are set to play a greater role in many »

Aima publishes educational guide to offset "hedge fund bashing"

Aima publishes educational guide to offset "hedge fund bashing"

Thu, 06/11/2008 - 06:03

The Alternative Investment Management Association has published the Roadmap to Hedge Funds, which it says is the world's first collaborative educational guide for institutional hedge fund »

Hedge fund model faces re-evaluation, says Castle Hall Alternatives

Hedge fund model faces re-evaluation, says Castle Hall Alternatives

Thu, 06/11/2008 - 05:56

Many aspects of the hedge fund operational model as it has existed over the past few years will have to be rethought in the wake of the industry's setbacks over the past year and a half, a »

Managing Partners offers enhanced allocation on traded life policy fund

Managing Partners offers enhanced allocation on traded life policy fund

Mon, 03/11/2008 - 05:45

Cayman Islands-based fund management group Managing Partners, which specialises in managing portfolios of traded life policies, is offering a 3 per cent extra allocation on all new investm »

Gottex Fund Management sees assets slip in third quarter

Gottex Fund Management sees assets slip in third quarter

Wed, 22/10/2008 - 07:11

Gottex Fund Management Holdings, an independent alternative asset management group, has announced that its assets under management declined by 13.6 per cent in the third quarter, from USD1 »

French seeding firm invests USD50m with Concerto Asset Management

French seeding firm invests USD50m with Concerto Asset Management

Mon, 20/10/2008 - 07:02

NewAlpha, a French alternative investment incubation specialist, has announced its eleventh seeding agreement, a USD50m investment in a portfolio managed by Concerto Asset Management, whic »

Hedgeweek Comment: The new investors

Hedgeweek Comment: The new investors

Wed, 15/10/2008 - 12:37

With massive redemptions sweeping the hedge fund industry and vast changes occurring across the industry, it is highly probable that many fund managers are seeking new investors and vice v »

MyFundFinder launches online community to connect hedge funds with investors

MyFundFinder launches online community to connect hedge funds with investors

Wed, 15/10/2008 - 07:09

BarclayHedge and Global Fund Technologies have launched MyFundFinder.com, a capital introduction platform designed to match up hedge fund managers with institutional and high net worth inv »

Hedgeweek Comment: Bargain-hunting among the hedge funds

Hedgeweek Comment: Bargain-hunting among the hedge funds

Tue, 14/10/2008 - 07:07

Recent falls in the value of stock market-listed hedge funds and an increase in investors anxious to exit the sector in order to raise cash might present opportunists with a timely opportu »

Marshall Wace listed fund offers investors opportunity to exit at NAV

Marshall Wace listed fund offers investors opportunity to exit at NAV

Tue, 14/10/2008 - 07:01

MW Tops, the Guernsey-domiciled closed-ended fund of hedge funds that epitomised the boom in listed hedge fund products when it raised EUR1.5bn at its listing on Euronext Amsterdam in Dece »

Supporting managers' presence in Jersey

Supporting managers' presence in Jersey

Fri, 10/10/2008 - 15:26

Fund managers are increasingly looking to establish a physical presence in offshore jurisdictions, either to optimise tax efficiencies for their funds and management companies or simply because a l »

Appetite grows for unregulated funds

Appetite grows for unregulated funds

Fri, 10/10/2008 - 15:24

Just months after the launch of Jersey's Unregulated Funds regime, there is already evidence that an appetite is starting to develop for this new category of funds, particularly from large pension »

Private investors wary of hedge funds' perceived riskiness and lack of transparency

Private investors wary of hedge funds' perceived riskiness and lack of transparency

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 07:02

Sophisticated private investor are aware of the potential for high returns offered by hedge funds, especially in the current environment, but are concerned about their perceived lack of tr »

Asset-based lending specialist Victory Park Capital receives investment from FRM

Asset-based lending specialist Victory Park Capital receives investment from FRM

Sun, 10/08/2008 - 21:02

Chicago-based Victory Park Capital Advisors has received an investment from FRM Capital Advisors, a division of fund of hedge fund manager Financial Risk Management, that will increase the »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds help Blackstone offset earnings decline

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds help Blackstone offset earnings decline

Thu, 07/08/2008 - 07:02

Hedge funds seem to have been less affected by the credit crunch than most, and a quick analysis of Blackstone Group's latest results adds strength to that argument. »

Axa Investment Managers' fund of hedge funds assets soar past USD5bn

Axa Investment Managers' fund of hedge funds assets soar past USD5bn

Mon, 04/08/2008 - 21:41

Axa Investment Managers has announced that its fund of hedge funds assets have reached USD 5.7billion, with the business, which is run by a team of 28, attracting considerable inflows desp »

Inflows to Asia-focused hedge funds fall back in second quarter, says HFR

Inflows to Asia-focused hedge funds fall back in second quarter, says HFR

Fri, 01/08/2008 - 07:01

Total assets invested in Asian-focused hedge funds rose only fractionally in the second quarter of this year as losses from volatile performance we »

US investors satisfied with alternative investments, says Bank of America survey

US investors satisfied with alternative investments, says Bank of America survey

Wed, 30/07/2008 - 23:59

Many wealthy individuals with alternative investments expressed greater satisfaction over the last 12 months with every category of alternatives, including hedge funds, venture capital, re »

Close Wealth Management adds Canadian dollar class to All Weather Fund

Close Wealth Management adds Canadian dollar class to All Weather Fund

Sat, 26/07/2008 - 23:37

Close Wealth Management Group has launched a Canadian dollar class to its Close All Weather Fund, providing a fourth currency option alongside the established sterling, euro and US dollar »

Flow of new capital into hedge funds continued to slide in second quarter, says HFR

Flow of new capital into hedge funds continued to slide in second quarter, says HFR

Mon, 21/07/2008 - 07:10

Allocations to hedge funds have slowed to their lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2005 as volatile financial markets prompt investors to adjust strategy exposures, according to Chic »

Hedgeweek Comment: Funds of funds gain new lease of life

Hedgeweek Comment: Funds of funds gain new lease of life

Mon, 21/07/2008 - 07:05

As volatility lingers in the marketplace, investors are turning to funds of hedge funds to make the best of the situation. »

June performance decline "a bad end to a good quarter for hedge funds", says Morningstar

June performance decline "a bad end to a good quarter for hedge funds", says Morningstar

Fri, 18/07/2008 - 07:00

Chicago-based investment research provider Morningstar says June marked a bad end to a good quarter for hedge fund performance. »

Hedge funds pass mutual funds in US equity trading volume, says Greenwich survey

Hedge funds pass mutual funds in US equity trading volume, says Greenwich survey

Fri, 18/07/2008 - 06:59

Hedge funds surpassed mutual funds as a source of US equity trading volume last year and now rank second only to traditional asset management shops »

Managed futures build momentum as Barclay CTA Index rises 1.94 per cent in June

Managed futures build momentum as Barclay CTA Index rises 1.94 per cent in June

Thu, 17/07/2008 - 17:47

Managed futures continue to perform strongly in 2008, gaining 1.89 per cent in June and posting an average return of 8.88 per cent for the first ha »

BNY Mellon Wealth Management appoints head of alternative investment strategies

BNY Mellon Wealth Management appoints head of alternative investment strategies

Tue, 01/07/2008 - 00:43

Ted A. Berenblum has been named head of alternative investments for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, reporting to chief investment officer Leo P. Grohowski. »

Hedge fund managers benefit from equity upturn, says index providers

Hedge fund managers benefit from equity upturn, says index providers

Fri, 20/06/2008 - 06:58

Average hedge fund returns recovered in May on the back of an overall recovery in equity markets during the month, according to index providers Edhec, Greenwich Alternative Investments and »

Managed futures maintain 2008 gains as Barclay CTA Index rises 1.37 per cent in May

Managed futures maintain 2008 gains as Barclay CTA Index rises 1.37 per cent in May

Wed, 18/06/2008 - 22:55

Managed futures rebounded in May after two consecutive losing months, gaining 1.37 per cent, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based index provider BarclayHedg »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 1.91 per cent in May as short bias funds slip

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 1.91 per cent in May as short bias funds slip

Tue, 17/06/2008 - 08:21

Hedge funds gained 1.91 per cent in May, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, which reported that the only losing strategy last month w »

Dow Jones sees most hedge fund strategies regain ground in May

Dow Jones sees most hedge fund strategies regain ground in May

Fri, 13/06/2008 - 06:59

Five of the six hedge fund strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net-of-fees gains in May. »

Hedge funds gain 2.21 per cent in May, says Hennessee

Hedge funds gain 2.21 per cent in May, says Hennessee

Fri, 13/06/2008 - 06:57

Index provider and adviser to hedge fund investors Hennessee Group has reported that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained 2.21 per cent in May, but remains fract »

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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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