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Hedge funds see net redemptions of USD40bn in October, says HFR

Hedge funds see net redemptions of USD40bn in October, says HFR

Mon, 24/11/2008 - 06:02

The acceleration of the global financial and economic crises in October contributed to continuing losses in the hedge fund industry, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index falling nea »

Lloyds TSB to invest GDP300m in Julius Baer bond fund

Lloyds TSB to invest GDP300m in Julius Baer bond fund

Wed, 19/11/2008 - 12:00

Lloyds TSB has announced that it is investing GBP300-400m in the Julius Baer Absolute Return Bond Fund. »

Global crisis accelerates retreat from Asian hedge funds as investors pull USD3.4bn

Global crisis accelerates retreat from Asian hedge funds as investors pull USD3.4bn

Fri, 14/11/2008 - 17:46

Assets invested in hedge funds focusing on Asia fell sharply in the third quarter as a combination of performance-based losses and investor withdrawals affected funds across all areas of t »

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 »

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Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

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The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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