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Comment: the case for absolute return investing

Comment: the case for absolute return investing

Mon, 21/01/2008 - 06:30

Daniel Sheard of Augustus Asset Managers discusses how poor equity and fixed-income performance have driven the development of absolute return investment and how it is becoming an establis »

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index down -1.21 per cent in November

Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index down -1.21 per cent in November

Wed, 19/12/2007 - 06:00

Weakness in the US markets, falling UK house prices and low consumer confidence were among the factors that drove the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index down -1.21 per cent in November »

Hedge funds down 1.61 per cent in November, up +10.53 per cent YTD

Hedge funds down 1.61 per cent in November, up +10.53 per cent YTD

Mon, 17/12/2007 - 06:00

The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index is up +10.53 per cent year-to-date despite falling -1.61 per cent in November and continues to outpace equities for the month and year. »

Hedge funds decline 1.58 per cent in November, says Hennessee

Hedge funds decline 1.58 per cent in November, says Hennessee

Mon, 17/12/2007 - 06:00

Hennessee Group LLC, an adviser to hedge fund investors, announced that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined -1.58 per cent in November (+11.94 per cent YTD), while the S&P 500 decl »

UK pension fund survey: Overall equity allocations drop to 63.9%

UK pension fund survey: Overall equity allocations drop to 63.9%

Wed, 12/12/2007 - 06:00

Nearly half of UK pension funds now have hedge fund investments as the appetite for alternatives among pension funds continues to grow. »

Equity market neutral best performing strategy in November 2007

Equity market neutral best performing strategy in November 2007

Tue, 11/12/2007 - 06:00

Only one of the six strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net-of-fees gains in November, mirroring the monthly performance in August - the only other month this year wh »

Inflows total USD 16.0bn in October as hedge funds post best monthly return in seven years

Inflows total USD 16.0bn in October as hedge funds post best monthly return in seven years

Mon, 10/12/2007 - 06:00

TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge report that hedge funds posted an estimated inflow of USD 16.0 billion in October, the lowest since January 2007, but well ahead of inflows in »

Collins Stewart launches stand-alone fund management business, re-brands wealth management business

Collins Stewart launches stand-alone fund management business, re-brands wealth management business

Thu, 06/12/2007 - 06:00

London-listed financial services group Collins Stewart plc has launched a stand-alone fund management business, Collins Stewart Fund Management, and has re-branded its wealth management bu »

Man Investments: US economy could present opportunities for hedge funds

Man Investments: US economy could present opportunities for hedge funds

Wed, 05/12/2007 - 06:00

Man Investments says that uncertainty over the US economy was likely to create substantial trading opportunities for hedge funds in 2008 but possible market disruptions could affect some s »

Delman SA launches 100/30 fund, managed by Mirabaud & Co

Delman SA launches 100/30 fund, managed by Mirabaud & Co

Tue, 04/12/2007 - 06:00

Delman SA, a Geneva-based company specialising in the creation and the delegation of managed funds, has launched the DM Swiss Equity Asymmetric Fund, which uses a 100/30 structure. »

C.P. Eaton Partners opens Shanghai office

C.P. Eaton Partners opens Shanghai office

Wed, 28/11/2007 - 06:00

Independent placement agent C.P. »

Thames River Hedge+ raises GBP83.5m in C share issue

Thames River Hedge+ raises GBP83.5m in C share issue

Mon, 26/11/2007 - 06:00

Thames River Capital has received applications totalling GBP83.5m from the placing of C shares in its top-performing fund, the Thames River Hedge+ fund managed by Ken Kinsey-Quick and Alex »

Brighton House Associates improves investor search for hedge fund clients

Brighton House Associates improves investor search for hedge fund clients

Wed, 21/11/2007 - 06:00

Boston-based Brighton House Associates, which provides investor leads to the hedge fund industry, has announced the upgrade of its SalesDesk search engine, which offers access to its propr »

Equity long-short gained 3.8 per cent in October, says Dow Jones

Equity long-short gained 3.8 per cent in October, says Dow Jones

Fri, 16/11/2007 - 17:47

The six strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes all posted gains in October, giving the industry a good start to the fourth quarter of the year. »

Deutsche research predicts massive increase in securities lending by 2010

Deutsche research predicts massive increase in securities lending by 2010

Fri, 16/11/2007 - 06:01

Deutsche Bank has released to its global prime finance clients a report that predicts the boom in 130/30 investment strategies could generate an additional USD600bn of borrowing demand for »

RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 2.49 per cent in October

RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 2.49 per cent in October

Wed, 14/11/2007 - 17:01

The RBC Hedge 250 Index enjoyed a net return of 2.49 per cent in October, according to RBC Capital Markets. »

Hedge funds advance 2.88 per cent in October, says Hennessee

Hedge funds advance 2.88 per cent in October, says Hennessee

Mon, 12/11/2007 - 06:41

Hennessee Group, an adviser to hedge fund investors, has announced that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased by 2.88 per cent in October and is up 13.65 per cent in the first 10 months »

Multi-currency fixed-income mandates benefit from 130-30 approach, says Barings

Multi-currency fixed-income mandates benefit from 130-30 approach, says Barings

Fri, 09/11/2007 - 05:57

Baring Asset Management, which was among the first wave of managers to be awarded a global fixed-income 130-30 mandate by CalPERS in June, believes that relaxing long-only constraints can »

Credit Suisse/Tremont launches investible AllHedge Index

Credit Suisse/Tremont launches investible AllHedge Index

Thu, 08/11/2007 - 06:00

The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Group has launched the Credit Suisse/Tremont AllHedge Index, a new investible hedge fund index derived from the group's Credit Suisse/Tremont Hed »

Investors in failed hedge funds seek to oust Bear Stearns

Investors in failed hedge funds seek to oust Bear Stearns

Thu, 01/11/2007 - 07:13

Investors who lost hundreds of millions of dollars when two Bear Stearns hedge funds collapsed in August are joining forces to replace Bear Stearns affiliates and designees as managing par »

SEI passes USD100bn in alternative assets under administration

SEI passes USD100bn in alternative assets under administration

Wed, 31/10/2007 - 07:11

Oaks, Pennsylvania-based SEI has passed the USD100bn mark in alternative investment assets under administration, bringing worldwide total assets administered by the firm to more than USD42 »

Fund manager diversification will hit returns in the future, says report

Fund manager diversification will hit returns in the future, says report

Wed, 31/10/2007 - 07:07

Forty per cent of fund managers worldwide have diversified into long-only funds and 30 per cent into alternatives over the last three years, causing convergence between investment strategi »

Hedge Connection sees investor success for members

Hedge Connection sees investor success for members

Wed, 24/10/2007 - 07:23

Hedge Connection, an internet-based research and networking platform for hedge funds and qualified investors, has provided an update on the progress of its hedge fund members following all »

New hedge fund classifications would boost confidence, says Bank of New York Mellon

New hedge fund classifications would boost confidence, says Bank of New York Mellon

Tue, 23/10/2007 - 07:00

The convergence between hedge fund and equity market returns, combined with inconsistencies in hedge fund classification, could cause widespread confusion on how such funds should be used »

New Star makes fourth public offering of Hedge ETS

New Star makes fourth public offering of Hedge ETS

Fri, 19/10/2007 - 08:16

New Star Asset Management is making a fourth offering of Hedge ETS, a London listed daily tradable security. »

Moody's assigns operations quality rating to Brevan Howard Master Fund

Moody's assigns operations quality rating to Brevan Howard Master Fund

Thu, 18/10/2007 - 07:48

Moody's Investors Service has assigned an operations quality rating of OQ1, the highest possible, to the Brevan Howard Master Fund, the flagship vehicle of global macro hedge fund manager »

Hedge funds returned 2.44 per cent in third quarter, says Morningstar

Hedge funds returned 2.44 per cent in third quarter, says Morningstar

Thu, 18/10/2007 - 07:47

Hedge funds in Morningstar's database returned an average of 2.44 per cent over the third quarter of this year, outperforming the S&P 500 and MSCI World indices in US dollar terms afte »

Diversus Investment Advisers targets institutions with investment consultancy

Diversus Investment Advisers targets institutions with investment consultancy

Tue, 16/10/2007 - 07:38

After spending the past 12 years in senior marketing roles for the investment management sector in the Asia-Pacific region, Nicholas Smith has gone solo with the launch of investment consu »

HedgeFund.net-PerTrac Online Universes sees wide spread of August performance

HedgeFund.net-PerTrac Online Universes sees wide spread of August performance

Mon, 15/10/2007 - 08:06

Hedge fund managers averaged a decline of 1.79 per cent amid August's financial market turbulence, but performance varied widely, according to a survey of 5,255 fund products in the HedgeF »

Hedge fund capital flows positive in August, says HFR

Hedge fund capital flows positive in August, says HFR

Wed, 10/10/2007 - 08:12

Hedge fund investors continued to allocate fresh capital to funds, with new capital inflows of USD8.86bn in August, albeit less than the USD16.8bn inflow in July, according to data from He »

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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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