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Altegris launches Altegris KKR Commitments Fund

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 19:00

Altegris has launched the Altegris KKR Commitments Fund offering accredited investors an opportunity to gain diversified exposure to KKR by committing to three different forms of private equity – primaries, secondaries and co-investments. »

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Unigestion launches Private Debt Allocator tool

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 20:00

Unigestion has launched a Private Debt Allocator tool, which identifies private debt opportunities to exactly match clients’ investment objectives. »

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Castle Hall launches due diligence monitoring platform for global investors

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 09:00

Castle Hall Alternatives has launched OpsMonitor a due diligence platform featuring daily media monitoring, a comprehensive process to identify changes in manager and fund operational risk quarter to quarter. »

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Just four infrastructure funds reach a final close in Q1 2015

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 15:31

This extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Infrastructure, Q1 2015 reflects on the first quarter’s infrastructure fundraising activity. »

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Altana launches UCITS version of Directors’ Dealings Fund

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 15:00

Altana Wealth, the asset management group, has teamed up with Godot Huard, a behavioural computer scientist, who has developed a unique system based on the theory that ‘directors know best’. »

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Societe Generale launches new multi-asset collateral management solution

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 18:00

Societe Generale has launched Tempo, a collateral management outsourcing solution aimed both at buy-side and sell-side market participants, including traditional and alternative asset managers, institutional investors, banks and major corporates.  »


RFA launches data governance solution

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 15:00

Investment management sector technology specialist RFA has launched a new data governance solution for the alternative asset industry.  »

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Henley Business School launches executive hedge fund program in Hong Kong

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 06:00

The Henley Business School has launched its Executive Hedge Fund Program in Hong Kong, a unique concept developed with Steve Bernstein, CEO of SinoPac Solutions and Services, a veteran of the Hedge Fund industry.  »


Burren Capital Advisors launches Burren Global Arbitrage UCITS Fund

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 09:00

Event-driven manager Burren Capital Advisors has launched its Global Arbitrage equities fund on the MontLake UCITS platform, which provides investors with access to a range of liquid, transparent and regulated investment products domiciled in Dublin. »

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BATS to launch second US options exchange

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 09:00

BATS Global Markets (BATS) has filed rules to launch a second options exchange – EDGX Options – with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). BATS is planning to launch the new exchange in November 2015, pending SEC approval. »

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Omgeo alert automation extended to global custodian and prime broker community

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 09:00

Omgeo has launched new global custodian and prime broker automation capabilities in Omgeo ALERT, the online global database for the maintenance and communication of account information and SSIs.  »


CBOE MSCI index options to debut on 21 April

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 09:00

CBOE Holdings is planning to launch options on the MSCI Emerging Markets and MSCI EAFE Indexes on Tuesday, 21 April. The ticker symbols will be MXEF and MXEA respectively. »


Credibility Capital launches online lending platform for small business owners

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 10:30

Credibility Capital, a marketplace lender focused on prime credit small business borrowers, has launched its online lending platform at  »

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Sciens and PVE launch Italian NPL fund

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 10:00

Sciens Alternative Investments and PVE Capital have launched the PVE European Distressed Fund I, a closed ended fund that has invested in a portfolio of Italian Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) with a gross book value of EUR408m. »

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Aquis exchange to launch new closing order type

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 17:00

Aquis Exchange is introducing a new order type – Market at Close (MaC) – that allows its Members to enter orders for matching on the Aquis Exchange platform at the closing price of the market-of-listing end-of-day auction.  »

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SEI rolls out global framework for compliance management

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 15:30

SEI has launched SEI Firm Compliance, a new global regulatory management framework that equips investment organisations to oversee and orchestrate compliance functions firm-wide, across investment products and regulatory jurisdictions.  »

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Tech investor Pearson launches e-commerce-focused VC fund Fuel.Ventures

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 17:00

Technology investor Mark Pearson is launching Fuel.Ventures EIS Fund 1, an open-ended venture capital fund investing in the e-commerce sector. »


Winton launches two new European alt investment funds

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 16:00

Winton has launched two new alternative investment funds (AIFs) that have been structured to comply with the EU Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMD). »


LCH.Clearnet launches inflation swaps clearing

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 06:00

LCH.Clearnet is now offering inflation swap clearing through its SwapClear service allowing market participants trading UK, European, and US inflation-linked products to benefit from the efficiencies and enhanced risk management associated with central clearing.   »

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Man GLG launches European Mid-Cap strategy for Moni Sternbach

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 18:00

Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group has launched a new UCITS compliant fund, Man GLG European Mid-Cap Equity Alternative fund. »

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JP Morgan Asset Management GRA launches dedicated direct real asset investment platform

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 20:00

JP Morgan Asset Management Global Real Assets (GRA) has launched Tactical Direct Investments (TDI), a dedicated cross-real assets group. »

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ACE and BlackRock launch ABR Re

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 11:40

ACE Limited and BlackRock have launched ABR Reinsurance, an innovative, independent reinsurance company.  »

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RiverPark launches RiverPark Focused Value Fund

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 09:00

RiverPark Advisors has launched the RiverPark Focused Value Fund (Institutional: RFVIX; retail: RFVFX), a high conviction strategy to be managed by former hedge fund manager David Berkowitz.  »


S&P DJI launches GSCI Gold and Silver inverse indices

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 06:00

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), has launched two new indices – S&P GSCI Gold Inverse and S&P GSCI Silver Inverse – designed to provide the inverse returns of the S&P GSCI Gold and the S&P GSCI Silver indices respectively, which represent a short position in their respective underlying indices. »

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RWC launches RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 10:00

RWC has launched the RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund, a sub-fund of its Luxembourg SICAV, operating as a long-only Japan equity fund focused on bottom-up stock picking and constructive engagement with its investee companies. »

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Aston Hill launches two new liquid alternative mutual funds

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 10:00

Aston Hill Asset Management has launched two new mutual funds – the Aston Hill US Growth Fund and Aston Hill Corporate Bond Fund (formerly Build America Investment Grade Bond Fund).  »

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Chi-X Canada to launch Odd Lot Facility

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 09:00

Chi-X Canada ATS Limited has released CX2’s Odd Lot Facility pricing schedule and confirmed its launch on Wednesday, 1 April, 2015.  »

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Hotspot to launch London matching engine

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 19:00

Hotspot, an institutional foreign exchange (FX) market owned and operated by BATS Global Markets, is expanding its European presence with the launch of its first Europe-based FX matching engine. »


Highland Capital Management launches Highland Alternative Investors

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 13:00

Highland Capital Management has launched Highland Alternative Investors, an alternative investment platform that will encompass all of Highland’s existing non-traditional, liquid alternative funds. »

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AlphaPipe launches Form ADV Change Reports service

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 11:00

AlphaPipe has launched Form ADV Change Reports a new service that delivers to investors a monthly change report of all changes made to an asset manager's Form ADV filing. »

Special report
Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »


In an extract from the Preqin Special Report: Asia-Pacific Hedge Funds, we provide an overview of the industry in Asia-Pacific, covering assets under management as well as key locations, strategies, fund structures and more.  ... »

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Assets under management for sovereign wealth funds globally reach USD6.31tn as of March 2015, increasing by more than USD900bn over the past 18 months. This information has been revealed in the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review, a comprehensive guide to these influential investors. ... »

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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

Hedgeweek Special Report: eVestment – The evolution of hedge fund investing

As revealed in this Hedgeweek Special Report sponsored by eVestment, the data, analytics and market intelligence provider to the institutional investment community, experts agree that investing in hedge funds represents a good way for institutions to access manager skill, which is key in constructing a diversified portfolio to achieve risk and return targets. ... »

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