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Launches & Fundraising

 Thomas Miller Investment launches two new bond funds

Thomas Miller Investment launches two new bond funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:27

Thomas Miller Investment (TMI), a member of the 129 year old Thomas Miller Group of companies, has launched two new Dublin-domiciled, UCITS compliant bond funds. »

CBOE and SGX to launch CBOE Options Institute at SGX

CBOE and SGX to launch CBOE Options Institute at SGX

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:49

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) is collaborating with the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to launch the first international extension of the world-renowned CBOE Options Institute. The "CBOE Options Institute at SGX" is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2015. »

Ivy Funds partners with Apollo Credit Management to two income-oriented funds

Ivy Funds partners with Apollo Credit Management to two income-oriented funds

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 09:25

Ivy Investment Management Company is launching two new income-oriented mutual funds in partnership with Apollo Credit Management that, once approved by the SEC, are scheduled to become available in October. »

Money

Private equity fund performance and dry powder update: Q2 2015

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 00:18

Featuring the latest data, this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q2 2015 looks at the rising amount of dry powder in the industry and up-to-date performance statistics. »

Lawson Conner launches new cyber security programme Lawson Conner Guardian

Lawson Conner launches new cyber security programme Lawson Conner Guardian

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 13:26

Lawson Conner has launched Lawson Conner Guardian, a comprehensive set of solutions to help protect fund managers and financial services firms from the increasing threats of cyber security.  »

FTSE Russell launches new ex Coal Index Series

FTSE Russell launches new ex Coal Index Series

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 13:24

FTSE has launched the FTSE All-World ex Coal Index Series, a suite of benchmarks that will omit companies that have certain exposure to coal or general mining companies with proved and probable coal reserves.  »

VAM Funds launches long-short global best ideas fund 

VAM Funds launches long-short global best ideas fund 

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 13:20

VAM Funds has launched the Focused Global Equity Fund, a best ideas strategy incorporating portfolio hedging to reduce volatility and downside risk.  »

Analysis

Hedge fund launches in Q2 2015

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 09:57

The latest hedge fund launch data is analysed in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Hedge Funds, Q2 2015, which looks at the structure, location, investment focus and strategy of hedge funds launched in the second quarter. »

Nasdaq launches 'NFX' to trade energy derivatives

Nasdaq launches 'NFX' to trade energy derivatives

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 07:25

Nasdaq has launched Nasdaq Futures, a US-based platform that will initially offer futures and options on oil, natural gas and US power benchmarks, with a fee holiday for the first nine months of trading. All products will be cleared through The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC). »

ESMA consults on UCITS remuneration guidelines

ESMA consults on UCITS remuneration guidelines

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 07:27

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation on proposed Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS V Directive and AIFMD.  »

Convergex introduces new Buy-Write algorithm

Convergex introduces new Buy-Write algorithm

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 07:22

Convergex has launched a new Buy-Write Algorithm, which leverages its advanced VWAP equity algorithm and Pulse options algorithm to allow clients to electronically employ a buy-write trading strategy. »

Virtus selects SunGard’s VPM to launch new credit hedge fund administration service

Virtus selects SunGard’s VPM to launch new credit hedge fund administration service

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 07:26

Virtus Partners has launched a new hedge fund administration service focused on credit and fixed income managers. The offering is built on SunGard’s VPM portfolio accounting and reporting solution, part of SunGard’s Hedge360 suite.  »

LME Clear receives BoE approval for trade-compression service

LME Clear receives BoE approval for trade-compression service

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 07:41

LME Clear, the clearing house for the London Metal Exchange market, has received approval from the Bank of England (BoE) to launch a trade-compression service, giving members the opportunity to reduce the notional value of their positions and simplify their portfolio management. »

US dollars

Private debt fund performance and dry powder, Q2 2015

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 18:27

This extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Debt, Q2 2015 offers insight into the annualised contributions and distributions of direct lending and mezzanine funds, as well as examining the current record levels of dry powder in the asset class. »

Hartmut Graf, STOXX

Eurex expands its dividend index derivatives offering

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 13:05

Eurex Exchange has launched new futures and options based on the STOXX Global Select Dividend 100 Index expanding its dividend index product suite, which currently comprises the DivDAX and Euro STOXX Select Dividend 30 indices.  »

Ole Rollag, Managing Principal at Murano Systems

Hedge funds and the costs of raising assets

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 14:39

Last week London ground to a halt. Tube drivers went on strike for 24 hours. Chaos ensued as city workers jumped on their bikes, hailed cabs or, worse, squeezed onto the next available bus to get to the office. »

Paul Shea

Beechbrook Capital to launch a new credit fund to finance UK SMEs 

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 14:16

Beechbrook Capital, the specialist direct lender, is launching a new fund to support UK small and medium-sized businesses turning over between GBP5 million and GBP50 million.  »

Connor Smyth

MoneyMate Group’s Accudelta launches new regulatory reporting solution for asset managers

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 14:12

Data management platform provider Accudelta has launched a new regulatory reporting solution called ‘Runway to Regulation’, designed to help asset managers keep up with changing regulation requirements. »

Sack of dollars

Private Equity Fundraising in Q2 2015

Sun, 19/07/2015 - 11:23

Private equity fundraising is analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q2 2015, featuring the latest data and breakdowns by fund strategy and geographic focus.  »

Chicago

Raising real estate capital in Chicago

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 17:26

Preqin’s Real Estate Online provides comprehensive information on 76 institutional investors based in Chicago that actively invest in real estate, which collectively represent over USD57 billion invested in the asset class. Nearly a quarter of all institutional real estate investors based in Chicago are foundations (Fig 1), closely followed by private sector pension funds (20 per cent), and endowment plans, public pension funds and wealth managers, which each comprise 13 per cent of the total number.  »

Philippe Buhannic

TradingScreen deploys TradeCross

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 07:38

TradingScreen, an independent provider of electronic trading solutions, and a group of 15 European long-only asset managers have launched TradeCross, the first buy side-designed crossing platform for fixed income corporate bonds.  »

Carolyn Gelling

Thomas Miller Investment launches Diversified Assets Fund

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 14:09

Thomas Miller Investment, a member of the 129 year old Thomas Miller Group of companies, has launched a Dublin domiciled UCITS compliant Diversified Assets Fund. »

Aref Karim, CEO and CIO of QCM

Quality Capital Management Launches QCM AFP UCITS Fund

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 14:04

Quality Capital Management (QCM), a UK-based global systematic macro investment manager, has launched its Alpha Financials Programme on the MontLake UCITS platform, an independent platform for UCITS funds.  »

Nick Baldwin

Arkk Compliance provides support for regulatory filings

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 09:35

Arkk Compliance has launched a new service for regulated financial services firms. The firm has already been working with a number of investment firms on COREP and AIFMD filings since a soft launch back in April of this year. »

announcement

TAIFEX to launch RMB FX futures

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:36

The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) is to launch two RMB FX futures contracts, the USD/CNT FX futures (RTF) and the USD/CNH FX futures (RHF) on 20 July, 2015.  »

Xavier Lapine

La Française Inflection Point launches Zero Carbon Fund

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:29

La Française Inflection Point (LFIP) has launched an innovative, climate-themed global equities fund, just six months ahead of a pivotal United Nations climate change summit to be convened in the French capital. »

Ryan Caldwell

Former Ivy Funds portfolio manager Ryan Caldwell launches Chiron Investment Management

Fri, 10/07/2015 - 14:42

Ryan Caldwell, former Ivy Funds Portfolio Manager, has launched Chiron Investment Management, a boutique, actively managed investment management firm that will seek to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors.  »

Mark Healy

AST Fund Solutions to provide full-service intermediary oversight to investment management companies

Fri, 10/07/2015 - 07:26

AST Fund Solutions, a provider of a complete suite of shareholder communication and recordkeeping services for mutual funds and closed-end funds, has launched a full-service intermediary oversight solution called AST Oversight. »

James Smith

Crypto Facilities and Elliptic bring enterprise standards to bitcoin trading

Thu, 09/07/2015 - 09:18

Bitcoin analytics and security firm Elliptic and bitcoin derivatives exchange Crypto Facilities have launched a settlement and clearing mechanism that separates bitcoin custody from all other exchange functions. »

Cyril Delamare

New Mountain Vantage launches New Mountain Vantage UCITS Fund on MontLake UCITS Platform

Thu, 09/07/2015 - 07:25

New Mountain Vantage Advisors has launched its US equity long/short fund on the MontLake UCITS platform. MontLake provides investors with access to a range of liquid, transparent and regulated investment products domiciled in Dublin.  »

features
Article
EU Flag

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. ... »

Article
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.  ... »

Article
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.  ... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

Article
North America

Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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