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Ken Heinz. HFR

HFR reports hedge funds up in November on back of Trump win

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 07:48

Hedge fund data provider HFR reports that hedge funds advanced in November, as the surprising victory of Donald Trump in the US Presidential election drove expectations for renewed growth, infrastructure spending and reduced regulation. »

Mihir Kapadia, Sun Global Investments

Sun Global CEO comments on popularity of ETFs

Mon, 21/11/2016 - 16:07

CEO and Founder of Sun Global Investments, Mihir Kapadia, has commented on why investors are increasingly choosing ETFs over hedge funds. »

Anthony Lawler

GAM launches fund based on Cantab process

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 10:36

Following the completion of its acquisition of Cantab Capital Partners in October, GAM has launched its first purely quantitative equities UCITS fund, GAM Systematic Global Equity Market Neutral.  »

Marc Denogent, HFR

HFR to launch HFRI-I futures contract

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 17:25

Hedge fund data provider HFR is at an advanced stage of working with one of the large global derivatives exchanges to develop a new investment product, the HFRI-I futures contract, a contract based on the HFRI-I Fund Weighted Composite Investable Index.  The firm writes that once launched, this will be an industry first.  »

Survey

It all comes down to style in managed futures

Fri, 28/10/2016 - 10:14

Managed futures have become an alternative asset class that is widely used by investors seeking overall portfolio diversification and absolute returns independent of the direction of broad equity and bond markets, according to a study by alternative investment managers Steben & Company. »

Ken Heinz. HFR

Hedge fund industry capital up in third quarter

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 13:52

HFR reports that total hedge fund industry capital rose to a record level in 3Q16, as performance gains offset continued asset outflows which were concentrated in many of the industry’s largest and most well-established managers.  »

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Preqin reports seven months of positive returns for hedge funds

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 12:56

Preqin’s latest hedge fund report finds that although  hedge  funds  are  under  sustained  investor  scrutiny,  the  third  quarter  of  2016  saw  continued  improvement  in  the performance  of  the  asset  class,  marking  seven  consecutive  months  of  positive  returns  for  the  industry.   »

Eurekahedge reports CTAs bucking the hedge fund outflow trend

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 09:56

The October 2016 Eurekahedge Report finds that over September 2016 hedge funds recorded their fifth month of investor redemptions pushing net investor allocations into the red for the year with USD8.7 billion outflows. »

Amundi brings real and alternative assets to single platform

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 14:06

French asset management firm Amundi is launching a single platform designed to bring its real and alternative assets under one entity and drive its aim of becoming one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe. »

Eurekahedge reports CTAs see strongest interest from investors

Tue, 20/09/2016 - 15:06

The September 2016 Eurekahedge Report finds that, over August, hedge funds witnessed their fourth consecutive month of outflows with investor redemptions totalling USD23.8 billion during this period.  »

Selwood’s assets reach USD350m

Mon, 19/09/2016 - 15:17

London-based alternative manager Selwood Asset Management is marking its first anniversary since launch and has had an increase in assets to USD350 million. »

Ken Heinz

HFR reports hedge funds up 3.5 per cent year to date

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 08:14

Data from HFR shows that hedge funds advanced in August led by a resurgence in Energy/Basic Materials and Activist strategies.  »

Irene Perdomo

Devet Capital gains NFA license

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 09:26

Systematic alternative investment manager Devet Capital Investments has received a license from the US National Futures Association enabling it to extend the marketing of the Devet Capital Absolute Return Strategy to American investors. »

Pavle Sabic

S&P Intelligence shows hedge funds moving out of equities

Wed, 17/08/2016 - 14:38

The latest Hedge Fund Tracker analysis from S&P Global Market Intelligence shows the top funds managed approximately USD150 billion in equity holdings, up from the USD141 billion under management in the first quarter.  »

SUrvey

Barclays finds hedge funds failing to meet investor expectations

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:25

Barclays Prime Services Strategic Consulting has just completed its latest report entitled ‘Against All Odds – Hedge Fund Industry Developments and Implications for Growth’.  »

Ken Heinz

Japan hedge funds hit by Brexit

Fri, 05/08/2016 - 08:20

Hedge fund data provider HFR reports that hedge funds investing in Japan declined to conclude the first half of 2016 as the Japanese Yen surged on Brexit, while hedge funds investing in China and throughout Emerging Asia posted mixed performance for the second quarter. »

Ulf Fullgraf

Aquila Capital and Alpha Centauri in alternative beta launch

Mon, 25/07/2016 - 10:28

Aquila Capital is to launch an alternative beta strategy in cooperation with Alpha Centauri, bringing the Hamburg-based specialist investment boutique, which offers liquid alternative risk premia and equity factor strategies, to Aquila's Associated Manager Group platform. »

CTAs post positive returns in eight out of nine last quarters

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 10:28

Societe Generale Prime Services reports that June was a strong month for most CTA strategies, with the SG CTA Index posting the largest monthly gain since November 2014, and 90 per cent of the constituent programs contributing positive returns.  »

Sam Barnett, SBB

Phd student serves up ace with quant fund

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 06:30

Sam Barnett, the 23-year old founder and CEO of SBB Research Group, is a talented individual. Having first developed a sophisticated trading algorithm as a teenager, Barnett (pictured) went on to launch his quantitative hedge fund as an undergrad at Cal Tech. »

Michael Azlen, Founder and Chief Executive at Frontier

Frontier’s FrontEdge Global Hedge adds EUR and Swiss Franc share classes

Tue, 19/07/2011 - 14:00

Frontier Investment Management (Frontier) has launched Euro and Swiss Franc share classes for its FrontEdge Global Hedge Fund in response to growing demand from Swiss and European family offices and institutions. The two new additions mean the fund now offers Sterling, US Dollar, Euro and Swiss Franc share classes. »

GLG launches distressed fund

GLG launches distressed fund

Tue, 29/09/2009 - 09:55

London-based hedge fund GLG Partners has launched a new distressed fund, according to a report in the Financial Times. »

Palotta to close Raptor fund after losses

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 11:52

Hedge fund manager James Palotta is to close his USD800m Raptor Global fund following investor withdrawals and losses, according to media reports.< »

Vega founder sees new opportunities in turbulent market environment

Tue, 17/03/2009 - 05:59

Ravi Mehra, who made Vega Asset Management one of Europe's largest and best known hedge fund managers, is returning to the market to capitalise on a market environment that he believes wil »

Comment: TCI cuts its losses in India

Mon, 16/03/2009 - 06:01

The Children's Investment Fund Management, the hedge fund firm founded by Christopher Hohn, has emerged as the single largest seller of Indian stocks among foreign institutional investors. »

Comment: Citadel ready to rise again

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 06:00

Citadel Investment Group, whose two biggest funds fell by some 55 per cent in 2008, is ready to return to investors after starting the new year in sparkling form. »

Hedge funds decline 0.78 per cent in February as equity markets plummet, says Hennessee

Mon, 09/03/2009 - 16:22

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 0.78 per cent in February, although it remains positive with a bare 0.12 per cent gain so far in 2009, according to Hennessee Group, a provider o »

Comment: Newer hedge funds continued to outperform longer-established brethren in 2008

Fri, 27/02/2009 - 06:02

Peter Urbani, chief investment officer of fund of funds manager Infiniti Solutions, argues that even amid the market turmoil of 2008, newer and smaller hedge fund managers significantly ou »

Comment: Fink splurges on spectacular penthouse

Wed, 25/02/2009 - 06:01

The former chief executive of Man Group, Stanley Fink, is reported to have bought an apartment with what is said to be the best view in London for GBP10m, a four-floor penthouse at the top »

Comment: Will Odey stay bullish about the banks?

Thu, 19/02/2009 - 05:57

Crispin Odey, the high-profile hedge fund manager, has turned bullish on UK banks recently because he thinks their share prices are currently cheap. »

Comment: Like Obama, hedge fund managers get down to work

Wed, 21/01/2009 - 05:58

As soon as the dust settles from the new US president's inauguration, hedge fund managers will have their eyes on the Gaim USA 2009 conference as they figure out money-making strategies fo »

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