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Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund sees opportunity in "new sub-prime"

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund sees opportunity in "new sub-prime"

Mon, 20/10/2008 - 09:15

As world grapples with the consequences of the implosion of the US sub-prime mortgage sector, some hedge fund managers seem to have already spotted a comparable market, following reports t »

Hedge fund assets decline by USD210bn in third quarter, says HFR

Hedge fund assets decline by USD210bn in third quarter, says HFR

Fri, 17/10/2008 - 19:36

Steep performance losses and record investor capital redemptions reduced the size of the hedge fund industry by USD210bn in the third quarter, the largest three-month decline in assets sin »

New Zealand Absolute Return Index shows strong performance against peers

New Zealand Absolute Return Index shows strong performance against peers

Thu, 16/10/2008 - 06:51

The Ernst & Young New Zealand Absolute Return Index, launched just over a year ago by New Zealand Absolute Return Association, the organisation representing the country's hedge fund, C »

Morningstar 1000 hedge fund index falls 7.8 per cent in September

Morningstar 1000 hedge fund index falls 7.8 per cent in September

Thu, 16/10/2008 - 06:42

Last month hedge funds reported the worst losses since the Morningstar Hedge Fund Index was launched in January 2003, with a decline of 7.87 per cent for the Morningstar 1000 index, more t »

Managed futures keep inching upward with 0.68 per cent September gain, says BarclayHedge

Managed futures keep inching upward with 0.68 per cent September gain, says BarclayHedge

Tue, 14/10/2008 - 07:07

Managed futures posted a modest gain of 0.68 per cent in September, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based index provider BarclayHedge, taking the index's cum »

New F&C Ucits fund to target absolute returns with low volatility

New F&C Ucits fund to target absolute returns with low volatility

Mon, 13/10/2008 - 12:17

F&C Asset Management has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled Ucits III fund that will target net annual returns of between 2 and 4 per cent over short-term money-market rates with low vola »

Hedge fund indices record month of woe for most managers

Hedge fund indices record month of woe for most managers

Mon, 13/10/2008 - 07:03

Hedge funds declined by an average of 5.94 per cent in September, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, bringing the index's decline sin »

Hedge funds decline 6.24 per cent in worst month since 1998, says Hennessee

Hedge funds decline 6.24 per cent in worst month since 1998, says Hennessee

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 06:52

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 6.24 per cent in September, the worst month for the industry since August 1998, and is now down by 10.28 per cent over the first nine months of t »

Dean Art Investments joins hedge fund platform Harbour Capital

Dean Art Investments joins hedge fund platform Harbour Capital

Tue, 07/10/2008 - 06:54

Dean Art Investments, a new portfolio management company that will invest in the booming art market, has launched the USD50m Dean Art Fund, the first fund to join the Harbour Capital hedge »

Hedgeweek Comment: Turmoil, what turmoil?

Hedgeweek Comment: Turmoil, what turmoil?

Thu, 02/10/2008 - 09:53

Pick up any financial newspaper or business section from the past few weeks and you will find it very hard to come across a positive story. »

Hedgeweek Comment: Funds prepare to counter potential redemptions

Hedgeweek Comment: Funds prepare to counter potential redemptions

Wed, 01/10/2008 - 09:57

As fears of mass redemptions reverberate through the hedge fund industry, many managers are implementing defensive tactics to counter the possibility of investors withdrawing their capital »

RAB Capital wins vote on lock-up for RAB Special Situations strategy

RAB Capital wins vote on lock-up for RAB Special Situations strategy

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 17:30

RAB Capital has announced that investors in the Cayman-domiciled RAB Special Situations Fund Limited and the Delaware-based Special Sits LP have voted by a 'considerable margin' to approve »

Managed futures hold steady in August as Barclay CTA Index gains 0.11 per cent

Managed futures hold steady in August as Barclay CTA Index gains 0.11 per cent

Mon, 22/09/2008 - 19:34

Managed futures held steady in August, posting a small gain of 0.11 per cent, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based index provider BarclayHedge, and the inde »

Russia turmoil presents incredible buying opportunity, says Hexam Capital

Russia turmoil presents incredible buying opportunity, says Hexam Capital

Tue, 16/09/2008 - 17:25

The turmoil in the Russian stock market has created once-in-a-lifetime buying opportunity, with huge disparities between company results and share price performance, according to emerging »

Barings launches long/short Alpha Currency Fund

Barings launches long/short Alpha Currency Fund

Mon, 15/09/2008 - 18:55

Baring Asset Management has unveiled plans to launch the Baring Alpha Currency Fund in October, subject to regulatory approval. »

Platypus to launch momentum-based Asian long/short fund

Platypus to launch momentum-based Asian long/short fund

Mon, 08/09/2008 - 07:00

Australian systematic long/short managers Platypus Capital Management are launching a new Asian equity long/short fund on 8 September. »

Cohen & Steers launches Global Real Estate Long-Short Offshore fund

Cohen & Steers launches Global Real Estate Long-Short Offshore fund

Wed, 20/08/2008 - 22:05

New York-based investment manager Cohen & Steers has launched the Global Real Estate Long-Short Offshore fund managed by Todd Voigt, who joined the firm specifically to manage its hedg »

Hedgeweek Comment: Ex-Amaranth trader rakes in the money

Hedgeweek Comment: Ex-Amaranth trader rakes in the money

Wed, 20/08/2008 - 06:51

Apparently unscarred by the Amaranth Advisors fiasco, the trader whose natural gas trades triggered the collapse of the Connecticut hedge fund manager nearly two years ago is back in busin »

Duff Capital Advisors adds new investment teams and bolsters management

Duff Capital Advisors adds new investment teams and bolsters management

Tue, 19/08/2008 - 07:12

Newly-launched alternative investment manager Duff Capital Advisors has announced the addition of two new investment teams and built out its senior management with the appointment of Andre »

Managed futures suffer setback in July as Barclay CTA Index slides 2.37 per cent

Managed futures suffer setback in July as Barclay CTA Index slides 2.37 per cent

Mon, 18/08/2008 - 19:07

Managed futures, which had posted an average return of 8.88 per cent over the first half of 2008, slipped back 2.37 per cent in July, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfie »

D5 Advisors wins managed account mandates and hires research director

D5 Advisors wins managed account mandates and hires research director

Mon, 18/08/2008 - 06:55

Stamford, Connecticut-based hedge fund advisory firm D5 Advisors has announced it has secured two new clients, each on a managed account platform with a promised capacity of USD50m. »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index slips a further 2 per cent in July

Barclay Hedge Fund Index slips a further 2 per cent in July

Mon, 18/08/2008 - 06:54

Hedge funds lost an average of 1.99 per cent in July, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, and are now down by 4.44 per cent since the »

Trimming long exposure insulates long/short funds from downturn, says Hennessee

Trimming long exposure insulates long/short funds from downturn, says Hennessee

Thu, 14/08/2008 - 20:20

As the equity markets have entered a technical bear market, hedge fund managers have successfully protected capital in a severe and volatile downturn thanks to hedging and adjustment of gr »

Schroders to launch Agricultural Land Fund in September

Schroders to launch Agricultural Land Fund in September

Tue, 12/08/2008 - 06:54

Schroders has announced plans to open the Schroder Agricultural Land Fund, a Guernsey-domiciled, London Stock-Exchange-listed investment trust investing in agricultural land and land opera »

Norton Rose in Dubai advises Baer Capital Partners on hedge fund

Norton Rose in Dubai advises Baer Capital Partners on hedge fund

Mon, 11/08/2008 - 21:52

Norton Rose (Middle East) has advised Baer Capital Partners on the establishment of the Beacon India Alpha Equity Fund, an open-ended Mauritius-domiciled investment fund that will invest in In »

Matrix launches pan-Asian long/short equity fund

Matrix launches pan-Asian long/short equity fund

Mon, 11/08/2008 - 06:58

Matrix Alternative Asset Management has launched its third single-strategy hedge fund, the Matrix Asia Fund, with capital of USD20m. »

Just one-third of hedge funds gain in July, says Greenwich Alternative Investments

Just one-third of hedge funds gain in July, says Greenwich Alternative Investments

Mon, 11/08/2008 - 06:56

Hedge funds tracked by Greenwich Alternative Investments fell again in July, with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index and the Greenwich Composite Investable Index posting losses of 2.31 »

Hennessee Group says hedge funds fell 1.95 per cent in July

Hennessee Group says hedge funds fell 1.95 per cent in July

Fri, 08/08/2008 - 07:02

The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index declined by 1.95 per cent in July and is now down by 3.23 per cent so far in 2008, according to Hennessee Group, a provider of industry data and adviser to h »

Armajaro expands commodity offering with launch of sugar fund

Armajaro expands commodity offering with launch of sugar fund

Tue, 29/07/2008 - 07:00

London-based Armajaro Asset Management has announced plans to expand its commodity hedge fund offering with a third specialist commodity fund. »

Lionhart receives licence to open office in Dubai

Lionhart receives licence to open office in Dubai

Mon, 28/07/2008 - 23:21

Lionhart (Middle East), part of an alternative investment management group that specialises in global multistrategy arbitrage, has gained regulatory approval from the Dubai Financial Servi »

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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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