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Hedgeweek Comment: Happy demise

Hedgeweek Comment: Happy demise

Mon, 28/07/2008 - 07:02

The era of the baby boomer - a loosely defined term, but usually understood to encompass those born during the post-World War II baby boom between 1946 and the early 1960s - is coming to a »

Hedgeweek Comment: Absolute trouble

Hedgeweek Comment: Absolute trouble

Thu, 24/07/2008 - 07:05

Troubled hedge fund Absolute Capital Management has closed one of its hedge funds and its office in Mallorca as poor performance and a big loss for the year cast a shadow over the firm's e »

Hedgeweek Comment: US-India nuclear deal will spur hedge funds towards subcontinent

Hedgeweek Comment: US-India nuclear deal will spur hedge funds towards subcontinent

Wed, 23/07/2008 - 07:05

Prime minister Manmohan Singh won a vote of confidence in India's parliament yesterday with a comfortable margin. »

Edhec Alternative Indexes see mostly negative returns in June

Edhec Alternative Indexes see mostly negative returns in June

Tue, 22/07/2008 - 07:01

The Risk and Asset Management research centre at French business school Edhec notes that June saw a very sharp decline in the stock markets with the S&P 500 plungi »

Meadowbrook Capital Management launches second hedge fund

Meadowbrook Capital Management launches second hedge fund

Fri, 18/07/2008 - 06:59

Meadowbrook Capital Management, a hedge fund manager with offices in New York and Chicago, has launched its second fund, the Meadowbrook Beta Neutr »

Structured credit hedge funds inch up in May with first positive returns since September

Structured credit hedge funds inch up in May with first positive returns since September

Wed, 16/07/2008 - 23:48

Both gross and net monthly returns were positive in May for the Palomar Structured Credit Hedge Fund Index compiled and calculated by Palomar Capital Advisors, marking the first monthly ga »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedgies are doing it for themselves

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedgies are doing it for themselves

Wed, 16/07/2008 - 07:05

Yesterday, a former Bear Stearns hedge fund manager opened her own firm with nearly USD1bn in assets. »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index sees 1.33 per cent decline in June

Barclay Hedge Fund Index sees 1.33 per cent decline in June

Wed, 16/07/2008 - 07:00

Hedge funds declined by 1.33 per cent in June, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, and are now down by 2.09 per cent over the first si »

Quay Financials established in Gibraltar following Van der Moolen buyout

Quay Financials established in Gibraltar following Van der Moolen buyout

Mon, 14/07/2008 - 20:25

Quay Financials (Gibraltar), a brokerage and investment management firm created last month through a buyout from its Euronext Amsterdam-listed parent, is planning to develop its range of a »

Managed futures win favour with Australian investors, says SuperFund affiliate

Managed futures win favour with Australian investors, says SuperFund affiliate

Sun, 13/07/2008 - 22:43

The robust global performance of managed futures funds is now attracting the attention of Australian investors looking to strengthen portfolios during times of extreme global market volati »

Partners Group sees assets grow despite exchange rate fluctuations and hedge fund outflows

Partners Group sees assets grow despite exchange rate fluctuations and hedge fund outflows

Wed, 09/07/2008 - 00:49

Switzerland-based alternative asset manager Partners Group has reported that its estimated net assets under management grew by CHF1bn to CHF25.4bn over the first half of the year, while di »

Event-driven funds suffer as hedge fund indices post mixed June returns

Event-driven funds suffer as hedge fund indices post mixed June returns

Tue, 08/07/2008 - 16:30

Four of the six hedge fund strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net of fees losses in June, although only one - convertible arbitrage - lost ground overall in the seco »

Assured Fund on target to reach USD1bn by year-end, says traded life settlement manager

Assured Fund on target to reach USD1bn by year-end, says traded life settlement manager

Tue, 08/07/2008 - 00:19

The performance of traded life settlement vehicle Assured Fund at a time of unprecedented volatility is attracting major institutional interest, according to fund manager Policy Selection, »

Hedgeweek Comment: Shorting hits India

Hedgeweek Comment: Shorting hits India

Mon, 07/07/2008 - 07:00

Indian stock markets have been witnessing a bloodbath of late, and India-focused hedge funds, which earlier were pushing up the market to unprecedented heights, are now looking to benefit »

Fincere launches fund to capitalise on increasing emerging markets focus

Fincere launches fund to capitalise on increasing emerging markets focus

Sun, 06/07/2008 - 23:15

London-based investment manager and corporate advisory firm Fincere has announced the launch of a hedge fund targeting global emerging markets, the Fincere Emerging Markets Portfolio Fund, »

Nomura Asset Management launches new alpha-oriented fixed-income business

Nomura Asset Management launches new alpha-oriented fixed-income business

Thu, 03/07/2008 - 01:15

Nomura Asset Management USA has announced the launch of Nomura Global Alpha, a New York-based venture focused on managing alpha-oriented fixed-income products and solutions for both instit »

Investcorp single manager hedge fund platform reaches USD2bn in assets

Investcorp single manager hedge fund platform reaches USD2bn in assets

Tue, 01/07/2008 - 11:00

Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has announced that the managers in its single-manager platform, launched in 2005 to support emerging talent in the hedge fund indust »

Yorkville expands presence in Japan and Greece through joint venture

Yorkville expands presence in Japan and Greece through joint venture

Tue, 01/07/2008 - 00:31

Yorkville Advisors, a private investment firm that specialises in structured finance and direct investments, has expanded its operations to Athens and Tokyo through a joint venture with Ax »

RWC Partners recruits Asian equity team to launch new hedge fund

RWC Partners recruits Asian equity team to launch new hedge fund

Fri, 27/06/2008 - 06:55

RWC Partners, which recently changed its name from MPC Investors, has announced the recruitment of Carmel Peters and Kirsty McLaren from Sofaer Cap »

SVM sees short opportunities in UK consumer stocks

SVM sees short opportunities in UK consumer stocks

Mon, 23/06/2008 - 17:21

A net short stance maintained since November 2007 has enabled the SVM Highlander Fund to produce a positive year-to-date performance and to achieve estimated returns of 7 per cent in the f »

Pamplona Capital Management recruits Bear team to launch credit opportunity fund

Pamplona Capital Management recruits Bear team to launch credit opportunity fund

Mon, 23/06/2008 - 16:05

Pamplona Capital Management has recruited Yves Leysen from Bear Stearns as a partner with responsibility for managing the Pamplona Credit Opportunity Fund, a multistrategy credit opportuni »

Hedgeweek Comment: Take it easy until troubled times are over

Hedgeweek Comment: Take it easy until troubled times are over

Thu, 19/06/2008 - 07:05

Hedge funds are known for their active and aggressive investment strategies, but they seem to be resigned to the fact that hard-line tactics may not get them far during this turbulent peri »

Absolute Capital shares plummet after shareholders approve Argo demerger

Absolute Capital shares plummet after shareholders approve Argo demerger

Wed, 18/06/2008 - 21:56

Absolute Capital Management, the London-listed hedge fund manager that has been under a shadow since the dramatic walk-out last September of co-founder Florian Homm and the subsequent disc »

First quarter hedge fund inflows slump, says Lipper Tass report

First quarter hedge fund inflows slump, says Lipper Tass report

Wed, 18/06/2008 - 02:34

Net hedge fund industry inflows slumped to USD2.62bn during the first quarter of 2008, according to the latest Lipper Tass study. »

The Hedgeweek Interview - Aminkhan Aladin, chief executive of Aladdin Capital: "The hedge fund industry is at another turning point"

The Hedgeweek Interview - Aminkhan Aladin, chief executive of Aladdin Capital: "The hedge fund industry is at another turning point"

Fri, 13/06/2008 - 06:58

Mitsubishi Corporation invested USD39m last month to acquire a 19.5 per cent stake in Aladdin Capital Holdings, an alternative investment manager specialising in fixed-income hedge funds a »

Man Group takes strategic partnership in Bermuda's Nephila Capital

Man Group takes strategic partnership in Bermuda's Nephila Capital

Mon, 09/06/2008 - 00:16

London-listed alternative investment manager Man Group has agreed to acquire a 25 per cent stake in Nephila Capital, a specialist manager working with insurance-based instruments such as i »

Canada's Acuity Investment Management launches 130/30 vehicle

Canada's Acuity Investment Management launches 130/30 vehicle

Sun, 08/06/2008 - 15:46

Toronto-based Acuity Investment Management has launched a new pooled fund that combines long and short strategies, the Acuity Pooled 130/30 Fund, to help investors maximise return potentia »

Hedgeweek Comment: TCI may be seeking a new target

Hedgeweek Comment: TCI may be seeking a new target

Wed, 04/06/2008 - 07:00

The Children's Investment Fund Management seems to have its fingers in many, many pies. »

Charlemagne Capital launches first Middle East and North Africa fund

Charlemagne Capital launches first Middle East and North Africa fund

Sun, 01/06/2008 - 23:20

Specialist emerging markets hedge fund manager Charlemagne Capital has announced the launch this month of its first Middle East and North Africa fund, the Magna MENA Fund, which will inves »

GAM Star Absolute EuroSystematic offers Ucits III long/short European equity strategy

GAM Star Absolute EuroSystematic offers Ucits III long/short European equity strategy

Fri, 30/05/2008 - 08:39

GAM has launched GAM Star Absolute EuroSystematic, an absolute return fund that uses the Ucits III framework to offer retail clients access to a strategy involving long and short investmen »

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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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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... »

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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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