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Insch Capital Management launches global macro fund with Charteris

Insch Capital Management launches global macro fund with Charteris

Fri, 23/05/2008 - 06:57

Lugano-based alternative investment manager Insch Capital Management has launched a new BVI-domiciled hedge fund, Insch Insight, which contains a number of protected cell share classes ena »

Reech claims exceptional performance for debut real estate hedge fund

Reech claims exceptional performance for debut real estate hedge fund

Wed, 21/05/2008 - 07:00

Specialist derivatives fund manager Reech Alternative Investment Management has reported that its Iceberg Alternative Real Estate Fund, a European real estate relative value fund, has deli »

Genesis Merchant Partners seeks loan opportunities in underserved markets

Genesis Merchant Partners seeks loan opportunities in underserved markets

Tue, 20/05/2008 - 14:19

Sands Brothers Asset Management has announced the launch of the Genesis Merchant Partners fund, which provides asset-based and secured loans to companies that are unable to obtain credit f »

Laven Partners launches Redtower Global Macro Fund

Laven Partners launches Redtower Global Macro Fund

Tue, 20/05/2008 - 14:00

London-based investment management consultancy Laven Partners has advised Redtower Asset Management on the launch of its new currency fund, the Redtower Global Macro Fund. »

YouGov, Numis and Four launch consumer research-driven hedge fund

YouGov, Numis and Four launch consumer research-driven hedge fund

Tue, 20/05/2008 - 11:28

Market research firm YouGov, stockbroker Numis Corporation and specialist asset manager Four Capital Partners have announced an initial target of up to GBP25m for the launch of a research- »

Hedgeweek Comment: Paulson-Icahn siege will influence Microsoft's Yahoo! bid

Hedgeweek Comment: Paulson-Icahn siege will influence Microsoft's Yahoo! bid

Mon, 19/05/2008 - 07:05

Paulson & Co, the New York-based hedge fund manager that quadrupled its assets to USD30bn last year by betting on the collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage market, has bought 50 millio »

Life settlements fund provider predicts sector will grow to USD160bn

Life settlements fund provider predicts sector will grow to USD160bn

Sun, 18/05/2008 - 22:01

Policy Selection, manager of the Assured Fund life settlement investment product, predicts that the US traded life settlements market will grow in value to USD160bn by 2016, boosted by dem »

Phalanx Capital relaunches Asian volatility multistrategy fund with strategic investor

Phalanx Capital relaunches Asian volatility multistrategy fund with strategic investor

Thu, 15/05/2008 - 17:17

Chicago-based Phalanx Capital Management of Chicago has relaunched its volatility multistrategy fund with a strategic investment from Hong Kong-based Vision Investment Management. »

Hedgeweek Comment: Restructuring the order of the day?

Hedgeweek Comment: Restructuring the order of the day?

Thu, 15/05/2008 - 07:05

London-listed hedge fund manager Absolute Capital Management has unveiled plans to spin off its emerging market credit fund business, Argo Capital, as an independent entity. »

Hedge Vision looks for new seed investors as Japan fund winds down

Hedge Vision looks for new seed investors as Japan fund winds down

Wed, 14/05/2008 - 23:03

Swiss-based manager Hedge Vision Capital has announced that following the winding down of its 15-month-old Japan Fund after heavy losses in January and substantial investor redemptions, th »

Magnum Global Investments sponsors Yield Curve Opportunity Fund

Magnum Global Investments sponsors Yield Curve Opportunity Fund

Wed, 14/05/2008 - 13:35

Investors looking for investment returns uncorrelated to the performance of equity markets can profit from arbitrage opportunities in yields on US Treasuries in the Yield Curve Opportunity »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund places faith in God

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund places faith in God

Wed, 14/05/2008 - 07:05

The credit crunch, which is still in full flow, has left many seasoned investors praying for a miracle. »

Energy sector funds lead hedge fund rally in April, says HFN

Energy sector funds lead hedge fund rally in April, says HFN

Wed, 14/05/2008 - 00:54

Early estimates indicate that the HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Average, an equal-weighted benchmark of all single manager hedge funds and CTA/managed futures products in the 8,000 fund-strong »

Barclay CTA Index slips as managed futures experiences mixed fortunes in April

Barclay CTA Index slips as managed futures experiences mixed fortunes in April

Wed, 14/05/2008 - 00:03

Managed futures funds lost ground for the second successive month in April, declining by an average of 0.27 per cent according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based in »

Magnum Global Investments sponsors Crestridge Capital long/short offshore fund

Magnum Global Investments sponsors Crestridge Capital long/short offshore fund

Sun, 11/05/2008 - 21:25

Magnum Global Investments is sponsoring a new offshore hedge fund whose strategy in its US limited partnership yielded net returns of 37.4 per cent last year and has gained 19.4 per cent y »

Emerging market hedge funds see assets decline in first quarter

Emerging market hedge funds see assets decline in first quarter

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 18:39

Hedge funds offering exposure to emerging markets saw their assets under management fall by nearly 5 per cent in the volatile first quarter of 2008, with total capital declining from more »

Uncertainty for GLG Partners as emerging markets strategy plunges

Uncertainty for GLG Partners as emerging markets strategy plunges

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 07:01

GLG Partners, the London-based hedge fund manager that obtained a New York Stock Exchange listing last year through a reverse takeover, has reported virtually flat assets under management »

Kotak Mahindra launches first multistrategy equity fund

Kotak Mahindra launches first multistrategy equity fund

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:57

Kotak Mahindra (UK), a wholly-owned subsidiary of India's Kotak Mahindra Bank, has announced the launch of the Kotak India Dynamic Fund, a multistrategy equity fund that aims to generate a »

Hedgeweek Comment: Eggs in different baskets

Hedgeweek Comment: Eggs in different baskets

Thu, 08/05/2008 - 15:24

The times are certainly changing. »

RAB Capital sees assets fall through performance and redemptions

RAB Capital sees assets fall through performance and redemptions

Thu, 08/05/2008 - 07:00

London-based hedge fund manager RAB Capital has reported at its annual general meeting that assets under management have declined to USD6.34bn at the beginning of May, as a result of the i »

Morgan Stanley launches Commodities Alpha Fund for wealthy US investors

Morgan Stanley launches Commodities Alpha Fund for wealthy US investors

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 20:24

Morgan Stanley Investment Management has launched the Morgan Stanley Commodities Alpha Fund, an actively managed mutual fund that offers US high net worth investors the opportunity to gain »

Insparo Asset Management launches Africa and Middle East hedge fund

Insparo Asset Management launches Africa and Middle East hedge fund

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 19:50

Insparo Asset Management has announced plans to launch its inaugural Africa and Middle East hedge fund this month with an expected USD125m in assets, offering investors the opportunity to »

Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes sees most strategies bounce back in April

Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes sees most strategies bounce back in April

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 19:08

Five of the six hedge fund strategies covered by Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes posted net-of-fees gains in April, although event-driven is still the only strategy tracked by Dow Jones that »

Hedgeweek Comment: Funds may swoop as Microsoft drops Yahoo! bid

Hedgeweek Comment: Funds may swoop as Microsoft drops Yahoo! bid

Tue, 06/05/2008 - 07:00

Over the weekend, software giant Microsoft dropped its three-month-old bid to buy internet firm Yahoo! because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable price. »

Penso Capital launches Global Crisis Strategy to target opportunities in volatile markets

Penso Capital launches Global Crisis Strategy to target opportunities in volatile markets

Tue, 06/05/2008 - 07:00

Alternative investment and advisory boutique Penso Capital Markets has launched its third asset management strategy, the Global Crisis Strategy, designed to capitalise on opportunities in »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund heads for the races

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund heads for the races

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 13:54

It is increasingly common for hedge funds to have an unusual or esoteric investment strategy. But in times of global uncertainty, they are certainly cementing their alternative image. »

AlphaTran Capital launches global long/short equity fund

AlphaTran Capital launches global long/short equity fund

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 06:54

Newly-authorised investment manager AlphaTran Capital has launched a global long/short equity fund with a value and large capitalisation bias. »

Hedgeweek Comment: Activism on the rise

Hedgeweek Comment: Activism on the rise

Thu, 01/05/2008 - 07:02

Hedge fund activism is on the rise. »

Threadneedle prepares for commodities hedge fund with manager appointment

Threadneedle prepares for commodities hedge fund with manager appointment

Thu, 01/05/2008 - 07:00

Threadneedle Asset Management has appointed David Donora as an executive director with responsibility for setting up a commodities team and launching a commodities hedge fund in the autumn »

Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management unveils 130/30 strategies

Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management unveils 130/30 strategies

Tue, 29/04/2008 - 07:00

Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management, a diversified San Diego-based institutional asset manager belonging to the Allianz group, has launched three 130/30 strategies in order to capitalise »

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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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