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Irish funds industry creates new connections with China

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 13:21

Irish Funds, the representative body for the cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, has launched a guidebook for Chinese asset managers in partnership with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC). »

Brexit and growth of Chinese financial firms to fuel expansion of EU financial centres, says MPG research

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 14:09

Financial industry professionals expect to see a significant increase in financial services companies either re-domiciling to other EU financial services centres or opening new subsidiaries there over the next three years. »

Fees fall across several asset classes, but investors’ overall costs rise

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 13:03

Fees across several asset classes have fallen, with global active equity fees down 8 per cent (24 per cent for low volatility), smart beta fees down 25 per cent, fund of hedge fund fees down 20 per cent (30 per cent in Europe) and private debt management fees down over 30 per cent due to recent pricing pressures, research from bfinance shows. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge funds demand value from service providers, says Preqin

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 08:53

Hedge fund managers are continually reviewing their relationships with fund administrators, fund custodians, prime brokers, fund auditors, fund marketers and law firms to ensure that they are getting the services they need. »

Hugues Gillibert, Fitz Partners

Performance fees charged by 14 per cent of European cross-border funds

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 09:41

Independent fund research company Fitz Partners gives an insight into the calculations of funds’ performance fees and their choice of benchmarks in the latest edition of its Performance Fee Benchmarking Report and Database. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft

Hedge fund branding critical in a crowded marketplace

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 10:27

Hedge funds must establish themselves as solid brands especially in a crowded marketplace, according to Vincent Au, the portfolio manager at New York-based hedge fund management firm Gondor Capital Management. »

Sasha Jensen, Context Jensen Partners

Record number of fundraising hires in alt asset management industry

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 07:37

A record high of 251 fundraising and marketing professionals were hired by alternative asset management firms in the first quarter of 2017, according to data from the Context Jensen Partners’ Q1 2017 newsletter. »

Wayne Riches, FIS

FIS and AITE Group release new study of boutique asset management landscape

Tue, 02/05/2017 - 17:06

New research by FIS, a global leader in financial services technology, shows boutique asset managers can gain an edge despite the challenges of maintaining active strategies. In an industry increasingly dominated by the success of passive products, boutique asset managers hold a generally positive outlook for the future of active investment management, as revealed in a report commissioned by FIS and produced by Aite Group.  »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Global hedge fund industry employs nearly 400,000

Tue, 02/05/2017 - 08:44

The global hedge fund industry employs close to 400,000 people, an increase of about a third since 2010, according to research by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and data provider Preqin. »

Alternative investment fund AUA up 14.5 per cent to USD7.64tn

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 07:21

Alternative fund administrators have reported an increase in assets under administration (AUA) to USD7.64 trillion, up 14.15 per cent from the prior year, according to eVestment’s 2017 Alternative Fund Administration survey. »

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