Hedgeweek - Daily News http://www.hedgeweek.com/ en US Bancorp Fund Services affiliate Quintillion names Linda Gorman CEO http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236493/us-bancorp-fund-services-affiliate-quintillion-names-linda-gorman-ceo <p><em><strong>Quintillion Limited, the European-based affiliate of US Bancorp Fund Services, has named Linda Gorman chief executive officer (CEO). Based in Dublin, Gorman brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to support the firm&rsquo;s global alternative investment services.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236493/us-bancorp-fund-services-affiliate-quintillion-names-linda-gorman-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:46:36 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236493 at http://www.hedgeweek.com US listed options volume surges in January http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236480/us-listed-options-volume-surges-january <p><strong><em>US Listed Options volumes surged in January, while average bid/ask size drops to lowest in two years, according to the January 2016 TABB Options LiquidityMatrix (OLM).</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236480/us-listed-options-volume-surges-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Results and performance Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:31:24 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236480 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Overall repo market outstandings in Europe remain stable despite decline in repo books of G-SIFIs, says ICMA survey http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236478/overall-repo-market-outstandings-europe-remain-stable-despite-decline-repo-books-g <p><strong><em>The latest semi-annual survey of the European repo market by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), has set the baseline figure for market size at EUR5,608 billion, broadly unchanged from the June 2015 survey figure of EUR5,612 billion.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236478/overall-repo-market-outstandings-europe-remain-stable-despite-decline-repo-books-g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:28:42 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236478 at http://www.hedgeweek.com FINRA bars two brokers for fraudulent sales of a hedge fund http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236477/finra-bars-two-brokers-fraudulent-sales-hedge-fund <p><strong><em>The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has barred two Buffalo-based brokers &ndash; Timothy S Dembski and Walter F Grenda &ndash; from the securities industry for fraud in connection with the sale of a hedge fund, the Prestige Wealth Management Fund.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236477/finra-bars-two-brokers-fraudulent-sales-hedge-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lettings & Sales Funds Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:27:08 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236477 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Hedge fund industry trends - Have your say! http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236476/hedge-fund-industry-trends-have-your-say <p><em><strong>Hedgeweek is conducting a <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHNBVQX">reader survey</a> to gain a better insight into the current state of the hedge fund industry, and we would love you to participate&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236476/hedge-fund-industry-trends-have-your-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:26:59 +0000 mkitchen 236476 at http://www.hedgeweek.com CBOE study examines Russell 2000 options-based benchmark indexes http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236475/cboe-study-examines-russell-2000-options-based-benchmark-indexes <p><strong><em>A new study from The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) examines six benchmark indexes that invest in Russell 2000 Index (RUT) options and compares their performances with those of traditional benchmark stock and bond indexes.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236475/cboe-study-examines-russell-2000-options-based-benchmark-indexes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:22:42 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236475 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Hedge funds demonstrate remarkable resilience in turmoil http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236473/hedge-funds-demonstrate-remarkable-resilience-turmoil <p><em><strong>The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.9 per cent in January, despite positive performance from&nbsp; five out of the 11 Lyxor Indices, according to Lyxor&rsquo;s latest Alternative Investment Industry Barometer.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/12/236473/hedge-funds-demonstrate-remarkable-resilience-turmoil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:19:45 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236473 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Two out six IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices positive in January http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236465/two-out-six-indexiq-hedge-fund-replication-indices-positive-january <p><em><strong>Two out six of&nbsp;IndexIQ&rsquo;s&nbsp;proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices recorded positive performance in January.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236465/two-out-six-indexiq-hedge-fund-replication-indices-positive-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ETFs Funds Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:35:47 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236465 at http://www.hedgeweek.com SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index down 2.86 per cent in January http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236464/ssc-globeop-hedge-fund-performance-index-down-286-cent-january <p><strong><em>The gross return of the SS&amp;C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for January 2016 measured -2.86 per cent. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&amp;C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.66 per cent in February.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236464/ssc-globeop-hedge-fund-performance-index-down-286-cent-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indexes Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:34:29 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236464 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Hedge funds start year in negative territory, says eVestment http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236462/hedge-funds-start-year-negative-territory-says-evestment <p><strong><em>The global hedge fund industry started the year off on a negative note, with a -2.22 per cent aggregate return in January, according to eVestment&rsquo;s January 2016 Hedge Fund Performance Report.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236462/hedge-funds-start-year-negative-territory-says-evestment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:31:03 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236462 at http://www.hedgeweek.com US groups focus on Irish distressed assets http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236454/us-groups-focus-irish-distressed-assets <p><em><strong>US private equity and real estate groups are paying close attention to the opportunities on offer in Ireland to pick up distressed assets, as the ripples of the &#39;08 financial crisis continue to be felt there. Whether they are buying actual assets, or the debt that is held on those assets, depends on what the individual manager is trying to achieve but as Nicholas Tsafos, Chairman and Director of EisnerAmper Global Ltd, observes: &quot;Whether it is commercial real estate or retail real estate, we are seeing managers invest in a variety of property portfolios, buying landmark properties such as the Shelbourne Hotel, for example.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236454/us-groups-focus-irish-distressed-assets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Assets Private Equity Real Estate Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:34:54 +0000 mkitchen 236454 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Investor demand for QIAIF products on the rise http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236453/investor-demand-qiaif-products-the%C2%A0rise <p><em><strong>There has been a flurry of activity over at ML Capital in the last few months. The company provides a range of UCITS and AIFMD fund solutions to fund managers and currently has over USD1.5 billion of assets under management across its Dublin-based MontLake UCITS Platform and MontLake QIAIF Platform. The MontLake UCITS Platform, in particular, has added a number of new funds including: Mygale Event Driven UCITS managed by Neil Tofts; OTS Asia Opportunity UCITS, managed by OTS Capital Management, and SPARX OneAsia Long Short UCITS, managed by SPARX Asia Investment Advisors.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236453/investor-demand-qiaif-products-the%C2%A0rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:26:26 +0000 James.Williams 236453 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Open for business http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236451/open-business <p><strong><em>Q&amp;A with John Bohan (pictured), Managing Director Europe &amp; Middle East, Apex Fund Services (Ireland).</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236451/open-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:13:05 +0000 mkitchen 236451 at http://www.hedgeweek.com UCITS and AIFM provide EU gateway http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236450/ucits-and-aifm-provide-eu-gateway <p><em><strong>For EU and non-EU managers, the ability to choose between AIFMD or UCITS regimes to bring a regulated fund product to market with minimal fuss is a compelling one. With its unique business model,&nbsp;ML Capital has proven to the marketplace that there are many ways to scale the walls of so-called &quot;Fortress Europe&quot;.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236450/ucits-and-aifm-provide-eu-gateway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Platforms Fund administration Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:00:34 +0000 mkitchen 236450 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Irish QIAIF becoming a ‘go-to’ solution http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236449/irish-qiaif-becoming-a%C2%A0%E2%80%98go-to%E2%80%99-solution <p><em><strong>According to Ken Somerville (pictured), head of business development at Quintillion Limited, Ireland&#39;s fund administrators are starting to see real interest among global fund managers, running both hedge funds and private equity funds, as Europe&#39;s credit markets continue to be restructured. This is leading to a wider, more complex range of credit strategies, with loan origination perhaps the most talked about example.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236449/irish-qiaif-becoming-a%C2%A0%E2%80%98go-to%E2%80%99-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:50:00 +0000 mkitchen 236449 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Irish ICAV attracts significant fund manager interest http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236448/irish-icav-attracts-significant-fund-manager-interest <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;"><em><strong>Ireland remains Europe&#39;s leading onshore hedge fund jurisdiction by some margin, yet up until a couple of years ago it could not offer fund sponsors a corporate fund structure similar to the SICAV in Luxembourg.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236448/irish-icav-attracts-significant-fund-manager-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:37:53 +0000 James.Williams 236448 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Ireland Alternative Investment Fund Services 2016 http://www.hedgeweek.com/special/ireland-alternative-investment-fund-services-2016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-specials-description"> <div class="field-label">description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The introduction of the Irish Collective Asset Management Vehicle (ICAV) has been a real success for Ireland, generating new business from fund managers looking for an efficient solution to establishing regulated funds in Europe. Ireland is also drawing interest from both hedge funds and private equity funds seeking to launch more complex credit strategies and loan origination structures to tap into Europe&#039;s credit markets via the Qualified Investor Alternative Investment Fund (QIAIF). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ireland Alternative Investment Fund Services 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-articles"> <div class="field-label">Articles:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2016/02/11/236448/irish-icav-attracts-significant-fund-manager-interest">Irish ICAV attracts significant fund manager interest</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2016/02/11/236449/irish-qiaif-becoming-a%C2%A0%E2%80%98go-to%E2%80%99-solution">Irish QIAIF becoming a ‘go-to’ solution</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2016/02/11/236450/ucits-and-aifm-provide-eu-gateway">UCITS and AIFM provide EU gateway </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2016/02/11/236451/open-business">Open for business</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2016/02/11/236453/investor-demand-qiaif-products-the%C2%A0rise">Investor demand for QIAIF products on the rise</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2016/02/11/236454/us-groups-focus-irish-distressed-assets">US groups focus on Irish distressed assets</a> </div> </div> </div> Ireland Alternative Investment Fund Services Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:26:01 +0000 mkitchen 236446 at http://www.hedgeweek.com BlueBay adds two to high yield team http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236445/bluebay-adds-two-high-yield-team <p><strong><em>Fixed income manager BlueBay Asset Management has hired Jean-Yves Guibert and Marc Kemp into the firm&rsquo;s Global Leveraged Finance team.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236445/bluebay-adds-two-high-yield-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:24:32 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236445 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Imagineer hires veteran business development consultant Joe Brereton http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236444/imagineer-hires-veteran-business-development-consultant-joe-brereton <p><strong><em>Imagineer Technology Group, a provider of technology solutions for hedge funds and other investment management firms, has added Joe Brereton (pictured) as a Business Development Consultant to its team.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236444/imagineer-hires-veteran-business-development-consultant-joe-brereton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:22:09 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236444 at http://www.hedgeweek.com ESMA resumes US CCP recognition process following EU-US agreement http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236429/esma-resumes-us-ccp-recognition-process-following-eu-us-agreement <p><strong><em>The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has welcomed the common approach adopted by the European Commission and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on the equivalence of central counterparty (CCP) regimes.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/02/11/236429/esma-resumes-us-ccp-recognition-process-following-eu-us-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North America Europe Deals and Transactions Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:56:09 +0000 Leah.Cunningham 236429 at http://www.hedgeweek.com