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BI-SAM launches BI-SAM GO

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 14:00

BI-SAM has launched BI-SAM GO, a flexible solution providing asset managers with daily and transactional performance and attribution analytics, plus high-quality cleansed and validated data, via a flexible, secure web-based platform.  »

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Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.60% in March

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 09:00

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.60% for the month of March, with half of the ten sub-strategies finishing the month in positive territory. »

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BATS to launch second US options exchange

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 09:00

BATS Global Markets (BATS) has filed rules to launch a second options exchange – EDGX Options – with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). BATS is planning to launch the new exchange in November 2015, pending SEC approval. »

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Madoff Trustee seeks release of USD1.249bn from customer fund reserves

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 06:00

The Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities (BLMIS), is seeking the release of USD1.249 billion out of a total USD1.499 billion being held in reserve under a September 2012 Bankruptcy Court order. »

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Sloane Robinson appoints new head of North American business development

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 20:00

International equity asset manager Sloane Robinson has made a strategic commitment to the North American marketplace with the hire of Rob Pino as Head of North American Business Development. »

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SciBeta Developed Low Liquidity Diversified Multi-Strategy is top performing ERI Scientific Beta smart beta index in March

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 15:00

The SciBeta Developed Low Liquidity Diversified Multi-Strategy index, with a relative return of 1.10 per cent compared to the broad cap-weighted index, was the top performing ERI Scientific Beta smart beta index in March. »

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Private equity liquidity pool is deepening via secondary market, finds SEI report

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 12:33

By James Williams – Private equity has never been synonymous with the word liquidity when it comes to investing in alternative assets, but a new report by SEI’s Investment Manager Services division suggests that this may be changing.  »

Brian Weinstein, Blue Elephant Capital Management

Lending Club’s USD9bn IPO validates peer-to-peer lending

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 11:56

By James Williams – The USD9 billion IPO by Lending Club last November was a significant shot in the arm for the peer-to-peer (‘P2P’) lending space and sent out a clear message to the banking industry: the old-school way of providing finance to companies and individuals is under threat.  »

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Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index dips 0.13 per cent in March

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 09:00

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned -0.13 per cent in March. »

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Omgeo alert automation extended to global custodian and prime broker community

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 09:00

Omgeo has launched new global custodian and prime broker automation capabilities in Omgeo ALERT, the online global database for the maintenance and communication of account information and SSIs.  »

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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In an extract from the Preqin Special Report: Asia-Pacific Hedge Funds, we provide an overview of the industry in Asia-Pacific, covering assets under management as well as key locations, strategies, fund structures and more.  ... »

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Assets under management for sovereign wealth funds globally reach USD6.31tn as of March 2015, increasing by more than USD900bn over the past 18 months. This information has been revealed in the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review, a comprehensive guide to these influential investors. ... »

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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: eVestment – The evolution of hedge fund investing

As revealed in this Hedgeweek Special Report sponsored by eVestment, the data, analytics and market intelligence provider to the institutional investment community, experts agree that investing in hedge funds represents a good way for institutions to access manager skill, which is key in constructing a diversified portfolio to achieve risk and return targets. ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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