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Weekly Brief: Hedge funds have limited direct exposure to Greece

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds helped protect portfolios in June

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 16:34

Hedge funds suffered a blow in June, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 2 per cent. The industry is nonetheless outperforming traditional asset classes in a context in which the correlation between equities and bonds is positive. In June, the MSCI World was down 2.6 per cent and sovereign benchmarks were down on both sides of the Atlantic (the 10-year Bund price is down 2 per cent; 10-year Treasury price down 1.7 per cent). »

Moira Ashby

Hawksford strengthens corporate capabilities with associate director appointment

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 15:05

Hawksford has appointed Moira Ashby as an associate director. Ashby (pictured) will be part of the team responsible for defining, building and growing Hawksford’s corporate business. »

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Fried Frank adds asset management regulatory attorney Gregg Beechey in London

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 15:03

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has appointed Gregg Beechey (pictured) as a partner in the firm’s Asset Management Practice in London. »

Craig Everett

Zuma Bay Capital launches volatility-based alternative investment fund

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 14:55

Zuma Bay Capital, a California registered investment advisor (RIA), has launched the Zuma Bay Volatility Fund, which aims to deliver consistent market-neutral returns with limited downside exposure. »

Georges Gutman

EI Sturdza Investment Funds launches European Smaller Companies Fund

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 14:34

EI Sturdza Investment Funds has launched of the EI Sturdza Strategic European Smaller Companies Fund, which will be managed by Bertrand Faure and his team of European equity investment experts. »

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Steamboat Capital Partners launches on Sciens MAP

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 14:31

Steamboat Capital Partners has launched its event-driven, long-short strategy on the Sciens Managed Account Platform. Steamboat is a fundamental, value oriented investment firm that specialises in undervalued and catalyst driven investments. »

Lyxor: A New Era for Hedge Funds?

A new era for hedge funds?

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 13:51

The lack of hedge funds’ excess returns since the financial crisis put the industry under rising pressure. In this 12th edition of the White Paper, we review the causes and identify the key hedge fund performance drivers. We put to test these drivers under three long-term macro-economic scenarios. It is reasonable, in our view, to expect hedge funds to deliver an annual excess returns in the 5-6 per cent range above the Libor 3M, with low volatility.  »

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Investor research: Have your say!

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 08:40

The current economic climate may be difficult to read but it does present investment opportunities. Identifying these opportunities and the systems to support them is becoming an increasing challenge. »

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Download Intralinks' guidelines on assessing vendor security

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 08:38

Curious about a vendor’s security? Download Intralink's guidelines on how to get a more in-depth look at privacy and data security controls when considering a cloud SaaS provider. »

Anthony Lawler

Hedge fund performance positive halfway through a choppy year

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 07:29

June was a choppy month with reversals and sell-offs across most asset classes as investors digested Mario Draghi’s comments on expecting high volatility for bonds followed in the second half of the month by the risk escalation in Greece.  »

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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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North America

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. ... »

Special report
State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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