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Michael de Verteuil, Linedata

Asset managers have socio-economic and political concerns

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 08:56

Social and geopolitical turbulence across Europe and North America are concerns for the global asset managers, according to the 2017 Linedata Global Asset Management & Administration Survey. »

Ron Jordan, DTCC

DTCC’s GMEI utility ready for MiFID II implementation

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 08:49

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) subsidiary operating the Global Markets Entity Identifier (GMEI) utility continues to operate as the largest legal entity identifier (LEI) issuer, by share of the total LEIs issued worldwide, in the run-up to MiFID II implementation. »

Brett Williams, SEI

SEI AUA rises by 25 per cent

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 08:42

SEI increased its assets under administration (AUA) by 25 per cent in 2016, with year-over-year net flows in its UK private banking business rising by 21 per cent. »

Nauman Anees, ThinkMarkets

ThinkMarkets cuts latency on ThinkTrader mobile app

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 08:39

ThinkMarkets, a provider of forex, CFDs and financial spread betting, has enhanced its ThinkTrader mobile trading app through the implementation of Neumob’s SDK, an app acceleration framework, to reduce latency for global forex and CFD traders. »

Christian Nauer, SwissAnalytics

The importance of ongoing due diligence

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:39

Recently, investor demand has increased for private equity, hybrid public / private funds and alternative yield strategies such as direct lending, asset leasing and royalty streams. As such, the more complex nature of these strategies makes both pre- and post-investment due diligence far more important.  »

Achraf Goneid, Syz Asset Management

Syz Asset Management sees value in Asia hedge funds

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:36

According to last year's Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report, Asia Pacific's hedge fund industry had USD159 billion in AUM and the largest allocator, with USD29.9 billion of committed capital, was China Investment Corporation (China's Sovereign Wealth Fund).  »

Fiona Frick, Unigestion

Investing for the future: Alternatives 2.0

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:33

By Fiona Frick, Unigestion – In a world where returns from traditional asset classes are under pressure, many investors are turning to alternative investments to boost their portfolio's performance potential. However, although an allocation to hedge fund strategies offers potential for attractive risk-adjusted returns and portfolio diversification, the low interest-rate environment has thrown the issue of fees into stark relief. »

Mark Cecil, Jabre Capital Partners

The merits of the mid-market manager

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:30

Jabre Capital Partners is one of the industry's best-known hedge funds. Co-founded in 2006 by Philippe Jabre, Mark Cecil and Philippe Riachi, the Geneva-based hedge fund runs a variety of strategies that include: Multi-strategy, Equity Long/Short, Credit Long/Short, Convertible Bonds and Emerging Markets. »

James Williams, hedgeweek

Niche strategies can help Swiss hedge funds stand out from the crowd

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:24

Swiss institutions are looking to diversify their alternative allocations in a bid to improve yield and meet their long-term liabilities. Real estate, private equity and infrastructure funds (and co-investment deals) are a major part of their portfolios with hedge funds still viewed with a degree of caution.  »

Michael C Forman, FS Investments

FS Investments launches FS Energy Total Return Interval Fund

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 13:32

Alternative investment manager FS Investments has launched its first closed-end interval fund, FS Energy Total Return Fund, which seeks to generate an attractive total return by investing in the equity and debt securities of public and private energy and energy infrastructure companies. »

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