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Brickendon appoints Hugh Whelan as non-executive director

Brickendon appoints Hugh Whelan as non-executive director

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 09:42

Financial management and technology consultancy Brickendon has appointed Hugh Whelan as a non-executive director. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Asia hedge fund industry sees drop in launches in Q3

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 09:40

North America-based hedge fund managers accounted for 76 per cent of the 118 new launches in the third quarter, a 12-month high, while both Europe and Asia Pacific-based managers accounted for smaller proportions. »

MPI’s endowment research shows highest performers in 2016

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 14:40

Research and analytics firm MPI has published an assessment of Ivy League endowments’ 2016 FY Performance. The firm writes that asset allocation remains the largest determining factor in endowment performance. »

James WIlliams, GFM Ltd

Misys November Webinar - Diversify or die: Unlock the true potential of multi-asset investing

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 12:18

Asset managers are under pressure to deliver performance and find new sources of alpha in today’s low growth low yield environment. As such, having the right systems in place to support greater asset class diversification that allow managers to pivot their investment strategies, and extend the instrument coverage of those strategies, is a must-have.  »

John Fildes, Chi-X Australia

Chi-X sets 7 February launch for TraCRs

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:15

Chi-X Australia is on target to commence exclusive trading of Transferable Custody Receipts (TraCRs) on its investment products marketplace in early February 2017. »

Paul Kneen, Pacific Fund Systems

Pacific Fund Systems opens European HQ

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:07

Pacific Fund Systems (PFS), the software company behind fund administration solution PFS-PAXUS, has opened its European operational headquarters in Douglas, Isle of Man. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 0.81 per cent in September

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 10:43

Hedge funds gained 0.81 per cent in September, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 3.4 per cent in October

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 10:28

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for October 2016 measured 3.40 per cent, down from 4.22 per cent in September. »

Chris Jackson, Natixis

Natixis and AlphaSimplex launch managed futures alt strategy in Europe

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 09:32

Natixis Global Asset Management has strengthened its European SICAV range with the launch of a managed futures fund from one of its affiliates focused on alternatives, AlphaSimplex Group. »

Ken Heinz. HFR

Hedge fund industry capital up in third quarter

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 13:52

HFR reports that total hedge fund industry capital rose to a record level in 3Q16, as performance gains offset continued asset outflows which were concentrated in many of the industry’s largest and most well-established managers.  »

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