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Northern Trust launches alternative asset manager 50 South Capital Advisors

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 16:30

Northern Trust has established a registered investment advisor subsidiary, 50 South Capital Advisors, which will provide investors with customised solutions through its access to private equity and hedge fund managers in the small- and mid-market segments. »

Canadian dollars

Vertex One Asset Management leverages Linedata’s Global Hedge technology

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 15:30

Vertex One Asset Management, manager of over CAD2.1 billion in assets through six investment funds in Canada, including one of the country’s largest hedge funds – the Vertex Fund – has seen significant growth due in part to the firm’s adoption of Linedata Global Hedge. »

Liquidity

VaR shocks are ‘now inevitable’, says Fasnara Capital

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 14:15

In its latest Investment Outlook to investors, London-based hedge fund Fasanara Capital explains how liquidity-induced markets are prone to asset bubbles and how VaR shocks are now inevitable.  »

Abacus

Backstop Solutions Group acquires Cogency Software

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 12:00

Backstop Solutions Group has acquired Cogency Software, a provider of accounting solutions for multi-manager investment firms.   »

hand shake

MarketAxess appoints Scott Eaton as COO for Europe

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 11:00

MarketAxess Holdings, the operator of an electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed income markets, has appointed Scott Eaton as Chief Operating Officer for MarketAxess Europe Limited and Trax. »

Don Steinbrugge

Are CTAs mumbo jumbo or additive for a diversified hedge fund portfolio?

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 10:00

By Donald A.Steinbrugge, CFA, Managing Partner, Agecroft Partners – Commodity trading advisors’ (CTAs) perception among investors is more divergent than any other major hedge fund strategy. A large percentage of investors view the strategy as smoke and mirrors using black box models that they cannot understand or properly evaluate. »

Hint: Extended trading hours offer new opportunities…

Hint: Extended trading hours offer new opportunities…

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:56

When CBOE introduced the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX) in 1993 it quickly became the world's barometer for market volatility. Since volatility often signifies financial turmoil, VIX is often referred to as the "investor fear gauge." »

Six trends shaping the next generation

Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:56

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. »

Cyber security

Cybersecurity: Walking a tight rope between transparency and control

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:55

Trevor Chisholm, Director of Alternative Investments at Intralinks has appeared in a new video on Asset TV. The interview discusses how managers can achieve transparency whilst still maintaining control.  »

Philippe Ferreira, Lyxor

Hedge funds should do well in H2 2015 on the back of renewed market momentum

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:53

Equity-focused hedge fund strategies are making good gains in 2015 and despite momentum slowing down in April and May, should be well placed to generate further alpha in the second half of the year. »

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