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Hedge funds see strongest inflows for six months in Feb

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 09:00

The hedge fund industry took in USD7.2 billion (0.3% of assets) in February, the strongest inflow in the past six months and a turnabout from January’s outflow of USD11.2 billion (0.5% of assets), according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs. »

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LCH.Clearnet launches inflation swaps clearing

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 06:00

LCH.Clearnet is now offering inflation swap clearing through its SwapClear service allowing market participants trading UK, European, and US inflation-linked products to benefit from the efficiencies and enhanced risk management associated with central clearing.   »

Weekly Brief: Asian L/S equity setting the pace

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds end Q1 on a strong note, up 3.2%

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 20:37

Hedge funds continue to climb higher, with the Lyxor HFI up 3.5% ytd (up to 24 March). The asset class was supported this week by L/S Equity, and in particular Asian managers that have done particularly well. Their successful stock-picking captured the buoyant market environment on the long book without losing much on the short book. Over the recent months, we have been advocating the benefits of Asian L/S managers for diversification purposes and continue to do so. »

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Man GLG launches European Mid-Cap strategy for Moni Sternbach

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 18:00

Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group has launched a new UCITS compliant fund, Man GLG European Mid-Cap Equity Alternative fund. »

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IVP’s Treasury 3.5 now available on the cloud

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 17:00

Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a provider of alternative asset management solutions, has made IVP Treasury 3.5 available on the cloud, allowing hedge fund managers to track, control and optimise their financing needs across counterparties including Prime Brokers and Custodian banks. »

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Global macro leads the pack in March and year-to-date, says GAM

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 16:00

Although the MSCI World index declined 1.8 per cent in March, the real story was about equity dispersion, currencies and central bank policy, according to Anthony Lawler, portfolio manager at GAM. »

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Mark Landis joins Wavelength Capital Management

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 15:30

Wavelength Capital Management, a provider of liquid alternative investments and portfolio solutions, has appointed Mark Landis as Co-Managing Partner, effective immediately. »

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Fund managers bullish on equities, alts; bearish on bonds

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 14:00

Despite their continued uncertainty over the outlook for global economic improvement in 2015, fund managers remain optimistic about investments in equities and alternative assets over the long term.  »

Geoff Ruddick, Intermational Management Services

Independent directors and the capacity conundrum

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 13:01

The capacity conundrum continues to be one of debate and it has become increasingly apparent that it is not solved simply by the provision of an arbitrary headline number or cap.  Geoff Ruddick (pictured) takes a look at the key things to consider when assessing the capacity of an independent director…  »

Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance

Cayman Islands – Best Hedge Fund Services Jurisdiction

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 12:22

When it comes to representing the offshore hedge fund industry, the Cayman Islands remains the clear choice among practitioners and fund managers of all varieties. Its funds industry continues to do well. In 2013, for example, Cayman recorded a historical high of 11,379 funds.  »

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