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Private real estate fundraising maintains momentum in 2014, while debt funds raised record USD20bn

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 11:46

Closed-end private real estate debt funds raised a total of USD20bn in capital in 2014, higher than in any other previous year. Andrew Moylan, Head of Real Assets Products at Preqin, comments on the state of private real estate fundraising heading into 2015: »

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Hedge Funds end 2014 up 2.48%, says eVestment

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 11:00

Hedge funds ended a tumultuous and volatile 2014 with an aggregate performance of +2.48%, with December and Q4 hedge fund performance nearly flat at -0.15% and +0.03% respectively.  »

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Federated Investors launches Managed Volatility Fund

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 09:00

Federated Investors has launched the Federated Managed Volatility Fund, a liquid alternative product that seeks to provide total return while managing the fund's annualised volatility.   »

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Constellation Advisers opens San Francisco office

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 21:30

Constellations Advisers, a provider of accounting, compliance, operational support, and due diligence services to the investment management industry has opened a new office in San Francisco.  »

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Marathon Asset Management promotes Jamie Raboy to Partner

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 15:00

Marathon Asset Management an alternative investment adviser focused on corporate and global credit, structured credit, emerging markets, leveraged loans and CLO’s, has promoted Jamie Raboy, global head of risk management, to partner. »

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Private debt: A fundamental shift in markets or a temporary yield play? – January 2015

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 13:04

In the midst of a shifting market environment, alternative fund managers are experiencing a surge of demand for primary financing activity. The increasing demand for private debt investment products and, as a result, the increase in private debt holdings, has raised questions as to whether we are seeing a fundamental shift in markets, or if this is a temporary yield play. A temporary yield play can be defined as a short-term strategy employed by fund managers to generate profit for clients, with no plans to extend the strategy past a short-term view. »

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The LLP – Guernsey’s new structuring tool

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 12:34

Tom Carey & David Crosland of Carey Olsen, explore the introduction of the Limited Liability Partnerships (Guernsey) Law 2013… »

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LME boosts outreach strategy with new education offering

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 09:00

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has launched a new education offering for market participants as it focuses on greater market engagement to expand the business globally. »

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Calamos launches two new liquid alt mutual funds

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 06:00

Calamos Investments has launched two new mutual funds, the Calamos Global Convertible Fund and the Calamos Hedged Equity Income Fund as of 31 December, 2014. »

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Global macro and trend-following hedge funds continue to perform in December, says GAM

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:00

December was a volatile month across asset classes, with a sell-off in risky assets occurring mid-month before some losses were recovered by month-end, according to GAM. »

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