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Investors positive about hedge fund growth in 2015, says Credit Suisse survey

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 16:00

Sentiment for hedge fund industry growth is positive, with investors forecasting a 14.4% increase in hedge fund industry AuM during 2015, according to the latest Credit Suisse Annual Hedge Fund Investor Survey. »


Gibraltar funds gain preferential access rights to German market

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:30

The German financial regulator (BaFin) has recently adopted a reciprocal private placement policy whereby German funds not within scope of AIFMD are allowed to be privately placed into other EU member states, with corresponding funds from EU member states allowed to be privately placed into Germany on an expedited basis. »

Ross Ellis, SEI

Setting up the Middle Office Part 2: Turning data into information and insight 

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:24

Once a fund manager has got the middle office infrastructure in place – the hardware as it were – the logical next step is to work out how best to utilise it. How can the flow of data – and flow of data is not simply the software – be used in a smart, intelligent fashion to bring incremental gains to the way that the manager runs its business? »


RCM Alternatives and Attain Capital Management to join forces

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:00

RCM Alternatives is to join forces with Attain Capital Management, acquiring its fund offerings, education, research and database assets while bringing its principals and employees under the RCM umbrella.  »

George Kaye, Derivitec

Begin managing portfolio risk within a validated scaleable system in a day

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 11:50

A new hedge fund, first and foremost, needs to raise investment. There are a many factors which differentiate a successful investment round from an unsuccessful one, not least the experience of the fund managers, and whether the proposed strategy is convincing. All funds however need to demonstrate best practice around their risk.  »

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First Derivatives adds Gambale to board go directors

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 11:30

First Derivatives (FD), a provider of software and consulting services, has appointed Virginia Gambale to the Board of the Company as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. »

Mutual funds

New fund offers seasoned long/short credit strategy in MF format

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 11:00

Collins Capital has launched the Collins Long/Short Credit Fund (CCLIX/CLCAX), a mutual fund offering a true long/short credit strategy that dynamically adjusts exposure throughout the credit cycle.   »

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CBOE Futures Exchange VIX Futures ADV down 27 per cent in February

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:30

February average daily volume in VIX futures on the CBOE Futures Exchange was 166,547 contracts, a decrease of 23 per cent from February 2014 and a decrease of 27 per cent from January 2015.  »

Will Cameron

JTC appoints new head of Fareham office

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:00

Independent corporate, fund and private client services provider JTC has appointed Will Cameron (pictured) in a Director role as the Head of the firm’s Fareham office »


Credit Suisse LAB index up 2.63% in February

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 09:00

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (CSLAB), which aims to reflect the performance of the overall hedge fund industry, finished up 2.63% in February.  »

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