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Abacus Group launches AbacusFLEX Protect

Abacus Group launches AbacusFLEX Protect

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 08:09

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted cloud IT solutions for hedge funds and other alternative investment funds, has expanded its cybersecurity services with the launch of AbacusFLEX Protect. »

Upward trend

Hedge funds showing improved performance for 2016

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 16:27

The Eurekahedge December report on hedge funds reveals that over November 2016 hedge funds were up 3.53 per cent for the year, posting better performance compared to a modest 1.73 per cent gain over the last year. »

Azabu Value Partners launches Japan equity fund

Azabu Value Partners launches Japan equity fund

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 12:50

Azabu Value Partners (Cayman) has launched the Azabu Value Master Fund, a Japan-focused fundamental equity long/short strategy under the umbrella of Rogers Investment Advisors. »

Hedge fund founder and CIO among seven charged over USD1bn fraud

Hedge fund founder and CIO among seven charged over USD1bn fraud

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 12:46

Seven defendants, all formerly affiliated with USD1.7 billion New York-based hedge fund Platinum Partners, have been charged in connection with an alleged USD1 billion investment fraud. »

Fortress to acquire UniCredit NPL portfolio

Fortress to acquire UniCredit NPL portfolio

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 10:37

Fortress Investment Group is to acquire a significant portion of a EUR17.7 billion portfolio of non-performing Italian loans from UniCredit. »

Hedge funds up 0.63 per cent in November

Hedge funds up 0.63 per cent in November

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 10:24

Hedge funds recorded gains of 0.63 per cent in November, according to UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management’s Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) Flash November Equally Weighted Hedge Fund Index. »

Survey

Revealed! Why 80 per cent of investors choose hedge funds…

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 10:12

What are the top challenges facing the hedge fund industry today and in the future? Why do investors continue to invest in hedge funds, despite the negative perceptions and performance issues cited in the media? Where is the upside for hedge funds in this current climate? In a crowded marketplace, how do hedge funds differentiate themselves? »

CFTC issues time-limited no-action relief for DCO swap clearing

CFTC issues time-limited no-action relief for DCO swap clearing

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 09:16

The US CFTC has issued time-limited no-action relief to entities submitting swaps for clearing by derivatives clearing organisations (DCOs) operating under CFTC exemptive orders or no-action relief that CFTC staff provided (relief DCOs). »

Matt Osborne, Altegris

Advisers to increase allocations to managed futures in 2017

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 08:41

Advisers consider managed futures a critical component of client portfolios, according to an adviser survey commissioned by Altegris Advisers, a provider of alternative investments. »

Karen O’Hanlon, First Names

First Names appoints MD of Singapore business

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 14:02

Independent trust, fund, real estate and corporate services provider First Names Group has promoted Karen O’Hanlon to managing director of its Singapore business. »

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