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Weekly Brief: Hedge funds have limited direct exposure to Greece

Weekly Brief: Hedge funds have limited direct exposure to Greece

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 18:57

In this issue, we present the Lyxor platform’s direct exposure to Greek assets, as well as the Lyxor hedge fund strategies exposures to European assets – most likely to be impacted by a spillover effect, either way. »

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Linedata hires industry veteran John Kiley

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 17:00

Linedata has appointed John Kiley as EVP of Sales and Co-Head of the Global Front and Middle Office Asset Management business line.   »


SGSS launches global fund distribution hub in Luxembourg

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 14:30

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has launched a fund distribution hub in Luxembourg to support asset management companies seeking to distribute UCITS and alternative investment funds internationally.  »


Jersey plays significant role in FDI, says new report

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 14:06

Jersey has attracted more than USD65 billion and distributed in excess of USD75 billion of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) annually, adding considerable value to the global economy as a result. »

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Euronext launches wood pellet contract

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 14:00

Euronext is launching a new Wood Pellet commodities futures contract aimed at producers, wholesalers and retailers in the autumn of 2015, subject to regulatory approval.   »

Adam Braggs, Crowdnetic

Crowdnetic: Bringing crowdfunding and marketplace lending data analytics to your fingertips

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 10:22

“If you are a hedge fund and you’ve got USD50-100 million in “peer-to-peer” loans, you may well find the analysis and monitoring of those loans takes up a significant portion of your firm’s resources. What Lendvious does is minimise the amount of human input and, thereby, minimise cost and errors,” explains Adam Braggs (pictured), Managing Director (Europe) of Crowdnetic. »

Joshua D Kestler, HedgeMark

Implementing a hedge fund dedicated managed account program with limited staff

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 09:04

By Joshua D Kestler (pictured), President & Chief Operating Officer, HedgeMark – Dedicated Managed Accounts (DMA) are typically single investor funds established for the exclusive use of, and owned and controlled by, an institutional investor, such as a public or private pension plan. The benefits of using DMA structures for hedge fund investments are clear – transparency, asset control, cash efficiency, customisation of investment strategies and structures, and the ability to negotiate discounted or custom fee arrangements with hedge fund managers.  »


Global alternative assets predicted to reach USD15.3tn by 2020

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 07:36

Alternative investments could reach a high of USD15.3 trillion by 2020, according to a new report from PwC – ‘Alternative Asset Management in 2020: Fast Forward to Centre Stage’.  »


Euronext further expands Spotlight segment with options on Refresco Gerber

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 06:00

Euronext has expanded its Spotlight segment with options on the shares of Refresco Gerber, a European bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and A-brand owners.  »

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Harneys adds Cayman funds partners

Sun, 28/06/2015 - 23:01

Harneys has recruited two partners and one senior associate to the firm’s investment funds practice in the Cayman Islands. »

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