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Castle Harbour hires Eric Daniel to co-manage new convertible bond fund

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 20:00

Castle Harbour Securities has appointed Eric Daniel, the former Head of Equity Derivatives and Convertible Bond Sales at Citigroup in Paris, to co-manage its new global convertible bond fund. »

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Russell Indexes launches new report on smart beta implementation

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 17:45

Following on from the publication of the results of the firm’s global smart beat survey back in April, which highlighted the perceptions and adoption of smart beta among nearly 200 institutional asset owners, Russell Indexes has now published further findings from the survey in a new report. »

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CSQ to provide outsourced CIO services in new partnership with Strategic Capital Alternatives

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 16:00

Circle Squared Alternative Investments (CSQ) has partnered with USD1.5bn money management and investment consulting firm Strategic Capital Alternatives (SCA). »

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Palmer Square Capital Management launches Long/Short Credit Fund

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 15:00

Credit and alternatives investment manager Palmer Square Capital Management has launched its sixth mutual fund, the Palmer Square Long/Short Credit Fund (PCHIX, PCHAX). »

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Silvaris Capital Management launches Global Equity UCITS on Alpha UCITS platform

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 14:45

Silvaris Capital Management has launched the Silvaris Global Equity Fund, a UCITS version of its successful global equity long/short strategy, on the Alpha UCITS platform.   »

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AII Barometer: CTAs Thrive on reflation and crude oil trends

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 14:08

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.3% in November (YTD +0.1%). 8 out of 12 Lyxor Indices ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor CTA Long Term Index (+7.8%), the Lyxor CTA Long Term Index (+5.9%), the Lyxor Special Situation Index (+3.0%) and the Lyxor Lyxor L/S Equity Market Neutral Index (+1.6%). »

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A fresh solution for open-ended funds

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 13:03

By Dominic Wheatley, Guernsey Finance – Guernsey’s 50 years as a funds centre makes it an ideal jurisdiction in which to nurture innovative open-ended funds, argues Dominic Wheatley from Guernsey Finance. »

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SEC charges Buffalo firm and co-owners with fraud over HF investment advice

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 11:47

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Buffalo, NY-based investment advisory firm and two co-owners accused of making false and misleading statements to clients regarding investments in a hedge fund.   »

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Private real estate assets reach all-time high of USD740bn

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 11:31

Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. »

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Hedge funds in Europe are taking too little account of the risks Involved in outsourcing compliance

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 06:00

Hedge funds in Europe that are rushing to outsource their compliance to meet looming reporting deadlines under the AIFMD are largely failing to consider the risks of doing so, according to ViClarity. »

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