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Weekly Brief: Macro funds resilient as short Bund stance pays off

Macro funds resilient as short Bund stance pays off

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 11:10

The equity and bond market selloff that took place recently took its toll on some hedge fund strategies. Due to their long fixed income stance established during 2014, CTAs sharply underperformed Macro managers during the market rout. Meanwhile, macro managers that had built up short positions on European rates in April proved overall resilient. Some macro managers were up 2 per cent last week while others, who were most exposed to European equities were down 1 per cent. In the CTA space, losses were broad based and reached high single digits in some cases. »

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Duet appoints Fugmann and Lees as co-CIOs of natural resources long/short equity fund

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 09:00

Duet Group, a USD5.5 billion global alternative asset manager, has appointed Ulrik Fugmann and Edward Lees has senior managing directors and Co-Chief Investment Officers of Duet Natural Resources.  »

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FolioMetrix and American Independence merge to form RiskX Investments

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 09:00

FolioMetrix is to merge with American Independence Financial Services, LLC (AIF) to create a new company, RiskX Investments, LLC, offering an array of risk-intelligent investment solutions.  »

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Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services calls for industry standards in reporting

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 06:00

Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services has called on the hedge fund industry to leverage technology and adopt clearer industry standards in data management to help close a gap in transparency expectations between fund managers and investors. »

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Tullett Prebon launches screen-based matching engine for alternative assets

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 19:00

Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments (TPAI) has developed and launched a screen-based matching engine called TP-AIME (Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments Matching Engine) to better facilitate transactions in alternative investments.  »

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Guernsey funds facilitate GBP25 billion of inward investment to the UK from global investors, says KPMG report

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 18:30

International Capital Flows, a report commissioned by the States of Guernsey and supported by Guernsey Finance, has analysed the economic benefits provided to the UK and Europe by the Guernsey funds market.  »

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RBC GAM adds three new funds to SICAV range

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 18:00

RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) has added the RBC Funds (Lux) – Emerging Markets Value Equity Fund, RBC Funds (Lux) – Emerging Markets Small Cap Equity Fund and RBC Funds (Lux) – European Equity Focus Fund to its Luxembourg-domiciled SICAV range, RBC Funds (Lux). »

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RWC renames Kodeeswaran’s UCITS long-short equity vehicle RWC Global Innovation Absolute Alpha Fund

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 11:00

The RWC Global Growth Absolute Alpha fund has renamed the RWC Global Innovation Absolute Alpha fund in order to better describe the opportunity set. There is no change to the fund’s focus or investment process.   »

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Enhanced Alpha from Operational Efficiency

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 09:02

Innovative technology is all around us, and hedge funds might well question its value as a differentiator in today’s highly competitive market. But that does not mean there is nothing to be gained from keeping pace with change – to the contrary, rather than relying on new developments to make themselves stand out from the crowd, funds could instead use them to develop and refine their infrastructure, thereby adding real value to the investment process. »

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New Exchange Council of EEX elected

Tue, 12/05/2015 - 09:00

Following the end of the Exchange Council’s term of office of three years, the trading participants of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) elected a new Exchange Council in accordance with the applicable schedule on 7 May 2015.  »

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