Liam Butler, Northern Trust

Northern Trust – Best European Hedge Fund Administrator

Helping clients access the widening spectrum of European hedge fund opportunities has culminated in Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services being voted ‘Best European Hedge Fund Administrator’. »

Philippe Ferreira, head of MAP Research & External Relations, Lyxor Asset Management

Lyxor Asset Management – Best Managed Accounts Platform

Lyxor Asset Management continues to push the envelope when it comes to bringing innovation to its market-leading managed account platform. Lyxor currently supports approximately 100 managers and over USD12bn in AuM, of which 80 managers sit on the commingled platform with a further 20 managers offering dedicated funds to institutional investors. »

Marianne Scordell, Bougeville Consulting

European Hedge Funds: The age of wisdom?

By Marianne Scordell (pictured), Bougeville Consulting – “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness”, famously wrote Charles Dickens at the start of one of his novels, the title of which we borrowed last year1. While those words were seeking to describe another epoch, the sense of movement, upheaval and uncertainty they convey somehow echoes the array of changes currently impacting the hedge fund industry, in Europe especially. »

Lonnie Macdonald, UMB Fund Services

UMB Fund Services – Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator

UMB Fund Services administrates approximately USD190bn of assets across its mutual funds and alternative funds business. Its alternative investment division has been supporting hedge funds, private equity funds, fund-of-funds since 1991. »

Ken Heinz, HFR

Hedge Fund Research – Best Index Provider

Event-driven, equity hedge and activism were strong themes in 2013 and will likely continue in 2014 according to Kenneth Heinz (pictured), President of Hedge Fund Research. Activism was certainly a great trade in 2013; the HFRX Activist Index posted gains of 19.22 per cent. Equally, the HFRX Event-Driven Index gained 13.87 per cent and is already up 2.72 per cent YTD. »

Dr Slim Feriani, Advance Emerging Capital

Advance Emerging Capital – Best Diversified Fund of Funds Manager

Advance Emerging Capital Limited is a London-based investment management company with a dedicated focus on global emerging and frontier growth market equities. The firm was established in 1996 by former Bank of England executive Nigel Wilson. In the early years, Advance Emerging Capital focused exclusively on emerging market equities. This remit was extended to include frontier market equities when Dr Slim Feriani (piuctured) took over the reins as CEO and CIO in 2005. »

Canada flag

S&P Capital IQ extends QuantFeed and QuantLink solutions to TMX Group

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions has extended it QuantFeed and QuantLINK technologies to TMX Group markets and information. »

Richard Corrigan

Jersey Finance appoints new deputy chief executive

Jersey Finance has appointed Richard Corrigan as its new deputy chief executive officer. »

Florence Barjou, Lyxor Asset Management

Lyxor Asset Management – Best Absolute Return Manager

Lyxor Asset Management offers a range of risk-balanced funds in its Absolute Return Multi Assets (ARMA) strategy: ARMA was launched in May 2010 and aims to deliver EONIA plus 2 per cent p.a. with a volatility target of 3 per cent; ARMA 8 is a more aggressive version targeting returns of EONIA plus 6 to 10 per cent with a volatility target of 8 per cent. »

Mark Decil, Jabre Capital Partners

Jabre Capital Partners – Best Relative Value Convertible Bond Manager

Philippe Jabre has been successfully managing convertible bonds for 30 years. Whilst at GLG Partners (between 1997 and 2006), Jabre honed his convertible bond strategy resulting in five funds with a combined AuM of USD7bn at its peak. In 2007, Jabre branched out and launched the JABCAP Convertible Bond Fund with founding partners, Mark Cecil (pictured) and Philippe Riachi. »

Upcoming events

Upcoming training

Mon, 12/05/2014 (All day) - Dubai
Tue, 13/05/2014 (All day) - Dubai