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James Willaims, Hedgeweek

Liquid alternatives market continues to evolve on both sides of the Atlantic

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

As the level of convergence continues to rise amongst traditional long-only fund management houses and hedge fund managers, the liquid alternatives space has emerged to become one of the most dominant structural developments in the funds industry.  »

Robin Sarker, State Street

Buyer beware – addressing modern risks

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

By Robin Sarkar, State Street – In the case of liquid alternatives, investors would be especially smart to pay heed to an age old piece of advice: buyer beware. That's because, despite their differences when compared with traditional alternative investment vehicles, liquid alternatives present higher risk factors, such as the use of leverage and illiquid securities, than do conventional mutual funds. As investors consider whether liquid alternatives make sense for their portfolios in light of their particular investment goals, they should educate themselves about, and monitor, the risks that underlie these funds. »

Daniele Spada, Lyxor Asset Management

Strong traction in alternative UCITS platform

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

Lyxor Asset Management operates the largest commingled hedge fund managed account platform (MAP), but over the last couple of years it has made inroads to build out a similar offering in the UCITS space.  »

Stephane Berthet, FundLogic

Delivering value as volatility grows

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

With increased volatility starting to buffer equity and bond markets, investors have taken reassurance from the fact that the FundLogic Alternatives platform may provide the fund strategies needed to navigate the uncertainty.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Volatility and desire for bond-like returns pushes demand

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

The liquid alternatives space, which by definition includes alternative UCITS funds in Europe and '40 Act registered alternative mutual funds in the US, is not only attracting strong inflows. According to latest research from Preqin, the average alternative mutual fund returned 4.36 per cent in 2014. This compares to returns of 3.78 per cent for the average hedge fund. »

Stefano Girola, SYZ Asset Management

Two unique long/short fund offerings

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

SYZ Asset Management, the investment funds arm of Swiss banking group SYZ, offers investors two unique long/short strategies in its OYSTER UCITS-compliant fund range. The main differentiators between the two funds are summarised in the table.  »

Andres Dollery. Societe Generale Prime Services

In prime position to support CTA UCITS funds

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

Five years ago, UCITS funds weren't exactly a prominent blip on the radar screen at  Société Générale Prime Services, but over the last two years, excluding managed accounts, they have accounted for approximately 50 per cent of all new funds onboarded by the business in Europe.  »

Mark O'Hare

Edmond Ho joins Preqin as Chief Revenue Officer

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:32

Preqin has appointed Edmond Ho as Chief Revenue Officer. Ho also joins Preqin's Management Team and will commence his role on 27 July 2015.  »

Jess Ravich

TCW offers first alternative mutual fund

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:30

The TCW Group has partnered with Gargoyle Investment Advisor to offer its first alternative mutual fund, the TCW | Gargoyle Hedged Value Fund (TFHIX / TFHVX).  »

James Skegg

Managed futures endure mixed first half of 2015

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:26

Following the strongest first quarter since 2008, managed futures endured a challenging second quarter of 2015, according to the latest performance data for Societe Generale Prime Services’ Newedge CTA indices. »

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