Index

All six Market Vectors long/short equity indices positive in October

All six of Market Vectors Index Solutions' (MVIS) investable long/short equity indices recorded positive performance in October. »


Green light

Common Sense launches liquid strategies business line

Common Sense Investment Management has launched a new business line, Liquid Strategies, to complement the firm’s existing hedge fund business. »


Handshake

Highland Capital Management appoints MD of national accounts for independent broker-dealer channel

Highland Capital Management has appointed Carla Martin as managing director of national accounts for the independent broker dealer channel for Highland Capital Funds Distributor. »


Announcement

V2 Capital launches liquid alternative fund

V2 Capital, a Securities and Exchange Commission-registered investment advisor, has launch the V2 Hedged Equity Fund, an open-ended single manager mutual fund using the V2 Hedged Equity Strategy. »


Change direction

Institutional investors' shifting allocation strategies are driving hedge funds towards new products

As asset growth in traditional hedge funds from institutional investors continues to slow, hedge fund managers are pinning their hopes on the power of new products to attract investor assets and drive growth. »


Singapore

Maples and Calder strengthens Singapore presence

International law firm Maples and Calder has appointed Michael Gagie to the role of managing partner of the firm's Singapore office and has promoted associate Jess Stock to of counsel. »


Gene Ekster, 1010Data

Finding and using unique datasets by hedge funds

By Gene Ekster – Some historians note that in the 50’s Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, would get into his silver 75hp two-seater airplane and take to the skies to count cars in parking lots with the aim of making better decisions about his firm’s real estate investments. Today investors, with the help of companies like RS Metrics and their satellite imagery product, can scour the parking lots across the globe from their computers and make trading decisions in the spirit of Sam Walton.  »


Scott Alintoff, SunGard

SunGard’s Hedge360: Bank debt

As global banks deleverage and pursue a course of balance sheet strengthening, the opportunities to build exposure to bank debt have become numerous. Loan trading in 2013 rose to USD530bn. According to eVestment, floating rate bank debt was one of the top 10 most searched universes by consultants towards the end of last year. »


SunGard, Laurence Wormald

SunGard’s Hedge360: Risk reporting

Hedge360’s Risk Reporting Service, as part of the platform’s managed service offering, equips managers with the tools needed to manage and effectively report risk to an institutional standard. »


Joined hands

GMEX Group and Tradition form partnership

Global Derivatives Indices (GDI) has formed a strategic partnership with Tradition, the interdealer broking arm of Compagnie Financière Tradition, to use prices from Trad-X to calculate a new USD version of GDI’s Constant Maturity Index (CMI). »


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