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One out of seven IQ Hedge indexes positive in December

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 13:15

Just one of IndexIQ’s proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes recorded positive performance in December. »

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Catastrophe bond issuance hits record USD8.8 billion in 2014, says Artemis

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 12:45

The amount of catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issued reached a record level in 2014, according to »


SGSS appoints head of commercial, marketing and liquidity management

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 11:30

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has appointed Christophe Baurand as Global Head of Commercial, Marketing and Liquidity Management.  »


Top HF industry trends for 2015

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 10:30

Each year Agecroft Partners leverages its contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organisations to predict the top hedge fund industry trends for the coming twelve months.  »

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DW Partners assumes management of two hedge funds from Brevan Howard

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 09:00

DW Partners has assumed the role of manager for two hedge funds previously managed by Brevan Howard, totalling more than USD5 billion in assets, effective 1 January, 2015.   »

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Majority of investors see Eurozone QE programme in 2015

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 06:00

Nearly two thirds (64%) of investors believe that the European Central Bank will implement quantitative easing before the end of next year, with more than a quarter (27%) expecting it to take place in Q1 2015. »

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IS Prime appoints two from Sucden Financial

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 19:00

IS Prime, the new foreign exchange brokerage service launched in late 2014, has hired two former Sucden Financial employees, Andrew Biggs and Jean Claude Francois. »

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Global Prime Partners appoints new COO

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 18:00

Global Prime Partners, a provider of prime brokerage and trading services to hedge funds, asset managers, family offices and professional traders, has appointed Andrew Bole as Chief Operating Officer (COO). »

Weekly Brief: Hedge Funds Heading into 2015 on a Strong Note

Weekly Brief: Hedge Funds Heading into 2015 on a Strong Note

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 17:00

During the last two weeks of December, hedge funds erased the bulk of the losses recorded earlier in December, when risk aversion was elevated. CTAs were again the best performers, in a remake of the patterns observed throughout the year (+4.7%from 16 December to 30 December). The good news came from Event Driven managers, up +3.1% during the same period. Yet, December was overall a mixed month, the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index being down 0.2% on the back of the underperformance of Fixed Income strategies (-3.1%). Their poor showing was related to the sharp high yield spread widening recorded earlier in the month, when liquidity issues emerged on some names. »

Preqin Hedge Fund Spotlight November 2014

Only three of the 100 top performing hedge funds featured in last year’s list, finds Preqin

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 13:19

One of the inherent risks to investing in hedge funds is the inherent volatility of performance. A top fund today might be the worst tomorrow. In Preqin’s latest November Hedge Fund Spotlight report, which looks at this year’s top 100 performing hedge funds, only three funds feature on the list from 2013.  »

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