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Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Blackstone backed Asia fund returns 15 per cent YTD… Indian equities boost Asian funds…

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 10:13

Senrigan Capital Group Ltd, the Asia event-driven hedge fund backed by Blackstone Group LP, returned 15 per cent in the first 10 months of this year, reports Bloomberg. »

Sol Waksman

Barclay CTA index down 0.49% in October

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 09:00

Managed futures lost 0.49% in October according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 3.88% for the year. »

Pavle Sabic

Energy and healthcare stocks are top hedge fund buys in Q4

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 06:00

Energy and healthcare stocks saw the largest growth in new hedge fund buying activity during Q4 2014, with AbbVie, Actavis and Alibaba as the most popular individual stocks, according to S&P Capital IQ’s. »

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Convergex introduces first new ADR depositary in nearly 20 years

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 06:00

Convergex has become the first financial institution to establish a new ADR Depositary for the marketplace in almost 20 years.  »

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CSIM appoints Director of Research for liquid strategies business

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 16:15

Common Sense Investment Management (CSIM), an independent, privately-held investment manager, has appointed Dr Matthew Schneider, as Director of Research in the firm’s new Liquid Strategies team. »

Brian McDermott, A&L Goodbody

The ICAV: New opportunities

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 14:17

By Brian McDermott (pictured) & Nessa Joyce – Ireland took a significant step closer to paving the way for the establishment of the Irish collective asset-management vehicle (the ICAV) with the publication of the ICAV Bill on 29 July this year, the early enactment of which has been cited as a priority for the Irish Government. »

Bradford Rowley, Pacific Fund Systems

AIFMD Annex IV reporting made simple

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 14:01

By Bradford Rowley (pictured) – Any association between Annex IV and the word ‘simple’ may appear to be an oxymoron as the Annex IV fund and manager filing typically requires the completion of a combined 339 questions on a recurring basis for larger managers. »

David O'Keefe, SMT Trustees

Full depo lite flexibility for PERE managers

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 13:57

“We’re seeing more interest than we did in the past. PERE managers are looking for expertise from their service partners under the AIFMD. In the past they would have gravitated towards other jurisdictions. More service providers are now comfortable with PERE as an asset class,” comments David O’Keeffe (pictured), CEO of SMT Trustees (Ireland) Limited (“SMT Trustees”). »

Clive Bellows, Northern Trust

Regulated fund market set to grow with direct lending vehicle

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 13:54

With total hedge fund AuM now nearing USD3trn, the last 12 months have been a noticeable period of growth for the industry at large. Admittedly, 2014’s performance figures aren’t as strong as 2013 but as the regulatory dust in Europe settles many more managers are striking out and launching new funds. »

Sean O'Donovan, Clearstream

A one-stop subcustodian service

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 13:50

On 3 October 2014, Clearstream, a Luxembourg-headquartered international central securities depositary, successfully completed the acquisition of Citco Global Securities Services Limited (CGSS). With the integration of around 300 Citco employees, the Cork-based office is now Clearstream’s largest operational hub for processing funds. »

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