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Gains were available in a year of aggregate hedge fund declines, says eVestment

Gains were available in a year of aggregate hedge fund declines, says eVestment

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:44

The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of -0.77 per cent in December. The decline was the industry’s fifth negative month in the second half of 2015 and eighth of the year, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Performance report. »

CFTC Grants Eurex Clearing AG registration as a derivatives clearing organisation

CFTC Grants Eurex Clearing AG registration as a derivatives clearing organisation

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:43

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order granting Eurex Clearing AG (Eurex Clearing) registration as a derivatives clearing organisation (DCO) under the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). »

All six MVIS investable long/short equity indices negative in January

All six MVIS investable long/short equity indices negative in January

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:41

All six of Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) investable Long/Short Equity Indices recorded negative performance in January. »

Hedge fund industry grows in 2015 despite concerns over performance

Hedge fund industry grows in 2015 despite concerns over performance

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:26

Preqin’s 2016 Global Hedge Fund Report finds that 2015 was another challenging year for the industry, during which the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recorded gains of 2.02 per cent, compared with 4.65 per cent in 2014. »

CBOE to list SPX Wednesday-expiring Weeklys options

CBOE to list SPX Wednesday-expiring Weeklys options

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:22

The Chicago Board Options Exchange plans to list S&P 500 Index (SPX) Wednesday-expiring Weeklys options beginning 23 February, 2016.  »

David Payne

Cost-efficiencies for start‑ups and family offices

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 21:48

For many start-up fund managers, the prospect of setting up a hedge fund in today's regulatory climate can feel like swimming upstream. That is why the turnkey solution offered by fund administrators, which allows managers to work with one service provider to get all aspects of their fund up and running, is still so appealing.  »

Rachael McDonald

BVI’s M&A environment still as buoyant as ever

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 21:45

Despite being a relatively new entrant to the BVI, global law firm Mourant Ozannes is fielding its fair share of enquiries in relation to fund formation. The firm established its BVI office with Corporate, Finance and Litigation practices in 2012, followed 18 months later by its investment funds practice.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Fund administrators look to broaden value‑added services

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 21:40

Since the BVI introduced the Approved Manager regime at the end of 2012 demand has been encouraging, but it has taken time to build. Currently, there are 101 Approved Investment Managers licensed in the BVI, based on figures published by the Islands' financial regulator, the BVI Financial Services Commission (as of 30 September 2015).  »

Niels Herbold

ATU enjoys organic growth on the back of restructuring

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 21:37

ATU Fund Administrators (BVI) Limited was the first fund administrator to receive a license from the Financial Services Commission in the BVI on 30th December, 1997. By the early 2000s it had grown to become the largest fund administrator on the islands.  »

Mara Spencer

Ability to support managers in different growth stages

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 21:34

Currently, there are 101 Approved Investment Managers licensed in the BVI, based on figures published by the Islands' financial regulator, the BVI Financial Services Commission (as of 30 September 2015).  »

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