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Weekly Brief: M&A frenzy in health care fuels event driven

Weekly Brief: M&A frenzy in health care fuels event driven

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 17:45

Hedge Funds have continued to deliver solid returns in 2015, with the Lyxor HFI up 1.3% last week and 3.4% year to date. The first quarter of 2015 is actually on track to be the best quarter for hedge funds since Q2-2007, when the Lyxor HFI was up 3.7%. At present, 85% of the funds included in our sample are positive year to date.   »

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Private clients advised to increase investment in alternatives

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 15:00

Investec Wealth & Investment (IW&I) has raised its allocation to alternative investments, specifically hedge funds, absolute return funds and defensive structured products, in a bid to ensure a balanced portfolio. »

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Bonds overvalued according to three quarters of investment professionals

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 14:00

The proportion of investment professionals that find Corporate Bonds overvalued has reached its highest level since the CFA Society of the UK’s (CFA UK) Valuations Index was introduced three years ago.  »

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Q&A: Market harmonisation and cross-jurisdiction selling

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 13:14

To what extent have UCITS and AIFMD created market harmonisation and allowed cross-jurisdiction selling? Answers provided by Christopher Jehan of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association. »

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Coral Gables Asset Management launches new long-short hedge fund

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 09:00

Coral Gables Asset Management has launched a new hedge fund, which employs a long-short trading strategy and seeks to exploit short-term and medium-term trading opportunities in the US equities market.  »

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CFTC issues exemption to the HKSFC permitting US customers to deal directly with HK brokers

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 06:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order to Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) permitting US customers to deal directly with HKSFC-licensed brokers. »

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Tower Fund Services releases new video guide for hedge fund managers

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 20:00

Tower Fund Services today released the second video in a series designed to guide hedge fund managers through the common challenges faced by the emerging fund manager.  »

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GFI Group delists from NYSE

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 19:00

GFI Group, a provider of trading technologies and support services to the global over-the-counter (OTC) and listed markets, is to voluntarily delist and deregister its common stock from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). »

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Guernsey promotes ILS pedigree at London event

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 18:30

Guernsey’s position as a leading centre for Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) transactions was underlined at a thought leadership event in London on Wednesday. »

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Vitol veteran Duncan Preston joins Cornerstone Global Commodities

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 18:00

Cornerstone Global Commodities is pleased to announce that it has been joined by  »

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