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Orangefield appoints Anna Coutts Donald as director in UK office

Orangefield, a provider of corporate and fund services, has appointed Anna Coutts Donald as director at its UK office.  »


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Asia ex-Japan funds outperform year-to-date… Asian Sovereign Wealth & Pension funds looking increasingly at alternatives…

Asia ex-Japan hedge funds lead global peers with year-to-date returns of 6.66 per cent, due in large part to a 25.79 per cent rise in Indian equities since the start of the year, according to the latest data released by hedge fund research firm Eurekahedge. »


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HKEx Group and China Merchants Group sign MOU

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) and China Merchants Group (CMG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a strategic alliance in product development and related services. »


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BH Macro up 4.5% in September

BH Macro Ltd, a Guernsey-registered, London-listed investment company which acts as a feeder fund for the Brevan Howard Master Fund, gained 4.5% in September, reversing poor performance in the first half of the year. »


Hedge Fund Performance Update: Q3 2014

Hedge Fund Performance Update: Q3 2014

Preqin looks at the performance of hedge funds in Q3 2014 and in 2014 so far. »


Hedge Fund Performance Benchmarks: Q3 2014

Hedge Fund Performance Benchmarks: Q3 2014

Preqin provides the most up-to-date hedge fund performance benchmarks. »


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BNP Paribas Securities Services’ AIFMD reporting solution eases administrative burden for fund managers

BNP Paribas Securities Services has launched an outsourcing service for AIFMD reporting, allowing asset managers to fulfil their reporting obligations without the associated administrative and financial burden. »


Preqin Quarterly Update: Real Estate, Q3 2014

Preqin Quarterly Update: Real Estate, Q3 2014

Despite a slight fall in fundraising in Q3 2014 compared to the previous quarter, the total capital raised in 2014 so far remains strong, with the USD63bn raised in the first three quarters of the year surpassing the USD56bn raised during the same period last year. However, the number of funds reaching a final close has declined from 166 to 121 over this time period, and almost two-thirds of capital raised by funds holding a close in Q3 came from just five firms, suggesting that capital is increasingly concentrated among fewer managers. »


Preqin Quarterly Update: Infrastructure, Q3 2014

Preqin Quarterly Update: Infrastructure, Q3 2014

Fundraising for private infrastructure funds has remained strong in 2014 to date, with the 14 funds closing on an aggregate USD8.5bn in Q3 2014 bringing the total raised throughout the year to USD27bn, a small increase on the USD23bn raised over the same period last year. However, capital is further concentrated among a smaller selection of managers, with the number of funds to close falling. Just 28 funds have closed in the first three quarters of this year, compared to 41 in the same period in 2013. »


Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q3 2014

Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q3 2014

The third quarter of 2014 saw 199 private equity funds reach a final close, raising USD80bn in aggregate capital, representing 21% fewer vehicles and a significant 44% decrease in capital commitments compared to the previous quarter. However, the relatively low number of funds means that the average fund size of USD402m is particularly high. Investors seem to be more inclined to commit capital to the larger, more established private equity fund managers, and these statistics serve as evidence of continuation of the trend seen in the fundraising market last year. »


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