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Quarterly and yearly returns best measuring stick for hedge fund performance, says Gondor’s Au

Quarterly and yearly returns best measuring stick for hedge fund performance, says Gondor’s Au

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 08:29

Vincent Au, the portfolio manager at New York-based hedge fund management firm Gondor Capital Management, has told investors that the best measuring stick in determining performance are quarterly and yearly returns. »

Hedge funds generate alpha driven by global macro outperformance, says Lyxor

Hedge funds generate alpha driven by global macro outperformance, says Lyxor

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 13:51

Hedge funds generated alpha last week, with global macro funds outperforming thanks to higher dollar and oil prices, according to Lyxor’s latest hedge fund weekly brief. »

Triple Leo launches hedge fund administration and consulting firm

Triple Leo launches hedge fund administration and consulting firm

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 13:48

Triple Leo Consulting, founded by industry veteran Mike Quinn, has launched its full-service hedge fund administration and operational consulting business based in the Philadelphia suburbs. »

Nck Bayley, Duff & Pehlps

Duff & Phelps MiFID II Blog Series - Blog No2: MiFID II Vendors - Demand will outstrip supply

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 12:39

Nick Bayley is a managing director in the Compliance and Regulatory Consulting practice at Duff & Phelps. Prior to this, Nick was a Head of Department in the FCA's Markets Policy & International Division, FCA Senior Markets Adviser and was responsible for the UK regulator’s MiFID II Policy Project.  »

Cyril Delamare, ML Capital

Ronit Global Opportunities UCITS Fund launches on MontLake UCITS Platform

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 08:49

Ronit Capital has launched the Ronit Global Opportunities UCITS Fund, a global long/short strategy focused on liquid emerging markets and the European periphery, on the MontLake UCITS Platform. »

Kenneth J Heinz, HFR

Hedge funds up again in March, says HFR

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 08:44

Hedge funds advanced again in March, concluding a first quarter that saw gains in all three months and adding to a period of extended positive performance that has seen industry returns climb for five consecutive months and 12 of the last 13 months, according to data released by HFR. »

Tom Wrobel, Societe Generale Prime Services

Mixed performance for CTAs in March

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 12:02

March produced mixed returns for CTA strategies, with the SG CTA Index finishing the month down 0.75 per cent, with positive contributions from five out of the 20 constituent CTAs. »

Justin Wheatley, StatPro

StatPro to acquire UBS Delta

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 10:06

StatPro Group, an AIM listed provider of cloud-based portfolio analysis and asset pricing services for the global asset management industry, has agreed to buy UBS’ risk and performance analytics service, UBS Delta. »

Stairway to clouds

When to make the move to the cloud: typical inflection points

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 09:37

For newly emerging investment firms or long-standing established ones, the choice to adopt a cloud-based architecture is becoming an easy one. Few firms have a business model where an in-house Comm. Room makes strategic or economic sense. And even for those who have the means to do so, managing and maintaining all levels of IT on-premise may not always make the most business sense. »

Eric Moen, MSCI

MSCI launches ESG risk tool

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 08:54

MSCI has launched MSCI ESG Metrics, a set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics for 8,500 companies globally. »

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