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Geoff Cook

Strong uptake in private placement as Jersey funds industry reaches seven year high

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 09:30

Strong performance in Jersey’s funds sector in 2014 has seen the value of fund assets administered in the jurisdiction increase by almost one fifth year-on-year to reach the highest level in seven years. »

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Activist hedge funds driving improvements in company performance, says AIM paper

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 09:00

Activist hedge funds globally are driving improvements in the share price, operating performance and governance of the companies in which they invest, according to a new paper by AIMA. »


ALTIN sets strike price of put options for share buyback

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 06:00

The Board of Directors of ALTIN AG has set the strike price of the put options to be issued as part of its share buyback programme at USD64.  »

Michael Appenzeller, Fundbase Fund Services

First regulated alternative and HF platform

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 21:14

An innovative new platform has emerged in Pfaffikon, Switzerland that could potentially revolutionise the way investors gain access to global hedge fund managers. The platform is called Fundbase and is the brainchild of Michael Appenzeller (pictured), its co-founder and president. »

Roman Pelka, Montfort Funds

The six steps to funds distribution in Switzerland

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 21:09

“This is not another AIFMD regulation. It is much simpler, much cheaper and fairly easy to implement,” states Roman Pelka (pictured), founder of Montfort Funds, a specialist provider of Swiss fund representation services, when discussing the need to appoint a legal representative.  »

Michael Malquarti, SYZ Asset Management

Hedge funds as zero duration investments

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 21:05

Investors are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that global markets will, at some point, move towards a higher interest rate environment. This will happen at varying speeds depending on the region, with the US and the UK most likely to raise rates before continental Europe for example.  »

Jan Viebig, Harcourt Investment Consulting

Shift towards investing in liquid alternatives

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 21:00

Liquid alternatives are one of the fastest growing areas of the asset management industry. In Europe, assets grew from EUR36bn to EUR236bn between 2008 and 2014, according to a Deutsche Bank report released last September (entitled From Alternatives to Mainstream Part Two).  »

ius Fritschi, Managing Partner at LGT Capital Partners

Swiss managers’ 2015 outlook for hedge fund investments

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:56

Overall, last year was a positive year for hedge funds in the sense that assets continued to grow, to the point where the industry reached USD2.8trn in total AuM. However, from a performance perspective it certainly wasn’t an easy one.  »

Steven Bulko, Lombard Odier Investment Managers

Focus heavily weighted to US equities markets

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:51

Interview with Steven Bulko, CIO, 1798 Fundamental Strategies, Lombard Odier Investment Managers… »

Nicolas Rousselet, Unigestion

Alternative beta strategies can enhance HF allocations

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:40

Over the last few years the S&P 500 Index has gained approximately 65 per cent, while the Nikkei 225 has gained 113 per cent. The impact of quantitative easing has led to unparalleled growth in equity markets, to such an extent that hedge funds have largely lagged behind.  »

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