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Chinese hedge funds recover from steep Q3 losses

Chinese hedge funds recover from steep Q3 losses

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 15:20

Asian hedge funds focused on investing in China posted sharp gains in October, paring steep declines in Q3 2015, as investor risk tolerance and market liquidity returned to Asian financial markets. »

Andrew Awad, Greenwich Associates

New regulations driving fixed income dealer strategies, says GA study

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 10:31

The competitive positioning of Europe’s leading fixed-income dealers is increasingly defined by regulations and banks’ strategic responses to new rules that have altered the economics of the business, according to a study by Greenwich Associates. »

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Hedge fund manager Palmerston Capital passes USD250m AUM and closes founder share class

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 10:27

London-based credit long/short hedge fund manager Palmerston Capital, which was set up by ex-JP Morgan credit trading head Stuart Wain, has closed its Founder Share Class as assets under management now total USD264 million.  »

AI Insight expands alt investment platform to individual financial advisors and RIAs

AI Insight expands alt investment platform to individual financial advisors and RIAs

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 09:41

AI Insight has expanded it alternative Investment research, education and compliance documentation platform to individual subscribers. This new platform access is geared towards Financial Advisors and RIAs who do not have access to AI Insight through a Broker Dealer subscription. »

Meagham Dugan

BofA Merrill adds new features to options trading platform

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 09:22

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill) has unveiled new advanced features on its global trading and consulting platform, providing buy and sell-side clients with more efficient order handling and improved fill rates for options trading. »

Macro Risk Advisors raises over USD330,000 in 4th Annual Charitable Trading Day

Macro Risk Advisors raises over USD330,000 in 4th Annual Charitable Trading Day

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 09:14

Macro Risk Advisors (MRA) raised USD332,000 during the firm's fourth annual charitable trading day on 29 October, with the firm donating all of the net commissions earned from option, stock and ETF trades to charity. »

Andrew Lapkin

The evolution of Managed Account Platforms

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 17:22

Interview with Andrew Lapkin (pictured) & Joshua Kestler – Please explain what you think is driving the continued increase in demand for hedge fund managed accounts? »

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The benefits of boutique MAPs

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 17:18

Establishing a hedge fund, let alone attaining the necessary investment track record to entice allocators, is a challenging proposition. The cost of setting up a hedge fund has skyrocketed amid growing regulation and investor demands for institutional-standard infrastructure. Citi's 2014 Hedge Fund Industry Operating Metrics Survey estimated managers required a minimum of USD310million in AUM to ensure their two per-cent management fee covered all of their operational and regulatory overheads.  »

Sarj Panesar

Managed Account Platforms offer Solvency II relief

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 17:14

Solvency II regulation, which is aimed at European insurance providers to improve transparency on the cost of capital related to their underlying assets – think of it as Basel III for insurers – is set to make managed accounts an even more popular vehicle moving forward.  »

Michael Hart, Amundi

Australia is next market for AIFMD-compliant MAP

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 17:09

Amundi Alternative Investments was one of the first managed account platforms in Europe to become fully AIFMD-compliant. With approximately USD5billion in assets, the Dublin-domiciled platform is perfectly placed to capitalise on growing demand from the USD2.02trillion Australian Superannuation market for investment solutions that offer a clear value-add (and value for money).  »

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