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Opus Fund Services voted “Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator”

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:30

Opus Fund Services has been voted the Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator by readers of Hedgeweek, one of the hedge fund industry’s leading publications.  »

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Apex acquires Pinnacle Fund Administration

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:00

Apex Fund Services has acquired Pinnacle Fund Administration. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Pinnacle operates additional offices in New York and Vancouver. »

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All six MVIS long/short equity indices positive in February

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:00

All six of Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) investable Long/Short Equity Indices recorded positive performance in February.  »

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Substance drives up interest in Guernsey

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:53

Dominic Wheatley (pictured), Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, explains why issues of substance are driving up interest among fund managers in the potential upside of relocating to Guernsey. »

Let’s Be Clear: Investor survey shows transparency improving in alternative investments—still work to be done

Let’s Be Clear: Investor survey shows transparency improving in alternative investments—still work to be done

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:08

Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. »

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RS Investments launches two new long/short alt mutual funds

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:00

RS Investments has launched two new long/short alternative mutual funds: the RS Focused Opportunity Fund (RSFOX) and the RS Focused Growth Opportunity Fund (RSFGX). »

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Brown launches trading platform for US corporate bonds

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:00

Automated trading specialist Alistair Brown – co-founder of Lime Brokerage – is turning his attention to  fixed income with the launch of OpenBondX, an electronic “all-to-all” trading platform for US corporate bonds.   »

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Prosek Partners named No1 US PR Firm for the hedge fund industry in Hedgeweek Awards

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:00

Prosek has been named Best North American Public Relations Company in the annual Hedgeweek Global Awards.  »

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Achieving operational alpha through the investment process

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:00

Innovative technology is all around us, and hedge funds might well question its value as a differentiator in today’s highly competitive market. But that does not mean there is nothing to be gained from keeping pace with change – to the contrary, rather than relying on new developments to make themselves stand out from the crowd, funds could instead use them to develop and refine their infrastructure, thereby adding real value to the investment process. »

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D E Shaw launches Arcesium to provide asset managers with key software and services for post-trade activities

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:00

The D E Shaw group has launched Arcesium, a new, independently operated technology and service company that will provide asset managers with software and service solutions for their post-trade activities. »

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Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

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The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.     ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Richard A Kimball Jr, CEO, HEXL

Healthcare costs continue to spiral out of control and yet still achieve relatively poor outcomes, says Richard A Kimball Jr (pictured), CEO of HEXL… ... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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