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Citi survey forecasts 30% decline in hedge fund industry profits due to poor performance in 2014

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 09:00

Hedge fund industry profits in 2013 reached USD31.2 billion but poor performance in 2014 cut that figure by 30% to only USD21.9 billion, a loss of nearly USD10 billion, according to a Citi survey. »

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BlueMountain Summit Opportunities Fund II holds first close at USD1bn

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 06:00

BlueMountain Capital Management has held the first closing of the BlueMountain Summit Opportunities Fund II with approximately USD1 billion in capital commitments. »

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Fund industry exec Joseph Dello Russo joins Convergence

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 17:30

Convergence has appointed Joseph (Joe) Dello Russo, former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative officer of MFS Investment Management as a Senior Managing Director.  »

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Natixis joins EurexOTC Clear

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 17:00

Natixis has become a clearing member of Eurex Clearing’s Securities Lending central counterparty (CCP) as well as EurexOTC Clear. The Lending CCP now has six clearing members, while EurexOTC Clear has more than 40. »

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Altana Wealth launches Directors’ Dealings Systems Fund

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 16:00

Altana Wealth has launched a new UCITs fund, The Altana Directors’ Dealings System Fund (ADDS), which is now open to external investors. »

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Clearbrook appoints Manit Rye as MD and Head of Hedged Index Strategies

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 15:00

Clearbrook Global Advisors has appointed Manit Rye as Managing Director and Head of Hedged Index Strategies. Rye will be based in the firm’s New York headquarters and report to Elliott Wislar, Chief Executive Officer of Clearbrook.   »

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Could hedge fund allocators be cooling their interest in 2015?

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 11:47

Investors increasingly view hedge fund managers in four main categories: All Star; Solution Provider; Small & Mighty; and Run of the Mill. That's according to Ermanno Dal Pont, Director, Capital Solutions at Barclays Capital. »

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BATS Global markets to acquire Hotspot FX market

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 11:30

BATS Global Markets (BATS) is to acquire Hotspot FX, an institutional spot foreign exchange market, in a cash transaction valued at USD365 million.   »

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Conifer completes SOC 1 Type 2 examination

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 10:30

Conifer Financial Services, a provider of fund administration, middle office, trade execution, and prime brokerage services to the asset management industry, has received an unqualified opinion in the Service Organisation Controls (SOC) 1 TYPE 2 (SSAE 16) 2014 examination of its fund administration entity, Conifer Asset Solutions.  »

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Columbia Management launches Adaptive Alternatives Fund

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 10:00

Columbia Management has launched a liquid alternative mutual fund, the Columbia Adaptive Alternatives Fund (CLAAX) providing investors with access to a multi-strategy fund from Blackstone Alternative Investment Advisers. »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Prime Brokerage 2015

Read how prime brokers of all shapes and sizes are becoming both operational and balance sheet-efficient, and broadening out their product suites for hedge fund managers... »

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This Hedgeweek Special Report explains not only why managed futures should be reconsidered by investors, but also how a more effective risk allocation strategy can benefit investor portfolios in both correlated and non-correlated markets... »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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