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Could hedge fund allocators be cooling their interest in 2015?

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 11:47

In a presentation held by Barclays Capital in London on 26 January 2015, one of the points made was that investors increasingly view hedge fund managers in four main categories: All Star; Solution Provider; Small & Mighty; and Run of the Mill. »

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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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Abacus Group hires Adam Wayne as HR director

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:00

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds,has appointed Adam Wayne as Human Resources Director.  »

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AIMA and CAIA launch series of hedge fund papers for pension fund trustees

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 06:00

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the CAIA Association have jointly published the first of a series of hedge fund educational papers aimed at pension fund trustees. »

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Ropes & Gray Partner appointed to IBA International Funds Committee

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 21:30

Ropes & Gray partner Michelle Moran has been appointed an Officer of the International Bar Association’s Investment Funds Committee. »

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Tickmill appoints Sudhanshu Agarwal as CEO

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 17:30

Transparency-oriented global ECN broker Tickmill has appointed Sudhanshu Agarwal as Global Chief Executive Officer effective 28 January, 2015.  »

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SuMi TRUST launches BlueBay Global Investment Grade Credit Fund

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 16:47

SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services has launched the BlueBay Global Investment Grade Credit Fund managed by BlueBay Asset Management for exclusive distribution in Japan by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited (SMTB).   »

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GMEX Group takes stake in Avenir Technology

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 16:30

Global Markets Exchange Group International (GMEX Group) has taken a strategic stake, through its GMEX Technologies Limited (GMEX TECH) subsidiary, in the UK based post-trade software firm Avenir Technology Limited (Avenir).  »

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Special report
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... »

Special report
Lyxor Asset Management - Why trend-following strategies are back on track

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... »

Article
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:  ... »

Special report
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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