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Hedge funds enjoy USD18.6bn in inflows in April… Tiger Management backs new Asia focused fund…

Global hedge funds investors added USD18.6bn in new money to portfolios in April, nearly twice as much as the amount of new cash they sent in March, data from industry groups TrimTabs and BarclayHedge showed. »


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Automated fund management

Data volumes within financial markets are exponentially increasing. For hedge fund managers, the trick is not in establishing data management processes to farm that data but having the infrastructure in place to action the data in a meaningful way. The old adage ‘quality not quantity’ has never been truer. »


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Japanese investors to maintain hedge fund allocations, says survey

Japanese investors plan to maintain the size of their hedge fund allocations this year, according to a survey by AIMA Japan and Eurekahedge. »


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First fully electronic JSCC-cleared swap trade is executed on Tradeweb

The first electronically-traded and JSCC-cleared yen swap transaction by a Japanese bank has been executed by Tradeweb. »


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BlackRock launches first UCITS multi-strategy absolute return fund for European investors

BlackRock has launched an absolute return fund for institutional investors in Europe to meet an expected increase in demand for regulated and liquid alternative investments. »


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Novus partners with USD1.8bn Swiss-based fund of hedge funds provider

Portfolio analytics and intelligence platform Novus has partnered with Thalia, a provider of hedge fund investment solutions based in Switzerland with USD1.8 billion in assets under management and advisory. »


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PAFS launches 506(c) fund administration services

Phoenix American Financial Services (PAFS) is offering fund administration services to new investment fund companies operating under SEC rule 506(c). »


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Equinox Funds teams with BlueCrest Capital Management to launch systematic macro fund

Equinox Funds has gained exposure to a programme run by hedge fund manager BlueCrest Capital Management with the launch of the Equinox BlueCrest Systematic Macro Fund (EBCIX). »


Retirement

FNEX partners with Vantage self-directed retirement plans

Clients of self-directed retirement plan administration company Vantage can now access FNEX.com to source, review and invest their funds in a wide variety of alternative investments. »


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