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Maxine Rawlins

Hawksford strengthens management team with four director appointments

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 14:07

Corporate, private client and funds business, Hawksford, has enhanced its management capabilities with four director promotions. »

Paraic Cosgrave

BNP Paribas Securities Services appoints head of sales and relationship management for alt fund admin business

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 12:59

Paraic Cosgrave (pictured) has joined BNP Paribas Securities Services as head of sales and relationship management for the firm’s alternative fund administration business. »

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Barclay CTA Index down 1.71 per cent in June

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 12:52

Managed futures traders lost 1.71 per cent in June according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 0.05 per cent year to date. »

Amy Bensted

Hedge funds in the red for the first time in 2015

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 12:42

The hedge fund industry has posted average returns of -0.75 per cent for June, the first month this year of negative performance. Despite this, the benchmark has still returned 4.50 per cent year-to-date. »

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Hedge fund industry outperforms major indices in June/Q2 despite macro & managed futures fund declines

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 12:40

Hedge funds produced an aggregate return of -0.93 per cent in June, just over 100 basis points ahead of the S&P 500 which fell -1.94 per cent during the month. according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Performance Summary. »

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NFA bars Wealth Creation Investments Fox Financial Group from membership

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 12:26

The National Futures Association (NFA) has barred Wealth Creation Investments, an NFA Member introducing broker, and Fox Financial Group, an NFA Member commodity trading advisor, from NFA membership. »

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Mixed months for ALTIN in Q2 2015

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 12:25

Following a good start to the year, ALTIN’s NAV performed well during the first two months of the second quarter (+0.34% MTD as 30.04.2015, +0.79% MTD as 31.05.2015) and suffered in June (-1.94% MTD, estimate) as global financial markets declined dramatically and volatility increased towards month-end over the escalating uncertainty over a possible Grexit. »

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Pacific Fund Systems appoints Paul Kneen as COO

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 07:44

Pacific Fund Systems Limited (PFS), a provider of fully integrated fund accounting and administration software via the PFS-PAXUS application, has appointed Paul Kneen (pictured) as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with effect from 15 July, 2015.  »

Jean-Francois Conil-Lacoste

EPEX SPOT and ECC successfully reduce lead time on all intraday markets

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 07:41

The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT, together with its clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC), have successfully reduced the lead time on all intraday markets. Trading now continues until 30 minutes before delivery in Germany, France and Austria.  »

Mark Hale

CHAPS Payment System Welcomes BNP Paribas as 22nd Direct Participant 

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 07:33

CHAPS, the UK’s same day electronic payment system, has added BNP Paribas as a Direct Participant. BNP Paribas can now directly send and receive irrevocable, guaranteed sterling payments with same day finality, rather than through a third-party.  »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

Article
Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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North America

Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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