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Hedge funds shed USD8.9 billon in January

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 09:00

The hedge fund industry redeemed USD8.9 billion (0.4% of assets) in January, down from December’s outflow of USD28.1 billion (1.1% of assets), which was the largest since April 2009, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. »

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McKay Brothers launches 4.64 ms route between Slough and Frankfurt

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 06:00

McKay Brothers Microwave has launched a private bandwidth service between Slough and Frankfurt with latency of 4.64 milliseconds (ms) for the round trip, the lowest known.  »

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OpenGamma partners with derivatives industry on open source solution for bilateral margining

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 20:00

OpenGamma is working with dealers and other OTC derivatives market participants to deliver an open source model to calculate the margin on bilateral derivatives trades. »

Beat Blattner, Head Representative Services, UBS Global Asset Management.

Regulatory compliance and confidentiality are key considerations when choosing a legal representative

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 17:14

As of 1 March 2015, it has become mandatory for fund managers distributing their products in Switzerland to commission a Swiss legal representative and paying agent. Regulatory compliance is the name of the game when it comes to the service provided by UBS.  »

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Dynamic Funds expands Dynamic Private Investment Pools lineup

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 15:45

Dynamic Funds has expanded ts Dynamic Private Investment Pools lineup with the launch of five new investment mandates and several enhancements to existing mandates.  »

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Building a business around Healthcare: A closer look at today’s hottest hedge funds

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 12:36

The performance of healthcare stocks is heading upwards. Right now, this is where investments are pouring in. In an article from Hedgeweek, Abbvie and Actavis, last quarter, lead the healthcare group on the top hedge funds buying list along with Energy and Technology companies. »

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AII Barometer: Successfully riding the thematic reversal

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 11:53

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.7% in February. 10 out of 12 Lyxor Indices ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Special Situation Index (+5.3%), the Lyxor CTA Short Term Index (+3.5%), the Lyxor Convertible Bond Arbitrage Index (+3.1%). »

Dominic Wheatly

Guernsey fund formations continue in Q4 2014 as NAV falls

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 11:00

Guernsey’s financial services regulator approved 27 new investment funds during the final quarter of 2014, resulting in a total of 137 additions during 2014. »

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Isle of Man launches Insurance Special Purpose Vehicle legislation

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 10:30

The Isle of Man Government has launched new legislation in respect of Insurance Special Purpose Vehicle (ISPV) legislation which enhances the Island’s proposition for insurance business. »

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Hedge funds see best returns in a year in February

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 10:08

The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of 1.93% in February, the industry’s best monthly performance since February of last year, according to eVestment’s February 2015 Hedge Fund Performance report. »

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In an extract from the 2015 Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015, results of a survey conducted in Q4 2014 reveal which strategies and regions will be targeted by private equity investors this year. ... »

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This Special Report unveils the ways in which State Street Global Markets' Fund Connect ETF platform is bringing new levels of efficiency to the the ETF marketplace, and includes expert comment from the perspective of an AP.... »

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Nearly double the proportion of investors view fees as a key issue in the hedge fund industry compared to last year, while performance remains the biggest concern. Investor survey results published in the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015 reveal the key issues facing investors in the coming year. ... »

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Work patterns in the alternative investments space have seen a significant shift over the years —from working in the office on a computer, to collaborating remotely via mobile applications and bring your own devices (BYOD). To remain competitive, an enormous amount of data must be shared on-the-go to facilitate investment decisions, but with minimal IT oversight, this trend towards mobile could open the door for increased risk of information leakage. ... »

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