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NewAlpha forms strategic partnership with Quest Global Advisors

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 19:52

NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based global hedge fund incubation and acceleration specialist, has made a strategic investment in Quest Global Advisors (Quest). »


MUFG Investor Services to acquire UBS Global Asset Management's Alternative Fund Services business

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 19:50

MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is to acquire UBS Global Asset Management’s Alternative Fund Services (AFS) business. »

Kenneth Heinz

Hedge fund launches rise as HFRI tops US equities

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 19:48

New hedge fund launches rose to the highest level in three quarters in Q1 2015, as strong performance industry-wide drove both total global hedge fund capital and the total number of hedge funds to record levels.  »

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Financial services industry proposes timeline for US T+2 settlement cycle

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 16:00

The T+2 Industry Steering Committee (T+2 ISC) has released a white paper outlining the timeline and activities required to move to a two-day settlement cycle (T+2) in the US by the end of Q3 2017.  »

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Franklin Templeton sets return and volatility targets for three multi-asset funds

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 13:30

Franklin Templeton Investments has amended the objectives for its three Luxembourg-registered multi-asset funds to include return and volatility targets effective 19 June.   »

Giles Travers, SEI

LP Reporting: Increasing requirements and evolving operations

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 11:42

Limited partners are asking for more frequent, transparent reporting from private equity managers and are increasingly assessing a GP’s operations as part of their investment criteria. »


Ashbury Heights Capital granted leave to proceed with FactSet fraud and breach of contract lawsuit  

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 10:00

San Francisco-based Ashbury Heights Capital has been granted leave to proceed with its fraud and breach of contract lawsuit against market intelligence company FactSet Research Systems and securities executive Doug Engmann.  »

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Liquidnet to launch institutional dark pool for corporate bonds

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 09:00

Liquidnet is integrating with seven Order Management Systems (OMS) to provide direct connectivity into the first dark pool for corporate bonds, which is scheduled to launch in Q3.  »


Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 0.92 per cent in May

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 06:00

Hedge funds were up 0.92 per cent in May, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index has gained 4.58 per cent year to date. »

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Markit launches AIFMD external valuer service

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 06:00

Markit has launched an Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) external valuer service providing independent valuations for alternative investment fund managers. »

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.  ... »

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... »

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. ... »

Special report
State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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