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Bill Ston, SS&C GlobeOp

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index down 0.65 per cent in June

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 14:07

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for June 2015 measured -0.65 per cent, while hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 2.71 per cent in July. »

Jun Yoshimura, Nomura

Nomura Securities replaces back-office systems with NRI ASP Solutions in Japan

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 11:37

Nomura Research Institute (NRI) has implemented two ASP back-office systems, THE STAR*1 and I-STAR*2, at Nomura Securities (Nomura), the largest securities firm in Japan. »

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Quad Group expands futures trading desk with key hires

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 11:36

Quad Group, consisting of Quad Capital Management, Quad Securities Holdings and Quad Advisors, has recently added several experienced futures traders to its growing team. »

James Willaims, Hedgeweek

Liquid alternatives market continues to evolve on both sides of the Atlantic

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

As the level of convergence continues to rise amongst traditional long-only fund management houses and hedge fund managers, the liquid alternatives space has emerged to become one of the most dominant structural developments in the funds industry.  »

Robin Sarker, State Street

Buyer beware – addressing modern risks

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

By Robin Sarkar, State Street – In the case of liquid alternatives, investors would be especially smart to pay heed to an age old piece of advice: buyer beware. That's because, despite their differences when compared with traditional alternative investment vehicles, liquid alternatives present higher risk factors, such as the use of leverage and illiquid securities, than do conventional mutual funds. As investors consider whether liquid alternatives make sense for their portfolios in light of their particular investment goals, they should educate themselves about, and monitor, the risks that underlie these funds. »

Daniele Spada, Lyxor Asset Management

Strong traction in alternative UCITS platform

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

Lyxor Asset Management operates the largest commingled hedge fund managed account platform (MAP), but over the last couple of years it has made inroads to build out a similar offering in the UCITS space.  »

Stephane Berthet, FundLogic

Delivering value as volatility grows

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

With increased volatility starting to buffer equity and bond markets, investors have taken reassurance from the fact that the FundLogic Alternatives platform may provide the fund strategies needed to navigate the uncertainty.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Volatility and desire for bond-like returns pushes demand

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

The liquid alternatives space, which by definition includes alternative UCITS funds in Europe and '40 Act registered alternative mutual funds in the US, is not only attracting strong inflows. According to latest research from Preqin, the average alternative mutual fund returned 4.36 per cent in 2014. This compares to returns of 3.78 per cent for the average hedge fund. »

Stefano Girola, SYZ Asset Management

Two unique long/short fund offerings

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

SYZ Asset Management, the investment funds arm of Swiss banking group SYZ, offers investors two unique long/short strategies in its OYSTER UCITS-compliant fund range. The main differentiators between the two funds are summarised in the table.  »

Andres Dollery. Societe Generale Prime Services

In prime position to support CTA UCITS funds

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

Five years ago, UCITS funds weren't exactly a prominent blip on the radar screen at  Société Générale Prime Services, but over the last two years, excluding managed accounts, they have accounted for approximately 50 per cent of all new funds onboarded by the business in Europe.  »

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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. ... »

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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.  ... »

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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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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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