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Alternative assets investors facing increasingly daunting fund selection process, says Preqin survey

Alternative assets investors facing increasingly daunting fund selection process, says Preqin survey

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 08:42

Although alternative assets remain a crucial component of many portfolios, investors are finding it harder to identify attractive investment opportunities compared to a year ago, according to Preqin’s survey of over 490 institutional investors. »

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HFR reports hedge funds up 3.5 per cent year to date

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 08:14

Data from HFR shows that hedge funds advanced in August led by a resurgence in Energy/Basic Materials and Activist strategies.  »

iCapital Network appoints Tom Iacono as CFO

iCapital Network appoints Tom Iacono as CFO

Thu, 08/09/2016 - 09:56

iCapital Network, an online platform that provides RIAs with access to alternative investments, has appointed Tom Iacono as chief financial officer. »

MidOcean appoints heads of business development and investor relations

MidOcean appoints heads of business development and investor relations

Thu, 08/09/2016 - 09:24

Alternative investment firm MidOcean Partners has appointed Spencer Potts as head of business development and Ruth Lane as head of investor relations. »

Lime Brokerage and Vela Trading Technologies integrate products

Lime Brokerage and Vela Trading Technologies integrate products

Thu, 08/09/2016 - 08:57

Lime Brokerage and Vela Trading Technologies, a provider of trading and market data technology, have integrated Lime’s Strategy Studio, its software solution for streamlined strategy research and deployment, with Vela's low latency direct feed handlers. »

Sol Zlotchenko joins Hazeltree as chief technology officer

Sol Zlotchenko joins Hazeltree as chief technology officer

Thu, 08/09/2016 - 08:54

Hazeltree, a provider of integrated buy-side treasury management solutions, has appointed Sol Zlotchenko as the company’s chief technology officer (CTO). »

Hedge fund launched by former International Fund Services head opens to specialist investors

Hedge fund launched by former International Fund Services head opens to specialist investors

Thu, 08/09/2016 - 08:46

Libero Development Fund, a hedge fund launched by Mary Murphy who helped to establish International Fund Services before its acquisition by State Street, is now open to specialist investors. »

CTA performance dips in August, says Societe Generale Prime Services

CTA performance dips in August, says Societe Generale Prime Services

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 13:27

The latest performance data for Societe General Prime Services CTA Indices shows that August was a difficult month for CTA strategies, with all managed futures indices in the red and 19 out of the 20 CTA Index constituent strategies ending August negatively. »

AFME calls for greater harmonisation of EU regulations on asset segregation

AFME calls for greater harmonisation of EU regulations on asset segregation

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 13:20

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has called for greater harmonisation of asset segregation across European regulation in a new report entitled “Principles of Asset Segregation, Due Diligence and Collateral Management”. »

HSBC appoints head of sales and business development, securities services, Europe

HSBC appoints head of sales and business development, securities services, Europe

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 13:17

HSBC Securities Services (HSS), part of HSBC’s global banking and markets business, has appointed Tony McDonnell (pictured) to head of sales and business development, securities services, Europe. »

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