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Hedge funds down 0.15% in December, says eVestment

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 12:00

Aggregate hedge fund performance was -0.15% in December, the industry’s fourth monthly decline in the second half of 2014, according to vestments latest monthly hedge fund performance report. »

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JPES Partners makes senior appointments

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 11:45

JPES Partners, a marketing and communications consultancy specialising in the asset management sector, has appointed Toby Mitchenall and Krupa Parmar to its team. »

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CFTC secures court order against TOTE Fund and MJS Capital Management for Commodity Exchange Act violations

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 11:30

The CFTC has secured a court order requiring two commodity pool operators and their principal Michael J Siegel to pay restitution of USD104,684.47, disgorgement of USD86,503.36, and a civil monetary of USD259,510.08 over the misappropriation of funds.   »

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Clearstream closes 2014 with a record EUR 12.5 trillion in assets under custody

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 11:00

The value of assets under custody held on behalf of customers registered an increase of 5 per cent to EUR12.5 trillion in December 2014 (compared to EUR 12.0 trillion in December 2013).  »


AQR and London Business School create AQR Institute of Asset Management

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 10:45

London Business School and investment management firm AQR have launched the AQR Institute of Asset Management, which is looking to advance research and best practices in the global asset management community. »

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CBOE disseminates volatility index values on three CME Group FX options contracts

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 10:00

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has begun disseminating values for three new CBOE volatility indexes using the prices of CME Dollar/Euro, Dollar/British Pound and Dollar/Japanese Yen futures options. »

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The Currency Exchange selects Quantifi for counterparty credit risk management for EM currency derivatives

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 09:00

The Currency Exchange (TCX) has selected Quantifi for pricing and risk management of counterparty credit risk in emerging market currency and interest rate derivatives.  »


Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – Voting now closed

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 08:19

Voting for the 6th edition of the Hedgeweek Global Awards has now closed. The Awards will be presented at a lunch ceremony to be held in London and the winners will be announced in due course. »

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Hedge funds attract USD10.2bn in November, says TrimTabs and BarclayHedge

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 06:00

Inflows to the hedge fund industry rebounded to USD10.2 billion (0.4% of assets) in November from USD1.1 billion (0.05% of assets) in October, according to TrimTabs and BarclayHedge. »

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Coherence Capital Partners hires new COO & CRO

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 21:00

Fixed income specialist Coherence Capital Partners has appointed John Lovisolo as Member, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Risk Officer (CRO). »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Prime Brokerage 2015

Read how prime brokers of all shapes and sizes are becoming both operational and balance sheet-efficient, and broadening out their product suites for hedge fund managers... »

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Lyxor Asset Management - Why trend-following strategies are back on track

This Hedgeweek Special Report explains not only why managed futures should be reconsidered by investors, but also how a more effective risk allocation strategy can benefit investor portfolios in both correlated and non-correlated markets... »

Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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