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Barclay Hedge Fund Index slips 2.34 per cent in November

Barclay Hedge Fund Index slips 2.34 per cent in November

Tue, 16/12/2008 - 06:03

Hedge funds declined by an average of 2.34 per cent in November, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, bringing the index's decline sinc »

Short selling doesn't affect stock prices, says Sydney quant manager

Short selling doesn't affect stock prices, says Sydney quant manager

Tue, 16/12/2008 - 06:00

Short selling has not been a major causal factor in recent share price declines or stock market volatility, according to research from Sydney-based »

Fund of hedge funds managers optimistic despite record losses and withdrawals

Fund of hedge funds managers optimistic despite record losses and withdrawals

Mon, 15/12/2008 - 16:00

As the worst performance year on record for funds of hedge funds draws to a close, hedge funds are also facing record withdrawals, according to Standard & Poor's Fund Services. »

Agora-X goes live with OTC commodities platform

Agora-X goes live with OTC commodities platform

Mon, 15/12/2008 - 15:55

Agora-X has launched an electronic communications network that enables institutional market participants to negotiate over the counter transactions in commodity and derivative contracts »

Cayman waits on new political wind blowing from Washington

Cayman waits on new political wind blowing from Washington

Mon, 15/12/2008 - 14:00

It's probably true to say that members of the financial services industry in the Cayman Islands are awaiting the inauguration of US president-elect Barack Obama on January 20 with a degree of trepi »

Collaboration the way ahead for fund leaders

Collaboration the way ahead for fund leaders

Mon, 15/12/2008 - 13:55

At the recent G20 meeting convened for world leaders to deliberate on the financial crisis, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged his counterparts to work together. »

Selecting independent hedge fund directors

Selecting independent hedge fund directors

Mon, 15/12/2008 - 13:51

In today's environment, corporate governance is no longer a luxury but a necessity, and often a requirement. »

Cayman still the domicile of choice

Cayman still the domicile of choice

Mon, 15/12/2008 - 13:48

The ongoing financial unease has spread over the globe, and the Cayman Islands are not exempt. »

Amid slowing growth and restructuring, Cayman's appeal endures

Amid slowing growth and restructuring, Cayman's appeal endures

Mon, 15/12/2008 - 13:45

The hedge fund industry may be starting to feel the full impact of the global credit crunch and concomitant economic downturn but there is no sign that the sector's difficulties are calling into qu »

Providing comfort in distressed markets

Providing comfort in distressed markets

Mon, 15/12/2008 - 13:42

The unrelenting turbulence in the global financial markets is showing no signs of ceasing. »

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Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

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The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.    ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Richard A Kimball Jr, CEO, HEXL

Healthcare costs continue to spiral out of control and yet still achieve relatively poor outcomes, says Richard A Kimball Jr (pictured), CEO of HEXL… ... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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