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Latam offers hope in distressed times

Latam offers hope in distressed times

Thu, 26/02/2009 - 10:22

There is an increasing uncertainty for hedge funds investing in traditional geographies due to the ongoing financial crisis, which has taken the steam out of many hedge fund returns in the last yea »

Offshore structures gather momentum

Offshore structures gather momentum

Thu, 26/02/2009 - 10:17

The funds business in Latin America is a high-growth area with many foreign entities taking a keen interest in opportunities available in the different countries throughout the region. »

NYSE Euronext captured 23.96 per cent of European equity trades in 2008

NYSE Euronext captured 23.96 per cent of European equity trades in 2008

Thu, 26/02/2009 - 06:03

The top execution venue for equities in 2008 was NYSE Euronext (Paris), according to Xtrakter's league table. »

Aima launches transparency initiative designed to counter systemic risk

Aima launches transparency initiative designed to counter systemic risk

Wed, 25/02/2009 - 17:04

Hedge fund industry trade body the Alternative Investment Management Association has announced that it will support the principle of full transparency and supervisory disclosure of systemi »

Mourant du Feu & Jeune strengthens finance and funds teams

Mourant du Feu & Jeune strengthens finance and funds teams

Wed, 25/02/2009 - 16:03

Offshore law firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune has announced various senior promotions to strengthen its finance and funds teams, with Tony Gibson in the Cayman Islands, Marcel Cariou in »

SecondMarket launches trading of limited partnership interests in funds

SecondMarket launches trading of limited partnership interests in funds

Wed, 25/02/2009 - 16:00

SecondMarket, which bills itself as the world's largest marketplace for illiquid assets, has added trading in limited partnership interests in private equity funds, venture capital fund »

Managed futures managers post negative returns for January

Managed futures managers post negative returns for January

Wed, 25/02/2009 - 12:03

After topping the hedge fund strategies performance league table in 2008, managed futures managers suffered in January posting a negative 1.89 per cent return, according to a report fro »

SVM to launch Ucits fund equipped for volatile markets

SVM to launch Ucits fund equipped for volatile markets

Wed, 25/02/2009 - 11:49

SVM UK Absolute Alpha Fund, the new launch from Edinburgh-based independent fund management group SVM Asset Management, has been approved by the Financial Services Authority. »

UK pension funds keep faith in alternatives, says Watson Wyatt

UK pension funds keep faith in alternatives, says Watson Wyatt

Wed, 25/02/2009 - 06:00

UK pension funds advised by investment consultant Watson Wyatt continued to diversify into alternative asset classes in 2008, particularly into direct hedge funds and direct private equ »

Credit Suisse/Tremont index posts gain after six months of negative returns

Credit Suisse/Tremont index posts gain after six months of negative returns

Tue, 24/02/2009 - 16:00

Following six straight months of negative returns, the Credit Suisse/Tremont Broad Hedge Fund Index posted a gain of 1.09 per cent in January, while US equity markets had their worst Ja »

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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In an extract from the Preqin Special Report: Asia-Pacific Hedge Funds, we provide an overview of the industry in Asia-Pacific, covering assets under management as well as key locations, strategies, fund structures and more.  ... »

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Assets under management for sovereign wealth funds globally reach USD6.31tn as of March 2015, increasing by more than USD900bn over the past 18 months. This information has been revealed in the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review, a comprehensive guide to these influential investors. ... »

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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

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As revealed in this Hedgeweek Special Report sponsored by eVestment, the data, analytics and market intelligence provider to the institutional investment community, experts agree that investing in hedge funds represents a good way for institutions to access manager skill, which is key in constructing a diversified portfolio to achieve risk and return targets. ... »

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