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State Street Global Advisors to manage ETF asset allocation portfolios

State Street Global Advisors to manage ETF asset allocation portfolios

Tue, 17/02/2009 - 11:55

State Street Global Advisors has been appointed as a portfolio strategist firm by Genworth Financial Wealth Management to manage a series of six tactical asset allocation portfolios usi »

Hedge fund assets decline by USD700bn

Hedge fund assets decline by USD700bn

Tue, 17/02/2009 - 11:53

Total hedge fund assets at the end of 2008 were USD1.43trn, a decline of over USD700bn or 34 per cent from 2007 levels, according to Crédit Agricole Structured Asset Management's »

Eurex to add four new index futures based on Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Indexes

Eurex to add four new index futures based on Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Indexes

Tue, 17/02/2009 - 06:00

International derivatives exchange Eurex has announced it will launch four new commodity index futures on March 30, becoming the first European exc »

Guernsey fund sector remains confident despite drop in level of assets

Guernsey fund sector remains confident despite drop in level of assets

Tue, 17/02/2009 - 05:59

Although the latest figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission show a GBP1bn decrease in the assets under management of funds domicile »

Guernsey funds "resilient" in the face of global market turmoil

Guernsey funds "resilient" in the face of global market turmoil

Mon, 16/02/2009 - 15:58

The adverse performance of the global markets is the primary reason that the value of Guernsey funds fell by GBP1bn (0.5 per cent) during the final quarter of last year, according to Gu »

Codiam fund reports nine per cent NAV growth in first three months

Codiam fund reports nine per cent NAV growth in first three months

Mon, 16/02/2009 - 11:44

The founders of Codiam Fund, which invests in rare vivid coloured diamonds that offer a hedge against market and political crises, have reported an increase of nine per cent in the fund »

Gartmore's European Absolute Return Fund attracts GBP30m in two weeks

Gartmore's European Absolute Return Fund attracts GBP30m in two weeks

Mon, 16/02/2009 - 06:00

Gartmore's European Absolute Return Fund, a Ucits III limited issue vehicle with capacity set at 200 million shares, has raised GBP30m during its first two weeks of trading. »

Hedge funds slip again in January, says BarclayHedge

Hedge funds slip again in January, says BarclayHedge

Mon, 16/02/2009 - 05:59

After losing a record 21.53 per cent in 2008, hedge funds began 2009 in the red after sliding 0.26 per cent in January, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, »

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gains 1.53 per cent in January

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gains 1.53 per cent in January

Fri, 13/02/2009 - 15:53

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 1.53 per cent in January, with the top performing strategies being fixed income arbitrage, special situations and CTAs short term. »

Canadian institutional investors "vary in enthusiasm for alternatives"

Canadian institutional investors "vary in enthusiasm for alternatives"

Fri, 13/02/2009 - 15:48

Canadian pension plan sponsors, endowments and foundations are going back to basics and revisiting the fundamental principles by which they run their portfolios, according to a survey b »

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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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Hedgeweek Special Report: eVestment – The evolution of hedge fund investing

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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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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