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Iosco technical committee launches task forces on hedge funds and short selling

Iosco technical committee launches task forces on hedge funds and short selling

Tue, 25/11/2008 - 15:56

The technical committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions has launched task forces to examine issues associated with short selling, unregulated financial markets »

Decentralisation of trading creates attracts host of new players

Decentralisation of trading creates attracts host of new players

Tue, 25/11/2008 - 14:18

A year is a long time in financial markets. »

Threat of regulation spurs revamp of hedge fund operations

Threat of regulation spurs revamp of hedge fund operations

Tue, 25/11/2008 - 14:16

It is fashionable to blame hedge funds for the world's ills, and politicians have not waited long before pointing the finger at them over the credit crunch and the subsequent recession. »

CDS on Bclear - a safer, clearer route for OTC

CDS on Bclear - a safer, clearer route for OTC

Tue, 25/11/2008 - 14:05

When former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan acknowledges that he was "partially" wrong in his belief that some trading instruments, specifically credit default swaps (CDS), did no »

Research Management Solutions: the Antidote to Information Overload

Research Management Solutions: the Antidote to Information Overload

Tue, 25/11/2008 - 14:04

The investment industry today is more information intensive and data dependent than ever. »

The intelligence swap: technology for strategy

The intelligence swap: technology for strategy

Tue, 25/11/2008 - 13:58

Hedge funds have always had an interesting and diverse relationship with IT: from mission-critical, proprietary systems and prime broker-sourced systems to creating ad hoc spreadsheets - or ignorin »

Changing the way investors and managers communicate

Changing the way investors and managers communicate

Tue, 25/11/2008 - 13:56

The flow of information between hedge fund managers and investors has historically been challenging for both parties. »

Euroclear to acquire Xtrakter from International Capital Market Association

Euroclear to acquire Xtrakter from International Capital Market Association

Tue, 25/11/2008 - 12:02

Euroclear and the International Capital Market Association have signed an agreement under which the international clearing house will acquire Xtrakter, an ICMA subsidiary, for an undisclos »

CIA's Hurdle fund of hedge funds enters third year in positive territory

CIA's Hurdle fund of hedge funds enters third year in positive territory

Tue, 25/11/2008 - 12:01

Channel Islands Alternatives, a Guernsey-based fund of hedge funds manager, has announced continued positive performance returns for its Hurdle fund of hedge funds. »

Policy Selection traded life settlement fund "returning three times UK base rate"

Policy Selection traded life settlement fund "returning three times UK base rate"

Tue, 25/11/2008 - 06:01

A steady return of between 9 and 11 per cent for the Assured Fund is currently outperforming any other investment vehicle in today's market conditions, according to fund manager Policy Sel »

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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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In an extract from the 2015 Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015, results of a survey conducted in Q4 2014 reveal which strategies and regions will be targeted by private equity investors this year. ... »

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This Special Report unveils the ways in which State Street Global Markets' Fund Connect ETF platform is bringing new levels of efficiency to the the ETF marketplace, and includes expert comment from the perspective of an AP.... »

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Nearly double the proportion of investors view fees as a key issue in the hedge fund industry compared to last year, while performance remains the biggest concern. Investor survey results published in the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015 reveal the key issues facing investors in the coming year. ... »

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Work patterns in the alternative investments space have seen a significant shift over the years —from working in the office on a computer, to collaborating remotely via mobile applications and bring your own devices (BYOD). To remain competitive, an enormous amount of data must be shared on-the-go to facilitate investment decisions, but with minimal IT oversight, this trend towards mobile could open the door for increased risk of information leakage. ... »

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