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Misys strengthens Investment Management division with key appointments

Misys strengthens Investment Management division with key appointments

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 16:22

Financial software company Misys has appointed Mourad Ayachi as European Head of Professional Services and Bob Kubala as Regional Sales Manager for North America for its Investment Management division.  »

March was best month for hedge funds in two years

March was best month for hedge funds in two years

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 16:18

March was the best month for aggregate hedge fund performance in two years and some segments, notably activist, credit and emerging markets funds, performed extremely well, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report. »

Emerging markets hedge funds surge to lead HFRI March gains

Emerging markets hedge funds surge to lead HFRI March gains

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 10:30

Emerging Markets hedge funds posted strong gains in March, leading industry-wide gains as equity and commodity markets reversed early quarter declines to conclude the first quarter, according to data released today by HFR. »

Blackstone to close dedicated mutual fund

Blackstone to close dedicated mutual fund

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 09:50

Blackstone Alternative Investment Advisors (BAIA), an affiliate of Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business, will be closing the Blackstone Alternative Multi-Manager Fund (BXMMX), the smaller of its two mutual fund products.  »

Equity options provide hedging solution for credit investors in uncertain market conditions, says TABB Group research

Equity options provide hedging solution for credit investors in uncertain market conditions, says TABB Group research

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 09:48

Violent swings across financial markets have forced investors to re-evaluate portfolio allocations, as well as hedging practices. TABB Group’s new Market Note,“Broken Hedges: Credit Traders and the Lure of Equity Options,” examines why credit investors are turning to equity options as hedging tools, and what specific products these investors are using the most. »

NRI to launch second phase of proof-of-concept for blockchain technology in the securities industry

NRI to launch second phase of proof-of-concept for blockchain technology in the securities industry

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 09:47

Nomura Research Institute (NRI) has launched the second phase of its Proof-of-Concept (PoC) to examine the applicability of blockchain technology for securities markets. This project will be done in collaboration with Asia’s leading exchange group, Japan Exchange Group. (JPX). »

Calamos converts Phineus Partners hedge fund to launch global long/short mutual fund

Calamos converts Phineus Partners hedge fund to launch global long/short mutual fund

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 09:38

Calamos Investments has added to its liquid alternatives offering with the launch of the Calamos Phineus Long/Short Fund, a global long/short mutual fund.  »

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JTC and INDOS partner up

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 07:56

JTC, the multi-jurisdictional, independent provider of institutional and private client services, has formed a partnership with INDOS Financial in order to provide an independent depositary solution for its alternative fund clients.  »

The fight against money laundering and tax evasion must be truly international, argues IFC Forum

The fight against money laundering and tax evasion must be truly international, argues IFC Forum

Thu, 07/04/2016 - 15:21

The publication of the Panama Papers has raised serious questions about global compliance with international regulatory standards, and it is apparent that some jurisdictions have fallen markedly behind in the global efforts to combat money laundering and tax evasion. »

Prestige reports growing interest in direct lending and real assets strategies

Prestige reports growing interest in direct lending and real assets strategies

Thu, 07/04/2016 - 14:59

Prestige Fund Management and Affiliated companies (Prestige), a specialist direct lending investment management group has recently celebrated the seventh birthday of its “Alternative Finance Fund” by passing USD500 million/GBP350 million in assets under management. »

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