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Offshoring in South Africa

Offshoring in South Africa

Tue, 23/09/2008 - 11:19

A decade ago when Maitland (then FinSource) first explored the possibility of selling services into Europe, we were confronted with the twin challenges of establishing the credibility of outsourced »

South Africa funds industry emerges strong

South Africa funds industry emerges strong

Tue, 23/09/2008 - 11:16

For an emerging market, South Africa's hedge fund industry is already well developed and sophisticated. »

Teamwork key in uncertain times

Teamwork key in uncertain times

Tue, 23/09/2008 - 11:13

Recently, hedge funds have been reporting mixed results. »

Eurex licenses Stoxx real estate supersector indices for futures and options

Eurex licenses Stoxx real estate supersector indices for futures and options

Tue, 23/09/2008 - 07:03

European equity index provider Stoxx has launched 22 Dow Jones Stoxx sector indices following its adoption of the revised Industry Classification Benchmark system, and licensed two new rea »

Financial institutions face further write-downs in second half, says S&P

Financial institutions face further write-downs in second half, says S&P

Tue, 23/09/2008 - 07:02

The world's financial institutions will face more securities write-downs combined with rising loan losses in the second half, according to a new report from Standard & Poor's Ratings S »

Managed futures hold steady in August as Barclay CTA Index gains 0.11 per cent

Managed futures hold steady in August as Barclay CTA Index gains 0.11 per cent

Mon, 22/09/2008 - 19:34

Managed futures held steady in August, posting a small gain of 0.11 per cent, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based index provider BarclayHedge, and the inde »

Hedge fund industry groups warn of unintended consequences from short-selling bans

Hedge fund industry groups warn of unintended consequences from short-selling bans

Mon, 22/09/2008 - 07:59

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the London-based hedge fund industry association, says it fully supports the desire of governments and financial regulators in the US and »

SEC joins UK in halting short selling of financial stocks

SEC joins UK in halting short selling of financial stocks

Fri, 19/09/2008 - 14:57

The Securities and Exchange Commission, acting in concert with the Financial Services Authority in the UK, has taken temporary emergency action to prohibit short selling in financial compa »

FSA introduces ban on short selling of financial stocks

FSA introduces ban on short selling of financial stocks

Fri, 19/09/2008 - 07:01

In the wake of the market meltdown that precipitated the sale of UK mortgage bank HBOS to Lloyds TSB, the Financial Services Authority has introduced new provisions to the Code of Market C »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index slides again in August as 2008 decline passes 5.5 per cent

Barclay Hedge Fund Index slides again in August as 2008 decline passes 5.5 per cent

Fri, 19/09/2008 - 07:00

Hedge funds declined by an average of 1.07 per cent in August, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, bringing the decline since the begi »

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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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