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BlackRock assets under management slip to USD1.3trn as earnings slide

BlackRock assets under management slip to USD1.3trn as earnings slide

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 16:26

BlackRock, the world's largest independent asset manager, has reported asset under management of USD1.31trn at the end of December, and while net income for 2008 was down 21 per cent to »

Guernsey's Praxis acquires Investec Administration Services

Guernsey's Praxis acquires Investec Administration Services

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 16:02

Praxis Fund Services in Guernsey has announced it has signed an initial agreement to purchase Investec Administration Services. »

Independent fund administration "key to rebuilding investor trust"

Independent fund administration "key to rebuilding investor trust"

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 16:00

Independent fund administration is key to rebuilding investor trust, confidence and new business for hedge funds worldwide, according to Dermot Butler, chairman of the Custom House Grou »

70 per cent of hedge funds lost money in 2008, says Barclayhedge

70 per cent of hedge funds lost money in 2008, says Barclayhedge

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 12:00

Hedge funds lost a record 21.44 per cent in 2008, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

First market-neutral Ucits III fund launched in the commodity space

First market-neutral Ucits III fund launched in the commodity space

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 12:00

Deutsche Bank has announced the launch of the Ucits III-compliant DB Platinum Commodity Harvest fund, which will be publicly available in various European jurisdictions. < »

Quantum UK Absolute Income Fund reports 17.4 per cent return

Quantum UK Absolute Income Fund reports 17.4 per cent return

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 11:59

The Quantum UK Absolute Income Fund, launched in November 2005, has recorded a total return of 17.4 per cent over the past three years - 21 percentage points better than the HFRX Global »

S&amp;P launches indices to reflect performance of US credit default swap market

S&P launches indices to reflect performance of US credit default swap market

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 06:06

Standard & Poor's Index Services has announced the launch of the S&P CDS US Indices, which are designed to measure the performance of the US credit derivatives market, worth a n »

RAB Capital appoints Kirwan-Taylor as CIO after fund closures cut assets

RAB Capital appoints Kirwan-Taylor as CIO after fund closures cut assets

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 06:00

London-based alternative fund manager RAB Capital has appointed Charles Kirwan-Taylor as chief investment officer in the wake of a decline in assets as a result of fund closures to USD1 »

Australia&#039;s Pengana Capital opens office in Singapore

Australia's Pengana Capital opens office in Singapore

Thu, 22/01/2009 - 05:58

Sydney-based diversified fund manager Pengana Capital has announced an expansion into Asia, with the opening of an office in Singapore and the appointment of three investment profession »

Investors withdrew USD152bn from hedge funds in fourth quarter, says HFR

Investors withdrew USD152bn from hedge funds in fourth quarter, says HFR

Wed, 21/01/2009 - 16:03

The hedge fund industry concluded the most tumultuous year in its history with investors withdrawing a record USD152bn in capital in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to industry data »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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North America

Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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