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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 »

Rick Pearson joins Signina Capital to run short-term interest rate strategy

Rick Pearson joins Signina Capital to run short-term interest rate strategy

Fri, 13/02/2009 - 12:00

Zurich-based Signina Capital, a specialist in structured asset management, has expanded its investment management team with the addition of Rick Pearson. »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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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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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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