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Stephane Berthet, FundLogic

Delivering value as volatility grows

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

With increased volatility starting to buffer equity and bond markets, investors have taken reassurance from the fact that the FundLogic Alternatives platform may provide the fund strategies needed to navigate the uncertainty.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Volatility and desire for bond-like returns pushes demand

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

The liquid alternatives space, which by definition includes alternative UCITS funds in Europe and '40 Act registered alternative mutual funds in the US, is not only attracting strong inflows. According to latest research from Preqin, the average alternative mutual fund returned 4.36 per cent in 2014. This compares to returns of 3.78 per cent for the average hedge fund. »

Stefano Girola, SYZ Asset Management

Two unique long/short fund offerings

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

SYZ Asset Management, the investment funds arm of Swiss banking group SYZ, offers investors two unique long/short strategies in its OYSTER UCITS-compliant fund range. The main differentiators between the two funds are summarised in the table.  »

Andres Dollery. Societe Generale Prime Services

In prime position to support CTA UCITS funds

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

Five years ago, UCITS funds weren't exactly a prominent blip on the radar screen at  Société Générale Prime Services, but over the last two years, excluding managed accounts, they have accounted for approximately 50 per cent of all new funds onboarded by the business in Europe.  »

Mark O'Hare

Edmond Ho joins Preqin as Chief Revenue Officer

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:32

Preqin has appointed Edmond Ho as Chief Revenue Officer. Ho also joins Preqin's Management Team and will commence his role on 27 July 2015.  »

Jess Ravich

TCW offers first alternative mutual fund

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:30

The TCW Group has partnered with Gargoyle Investment Advisor to offer its first alternative mutual fund, the TCW | Gargoyle Hedged Value Fund (TFHIX / TFHVX).  »

James Skegg

Managed futures endure mixed first half of 2015

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 07:26

Following the strongest first quarter since 2008, managed futures endured a challenging second quarter of 2015, according to the latest performance data for Societe Generale Prime Services’ Newedge CTA indices. »

Luba Nikulina

Alternative assets no longer considered alternative, says Towers Watson survey

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:40

Total assets managed by the Top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached USD3.5 trillion in 2014 (USD3.3 trillion in 2013), according to research produced by Towers Watson.  »

Will Goodhart

Investment professionals highlight need for improved annual reporting

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:38

A recent survey of more than 290 investment professionals by the CFA Society of the UK (CFA UK), found most respondents (60 per cent) believe that financial reports contain too much irrelevant information, while 55 per cent feel they omit important information.  »

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TAIFEX to launch RMB FX futures

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 13:36

The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) is to launch two RMB FX futures contracts, the USD/CNT FX futures (RTF) and the USD/CNH FX futures (RHF) on 20 July, 2015.  »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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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.  ... »

Special report
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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