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A better deal? Separate accounts rise in prominence

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 11:38

The amount of capital awarded by investors to separate account structures reached an all-time high in 2014. In an extract from Preqin Real Estate Spotlight – June 2015, Oliver Senchal examines the growing prominence of this type of alternative structure in the broader fundraising market, including investor appetite and fund manager plans. »

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The German infrastructure fund market in focus

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 11:11

The unlisted infrastructure fund market targeting Germany, either solely or as part of a wider geographic focus, remains relatively small, with data from Preqin’s Infrastructure Online service revealing only 18 unlisted vehicles have reached a final close since 2010. Fundraising has declined from six funds closing in 2013 raising an aggregate EUR2.7 billion, to three funds closing last year raising EUR700 million; so far this year there have been no unlisted infrastructure funds closed targeting Germany.  »

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Irish Funds set to hit EUR2 trillion following record year of inflows

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 09:00

Net assets in Irish domiciled funds increased by EUR317 billion during 2014, according to Pat Lardner, Chief Executive of Irish Funds.  »

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SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index at 2.20 per cent in May

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 06:00

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for May 2015 measured 2.20 per cent, while hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.31 per cent in June. »

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Dutch Alternative Investments Industry raises funds for A4C charity

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 20:00

The Dutch hedge fund industry may be dwarfed in size by its London and New York peers, but you wouldn’t have realised that from the noise and enthusiasm generated at the recent Alternatives4Children (A4C) spring fund raising party at Amsterdam’s ANDAZ Hotel. »

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Man AHL launches ‘AHL Explains’ video series

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 19:00

Man AHL has launched a new video series, ‘AHL Explains’ outlining the key concepts in futures trend following, in a simple and accessible way. »

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Incapital and Nuveen Investments expand unit trust partnership

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 16:45

Incapital LLC and Nuveen Investments have expanded their joint-distribution and portfolio consultant unit trust partnership with the addition of new unit trusts and expanded sales resources at both firms. »

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CQG to provide connectivity to CRYEX crypto currency trading platform

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 16:30

CRYEX, the new digital currency trading and clearing platform, is partnering with CQG, a trade routing, global market data and advanced technical analysis provider, to offer connectivity to its members and participants from launch. »

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Trium Capital launches Trium Multi-Strategy Fund

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 14:44

Trium Capital has launched the Trium Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund, which has been seeded by Trium Capital, and will be run by a team headed by James Jarvis, who joined the firm from PAAMCO’s Portfolio Management team.   »

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South African hedge funds show strength and maturity in 2015

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 13:43

Over the last 12 months, the South African hedge fund industry has gone from strength to strength and there is growth in almost all areas. Preqin’s Hedge Fund Analyst online service shows that since June 2014, the number of South Africa-based funds has increased from 104 to 124, while the total assets managed by South Africa-based hedge funds has increased from just over ZAR41bn to around ZAR66bn. In addition to the promising growth statistics, there are other catalysts set to help the South African hedge fund industry on its journey to maturity. »

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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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