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Harcourt keeps assets under management stable at USD5.5bn in first half

Harcourt keeps assets under management stable at USD5.5bn in first half

Thu, 14/08/2008 - 06:54

Despite 'a difficult and challenging period' for the entire financial industry over the first six months of 2008, Switzerland-based alternative investment manager Harcourt Investment Consu »

Hedge fund managers see CDS counterparty risk as growing threat to global markets, says report

Hedge fund managers see CDS counterparty risk as growing threat to global markets, says report

Wed, 13/08/2008 - 23:49

More than 90 per cent of hedge fund managers polled for a new study by Greenwich Associates believe that counterparty risk in credit default swaps represents a serious threat to global fin »

Sorin Capital Management names Matt Chasin as chief operating officer and partner

Sorin Capital Management names Matt Chasin as chief operating officer and partner

Wed, 13/08/2008 - 07:02

Stamford, Connecticut-based Sorin Capital Management, an alternative investment firm specialising in commercial real estate debt and asset-backed securities, has appointed Matt Chasin as c »

Auda International recruits investment chief for hedge fund unit

Auda International recruits investment chief for hedge fund unit

Wed, 13/08/2008 - 06:49

Auda International, a New York-based manager of hedge fund and private equity investments with some USD5bn under management, has appointed George Chacko as chief investment officer of its »

Tora Trading Services opens Singapore office to handle asset management growth

Tora Trading Services opens Singapore office to handle asset management growth

Tue, 12/08/2008 - 20:23

Tora Trading Services, an electronic trading platform and liquidity provider for Asia, has opened a sales and support office in Singapore headed by vice-president Laura Hanson, formerly wi »

Pioneer Alternative Investments launches Luxembourg feeders to funds of hedge funds

Pioneer Alternative Investments launches Luxembourg feeders to funds of hedge funds

Tue, 12/08/2008 - 19:54

The fund of hedge funds division of Pioneer Alternative Investments has launched the Luxembourg-domiciled Momentum AllWeather Feeder Fund, which provides access to its flagship Momentum Al »

Schroders to launch Agricultural Land Fund in September

Schroders to launch Agricultural Land Fund in September

Tue, 12/08/2008 - 06:54

Schroders has announced plans to open the Schroder Agricultural Land Fund, a Guernsey-domiciled, London Stock-Exchange-listed investment trust investing in agricultural land and land opera »

Julius Finance launches independent CDO and credit derivatives valuation service

Julius Finance launches independent CDO and credit derivatives valuation service

Tue, 12/08/2008 - 06:48

Julius Finance, which specialises in model fusion for the USD58trn credit derivatives market, has launched an independent valuation service for an alphabet soup of credit derivatives inclu »

Norton Rose in Dubai advises Baer Capital Partners on hedge fund

Norton Rose in Dubai advises Baer Capital Partners on hedge fund

Mon, 11/08/2008 - 21:52

Norton Rose (Middle East) has advised Baer Capital Partners on the establishment of the Beacon India Alpha Equity Fund, an open-ended Mauritius-domiciled investment fund that will invest in In »

Ansbacher Investment Management to launch pure equity index variance swap strategy

Ansbacher Investment Management to launch pure equity index variance swap strategy

Mon, 11/08/2008 - 21:44

US-based Ansbacher Investment Management plans to launch an equity index variance swap strategy in the third quarter of this year to take advantage of the persistent overpricing of broad-b »

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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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