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Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.28 per cent in April to claw back first-quarter losses

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.28 per cent in April to claw back first-quarter losses

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 18:52

Hedge funds gained on average 2.28 per cent in April, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, which reported that 16 of its 18 hedge fund »

Emerging market hedge funds see assets decline in first quarter

Emerging market hedge funds see assets decline in first quarter

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 18:39

Hedge funds offering exposure to emerging markets saw their assets under management fall by nearly 5 per cent in the volatile first quarter of 2008, with total capital declining from more »

Uncertainty for GLG Partners as emerging markets strategy plunges

Uncertainty for GLG Partners as emerging markets strategy plunges

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 07:01

GLG Partners, the London-based hedge fund manager that obtained a New York Stock Exchange listing last year through a reverse takeover, has reported virtually flat assets under management »

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:59

The tricky conditions in major equity and fixed-income markets are giving a helping hand to a trend already underway, toward investment in assets uncorrelated with the core holdings in inv »

Administrators combine as Phoenix Fund Services to target onshore and offshore funds

Administrators combine as Phoenix Fund Services to target onshore and offshore funds

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:58

Three specialist fund administration firms have come together under the umbrella of Phoenix Fund Services to service the increasing number of UK-based managers running offshore traditional »

Kotak Mahindra launches first multistrategy equity fund

Kotak Mahindra launches first multistrategy equity fund

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:57

Kotak Mahindra (UK), a wholly-owned subsidiary of India's Kotak Mahindra Bank, has announced the launch of the Kotak India Dynamic Fund, a multistrategy equity fund that aims to generate a »

Hedge funds see increased opportunities from market volatility

Hedge funds see increased opportunities from market volatility

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:56

Despite a number of high-profile failures in the hedge fund industry and the continuing impact of the credit crunch, many managers believe the market dislocation has created increased buyi »

Structured credit funds slowed decline in March, index suggests

Structured credit funds slowed decline in March, index suggests

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:56

Both gross and net monthly returns for the Palomar Structured Credit Hedge Fund Index showed further negative performance in March, albeit significantly reduced from their decline in Febru »

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Arx Investment's Dwight Sipprelle calls it a day

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Arx Investment's Dwight Sipprelle calls it a day

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:55

Star manager Dwight Sipprelle is winding down his USD1.2bn global credit fund and retiring from active money management. »

CFTC obtains freeze on assets of alleged Ponzi scheme perpetrators

CFTC obtains freeze on assets of alleged Ponzi scheme perpetrators

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:54

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a federal court order in Santa Ana, California, against Mission Viejo-based investment firm Safevest and its owners and officers, J »

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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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