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Craig Everett

Zuma Bay Capital launches volatility-based alternative investment fund

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 14:55

Zuma Bay Capital, a California registered investment advisor (RIA), has launched the Zuma Bay Volatility Fund, which aims to deliver consistent market-neutral returns with limited downside exposure. »

Georges Gutman

EI Sturdza Investment Funds launches European Smaller Companies Fund

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 14:34

EI Sturdza Investment Funds has launched of the EI Sturdza Strategic European Smaller Companies Fund, which will be managed by Bertrand Faure and his team of European equity investment experts. »

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Steamboat Capital Partners launches on Sciens MAP

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 14:31

Steamboat Capital Partners has launched its event-driven, long-short strategy on the Sciens Managed Account Platform. Steamboat is a fundamental, value oriented investment firm that specialises in undervalued and catalyst driven investments. »

Lyxor: A New Era for Hedge Funds?

A new era for hedge funds?

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 13:51

The lack of hedge funds’ excess returns since the financial crisis put the industry under rising pressure. In this 12th edition of the White Paper, we review the causes and identify the key hedge fund performance drivers. We put to test these drivers under three long-term macro-economic scenarios. It is reasonable, in our view, to expect hedge funds to deliver an annual excess returns in the 5-6 per cent range above the Libor 3M, with low volatility.  »

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Download Intralinks' guidelines on assessing vendor security

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 08:38

Curious about a vendor’s security? Download Intralink's guidelines on how to get a more in-depth look at privacy and data security controls when considering a cloud SaaS provider. »

Anthony Lawler

Hedge fund performance positive halfway through a choppy year

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 07:29

June was a choppy month with reversals and sell-offs across most asset classes as investors digested Mario Draghi’s comments on expecting high volatility for bonds followed in the second half of the month by the risk escalation in Greece.  »

Denis Beaudoin

NewAlpha and Emergence invest in Finalitis

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 06:00

Emerging manager acceleration specialist NewAlpha Asset Management and Emergence, France’s seeding fund sponsored by 15 institutional investors, have made a strategic investment in Finaltis. »

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VIX Futures ADV, total volume at CBOE Futures Exchange up from prior month and year go

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 16:59

Monthly average daily volume (ADV) and monthly total volume, both exchange-wide at CFE and for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index), rose from last month and from year-ago levels. »

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Euronext reports strongest six month trading and listing activity since 2011

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 16:53

Euronext posted its strongest six-month trading volume performance since the end of 2011 in the first six months of 2015, supported by favourable economic conditions. »

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All six MVIS long/short equity indexes down in June

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 12:00

All six of Market Vectors Index Solutions’ (MVIS) investable Long/Short Equity Indices recorded negative performance in June. »

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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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