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Oil and natural gas hedge fund ends year on high note

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 10:00

The Caritas Royalty Fund has successfully navigated through the turbulent oil & natural gas markets, generating a +30% net return for investors in 2014.  »

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Neuberger Berman launches Global Long Short Fund

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 09:00

Neuberger Berman has launched the Neuberger Berman Global Long Short Fund as part of the firm's continued response to growing client demand for both global and alternative equity solutions. »

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Virtus Partners acquires Trade Settlement

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 06:00

Virtus Partners has acquired the business and assets of Trade Settlement, Inc (TSI), a New York-based primary and secondary loan trading settlement and documentation service provider. »

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PFZW ditches hedge fund portfolio

Sat, 10/01/2015 - 17:50

Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW), the pension fund for the Dutch health and social sector, has announced that it will no longer be investing in hedge funds due to their ’high costs’ and ‘complexity’. »

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Activist and technology hedge funds lead gains to close 2014

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 18:00

Hedge funds posted gains to conclude the volatile month of December, led by contributions from CTAs, Technology and Shareholder Activist strategies, according to HFR. »

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Man Group selects Thomson Reuters KYC managed service

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 16:00

Man Group has selected Thomson Reuters Accelus Org ID (Accelus Org ID) KYC Managed Service to streamline their Know Your Customer (KYC) process.  »

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Total trading volume at TAIFEX at record 200m contracts in 2014

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 13:00

The trading volume at Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) ended 2014 at a record high of 202,411,093 contracts, passing the 200 million contracts benchmark for the first time. »

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Private real estate fundraising maintains momentum in 2014, while debt funds raised record USD20bn

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 11:46

Closed-end private real estate debt funds raised a total of USD20bn in capital in 2014, higher than in any other previous year. Andrew Moylan, Head of Real Assets Products at Preqin, comments on the state of private real estate fundraising heading into 2015: »

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Hedge Funds end 2014 up 2.48%, says eVestment

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 11:00

Hedge funds ended a tumultuous and volatile 2014 with an aggregate performance of +2.48%, with December and Q4 hedge fund performance nearly flat at -0.15% and +0.03% respectively.  »

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Federated Investors launches Managed Volatility Fund

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 09:00

Federated Investors has launched the Federated Managed Volatility Fund, a liquid alternative product that seeks to provide total return while managing the fund's annualised volatility.   »

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Special report
Hedgeweek Special Report: Prime Brokerage 2015

Read how prime brokers of all shapes and sizes are becoming both operational and balance sheet-efficient, and broadening out their product suites for hedge fund managers... »

Special report
Lyxor Asset Management - Why trend-following strategies are back on track

This Hedgeweek Special Report explains not only why managed futures should be reconsidered by investors, but also how a more effective risk allocation strategy can benefit investor portfolios in both correlated and non-correlated markets... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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