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One in three funds trading illiquid securities smoothes returns, says Riskdata

One in three funds trading illiquid securities smoothes returns, says Riskdata

Tue, 03/07/2007 - 07:46

At least 30 per cent of hedge funds trading illiquid strategies are smoothing returns, according to research into the behaviour of more than 1,000 hedge funds conducted by Riskdata, a prov »

Jupiter opens Asia Pacific hedge fund to external investors

Jupiter opens Asia Pacific hedge fund to external investors

Mon, 02/07/2007 - 08:57

The USD25m long/short Jupiter Asia Pacific Fund managed by Philip Ehrmann, which has been incubated since last December, initially as a paper portfolio and since April with internal seed m »

US Futures Exchange launches renewable energy futures with wind power

US Futures Exchange launches renewable energy futures with wind power

Mon, 02/07/2007 - 08:57

The Chicago-based US Futures Exchange has announced plans to list futures contracts on Nordix Financial Wind Indexes, created by Weather Bid, that measure deviations from average wind spee »

Private equity firm takes strategic stake in hedge fund manager

Private equity firm takes strategic stake in hedge fund manager

Mon, 02/07/2007 - 08:55

Proctor Investment Managers, a private equity investor that specialises in providing capital, marketing and management solutions to investment management firms, has established a strategic »

3i invests USD57m in hedge fund administrator Fulcrum

3i invests USD57m in hedge fund administrator Fulcrum

Mon, 02/07/2007 - 08:54

3i Growth Capital has announced a USD57m investment in Fulcrum, a hedge fund administrator with headquarters in Bermuda and offices in New York, London, Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands »

Cantor Fitzgerald launches GoldRock Asset Management

Cantor Fitzgerald launches GoldRock Asset Management

Fri, 29/06/2007 - 07:00

Cantor Fitzgerald has announced the launch in early July of GoldRock Asset Management, a new alternative investment management company formed out of Cantor's integration of Zenith Asset Ma »

AltEdge Capital launches Decorrelated fund of hedge funds

AltEdge Capital launches Decorrelated fund of hedge funds

Fri, 29/06/2007 - 06:59

London-based alternative investment manager AltEdge Capital has launched a new fund of hedge funds, AltEdge Decorrelated Portfolio, designed to offer investors a correlation profile detach »

Pension funds take to alternatives on global scale, says Watson Wyatt

Pension funds take to alternatives on global scale, says Watson Wyatt

Fri, 29/06/2007 - 06:58

Global assets managed by the world's largest 99 alternatives managers for pension fund clients stand at just under USD600bn, according to the latest Global Alternatives 99 ranking produced »

Weston Capital Partners incubation fund backs White Oak Partners

Weston Capital Partners incubation fund backs White Oak Partners

Fri, 29/06/2007 - 06:57

Westport, Connecticut-based Weston Capital Asset Management has announced that the firm's second incubator fund, Weston Capital Partners Master Fund II, has entered into a strategic partne »

LaSalle Global Fund Services launches hedge fund administration in Jersey

LaSalle Global Fund Services launches hedge fund administration in Jersey

Fri, 29/06/2007 - 06:56

LaSalle Global Fund Services, which established a European foothold by setting up a hedge fund administration business in Dublin in March, has extended its presence by opening a Jersey ope »

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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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