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ICAP’s EBS business prepares to launch EBS Select, further diversifying its FX trading offering

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 11:15

EBS, ICAP’s industry leading electronic FX business, is preparing to launch a new global liquidity platform, EBS Select, to complement the company’s existing multi-product offering. »

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RWC launches RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 10:00

RWC has launched the RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund, a sub-fund of its Luxembourg SICAV, operating as a long-only Japan equity fund focused on bottom-up stock picking and constructive engagement with its investee companies. »

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TradeNext bullish on RMB going global

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 06:00

China’s stake as the world’s premier economic power is expected to gain traction as the country continues to liberalise its economy and implement reforms that bolster its status among developing economies.  »

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Abbey Capital Futures Strategy Fund surpasses USD100 million AUM

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 17:00

The Abbey Capital Futures Strategy Fund has surpassed USD100 million in assets under management. The fund, Abbey Capital’s first 1940 Act liquid alternative mutual fund, launched on 1 July 2014 and has returned over 26 per cent since inception.  »

Weekly Brief: Asian L/S equity setting the pace

Weekly Brief: Asian L/S equity setting the pace

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 14:59

Hedge funds continue to climb higher, with the Lyxor HFI up 3.5% ytd (up to 24 March). The asset class was supported this week by L/S Equity, and in particular Asian managers that have done particularly well. Their successful stock-picking captured the buoyant market environment on the long book without losing much on the short book. Over the recent months, we have been advocating the benefits of Asian L/S managers for diversification purposes and continue to do so. »

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ICE Clear Europe granted CFTC order permitting portfolio margining of futures and foreign futures contracts by non-clearing member FCMs

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 10:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) has issued an order granting a request from ICE Clear Europe Limited (ICE Clear Europe), a Commission-registered derivatives clearing organisation, for an order pursuant to Section 4d(a) and (b) of the Commodity Exchange Act. »

Mutual funds

Aston Hill launches two new liquid alternative mutual funds

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 10:00

Aston Hill Asset Management has launched two new mutual funds – the Aston Hill US Growth Fund and Aston Hill Corporate Bond Fund (formerly Build America Investment Grade Bond Fund).  »


49 per cent of investors favour equity long/short strategies in 2015, according to Preqin

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 09:22

There’s a tangible air of optimism among hedge fund managers this year. Despite 2014’s returns being their lowest since 2011, 60 per cent of managers believe that the 2015 Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund Benchmark will surpass last year, which delivered a rather tepid +3.78 per cent (net).  »

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Hedge funds: What’s in it for pension plans?

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 09:18

The decision made last September by CalPERS to divest its USD4bn hedge fund investment plan came as quite a shock to the industry. Then, in early January this year, PFZW, the EUR156 billion Dutch healthcare scheme, announced that it had ended its exposure to hedge funds in December 2014.    »


John P Fraunces, Jr named co-portfolio manager of Turner Global Medical Sciences Fund

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 19:00

John P Fraunces, Jr has been named Co-Portfolio Manager of Turner Investments Global Medical Sciences strategies, bolstering the firm’s healthcare sector investment team.  »

Special report
Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »


In an extract from the Preqin Special Report: Asia-Pacific Hedge Funds, we provide an overview of the industry in Asia-Pacific, covering assets under management as well as key locations, strategies, fund structures and more.  ... »

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Assets under management for sovereign wealth funds globally reach USD6.31tn as of March 2015, increasing by more than USD900bn over the past 18 months. This information has been revealed in the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review, a comprehensive guide to these influential investors. ... »

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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015 – The Winners

Read the complete list of Winners and profiles at the sixth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Morgan Stanley, which brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2014... »

Hedgeweek Special Report: eVestment – The evolution of hedge fund investing

As revealed in this Hedgeweek Special Report sponsored by eVestment, the data, analytics and market intelligence provider to the institutional investment community, experts agree that investing in hedge funds represents a good way for institutions to access manager skill, which is key in constructing a diversified portfolio to achieve risk and return targets. ... »

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