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T+2 to become global settlement cycle, says Omgeo study

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 15:00

Eighty per cent of respondents to a survey by Omgeo, a subsidiary of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) believe T+2 will become the global standard for settlement cycles within 10 years.  »

Weekly Brief: Macro managers turn bearish on Bunds

Weekly Brief: Macro managers turn bearish on Bunds

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 14:36

Recent market conditions were less supportive for hedge funds, with a reversal of market moves witnessed so far this year. Last week, European equities were down and the EUR/USD went up, while US rates ended the week marginally higher. The Lyxor hedge fund index was however resilient, down only 39bps. Gains were posted by Asian managers, both on the L/S equity and Even-Driven strategies. »

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Castle Hall launches due diligence monitoring platform for global investors

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 09:00

Castle Hall Alternatives has launched OpsMonitor a due diligence platform featuring daily media monitoring, a comprehensive process to identify changes in manager and fund operational risk quarter to quarter. »

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Gottex reports strong performance in multi asset and Asian products

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 06:00

Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited has reported good performance to 10 April year to date from its Multi-Asset products, which are up around 5.3 per cent. »

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Closed-end private real estate funds post positive changes in NAV for 18 consecutive quarters

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 14:36

In this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Real Estate, Q1 2015, we analyse fund performance and take a look at private real estate funds currently in market. »

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Macro Risk Solutions expands portfolio strategy team

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 13:00

Macro Risk Solutions (MRS), a leading investment advisor providing innovative risk and hedging products and solutions to institutional investors, has expanded its analytics team with the hire of Linfeng Liu as a Portfolio Analyst.  »

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CFTC issues guidance for swap execution facilities on calculation of projected operating costs

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 12:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (Commission) Division of Market Oversight (DMO) has issued Guidance to Swap Execution Facilities (SEF) regarding the calculation of projected operating costs for purposes of complying with the financial resource requirements under SEF Core Principle 13 and Commission Regulation 13.1303.  »

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China Everbright Limited and Sinowel Enterprise Group sign partnership agreement

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 11:00

China Everbright Limited (CEL) and Sinowel Enterprise Group (Sinowel) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to start their co-operation towards the secondary market of trust beneficiary rights.  »

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Alan Howard and Michael Platt top UK hedge fund rich list

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 10:00

Alan Howard, co-founder of Brevan Howard, and Michael Platt, of BlueCrest Capital, jointly head the list of Britain’s wealthiest hedge fund managers, each with GBP1.5bn fortunes, in The 2015 Sunday Times Rich List, to be published Sunday, 26 April.  »

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Preqin survey finds wealth managers increasingly choose liquid alternatives

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 09:52

Latest research from Preqin finds that liquid alternative products, such as UCITS and alternative mutual funds, have out-performed hedge funds. The average alternative mutual fund returned 4.36 per cent in 2014, while the average hedge fund saw a return of 3.78 per cent. The average UCITS fund returned just 1.45 per cent. »

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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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Survey

Voting for the 5th edition of the Hedgeweek USA Awards, which recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers around the world, is now open. ... »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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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"... »

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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... »

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