James Williams, Hedgeweek

Luxembourg braces itself for increased PERE fund activity

According to figures released by ALFI at the end of July 2014, there were 3,891 funds with total assets of EUR2.90trn. By comparison, at the end of 2013 the size of Luxembourg’s fund industry was EUR2.61trn with 3,902 funds. During 2013 the number of sub-funds increased by 265 and there were 279 SICARs established. Between end-2012 and end-2013, the number of Specialised Investment Funds (SIFs) – Luxembourg’s most popular regulated fund vehicle – increased from 1,485 to 1,562. »


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Greenwich Associates names leading brokers in European and North American equity derivatives

Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley have maintained their positions as the leading brokers of flow equity derivatives to North American institutional investors. »


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Hedge fund assets down 1.5 per cent in September, says eVestment

Total assets in hedge funds decreased 1.5 per cent in September to USD3.012 trillion, according to the latest Hedge Fund Asset Flows report from eVestment. »


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Institutional investors to focus on fewer key relationships, survey shows

More than half (57 per cent) of institutional investors plan to narrow down the number of different alternative asset managers they work with in the next 12 to 24 months, according to a survey by UBS Fund Services and PwC. »


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Orangefield appoints Anna Coutts Donald as director in UK office

Orangefield, a provider of corporate and fund services, has appointed Anna Coutts Donald as director at its UK office.  »


Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Asia ex-Japan funds outperform year-to-date… Asian Sovereign Wealth & Pension funds looking increasingly at alternatives…

Asia ex-Japan hedge funds lead global peers with year-to-date returns of 6.66 per cent, due in large part to a 25.79 per cent rise in Indian equities since the start of the year, according to the latest data released by hedge fund research firm Eurekahedge. »


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HKEx Group and China Merchants Group sign MOU

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) and China Merchants Group (CMG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a strategic alliance in product development and related services. »


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BH Macro up 4.5% in September

BH Macro Ltd, a Guernsey-registered, London-listed investment company which acts as a feeder fund for the Brevan Howard Master Fund, gained 4.5% in September, reversing poor performance in the first half of the year. »


Hedge Fund Performance Update: Q3 2014

Hedge Fund Performance Update: Q3 2014

Preqin looks at the performance of hedge funds in Q3 2014 and in 2014 so far. »


Hedge Fund Performance Benchmarks: Q3 2014

Hedge Fund Performance Benchmarks: Q3 2014

Preqin provides the most up-to-date hedge fund performance benchmarks. »


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