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Over half of private debt investors expect to increase allocation in the next 12 months

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 10:26

Investors’ plans for future activity in the private debt space are revealed in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Debt, Q1 2015. »

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MontLake Ardsley Partners US Equity UCITS Fund switches focus to renewable energy

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 10:00

ML Capital and Ardsley Partners are repositioning the Ardsley Partners US Equity UCITS Fund to take advantage of increasing investor interest in the renewable energy sector. »

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Barclay Hedge fund index up 0.46 per cent in March

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 09:00

Hedge funds were up 0.46 per cent in March, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 2.57 per cent through the end of the first quarter, versus a return of 0.95 per cent for the S&P 500. »

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LIM Advisors appoints Donald Ewer as Head of Fixed Income and Credit

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 06:00

Hong Kong-based hedge fund LIM Advisors has appointed Donald Ewer as head of Asian fixed income and credit.  »

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TMF Group expands Structured Financial Services Group

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 20:00

TMF Group has appointed Michael Adams as global Head of Structured Finance.  »

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ERI Scientific Beta adds High Profitability and Low Investment smart factor “quality” indices to range

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 18:00

ERI Scientific Beta has launched two new families of smart "quality-type" factor indices – High Profitability and Low Investment, allowing investors to benefit from well-documented additional risk premia.  »

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Speakers added to line up for Guernsey Funds Forum 2015

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 15:45

Representatives from PwC, Coller Capital, Dexion Capital, Baring Vostok, Hermes GPE and Metric Capital have been added to the roster of speakers for the Guernsey Funds Forum 2015. »

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Private equity-backed buyout deals see highest quarterly total value since Q3 2007

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:51

This extract from Preqin’s Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015 focuses on global private equity-backed buyout deals, featuring the latest available data. »

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Trend following quant hedge funds lead gains in March

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 09:00

Hedge funds posted gains in March, with performance driven by strong macro trends in Currency and Commodity markets, complemented by broad-based gains and positioning in Event Driven, Equity Hedge and fixed income-based Relative Value Arbitrage strategies. »

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Henley Business School launches executive hedge fund program in Hong Kong

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 06:00

The Henley Business School has launched its Executive Hedge Fund Program in Hong Kong, a unique concept developed with Steve Bernstein, CEO of SinoPac Solutions and Services, a veteran of the Hedge Fund industry.  »

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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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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... »

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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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