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RCM Alternatives and Attain Capital Management to join forces

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:00

RCM Alternatives is to join forces with Attain Capital Management, acquiring its fund offerings, education, research and database assets while bringing its principals and employees under the RCM umbrella.  »

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Begin managing portfolio risk within a validated scaleable system in a day

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 11:50

A new hedge fund, first and foremost, needs to raise investment. There are a many factors which differentiate a successful investment round from an unsuccessful one, not least the experience of the fund managers, and whether the proposed strategy is convincing. All funds however need to demonstrate best practice around their risk.  »

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First Derivatives adds Gambale to board go directors

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 11:30

First Derivatives (FD), a provider of software and consulting services, has appointed Virginia Gambale to the Board of the Company as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. »

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New fund offers seasoned long/short credit strategy in MF format

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 11:00

Collins Capital has launched the Collins Long/Short Credit Fund (CCLIX/CLCAX), a mutual fund offering a true long/short credit strategy that dynamically adjusts exposure throughout the credit cycle.   »

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CBOE Futures Exchange VIX Futures ADV down 27 per cent in February

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:30

February average daily volume in VIX futures on the CBOE Futures Exchange was 166,547 contracts, a decrease of 23 per cent from February 2014 and a decrease of 27 per cent from January 2015.  »

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JTC appoints new head of Fareham office

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:00

Independent corporate, fund and private client services provider JTC has appointed Will Cameron (pictured) in a Director role as the Head of the firm’s Fareham office »

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Credit Suisse LAB index up 2.63% in February

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 09:00

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (CSLAB), which aims to reflect the performance of the overall hedge fund industry, finished up 2.63% in February.  »

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Hedge fund assets to surpass USD3bn by year end, says Deutsche Bank survey

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 06:00

Hedge funds assets are expected to surpass USD3 trillion by year end 2015, growing a further 7%, according to Deutsche Bank’s 13th annual Alternative Investment Survey. »

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CBOE ADV down 13% in Feb

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:00

Average daily volume (ADV) during February for options contracts on Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2) and futures contracts on CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) was 4.7 million contracts, a decrease of 22 per cent from February 2014 and a decline of 13 per cent from January 2015.  »

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Opus Fund Services voted “Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator”

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:30

Opus Fund Services has been voted the Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator by readers of Hedgeweek, one of the hedge fund industry’s leading publications.  »

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In an excerpt from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015, exclusive Preqin survey results show investors in private debt maintain a positive view of the asset class, but harbour concerns over the availability of attractive investment opportunities. ... »

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In an excerpt from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2015, exclusive Preqin survey results reveal that while industry performance has been poor, investors remain committed to the asset class. ... »

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Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

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