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Alt managers show strong bond recoveries in runoff test, says Fitch

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 14:00

A Fitch Ratings analysis of three of the largest US alternative investment managers shows that each firm should be able to sufficiently cover outstanding debt obligations, including 30-year bonds, under a 10-year runoff scenario. »

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SEC proposes rules to modernise and enhance information reported by investment companies and investment advisers

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 11:30

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed rules, forms and amendments to modernise and enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by investment companies and investment advisers.   »

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European institutions look to alternatives for increased yield

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 11:26

Research firm Cerulli Associates has found that close to 70 per cent of European pensions plan to increase allocations to various alternative investment classes, principally infrastructure, in their search for diversification. »

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SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator up to 4.68% in May

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 06:00

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2015 measured 4.68 per cent, up from 3.36 per cent in April. »

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Elliptic and Gem partner on new enhancement to Gem’s multi-signature bitcoin wallet

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 20:30

Elliptic, a full-service bitcoin custodian for the capital markets, has partnered with developer API provider Gem to enhance Gem’s multi-signature bitcoin wallets. »

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Taliance’s GlobalAsset provides AIFMD reporting solution

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 18:30

The latest version of Taliance’s front office platform, GlobalAsset, enables asset and fund management businesses to automatically calculate the ratios and deliver reporting that complies with the requirements enshrined in the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (AIFMD). »

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New book explains how women investors outperform men

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 18:14

Considering that the money management industry remains a man's world, one might expect that men are superior investors. "Not so," says finance expert Meredith Jones.  »

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OYSTER Absolute Return ranked No1 in the Netherlands over three years

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 17:00

OYSTER Absolute Return EUR EUR2, a sub-fund of the OYSTER SICAV registered in the Netherlands, has been ranked best fund in the Netherlands over three years by Lipper in the “Absolute Return EUR Low” category.  »

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Buy-side algo trading volume downticks for first time in five years, says TABB study

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 16:00

Buy-side firms are under a global microscope to ensure they act in the best interests of their clients, according to TABB Group in the first of a three-part 11th annual benchmark study series. »

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Tortoise adds four to investment committee

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 13:00

Tortoise Capital Advisors has added four seasoned portfolio managers to its investment committee, effective 30 June, 2015. »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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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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