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Hedge funds up 0.8 per cent post-Brexit

Hedge funds up 0.8 per cent post-Brexit

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 15:01

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.8 per cent in July, with seven out of 10 Lyxor indices ending the month in the black, according to the firm’s latest Alternative Investment Industry Barometer. »

Hedge funds rebound in July, says eVestment

Hedge funds rebound in July, says eVestment

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 14:59

Investors pulled USD20.7 billion from hedge funds last month – one of the largest drawdowns in years – but hedge funds saw a performance rebound in July, with aggregate performance hitting 1.89 per cent in July and 3.29 per cent year-to-date. »

ACSI Funds hires ETF expert Kevin Quigg as chief strategist

ACSI Funds hires ETF expert Kevin Quigg as chief strategist

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 14:55

ACSI Funds, an asset management firm specialising in the use of proprietary customer satisfaction data as a leading indicator for security selection, has appointed exchange-traded fund (ETF) specialist Kevin Quigg as chief strategist. »

Tim Thornton

MUFG says AIFMs must ensure investors don’t pay for Brexit passporting fall-out

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 12:47

Tim Thornton, (pictured) COO, Fund Services, MUFG Investor Services has commented that the loss of AIFMD passporting rights that enable UK-based alternative fund managers to market products across the EU has been one of the industry’s main concerns since the Brexit vote.    »

Mediatrix Capital and Alternative Asset Management launch algo-based currency trading platform

Mediatrix Capital and Alternative Asset Management launch algo-based currency trading platform

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 07:51

Managed accounts provider Mediatrix Capital and hedge fund manager Alternative Asset Management are creating an expanded platform offering investors access to a global currency trading system that uses artificial intelligence based algorithms. »

CFTC proposes to amend timing for filing chief compliance officer annual reports

CFTC proposes to amend timing for filing chief compliance officer annual reports

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 07:37

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is to publish proposed amendments to CFTC regulation 3.3 which would provide futures commission merchants, swap dealers, and major swap participants additional time to file chief compliance officer annual report. »

Nuveen teams with Artivest to provide easier access to alternative investments

Nuveen teams with Artivest to provide easier access to alternative investments

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 07:11

Nuveen has teamed with Artivest, a technology-driven alternatives investment platform, to bring alternative investments capabilities to RIAs, family offices, private banks and other financial advisers serving qualified high-net-worth investors. »

Gerhardt Grueter

The industrialisation of outsourced compliance

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 13:20

There is a growing attraction among hedge funds of all shapes and sizes to outsource any non-core related functions to trusted third parties as the demands of running a hedge fund in today’s regulatory-heavy environment increase. This has led to an upsurge in demand from managers across the AUM spectrum for outsourcing and managed services, as they seek to ease the operational burden. »

REDI expands Asia-Pacific presence with data centre build-out and staff additions

REDI expands Asia-Pacific presence with data centre build-out and staff additions

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 13:16

REDI Global Technologies has expanded its Asia-Pacific data centre infrastructure and added several new staff in the region.  »

Belektron extends market making at EEX Emissions Market

Belektron extends market making at EEX Emissions Market

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 13:13

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has welcomed Belektron as a new market maker on the Derivatives Market for Emission Allowances. »

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