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David Parker, President of the Employee Benefits Division at White Plains, New York-based SKCG Group

More hedge funds buying key man life insurance post-financial crisis

Tue, 26/06/2012 - 13:09

Talk about key man. More than USD600 billion is currently managed by hedge funds whose founders will turn at least 60 in the next decade, according to Institutional Investor magazine. »

Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services.

GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator measures 3.71% for June

Tue, 26/06/2012 - 12:04

The GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2012 measured 3.71%, up from 3.31% in May. »

Peter Reitz, Chief Executive Officer of EEX

EEX spins off gas business into own company

Tue, 26/06/2012 - 10:00

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) will spin off the Natural Gas Spot and Derivatives Market into a separate company owned to 100 per cent with the corporate name “EGEX European Gas Exchange”. »

Joachim Gottschalk, Chairman and CEO of Gottex

Gottex approves share buyback proposal

Tue, 26/06/2012 - 06:00

Gottex Fund Management Holdings has announced a proposed share buyback by the company and the nominations of Dr Kevin Maloney and Dr William Landes to the Board. »

Alberto Francioni, BlueBay Asset Management

BlueBay partner Francioni killed in road accident

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 17:53

Alberto Francioni (pictured), partner and global head of sales at BlueBay Asset Management, has been killed in a road accident. »

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Dow Jones Credit Suisse HF index down 1.33% in May

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 16:00

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished May down 1.33%, with four out of 10 strategies in positive territory. »

Robert Grossman, Managing Director and head of  Macro Credit Research team, Fitch Ratings

US money funds decrease European bank exposures further, says Fitch

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 14:00

US prime money market fund (MMF) exposures to Eurozone banks declined moderately as of end-May 2012, according to a new report by Fitch Ratings. Eurozone exposures account for approximately 12% of total MMF assets in Fitch's sample. »

Erwin de Kleijn, Investor Relations Manager, Saemor Capital

Lots of sun at Gaim International but overall mood more grey than bright

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 12:30

The weather was perfect, clear blue skies and unbroken sunshine in what remains one of Europe’s most iconic locations: Monaco. Transfer that across to the overall mood at this year’s Gaim International conference, however, and it was more one of overcast skies with the threat of thunder. »

Michael Davie, CEO, SwapClear

The Great Migration: hedge funds and the move into central clearing

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 11:44

Buy-side interest rate swap clearing volumes have grown rapidly during the first half of 2012 as hedge funds and other asset managers have raced to begin central clearing ahead of the imposition of Dodd-Frank. HedgeWeek looks at developments in store for the rates clearing space in the coming six months ahead of the anticipated go-live date for the Dodd-Frank clearing mandate in the US. »

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Castle Alternative Invest initiates share buyback programme

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 11:12

Castle Alternative Invest AG, a fund of hedge funds listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and on the London Stock Exchange, authorised the board to effect a share buyback programme at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 15 May 2012. »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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