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Preqin 2015 Global Alternatives Reports

2015 outlook for alternative assets

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:26

Preqin has been busy preparing its end-of-year investor and fund manager reports across all major alternative asset classes: hedge funds, private equity, private real estate and infrastructure. The following article summarises the key findings from these reports at a broad strokes level.  »

Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report 2015

Hedge Funds – Value Under the Spotlight

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:10

Preqin has launched its 2015 Global Alternatives Reports, revealing significant growth in assets held by private equity, hedge fund, private debt, real estate and infrastructure fund managers. Total industry assets now stand at USD6.91tn*, up from USD6.22tn as of this point last year. »

Kenneth J. Heinz

Investors increase hedge fund allocations in Q4 2014, says HFR

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 18:00

Investors increased allocations to hedge funds in Q4 2014 as financial market volatility soared into year-end led by a steep decline in oil, Euro currency weakness and sharp drops in both the Russian Rouble and equity markets.  »

Singapore

CFTC imposes USD3m penalty on Olam International over cocoa futures trading

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 16:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Singapore-based Olam International and Olam Americas. »

New York on map

Houlihan Lokey expands hedge fund and financial sponsorship coverage with new hire

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 15:30

Houlihan Lokey, has appointed Patrick Collins as managing director in the firm’s Financial Sponsors Group based in New York.  »

hands shaking

Convergex adds industry veterans Gough and Holl to international leadership team

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 14:30

Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, has added two industry veterans to its international leadership team.  »

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Cayman Islands Stock Exchange appoints Deputy Head of Listings and Compliance

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 13:30

The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange has appointed Eva Holtas Deputy Head of Listings and Compliance, effective 5 January 2015.  »

Shanghai

MIK expands into Asia

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 12:00

MIK Fund Solutions, a provider of decision support software solutions for alternative asset managers, has expanded its geographic footprint into Asia, basing its APAC headquarters in Shanghai, China.  »

Charalambos Psimolophitis, CEO of FxPro

Prime-of-Prime service launched for institutional investors

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:45

FxPro Financial Services Limited (‘FxPro’) has launched a Prime-of-Prime service in a bid to attract institutional investors and enable them to benefit from greater transparency and trading cost efficiencies. With FxPro Prime, hedge funds, in particular start-ups (as well as other asset managers), will be able to trade against the high quality liquidity pool that FxPro has across 11 liquidity providers and avoid having to establish prime brokerage relationships. »

man with megaphone

Pershing Square Capital Management appoints Stephen Fraidin as Vice Chairman

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:45

Pershing Square Capital Management has appointed Stephen Fraidin, as a Senior Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has joined the firm as Vice Chairman.  »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Prime Brokerage 2015

Read how prime brokers of all shapes and sizes are becoming both operational and balance sheet-efficient, and broadening out their product suites for hedge fund managers... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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