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Operational Alpha: An asset class in its own right

The hedge fund industry is a fast paced dynamic industry, with recent changes in investor demands and regulatory oversight forcing expenses up and fees down. As a result, the industry is undergoing a paradigm shift - driven in large part by technology innovation - to meet these changing operational requirements. »


Investments

Aventicum launches second investment business

Aventicum Capital Management has launched its second investment business, Aventicum Alternative Equities, as the group expands its presence into Europe. »


Trading screens

Global Prime Partners appoints Deutsche Bank

Global Prime Partners (GPP) has appointed Deutsche Bank to provide execution, clearing and custody services for its client base of emerging managers, family offices, professional traders and boutique broker dealers. »


James Williams, Hedgeweek

SEI: An eyes wide open approach to launching a ’40 Act Fund

Alternative mutual funds, also referred to as liquid alternatives or hedged mutual funds, are becoming a lot more popular with private fund managers. This has largely been driven by the requirement for hedge fund managers to register as investment advisers with the SEC. Prior to this, unregistered managers were not allowed to manage assets on behalf of US mutual funds. Now they can.  »


iPhone

Consumers will embrace mCommerce in 2014, says Prentice Capital

Michael Zimmerman's hedge fund Prentice Capital believes up to 80 per cent of consumers will embrace mCommerce in 2014, and it anticipates significant increases in the amount of money shoppers spend online via mobile. »


Geoff Ruddick

IMS promotes Geoff Ruddick to head of funds

International Management Services (IMS) has promoted Geoff Ruddick to head of funds. »


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Six out of seven IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices negative in March

Just one of IndexIQ’s family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices recorded a positive return in March. »


James Williams, Hedgeweek

Worldwide long-term funds attracted EUR888bn in net inflows in 2013 says EFAMA… Schroders to hard close US long/short equity fund end of June…

March proved to be a challenging month with the majority of alternative UCITS strategies delivering negative returns. According to figures released by Geneva-based Alix Capital, provider of the UCITS Alternative Index Global which tracks more than 700 single-manager funds, the overall return was -0.33 per cent. »


Gavel

Customers of MF Global to begin receiving final restitution payments

The trustee for MF Global will begin making final distributions to satisfy its obligation of full restitution for USD1.212bn in losses sustained by customers when the company failed in 2011. »


Kevin Gundle

Investors will miss out on returns if they don’t navigate AIFMD barriers, says Aurum

The barriers for investment created by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) are still preventing investors from reaching European funds, despite solutions becoming available, according to Aurum. »


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