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New legislation can bolster Jersey Hedge Fund appeal, says Jersey Finance

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 14:15

A change to Jersey’s legislation will help bolster the jurisdiction’s standing as a centre for hedge fund business, according to Jersey Finance. »

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AllianzGI establishes Alternatives group as assets more than double in 12 months

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 12:30

Allianz Global Investors has launched a new Alternative Investments group within its global investment platform.  »

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Asset Managers turning to index derivatives to mitigate risk, says TABB Group

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 12:00

Asset managers have told TABB Group that they are focusing more attention on index derivatives as market structure changes in both OTC and cash markets are impacting their portfolio decisions.  »

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SEI introduces AIFMD Annex IV reporting solution

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 11:00

SEI has expanded the regulatory compliance component of its global operating platform to meet Annex IV transparency reporting requirements under the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). »

Louise Guillemette, Innocap

Customisation: Perspective on trading

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:40

By Louise Guillemette (pictured, above) and Poseidon Retsinas (pictured, left), both Legal Counsel at Innocap Investment Management – The managed account space is evolving from the traditional standardised and commingled offering toward customisation for single investors. Innocap offers its investors dedicated investment vehicles of multiple types, across multiple jurisdictions, featuring multiple fund administrators and service providers. »

Bruce Keith, InfraHedge

Private platforms: Why buy the whole car when you can customise the parts?

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:34

Despite the decision by CalPERS to divest their hedge fund investments, for the vast majority of institutions they remain a crucial part of their asset allocation. Some of the more sophisticated pension plans are building in-house capabilities to strengthen their expertise in manager selection. »

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Oil price collapse fuels CTAs and European L/S equity, says Lyxor

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:30

CTAs are up 1.5% over the week as short positions on commodities, including oil, once again proved to be a driver of performance, according to Lyxor. »

Stephane Berthet, FundLogic

Giving investors efficient access to hedge funds

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:29

“We are different from our competitors in the managed account space by construction. When we launched our multi-asset platform the objective was more to serve clients than to distribute managers,” states Stephane Berthet (pictured), Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and head of its FundLogic Alternatives platform. »

Daniele Spada, Lyxor MAP

Building traction in UCITS funds space

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:24

On the surface, average hedge fund performance in 2014 has been underwhelming but when one has a clear window on performance, as Lyxor Asset Management does with its commingled managed account platform, the picture becomes more nuanced. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Rise of liquid alternatives adds to the managed account toolbox

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:08

The ways in which investors are employing managed accounts to build their exposure to alternatives are becoming multifarious. Many of the well-established public platforms are having to cater for a wide spectrum of needs, from straightforward commingled funds for first-time investors right through to sophisticated infrastructure solutions for the largest institutional investors. »

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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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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2015

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:11

Voting for the 6th edition of the Hedgeweek Global Awards is now open. The Awards will be presented at a lunch ceremony to be held in London. ... »

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Hedge fund managed accounts 2014

Hedge fund managed accounts 2014

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 09:58

Read how managed accounts platforms are now catering to a wide spectrum of investor needs, from straightforward commingled funds to sophisticated infrastructure solutions for the largest institutional investors. And the rise of liquid alternatives means that onshore funds - UCITS, AIFs and '40 Act funds - are becoming just as popular as offshore funds... »

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Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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S&P Capital IQ Special Report

In this report S&P Capital IQ examines how credit events can impact on the price of equities. The results are compelling. The report looks at the relationship between credit indicators and equity back-tested returns. ​ ... »

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