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John Haley, Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson launches The Asset Management Exchange

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 09:19

Willis Towers Watson has launched The Asset Management Exchange (AMX), an institutional asset management marketplace designed to transform institutional investment for the benefit of the end saver, with USD750 million of delegated hedge fund assets. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund investor redemptions accelerate through Q4 2016

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:09

Despite hedge funds returning 7.40 per cent over 2016, investors continued to withdraw capital over the year, with the industry seeing overall net asset outflows totalling USD110 billion in 2016.  »

Phil Bartram, Travers Smith

AIFMD passport no longer seen as the ‘silver lining’

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:37

Securing a third-country passport to access European investors is no longer viewed as the go-to solution it once was by the UK investment fund sector, according to Tim Hames, the Director General of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA). »

Philippe Ferreira. Lyxor

Fixed income arbitrage outperforms in a rising rate environment, says Lyxor

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 09:52

Hedge fund performance is flat year to date, with Global Macro and CTAs down, while Fixed Income Arbitrage and Event Driven have outperformed, according to Lyxor’s latest Hedge Fund Brief. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge funds start 2017 with gains of 1.40 per cent

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:17

Preqin’s All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recorded gains of 1.40 per cent in January 2017, the highest January performance recorded since 2013 (+2.59 per cent).  »

Jason Schwartz, Wilshire

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 0.50 per cent in January

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 10:36

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.59 per cent in January, outperforming the 0.50 per cent monthly return for the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index.  »

Man with loud hailer

Hedge funds start 2017 on largely positive note

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 10:50

In the face of more than USD100 billion in investor redemptions in 2016, hedge funds continue to perform surprisingly well out of the gate in 2017, according to eVestment's January 2017 Hedge Fund Performance Report.  »

Jean Baptiste Berthon, Lyxor Asset Management

Micro strategies outpaced macro traders in January, says Lyxor

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 10:08

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was slightly down by 0.3 per cent in January, with seven out of 10 Lyxor indices in positive territory, according to the latest Lyxor AII Barometer, with micro-focused strategies outperforming macro traders. »

Robert Shand, Blue Sky

Alternative asset growth supports 130 per cent Blue Sky profit surge

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 09:10

Blue Sky Alternative Investments has reported a significant rise in revenue, profitability, cash flow, margins and fee-earning assets under management for the half-year period ending 31 December 2016, driven by growth in alternative assets. »

Paula Arthus, DTCC

DTCC’s institutional STP suite processes one billion trades in 2016

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 09:58

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) full-service institutional straight-through-processing (STP) suite of products processed close to one billion trades for the first time in 2016, across equities, fixed income, equity swaps and repurchase agreements. »

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