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Strong Q2 hedge fund performance drives overall gains

Strong Q2 hedge fund performance drives overall gains

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 08:37

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark reveals that hedge fund performance stabilised in the second quarter of 2016 following a volatile start to the year, and recovered from losses seen in Q1. »

Lyxor hedge fund index down 0.9 per cent in June

Lyxor hedge fund index down 0.9 per cent in June

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 12:55

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.9 per cent in June, with three out of 10 Lyxor indices ending the month with a positive performance. »

Luxembourg approves Reserved Alternative Investment Fund vehicle

Luxembourg approves Reserved Alternative Investment Fund vehicle

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 08:00

The law introducing a new Luxembourg alternative fund structure, the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF), has been approved by the Luxembourg Parliament and will come into force three days after publication in Luxembourg’s Official Gazette Mémorial.   »

AltX reveals return data on 80 per cent of ‘Billion Dollar Club’

AltX reveals return data on 80 per cent of ‘Billion Dollar Club’

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 07:53

AltX, the San Francisco based hedge fund intelligence platform, has launched AltX Estimates, providing clients with return data on more than 17,000 funds, including performance data on over 80 per cent of the ‘Billion Dollar Club’ funds. »

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index down 0.54 per cent in June

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index down 0.54 per cent in June

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 12:42

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for June 2016 measured -0.54 per cent. »

E-trading volumes increase among large institutions

E-trading volumes increase among large institutions

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 08:37

Large institutions are shifting trading volume to algorithmic avenues of execution as the overall commission pool remains flat, according to a study from Greenwich Associates. »

Institutional investors continue to see hedge funds as key part of investment portfolios

Institutional investors continue to see hedge funds as key part of investment portfolios

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 08:02

Despite the majority of institutional investors redeeming from hedge funds during the first half of this year, most continue to view hedge funds as playing a key role in their investment portfolios, according to the Credit Suisse Mid-Year Investor Sentiment Survey. »

CBOE to list SPX Monday-expiring Weeklys options

CBOE to list SPX Monday-expiring Weeklys options

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 12:40

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plans to list S&P 500 Index (SPX) Monday-expiring Weeklys options, beginning 15 August 2016, pending regulatory approval.  »

Allocations to alternative asset classes and ESG set to increase, says Northern Trust survey

Allocations to alternative asset classes and ESG set to increase, says Northern Trust survey

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 09:25

More than 80 per cent of institutional investors surveyed at a recent event hosted by Northern Trust in Stockholm expect investor allocations to alternative assets to increase within the next five years, with private equity and infrastructure to receive the highest new allocations. »

RSRCHXchange and Substantive Research partner to help asset managers access and procure macro investment research

RSRCHXchange and Substantive Research partner to help asset managers access and procure macro investment research

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 09:18

RSRCHXchange, the online marketplace for institutional research, has formed a strategic partnership with Substantive Research, an independent curator of daily macroeconomic investment research for asset managers and asset owners. »

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