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Steve Nadel, Seward & Kissel

Sharp rise in hedge funds using non-equity strategies

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 09:43

A rising number of newly launched hedge funds are employing non-equity-based investment strategies, according to The Seward & Kissel 2016 New Hedge Fund Study. »

Mike Byrne, Jersey Funds Association

Streamlined funds regime welcomed as enhancing Jersey’s competitiveness

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 08:46

Jersey has introduced a new regulatory framework for private funds which the Jersey Financial Services Commission believes will enhance the island’s competitiveness as a jurisdiction in which to establish funds. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge funds maintain performance momentum in February, says Preqin

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 10:11

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recorded returns of 1.18 per cent in February, building on the 1.43 per cent gains seen the previous month. »

Paul Smith, CFA Institute

Investment professionals increasingly concerned about negative impact of geopolitical risks, says survey

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 10:08

Concern about the impact of geopolitical risk in the investment profession has grown since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in July 2016, according to a poll of almost 1,500 investment professionals from around the world by the CFA Institute. »

Lucas Wurfbain, Feedstock

Feedstock platform offers MiFID II research compliance

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 10:17

London-based Feedstock is operating a research platform that offers buy-side fund managers a one-stop-shop to managing their research activities under MiFID II. »

Lukas Daalder, Robeco

Synchronised global recovery makes investors optimistic, says Robeco

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 09:53

A synchronised recovery in the world economy is making investors more optimistic, though there remain risks for equities, says Robeco’s Lukas Daalder. »

Jason Schwarz, Wilshire Funds Management

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 0.75 per cent in February

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 08:57

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.75 per cent in February, underperforming the 1.12 per cent monthly return for the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. »

Michelle McCloskey, Man Americas

Man Group appoints president of Man Americas

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 08:50

Man Group has appointed Michelle McCloskey as president of Man Americas. »

Hedge fund returns broadly positive in February, says eVestment

Hedge fund returns broadly positive in February, says eVestment

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 10:08

For the third consecutive month, over 70 per cent of all hedge funds produced positive results in February, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report. »

Anita Nemes, Deutsche Bank

Hedge funds expected to perform better in 2017, says Deutsche Bank survey

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 10:09

Close to three quarters of investors expect their hedge fund portfolios to perform better in 2017 versus 2016, according to Deutsche Bank’s 15th annual Alternative Investment Survey. »

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