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Keneth Heinz, HFR

Oil, equities and US interest rates push HFRI FWC to record value level in December

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 09:09

Hedge funds posted gains across all strategies in December, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) rising to a record index value level as oil prices surged, equities gained and US interest rates increased into year end. »

Chris Childs, DTCC

DTCC selects IBM, Axoni and R3 to develop distributed ledger solution

Mon, 09/01/2017 - 14:50

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has selected IBM, in partnership with Axoni and R3, to provide a distributed ledger technology (DLT) framework to drive further improvements in derivatives post-trade lifecycle events. »

Jim Warren, SEI

SEI launches online solution for private fund investor transaction processing

Fri, 06/01/2017 - 14:18

SEI has launched SEI Trade, a cloud-based solution that automates the process of handling, documenting and tracking investors’ private fund transactions. »

Marc Haynes, Cohen & Steers

Active commodity fund launched

Thu, 05/01/2017 - 12:18

Liquid real asset specialist firm Cohen & Steers has launched an active commodity fund, offering investors broad and diversified exposure to commodities through an active, long-biased investment approach based on rigorous fundamental research. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Smaller hedge funds will outperform in 2017, predicts Agecroft Partners

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 13:14

Smaller hedge fund managers will continue to outperform during 2017, according to Don Steinbrugge Managing partrner of Agecroft partners, who has revealed what he sees as being the top hedge fund industry trends for the coming year. »

Fireworks

Best wishes for 2017 from the Global Fund Media team

Fri, 23/12/2016 - 08:30

The Global Fund Media newsletter team is taking its customary year-end break, and will resume business as usual on Tuesday 3 January. »

Lapland

All aboard for Lapland

Fri, 23/12/2016 - 08:20

The manager of Finnish airports, Finavia, reports that Lapland has been fully prepared for a busy winter season, with air traffic volumes expected to be the highest since 2007, and some 500 charter and scheduled flights arriving in Lapland in December. »

Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect creates new opportunities for Luxembourg funds

Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect creates new opportunities for Luxembourg funds

Thu, 22/12/2016 - 09:01

The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect provides international investors with another direct link to access China’s domestic A-shares market and especially the stocks on the tech-heavy Shenzhen market. It also provides Luxembourg investment funds with access to a new asset class. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

FIS report reveals changing chemistry between funds and investors

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 10:43

Hedge funds need to strike the right balance between macro pressures and the often differing needs of its clients if they are to survive, according to a new report by FIS, a specialist in financial services technology.  »

Hedge fund founder and CIO among seven charged over USD1bn fraud

Hedge fund founder and CIO among seven charged over USD1bn fraud

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 12:46

Seven defendants, all formerly affiliated with USD1.7 billion New York-based hedge fund Platinum Partners, have been charged in connection with an alleged USD1 billion investment fraud. »

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