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Teun Johnston, Man GLG

Man GLG launches Innovation Equity Alternative fund for Priya Kodeeswaran

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 09:38

Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group, has launched the Man GLG Innovation Equity Alternative, a global long-short fund managed by Priya Kodeeswaran. »

Girish Reddy, KKR

PAAMCO and KKR Prisma to create liquid alternatives investment firm

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 09:12

KKR and Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO) are teaming up to create a new liquid alternatives investment firm by combining PAAMCO and KKR Prisma. »

FXCM and founders fined USD7m over forex fraud

FXCM and founders fined USD7m over forex fraud

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 09:07

Forex Capital Markets (FXCM), its parent company FXCM Holdings and FXCM’s founding partners, Dror Niv and William Ahdout, are to pay a USD7 million penalty to settle CFTC charges that they defrauded retail forex customers. »

Commodity fund achieves top performance

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 09:43

Cayman Islands-domiciled Montreux Natural Resources fund has come in as the second best-performing hedge fund in Preqin’s Global Hedge Fund report with a return of 142 per cent over the last 12 months, driven by the surging gold price and the performance of assets in which the fund invested. »

Patrice Henault, Saxo

Nasdaq Commodities and Saxo Bank expand access to Nordic Power products

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 09:37

Nasdaq Commodities and Saxo Bank are teaming up to offer small and medium sized companies (SMEs) in the Nordic region direct access to Nordic Power futures on Saxo’s fully integrated trading and risk management platform. »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

AIMA publishes guide to MiFID2

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 09:29

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has published a guide for investment managers to help them understand and implement the requirements of the European Union’s updated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID2). »

Pascal Xatart, Calypso

Calypso and Equinoxe to provide back and middle office operations support

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:05

Calypso Technology has signed a utility partnership agreement with Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services to establish a platform to provide full back and middle office support to hedge funds and family offices who trade a broad range of instrument types. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund industry AUM surpasses USD3.2tn in 2016

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 08:00

Assets held by hedge funds globally reached a record USD3.22 trillion as of the end of November 2016, according to Preqin’s 2017 Global Hedge Fund Report. »

Robert Schach, Debtwire

European restructurings predicted to hit next peak in 2017

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 14:09

The volume of European restructurings is expected to hit its next peak in 2017, according to a survey by Debtwire in conjunction with independent investment bank Greenhill and law firm Orrick. »

Jean-Pascal Porcherot, Lombard Odier

Lombard Odier IM launches Event Driven Convexity strategy

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 13:32

Lombard Odier Investment Managers has expanded its alternatives range with the launch of the 1798 Event Convexity Strategy, as part of its initiative to offer structurally convex strategies that have asymmetric risk/return profiles. »

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