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Aberdeen launches EUR200m liquid equity market neutral fund

Aberdeen launches EUR200m liquid equity market neutral fund

Fri, 25/11/2016 - 08:48

Aberdeen Asset Management has launched the Aberdeen Alternative Diversified Equity Fund (AADE) which aims to generate capital appreciation with limited correlation to traditional equity markets by blending a portfolio of equity-related alternative strategies. »

61 per cent of hedge funds report outflows in October

61 per cent of hedge funds report outflows in October

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 13:09

Investors redeemed an estimated USD14.2 billion from hedge funds in October, bringing year-to-date outflows to USD77.0 billion, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flows Report. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Performance sees hedge fund assets grow despite investor redemptions

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 08:20

Assets held by hedge fund managers increased by 2.9 per cent in the first three quarters of 2016, taking total industry AUM to USD3.24 trillion, according to Preqin. »

Kenneth J Heinz, HFR

Pay disparity at hedge funds increases as performance range widens

Tue, 22/11/2016 - 09:26

2016 will be the year of haves and have-nots for hedge fund investment professionals, according to compensation data from CompIQ and performance data from HFR. »

Sven Kasper, State Street

MiFID II is top concern for asset managers, says State Street research

Mon, 21/11/2016 - 10:23

Nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of asset managers are concerned about the challenges presented by MiFID II, research by State Street Corporation shows. »

US Federal Court orders Sarao to pay over USD38m for price manipulation and spoofing

US Federal Court orders Sarao to pay over USD38m for price manipulation and spoofing

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 08:57

UK resident Navinder Singh Sarao has been ordered to pay a USD25,743,174.52 civil monetary penalty and USD12,871,587.26 in disgorgement for his role in ‘flash crash’ day. »

Peter Doherty, Tideway

ISEFundHub - an essential central fund data repository for investment fund managers

Thu, 17/11/2016 - 18:28

Tideway Investment Partners LLP (Tideway) has become the latest high-profile investment manager to add its funds to ISEFundHub (https://isefundhub.com). Since its launch by the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) in November 2014, approximately 50 investment fund managers have joined ISEFundHub to display information on their funds, ranging from net asset value (NAV) to performance analytics and peer comparisons.  »

Dominic Wheatley, Guernsey Finance

Guernsey launches ‘smart and simple’ Private Investment Fund

Thu, 17/11/2016 - 09:40

Guernsey has introduced a Private Investment Fund (PIF) regime designed to provide fund managers with greater flexibility and simplicity. »

Timothy Massad, CFTC

Supervisory stress tests of clearinghouses prove positive

Thu, 17/11/2016 - 09:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a report detailing the results of a supervisory stress test of five major clearinghouses based in the US and the UK, and the results for all five proved positive. »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Liquidity management top priority for fund managers and institutional investors

Wed, 16/11/2016 - 13:51

Nearly half (48 per cent) of respondents to a survey by State Street Corporation and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) say that decreased market liquidity is a secular shift that is here to stay. »

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