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Institutional fundraising veteran launches boutique private placement firm

Institutional fundraising veteran launches boutique private placement firm

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 10:03

Swiss Hill Advisors, a specialist in the placement of hedge funds and alternative investment offerings to institutional investors, has been established by industry marketing and investor relations veteran Richard T Lieberman. »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.19 per cent in October

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.19 per cent in October

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 09:49

Hedge funds gained 2.19 per cent in October according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index rebounded in October after four months of losses, and is now up 0.69 per cent in 2015. »

GMEX’s CMF granted CFTC approval

GMEX’s CMF granted CFTC approval

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 16:07

Global Markets Exchange Group Limited (GMEX) has secured approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to offer its Interest Rate Swap Constant Maturity Futures (IRS CMF) to US-based firms by directly accessing GMEX Exchange. »

Acuitas launches long/short equity strategy

Acuitas launches long/short equity strategy

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 16:04

Acuitas Investments has launched a long/short equity strategy aimed at delivering high absolute returns with low correlation to equity markets by building on the firm’s expertise in researching microcap and small cap managers. »

Amundi Alternative Investments expands its investment offering to Asia global macro space

Amundi Alternative Investments expands its investment offering to Asia global macro space

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 16:02

Amundi Alternative Investments has partnered with Complus Asset Management Limited, an asset management company based in Hong Kong, to provide investors with an Asian focused Global Macro strategy on its AIFM compliant platform. »

Crestbridge receives Jersey ‘ManCo’ licence and bolsters funds team

Crestbridge receives Jersey ‘ManCo’ licence and bolsters funds team

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 09:04

Crestbridge in Jersey has been approved by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) to provide Management Company (ManCo) solutions to Jersey funds, adding further to its offshore and onshore alternative fund servicing and management capabilities. »

CBOE joins with LiquidityBook to expand connectivity to CBOE’s PULSe Trader Workstations

CBOE joins with LiquidityBook to expand connectivity to CBOE’s PULSe Trader Workstations

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 09:00

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) is collaborating with LiquidityBook, a financial services technology company that specialises in multi-platform messaging, to expand connectivity to its CBOE PULSe trader workstation. »

Martin Currie hires proven Japan long/short team and acquires USF167m fund

Martin Currie hires proven Japan long/short team and acquires USF167m fund

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 08:56

Paul Kirkby, and his experienced investment team, are joining Martin Currie in a deal that also sees the firm acquire – subject to regulatory approval – the existing, Cayman domiciled, USD167 million RIT PK Japan Fund. »

Wendy Weng, Guernsey Finance

Guernsey – offering a gateway to the UK for Chinese clients

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 13:05

With more than 50 years' experience providing financial services to clients around the world,  Guernsey Finance’s China Representative, Wendy Weng (pictured), discusses how the island's funds industry can offer a gateway to the UK for Chinese clients… »

Hedge funds return to positive performance in October

Hedge funds return to positive performance in October

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 09:39

After posting negative returns throughout Q3, the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund Benchmark returned to positive territory in the first month of the final quarter of the year with a gain of 2.07 per cent in October. »

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