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Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 0.92 per cent in May

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 06:00

Hedge funds were up 0.92 per cent in May, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index has gained 4.58 per cent year to date. »

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Markit launches AIFMD external valuer service

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 06:00

Markit has launched an Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) external valuer service providing independent valuations for alternative investment fund managers. »

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MMF reforms will have different effects in the US and the EU

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 23:18

European policy makers have proposed money market fund (MMF) reforms relatively similar to the US changes slated to take effect next year, says Moody's Investors Service in a new report. »

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Schroders launches BSP Credit strategy on GAIA platform

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 11:00

Schroders has launched Schroder GAIA BSP Credit, an externally-managed fund on its GAIA platform managed by Benefit Street Partners (BSP), the debt investment arm of Providence Equity Partners.  »

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Elliptic makes breakthrough in bitcoin anti-money laundering

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 10:00

Elliptic has launched ‘The Bitcoin Big Bang’, an interactive visualisation that plots the emergence and interconnectivity of the key players in bitcoin since its genesis in 2009. »

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Simmons & Simmons unveils online hedge fund start-up resource

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 09:00

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has unveiled the first dedicated online resource for start-up hedge fund managers, LaunchPlus, which supports emerging managers in the launch and operation of a new hedge fund management business.  »

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DTCC issues proposals for global data harmonisation to CPMI IOSCO

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 09:00

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has issued its recommendations on global data harmonisation to the CPMI IOSCO Harmonisation working group, detailing a proposed path towards a global data harmonisation, with credit derivatives identified as the first step.  »

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Hedge funds surpass 2014 performance in first five months of 2015

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 06:00

Hedge funds have continued their run of solid performance with a fifth straight positive month, returning 1.01 per cent in May, according to the latest figures released by Preqin. »

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Goldman Sachs veterans to launch private debt hedge fund

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 10:00

Goldman Sachs veterans Rob Allard and Jonathan Egol are to launch Firebreak Capital (Firebreak) later this year, a dedicated private debt hedge fund focusing on the opportunities created by financial regulatory reform and bank capital requirements.   »

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Equity exposure supported hedge fund returns in May

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 09:00

The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of 0.35 per cent in May, lifting YTD returns to +3.36 per cent, compared to the S&P 500 which increased +1.29 per cent in May and is +3.24 per cent YTD, according to eVestment »

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