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Michael Platt is UK’s richest hedge fund manager with GBP2.1 billion fortune

Michael Platt is UK’s richest hedge fund manager with GBP2.1 billion fortune

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 09:42

Michael Platt, who runs BlueCrest Capital, is Britain's richest hedge fund manager with a fortune of GBP2.1 billion, up GBP600m on last year, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2016, which is due to be published this weekend.  »

Kenneth Heinz, HFR

Hedge fund assets fall in volatile first quarter

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:21

Hedge fund capital declined in Q1 2016, as volatile markets and early quarter performance resulted in falling investor risk tolerance and led to redemptions from underperforming strategies, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report.  »

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Third secured lending fund from Omni

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 09:30

London-headquartered Omni Partners has launched its third secured lending fund, Omni Secured Lending Fund III LP, with initial commitments of approximately USD60 million, and a target of USD400 million of assets. »

Catalyst Funds converts fifth hedge fund to a mutual fund

Catalyst Funds converts fifth hedge fund to a mutual fund

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 08:30

Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, is converting a fifth hedge fund product – the Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund (MBXIX) – to a mutual fund.  »

GECKO Governance organises from the getgo

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 15:55

Entrepreneur Shane Brett (pictured) is CEO of hedge fund consultancy Global Perspectives and co-founder of FinTech startup, GECKO. »

Why NYCERS should reconsider exiting all hedge funds

Why NYCERS should reconsider exiting all hedge funds

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 16:25

By Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, Managing Partner, Agecroft Partners – I would like to share some thoughts regarding New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS) voting to exit all hedge funds.  »

All hedge fund strategies up, CTAs skip a beat, says Lyxor

All hedge fund strategies up, CTAs skip a beat, says Lyxor

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 16:22

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.3 per cent in March, with nine out of 11 Lyxor Indices ending the month in positive territory, according the April edition of the Lyxor Alternative Industry Barometer. »

New fund liquidity report from EFAMA and ICMA outlines tools available to manage liquidity risk

New fund liquidity report from EFAMA and ICMA outlines tools available to manage liquidity risk

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 09:25

A new report from the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) and the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has outlined the legislative requirements and market-based tools available to manage liquidity risk in investment funds in Europe.  »

SGSS mandated by Linear Investment for global broker-dealer services

SGSS mandated by Linear Investment for global broker-dealer services

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 16:15

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in the UK has been mandated by Linear Investment Limited (Linear), a full-service mini-prime broker servicing international asset managers and hedge funds, to provide its Global Broker-Dealer Services (GBDS) outsourcing solution. »

Multi-manager, multi-strategy alternative UCITS launch from Aurum

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 12:42

Aurum Fund Management has launched the Aurum Dynamic Strategies Fund, a multi-manager, multi-strategy, alternative UCITS fund.  »

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