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Hedge funds finished up 2.42 per cent in 2015

Hedge funds finished up 2.42 per cent in 2015

Mon, 25/01/2016 - 16:20

Hedge funds finished last year up 2.42 per cent, beating equities and bonds on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis, according to an analysis of performance data by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). »

JC Flowers & Co to acquire Chi-X Australia, Chi-X Japan and Chi-Tech

JC Flowers & Co to acquire Chi-X Australia, Chi-X Japan and Chi-Tech

Mon, 25/01/2016 - 09:30

JC Flowers & Co is to acquire Chi-X Australia, Chi-X Japan and Chi-Tech Hong Kong. Financial terms of the transaction, which is expected t close in Q1 2016, have not been disclosed. »

Legg Mason hedge fund platform Permal to combine with EnTrust Capital

Legg Mason hedge fund platform Permal to combine with EnTrust Capital

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 15:30

Legg Mason has agreed to combine Permal, its existing hedge fund platform, with EnTrust Capital, an independent hedge fund investor and alternative asset manager headquartered in New York with approximately USD12 billion in total assets. »

BNY Mellon white paper examines increasing challenges of enterprise risk data assumptions

BNY Mellon white paper examines increasing challenges of enterprise risk data assumptions

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:53

As investors continue to boost their allocations to alternatives, how they address the issue of enterprise risk can have important consequences for the perceived risk within their portfolios, according to a new white paper from BNY Mellon. »

2016 Hedge Fund Compensation Report indicates bonuses took a hit this year

2016 Hedge Fund Compensation Report indicates bonuses took a hit this year

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:16

The average reported cash compensation for hedge fund professionals was down this year coming in at USD351,000, according to 2016 Hedge Fund Compensation Report. The decrease of 5 per cent on last year’s figure was driven by lower bonus payouts. »

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Hedge fund assets up to USD2.90tn in Q4 despite performance declines

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 16:13

Total global hedge fund capital rose to USD2.90 trillion in Q4, as financial market volatility, driven by concerns about slowing Chinese growth and energy market weakness, accelerated into year-end, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report.  »

HFSB holds cyber-attack simulation roundtable for hedge fund managers

HFSB holds cyber-attack simulation roundtable for hedge fund managers

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 09:18

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry, has held its first table top cyber-attack simulation for hedge fund managers in London. »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.64 per cent in December

Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.64 per cent in December

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 08:53

Hedge funds lost 0.64 per cent in December according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index was up 0.29 per cent at the end of 2015, its smallest yearly gain since 2011 when it declined 5.48 per cent. »

Nigel Kneafsey, Options

Options and GoldenSource partner to provide fully managed enterprise data management solution

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 14:00

Options, a managed service and IT infrastructure provider, and enterprise data management (EDM) solutions specialist GoldenSource, are partnering to offer a fully managed solution to capital markets clients seeking to improve their (EDM) capabilities.  »

TOM publishes report analysing liquidity on options exchanges

TOM publishes report analysing liquidity on options exchanges

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 09:06

TOM has published a report analysing liquidity on the various exchanges listing Dutch equity derivatives ahead of the introduction of MiFIDII starting 2017. »

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