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Four-fifths of Europe-based hedge fund managers believe Britain will remain in the EU

Four-fifths of Europe-based hedge fund managers believe Britain will remain in the EU

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:21

A survey of 270 fund managers conducted by Preqin in early June finds that Europe-based hedge fund managers agree on their predictions for the outcome of the 23 June referendum, believing that UK will vote to remain in the European Union. »

Barclay CTA Index loses 0.68 per cent in May

Barclay CTA Index loses 0.68 per cent in May

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 09:18

Managed futures traders lost 0.68 per cent in May according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 0.21 per cent year to date. »

ThinkForex to raise margin requirements amid Brexit volatility

ThinkForex to raise margin requirements amid Brexit volatility

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 16:06

ThinkForex, a leading multi-asset provider of global derivatives trading will be increasing its margin requirements for sterling denominated currency contracts in anticipation of increased volatility during the UK’s vote on its relationship with the European Union. »

Hedge fund liquidations edge lower in Q1

Hedge fund liquidations edge lower in Q1

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 16:05

Hedge fund liquidations declined narrowly to begin 2016 after rising sharply to conclude 2015, as investors positioned for macroeconomic volatility in Q2 2016, including Brexit and possible interest rate increases by the US Federal Reserve.  »

Brexit could push up hedge fund costs

Brexit could push up hedge fund costs

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 09:19

With one week to go until the UK referendum on membership of the EU, Hermann Beythan, partner at law firm Linklaters, is warning that Brexit could push up costs for hedge funds. »

Oxley leaves Old Mutual Global Investors

Oxley leaves Old Mutual Global Investors

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 15:48

Russ Oxley is to leave Old Mutual Global Investors with immediate effect following a difference in opinion over the future strategic direction of the firm. »

Hedge funds post third successive month of gains in May

Hedge funds post third successive month of gains in May

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:25

Hedge funds marked another positive performance month in May, with the industry returning 0.93 per cent through the month to bring year-to-date gains to 1.55 per cent, according to data released by Preqin. »

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Global Fund Media hosts successful ‘Setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in Europe’ event

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 14:12

Global Fund Media – the digital publishing group whose flagship title is Hedgeweek – hosted a successful one-day event at the Reform Club in London on 9 June entitled “Setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in Europe”.  »

Horseshoe Group acquires IKONIC Fund Services

Horseshoe Group acquires IKONIC Fund Services

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 09:06

Horseshoe Group has acquired IKONIC Fund Services (IKONIC) to form an independent fund administrator and insurance manager dedicated to both the Insurance Linked Securities and the alternative fund markets.  »

Hedge fund returns divided in May

Hedge fund returns divided in May

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 08:58

Hedge fund returns were divided in May with overall industry performance slightly negative at -0.09 per cent, bringing overall YTD returns to +0.75 per cent. Commodity hedge funds, the surprise performance leaders of the industry so far in 2016, produced negative aggregate returns in May, declining -0.46 per cent, halting a three-month run when the universe returned 6.99 percent, according to eVestment. »

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