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Ramius and Margate Capital to launch long/short equity strategy

Ramius and Margate Capital to launch long/short equity strategy

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 09:01

Investment manager Ramius has partnered with Samantha Greenberg's newly-launched Margate Capital, a multi-sector equity long/short alternative asset manager. Ramius is providing seed capital to the new joint-venture. »

Hedge funds post best monthly returns since January 2012

Hedge funds post best monthly returns since January 2012

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 08:59

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted 2.82 per cent in March, the best monthly return for the asset class since January 2012 (+3.06 per cent), and only the third positive monthly return since May 2015.  »

SS&C survey finds more than half of firms have increased technology spend to prepare for 2017 implementation of T+2

SS&C survey finds more than half of firms have increased technology spend to prepare for 2017 implementation of T+2

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:07

A new survey from SS&C Technologies Holdings, the T+2 Preparedness Survey, has evaluated firms’ planning for and attitudes towards the upcoming change to the new settlement cycle. »

Linedata acquires Derivation

Linedata acquires Derivation

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 09:11

Linedata has completed the acquisition of Derivation, a specialist provider of risk, analytics, and portfolio management solutions to institutional and hedge fund managers.  »

March was best month for hedge funds in two years

March was best month for hedge funds in two years

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 16:18

March was the best month for aggregate hedge fund performance in two years and some segments, notably activist, credit and emerging markets funds, performed extremely well, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report. »

Emerging markets hedge funds surge to lead HFRI March gains

Emerging markets hedge funds surge to lead HFRI March gains

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 10:30

Emerging Markets hedge funds posted strong gains in March, leading industry-wide gains as equity and commodity markets reversed early quarter declines to conclude the first quarter, according to data released today by HFR. »

Calamos converts Phineus Partners hedge fund to launch global long/short mutual fund

Calamos converts Phineus Partners hedge fund to launch global long/short mutual fund

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 09:38

Calamos Investments has added to its liquid alternatives offering with the launch of the Calamos Phineus Long/Short Fund, a global long/short mutual fund.  »

Bill Prew

JTC and INDOS partner up

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 07:56

JTC, the multi-jurisdictional, independent provider of institutional and private client services, has formed a partnership with INDOS Financial in order to provide an independent depositary solution for its alternative fund clients.  »

Anthony Lawler

HFRX Global Hedge Fund index up in March but negative for the year

Thu, 07/04/2016 - 10:13

Against a choppy market backdrop which saw the MSCI World index close down 0.2 per cent for the first quarter of 2016, the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index remains negative for the year, although it was up 1.2 per cent for March.  »

BNY Mellon Markets appoints Piers Murray as COO

BNY Mellon Markets appoints Piers Murray as COO

Thu, 07/04/2016 - 09:41

BNY Mellon has appointed Piers Murray as chief operating officer (COO) of its Markets business, effective 15 June, 2016. Murray will be based in New York and report to Michelle Neal, president of BNY Mellon Markets. »

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