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 79 per cent of institutional investors globally invest in at least one alternative asset class

79 per cent of institutional investors globally invest in at least one alternative asset class

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 09:17

Research for Preqin’s latest Investor Outlook has found that four out of five institutional investors invest in at least one alternative asset class. »

Catalyst Funds converts multi-strategy hedge fund to a mutual fund

Catalyst Funds converts multi-strategy hedge fund to a mutual fund

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 09:14

Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, has launched the Catalyst/Auctos Multi-Strategy Fund (ACXIX), which first appeared in 2007 and was originally structured as a hedge fund managed by Auctos Capital Management. »

Caerus Investors to join Ramius alt investment platform

Caerus Investors to join Ramius alt investment platform

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:47

Caerus is to join the Ramius alternative investment platform, enabling the firm to enhance its operations and accelerate the marketing of its fundamental, consumer-focused long/short equities strategy. »

LME announces plans for market-making programmes

LME announces plans for market-making programmes

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:01

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is to introduce market-making programmes to support the launch of new products and enhance liquidity on existing contracts. These are the first programmes of their kind to be introduced by the LME in its 138-year history. »

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Activist activity drives hedge fund buying spree in healthcare, says S&P Capital IQ

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 09:44

Hedge funds moved into health care stocks and shifted out of info tech stocks in Q2, according to S&P Capital IQ’s latest quarterly hedge fund tracker.  »

Nasdaq and Visible Alpha partner to provide IR Insight forecast data

Nasdaq and Visible Alpha partner to provide IR Insight forecast data

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 07:32

The Corporate Solutions business of Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Visible Alpha are teaming up to provide detailed analyst forecast data and models on the Nasdaq IR Insight platform.  »

Cayman Islands confident of securing AIFMD passport, says AIMA

Cayman Islands confident of securing AIFMD passport, says AIMA

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 14:21

The Cayman Islands is confident that the pan-European marketing ‘passport’ will be extended to alternative investment funds (AIFs) set up in the jurisdiction, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). »

Euro money funds record 21 per cent drop in AUM as negative yields take their toll, says Moody’s

Euro money funds record 21 per cent drop in AUM as negative yields take their toll, says Moody’s

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 14:03

Euro money market funds' (MMFs) assets under management (AUM) hit their lowest level in twelve months in the second quarter of 2015 and registered a drop of 21 per cent to EUR54 billion.  »

SS&C acquires Citi’s alternative investor services business

SS&C acquires Citi’s alternative investor services business

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 07:33

SS&C Technologies Holdings has acquired Citigroup's Alternative Investor Services business, which includes Hedge Fund Services and Private Equity Fund Services, for USD425 million, subject to certain adjustments. »

Instinet Europe receives FCA authorisation as a Payment Institution

Instinet Europe receives FCA authorisation as a Payment Institution

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 13:41

Instinet Europe has received FCA authorisation as a Payment Institution, allowing the firm to offer a safeguarded cash management and payment service solution to clients looking to purchase investment research through ‘hard dollar’ research payments. »

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