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Emerging market hedge funds reach record capital levels

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:05

HFR reports that total capital invested in Emerging Markets (EM) hedge funds climbed to a record level to begin 2017, as energy commodities and the US dollar posted strong gains. Assets dedicated to EM funds increased to USD200.7 billion (1.38 trillion RMB, 622 billion Brazilian Real, 13.4 trillion Indian Rupee, 11.6 trillion Russian Rouble, 753 billion Saudi Real) to end 4Q16. »

Investors diversify alternative assets exposure

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 08:40

Institutional investors are looking for exposure to an ever-widening range of alternative asset classes, with half now holding allocations to three or more, according to Preqin’s H1 2017 Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets. »

Mirabaud develops MiFID II-proof electronic trading and outsourced dealing

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 10:04

Mirabaud Securities has enhanced its execution offering by launching a new electronic trading platform designed to provide efficient solutions compatible with advent of the new requirements imposed by MiFID II. »

Alpha capture to gain momentum, says TABB Group

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 08:46

As alpha capture has become an accepted and essential practice at top tier European banks, it is also evolving in how it operates within the larger compliance and surveillance framework. »

STOXX expands fixed income offering

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 10:31

STOXX Ltd, the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business and a provider of tradable index concepts, has launched the EURO STOXX 50 Corporate Bond Sector, Rating and Maturity Bucket Sub-Indices. »

Nasdaq and Borse Dubai sign market technology deal

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 09:53

Nasdaq and Borse Dubai have signed an agreement to bolster the technological infrastructure of Dubai’s stock exchanges, Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Nasdaq Dubai, and improve post-trade practices. »

Willis Towers Watson launches The Asset Management Exchange

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 09:19

Willis Towers Watson has launched The Asset Management Exchange (AMX), an institutional asset management marketplace designed to transform institutional investment for the benefit of the end saver, with USD750 million of delegated hedge fund assets. »

Hedge fund investor redemptions accelerate through Q4 2016

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:09

Despite hedge funds returning 7.40 per cent over 2016, investors continued to withdraw capital over the year, with the industry seeing overall net asset outflows totalling USD110 billion in 2016.  »

AIFMD passport no longer seen as the ‘silver lining’

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:37

Securing a third-country passport to access European investors is no longer viewed as the go-to solution it once was by the UK investment fund sector, according to Tim Hames, the Director General of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA). »

Fixed income arbitrage outperforms in a rising rate environment, says Lyxor

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 09:52

Hedge fund performance is flat year to date, with Global Macro and CTAs down, while Fixed Income Arbitrage and Event Driven have outperformed, according to Lyxor’s latest Hedge Fund Brief. »

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