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Index

Hedge funds in positive territory despite equity and bond sell-off hits, says Lyxor

Mon, 08/07/2013 - 14:20

All Lyxor indices ended the month of June in negative territory with the worst index performers being the CTA Long Term (-2.64 per cent), the Lyxor Long/Short Equity Market Neutral Index (-2.45 per cent) and the Long/Short Equity Credit Arbitrage Index (-2.40 per cent). »

Craig Baker, global head of investment research at Towers Watson

Assets of top 100 alternative investment managers hit USD3trn, says Towers Watson

Mon, 08/07/2013 - 12:18

Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached USD3.1trn in 2012, according to research produced by Towers Watson and published in conjunction with the Financial Times. »

Investments

ISDX launches new admissions criteria for ISDX Growth Market companies

Mon, 08/07/2013 - 10:37

The ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange (ISDX) has launched new admissions criteria for companies wanting to apply for admission to the ISDX Growth Market. »

Traders

June 2013 busiest month on record for VIX futures trading at CFE

Mon, 08/07/2013 - 06:04

June 2013 was the most active trading month for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) in exchange history.  »

Handshake

KB Associates appoints Maurice Murphy as senior consultant – risk management services

Fri, 05/07/2013 - 16:01

KB Associates, a consulting firm to the asset management community, has appointed Maurice Murphy as senior consultant – risk management services. »

Michael Azlen, founder and chief executive of Frontier

Gottex completes Frontier acquisition

Fri, 05/07/2013 - 12:09

Gottex Fund Management has completed the acquisition of a majority interest in Frontier Investment Management, a UK multi-asset investment management firm. »

Carlos Tavares, vice chair, ESMA

Carlos Tavares re-elected vice chair of ESMA

Fri, 05/07/2013 - 10:06

The board of supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has re-elected Carlos Tavares as its vice chair. »

Risk

Aquila Capital launches world’s first risk parity bond fund

Fri, 05/07/2013 - 06:35

Aquila Capital has launched the AC – Risk Parity Bond Fund, the world’s first risk parity strategy to focus solely on fixed income. The new strategy is seen as a solution for investors who wish to retain substantial exposure to fixed income despite any challenges that may face the asset class.  »

Index

IndexIQ’s hedge fund replication indices all negative in June

Fri, 05/07/2013 - 06:03

IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, has reported negative performance in June for all seven of its hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices.  »

Handshake

Mirabaud hires Swiss equities specialist Simon Götschmann

Thu, 04/07/2013 - 16:25

Mirabaud Asset Management has recruited Simon Götschmann in Zurich to complete its Swiss equity team. »

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