Ethical investment

PRI launches discussion on responsible investment in hedge funds

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 06:19

The UN-backed Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative has issued a discussion paper on hedge funds to help its asset owner signatories better understand the risks associated with particular hedge fund strategies and instruments and the implications these may have for the performance of their portfolios and the broader market. »

Risk

Sciens launches risk analytics and portfolio construction engine

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 06:04

Sciens Alternative Investments has launched the Sciens Managed Account Risk Technologies (SMART), an interactive risk analytics and portfolio construction engine that enables investors to evaluate their hedge fund portfolios and aggregated fund exposures on Sciens Managed Account Platform (MAP). »

Michael Patanella, Grant Thornton

Patanella to lead Grant Thornton’s national asset management sector

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 14:00

Grant Thornton has appointed Michael Patanella as leader of its national asset management sector. »

Regulation

Companies eye impact of new bank regs on trade finance costs

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 12:06

Eighty per cent of the 300 financial officers from large European companies taking part in Greenwich Associates 2012 European Trade Finance Study — and nine out of 10 from companies in the FT 500 — expect pricing on trade finance products and services to increase as a result of the implementation of Basel III. »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Institutional investors active in CTA funds have more than doubled since 2008

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 11:44

There are now 713 global institutional investors with an active CTA portfolio, a significant increase on 2011 when the number stood at 504, and 2008 when just 331 had CTA funds in their holdings. »

Financial burden

Bespoke services can beat the cost of compliance, says Helvetic

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 11:39

Hedge funds are starting to feel the burden associated with increased industry regulation, particularly small funds which are being forced to shut-up-shop in light of the costs needed to adhere to regulatory compliance, according to Paula Smith, head of asset management at PwC in the UK. »

Stack of money

Hedge fund compensation rises on record industry assets

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 10:07

Hedge fund compensation rose in 2012 following a challenging environment in the prior year, as industry assets rose to a record level, according to HFR and Glocap’s 2013 Hedge Fund Compensation Report. »

Belinda Gibson, deputy chairman, ASIC

ASIC releases guidance on insolvency reforms

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 06:44

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released policy guidance on its power to wind up an abandoned company under new powers contained in the Corporations Act 2001. »

Steve Georgala, chief executive of Maitland

Maitland acquires Admiral Administration

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 06:25

Maitland, a provider of fund administration, multi-jurisdictional legal, tax, fiduciary and investment advisory services, has acquired Admiral Administration. »

Closed sign

Cantab Capital closes flagship strategy to new investors

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 06:15

Cantab Capital Partners, the systematic global macro manager, has closed its flagship CCP Quantitative strategy to new investors. »

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