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Asia

Politics and policy drive year-end gains for Asian hedge funds

Thu, 07/02/2013 - 06:07

The Asian hedge fund industry posted strong gains to conclude 2012, led by hedge funds investing in China, India and Japan, as capital invested in the Asian hedge fund industry increased by 7.5 per cent for 2012, according to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report. »

Index

Four out of seven IQ indices positive in January

Thu, 07/02/2013 - 06:00

Four of the seven IQ Hedge family of investable hedge fund replication indices recorded positive returns in January, according to data released by IndexIQ. »

Thomas Book, member of the Eurex executive board responsible for clearing

First hedge fund joins EurexOTC Clear for client clearing

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 16:12

The European hedge fund Whard Stewart Master Fund has joined the client-clearing services of the new EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). »

Andreas Preuss, chief executive of Eurex

TAIFEX and Eurex to cooperate in derivatives trading

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 14:33

TAIFEX, the Taiwan Futures Exchange, and Eurex Exchange, the international derivatives marketplace, have announced a product cooperation to trade and clear derivatives based on the TAIEX index, one of the most heavily traded Asian equity indexes. »

Globe

European and global emerging long/short funds the winners in Ucits barometer

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 14:22

ML Capital Asset Management, the investment manager and promoter of the MontLake Ucits Platform, has published the ninth edition of the quarterly ML Capital Alternative Ucits Barometer. »

Up arrow

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index up 1.61 per cent in January

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 12:04

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 1.61 per cent in January as each of the seven index component strategies reported positive results for the month. »

Damien Loveday, global head of hedge fund research at Towers Watson

Towers Watson selects MSCI’s RiskMetrics HedgePlatform

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 10:16

Towers Watson, a global investment consultant, will include MSCI’s RiskMetrics HedgePlatform into some of its hedge fund advisory and investment processes. »

Risk

ICAP adds hazard rates and survival probabilities to Credit Derivatives Service

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 06:29

ICAP has launched Hazard Rates and Survival Probabilities as part of an expanded end of day Credit Derivatives Service. »

Report

Quantifi and Risk Dynamics release white paper on optimising capital requirement for counterpart credit risk

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 16:25

A new white paper published jointly by Quantifi and Risk Analytics explores how to deal with counterparty credit risk in the current financial environment by detailing some of the associated aspects and challenges. »

Crystal ball

Credit funds unlikely to repeat 2012 flows and returns in 2013, says Fitch Ratings

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 16:16

Credit fund performance and flows in 2013 are unlikely to reach the levels seen in 2012, says Fitch Ratings. »

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