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Hedge funds extend gains in April

Wed, 22/05/2013 - 06:47

Eleven out of 13 of the EDHEC-Risk Alternative Indexes recorded positive returns in April. Equity-focused strategies all exhibited returns consistent with their modelled exposure which has been rather low lately, with a slightly negative implied alpha however: long/short equity (0.65 per cent), equity market neutral (0.00 per cent) and event driven (0.82 per cent). »

Peter Wright, GoldMoney

GoldMoney promotes Peter Wright to CFO

Wed, 22/05/2013 - 06:30

GoldMoney has promoted financial controller Peter Wright to the position of chief financial officer, with immediate effect. »

John Rogers, president and chief executive of CFA Institute

CFA Institute opens global registration for Claritas Investment Certificate

Wed, 22/05/2013 - 06:02

CFA Institute, the association for investment professionals, launched the Claritas Investment Certificate yesterday at its 66th Annual Conference (19-22 May in Singapore). »

Report

Vcheck Global protects hedge funds with accredited investor reports

Tue, 21/05/2013 - 16:20

Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Elisse Walter has voiced concerns over potential increased investment losses by qualified but unsophisticated “accredited investors”. »

Electronic trading floor

Palico marks one year anniversary with over 1,000 active LPs and GPs

Tue, 21/05/2013 - 16:15

After nearly 12 months in operation, over 400 limited partner firms and more than 600 general partner firms from 60-plus countries actively use Palico. »

Up arrow

S&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 3.77 per cent for May

Tue, 21/05/2013 - 12:44

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2013 measured 3.77 per cent, up from 2.95 per cent in April. »

Jon Sundt, president and chief executive of Altegris

Altegris Macro Strategy Fund adds strategies of 300 North Capital and Willowbridge

Tue, 21/05/2013 - 12:05

Alternative investments provider Altegris has allocated assets in its Altegris Macro Strategy Fund to the global macro strategies of 300 North Capital and Willowbridge Associates. »

Professor Jon Rushman

Governments should be nervous about Bitcoin, says Rushman

Tue, 21/05/2013 - 10:04

 Professor Jon Rushman believes that in the long term cyber currencies like Bitcoin could see the end of central banks and foreign exchange and so it is understandable governments are nervous about it. »

Samer Ojjeh, principal in the financial services office, New York at Ernst & Young

Severing AIFMD's Gordian knot

Tue, 21/05/2013 - 06:21

Managers need to start performing a rational cost benefit analysis on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and to strip out the emotion, says Ernst & Young. »

Gold

Lowest price in two years accelerates demand for physical gold

Tue, 21/05/2013 - 06:14

GoldMoney sold nearly USD14m (GBP9m) of gold to retail customers in the last two weeks of April, as the price for one ounce of the precious metal fell by up to USD250. »

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