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BlueBay holds final close of Direct Lending Fund targeted at European SMEs

Thu, 23/05/2013 - 06:02

BlueBay Asset Management, a specialist manager of fixed income and alternative investments, has held the final close of the BlueBay Direct Lending Fund. »

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BNP Paribas appoints Annalisa Winge Bicknell to focus on institutional clients

Wed, 22/05/2013 - 12:10

BNP Paribas Securities Services has appointed Annalisa Winge Bicknell to regional head of sales and relationship management for institutional clients, reinforcing its ambition to grow in the asset manager and asset owner segment of the market. »

Index

DJ Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.39 per cent in April

Wed, 22/05/2013 - 12:03

Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished April up 1.39 per cent, with nine out of 10 strategies in positive territory. In total, the industry saw estimated inflows of approximately USD3.36bn in April, bringing overall assets under management for the industry to approximately USD1.85trn. »

Mark W Yusko, chief investment officer of Morgan Creek

Morgan Creek Capital Management to acquire Signet Capital Management

Wed, 22/05/2013 - 10:09

Morgan Creek Capital Management is to acquire the alternative funds business of Signet Capital Management, a European-based institutional fixed income investment firm. »

Judy Posnikoff, a founding partner at PAAMCO

100 Women in Hedge Funds and CAIA Foundation give 2013 CAIA designation scholarships

Wed, 22/05/2013 - 10:05

100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF), Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Foundation have announced the 10 recipients of the third annual 100WHF/CAIA Scholarships. »

Index

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. »

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