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Investors predict hedge fund industry assets of USD2.42trn at end 2013

Fri, 08/03/2013 - 14:04

Institutional investors predict that total hedge fund industry assets will reach USD2.42trn at the end of 2013, according to a survey by Credit Suisse. »

Brian Sack, DE Shaw

The DE Shaw Group strengthens macro investing unit with two senior hires

Fri, 08/03/2013 - 12:06

The DE Shaw Group, an investment and technology development firm, has appointed Ángel Ubide and Brian Sack as senior vice presidents and co-directors of global economics in the group’s discretionary macro investing unit.  »

Electronic trading floor

Exchange-traded derivatives trading volumes decrease 15 per cent in 2012

Fri, 08/03/2013 - 10:15

The number of exchange-traded derivatives (ETD) worldwide decreased in 2012 for the first time since 2004, falling by 15 per cent to 21 billion, according to statistics compiled by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.15 per cent in February

Fri, 08/03/2013 - 06:09

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.15 per cent in February, bringing year-to-date performance to +1.73 per cent. Eight Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 14 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Fixed Income Arbitrage Index (+2.06 per cent), the Lyxor L/S Equity Market Neutral (+1.65 per cent) and the Lyxor L/S Equity Variable Bias Index (+1.59 per cent). »


NYSE Euronext global derivatives ADV up down 7.6 per cent in February

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 16:04

NYSE Euronext has announced global derivatives average daily volume (ADV) of 8.8 million contracts in February 2013, an increase of 24.7 per cent compared to February 2012, but a decrease of 7.6 per cent month-over-month. »

Fund administration

SGGG Fexserv chooses Linedata for Maltese fund admin solution

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 14:26

Fund administrator SGGG Fexserv has selected the Linedata Mshare transfer agency solution to support its expanding business in Malta and complement its proprietary systems.  »

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Six out of seven IndexIQ investable HF replication indices down in February

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 12:20

Six out of seven of IndexIQ’s Investable Hedge Fund Indices, its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes, produced negative returns in February. »


Liam Butler appointed head of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services, Europe

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 12:06

Northern Trust has appointed Liam Butler as head of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services in Europe. »

Paul Lawrence and Michel Thill, Ogier Fiduciary Services

Ogier Fiduciary Services opens office in Luxembourg

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 11:53

Ogier Fiduciary Services has opened an office in Luxembourg. »

William Norris, chief investment officer for The PrivateBank

The PrivateBank selects Guggenheim’s alternatives platform

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 10:02

The PrivateBank has selected Guggenheim Investment Advisory’s alternatives platform as its primary hedge fund platform provider. »

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