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Deborah Prutzman, chief executive and founder of RFG

Regulatory Fundamentals Group launches FATCA Watch

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:18

The Regulatory Fundamentals Group (RFG), a New York-based firm that provides business and regulatory insights for alternative funds, institutional investors and their advisers, has released FATCA Watch, a customised "issue spotting" tool to help advisers and fund managers quickly determine their exposure to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. »

Noël Amenc, director of Edhec-Risk Institute

UCITS hedge funds underperform their non-UCITS rivals, says Edhec-Risk study

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:07

UCITS hedge funds are typically more volatile and underperform their non-UCITS hedge fund rivals, according to a comparative study by the Edhec-Risk Institute. »

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Five out of six Market Vectors investable hedge fund beta indices positive in March

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:04

Five out of six of Market Vectors investable hedge fund beta indices recorded positive returns in March, according to figures released by Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS). »

Regulation

SEC streamlines rule filing requirements for dually registered clearing agencies

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted a final rule that streamlines the process for rulemaking by clearing agencies that are registered with both the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). »

Steve Nadel, partner in Seward & Kissel’s investment management practice

Jump in new hedge funds with equities strategies in 2012, says Seward & Kissel study

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:19

Some 64 per cent of new hedge fund funds covered by a recent study carried out by Seward & Kissel had equity or equity-related strategies, up 14 per cent from the 2011 study. »

Index

Hedge funds see third consecutive month of positive performance

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:06

Hedge funds enjoyed a third consecutive month of positive performance for the year, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index up 0.7 per cent for March and up 3.1 per cent for the quarter. »

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IStar Systematic Fund back into positive territory

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 06:08

The IStar Systematic Fund, backed by seeding specialist IMQubator, reconfigured its trading strategy in April 2012 and turned a negative performance into a positive return for the year, ending up at +3.24 per cent at the end of December 2012. »

Adriana Kostov, Hedge Fund Association, Australia

Hedge Fund Association adds three regional chapters

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 06:04

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has appointed regional directors to head its newly established chapters in Australia (Adriana Kostov), Texas (Mark A Feanny) and Utah (Ronnie Hale). »

Mortgage

Deer Park launches mortgage/asset-backed fund

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 16:02

Deer Park Road Corp is to launch a new mortgage/asset-backed fund, Burgess Creek Fund, having closed its flagship fund, STS Partners Fund, with USD750m currently under management. »

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Credit Suisse LAB Index up 1.22 per cent in March

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 14:08

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index was up 1.22 per cent in March, according to Dr Jordan Drachman, head of alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse. »

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