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RDX USD index derivatives reach one million traded contracts

Thu, 14/02/2013 - 06:04

Eurex Exchange has exceeded one million contracts traded in the RDX USD index futures and options since trading began on 19 March 2012. »

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SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 2.62 per cent in January

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 16:12

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for January 2013 measured 2.62 per cent. »

Craig Baker, global head of investment research at Towers Watson

Smart Beta strategies continue to attract assets, says Towers Watson

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 16:06

Institutional investors continue to diversify their investment portfolios into alternative assets, increasingly via direct funds rather than funds of funds, according to global data from Towers Watson. »

Money loss

Hedge funds lose USD14.2bn in assets in 2012

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 14:06

Hedge fund investors redeemed a net USD14.2bn in 2012, reversing a USD50.7bn inflow to the industry in 2011, according to a report from TrimTabs and BarclayHedge based on data from 3,492 funds. »

Greg Horn, Persimmon’s president and CEO

Persimmon Capital Management launches long/short fund

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 12:19

Persimmon Capital Management has launched Persimmon Long/Short Fund (LSEAX), a multi-adviser mutual fund that seeks to use long/short equity strategies to produce equity-like capital appreciation over time with less volatility than long-only strategies. »

Commodities

Commodity market increased in January amid improved macroeconomic indicators

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 12:09

Commodities benefited from an uptick in global growth momentum in January. »

Cayman Islands

Maples Fiduciary Services expands investment funds team

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 10:38

Maples Fiduciary Services has expanded its investment funds team in the Cayman Islands with the addition of Abali Hoilett as senior vice president and fund director. »

Investments

Anthony Maniscalco joins BAAM

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 10:18

Anthony Maniscalco, the former head of alternative asset management within Barclays’ financial institutions investment banking division, has joined Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business. »

Short selling

ESMA seeks feedback for review of the Short Selling Regulation

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 10:07

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a call for evidence on the evaluation of the EU regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps (SSR).  »

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FSI Group lists on AlphaMetrix

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 06:35

Hedge and private equity fund manager FSI Group has joined the AlphaMetrix TransparentFund platform. FSI Group will retain its existing service providers and enhance its already robust infrastructure by offering investors risk monitoring, reporting, customised transparency and a thorough background investigation via AlphaMetrix. »

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