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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. »

Survey

More than a third of hedge fund professionals feel pressured to break rules in pursuit of alpha

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 12:32

Nearly half (46 per cent) of hedge fund professionals believe their competitors engage in illegal activity, more than one third (35 per cent) have personally felt pressure to break the rules, and about one third (30 per cent) have witnessed misconduct in the workplace, according to a survey commissioned by law firm Labaton Sucharow and the Hedge Fund Association.  »

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