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Hedge funds down 0.17% in March

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 09:00

Aggregate hedge fund performance was down slightly at -0.17% in March, although hedge funds beat the S&P 500 for the quarter, up +1.23% for Q1 vs. the S&P’s performance of +0.96%, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Performance Report. »

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Quant funds lead HFRI gains

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 06:00

Hedge funds posted gains in March to conclude a strong Q1 2015, with performance driven by strong macro trends in Currency and Commodity markets, complemented by broad-based gains and positioning in event driven, equity hedge and fixed income-based relative value arbitrage strategies.  »

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CTAs enjoy second strongest quarter since 2008

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 16:00

Three of the four managed futures indices calculated by Societe Generale Prime Services recovered their positive performance in March after February’s retreat, with the Newedge CTA Index enjoying its second strongest quarter since 2008 – up 5.79 per cent.  »

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TOM MTF reports 55% growth in turnover for Q1 2015 versus Q1 2014 

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 09:00

Options trading volume at TOM MTF rose to 7,990,014 contracts in Q1 2015, which equates to a 55% increase versus Q1 2014.  »

Mark Watts

GIB Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund appoints Barclays Bank

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 06:00

The GIB Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund, the flagship hedge fund of GIB (UK), has appointed Barclays Bank to provide additional prime brokerage services to the fund, alongside existing prime broker, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited.  »

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Tech investor Pearson launches e-commerce-focused VC fund Fuel.Ventures

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 17:00

Technology investor Mark Pearson is launching Fuel.Ventures EIS Fund 1, an open-ended venture capital fund investing in the e-commerce sector. »

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Winton launches two new European alt investment funds

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 16:00

Winton has launched two new alternative investment funds (AIFs) that have been structured to comply with the EU Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMD). »

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MIK opens Boston Office

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 10:00

MIK Fund Solutions has opened a Boston office seed with three staff currently. The move follows a recent initiative in Asia that saw the opening of an office in Shanghai. »

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Hedge funds see strongest inflows for six months in Feb

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 09:00

The hedge fund industry took in USD7.2 billion (0.3% of assets) in February, the strongest inflow in the past six months and a turnabout from January’s outflow of USD11.2 billion (0.5% of assets), according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs. »

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LCH.Clearnet launches inflation swaps clearing

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 06:00

LCH.Clearnet is now offering inflation swap clearing through its SwapClear service allowing market participants trading UK, European, and US inflation-linked products to benefit from the efficiencies and enhanced risk management associated with central clearing.   »

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