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James Roome, co-leader of Bingham's global financial restructuring practice group

Easy refinancing conditions keep workouts at bay but austerity set to feed distressed pipeline

Thu, 31/01/2013 - 12:00

Return hungry investors are likely to continue parking their cash in high yield bonds allowing over indebted European companies to refinance their debt and new ones to access markets, according to Debtwire Europe’s 2013 Distressed Debt Outlook. »

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Fixed income most popular Ucits hedge fund strategy in 2012, says Alix Capital

Thu, 31/01/2013 - 06:05

More than half the inflows into Ucits hedge funds (EUR13.2bn) were allocated to fixed income strategies during 2012, followed by macro strategies (EUR5.8bn), according to data released by Alix Capital. »

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Investor Confidence Index rises in January by 5.4 points to reach 86.8

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 16:14

The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) rose for a second consecutive month in January, increasing by 5.4 points from December’s revised reading of 81.4 to finish at 86.8. »

Howard Present, president and chief executive of F-Squared Investments

F-Squared Investments passes USD10bn in AUM

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 11:31

F-Squared Investments has exceeded USD10bn in assets under management or model manager agreements as of 4 January 2013, up from approximately USD5.6bn in the previous year.  »

Announcement

Man’s FRM invests in new Japan hedge fund

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 11:19

FRM Capital Advisors (FCA), the seeding division of Man Group’s fund of hedge funds operation FRM, is to make a significant investment in a new Japan-focused hedge fund launched by Hong Kong-based investment adviser Arena Capital Management. »

Marina Lewin, global head of sales for BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services

BNY Mellon named largest FoHF administrator

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 10:31

BNY Mellon has been recognised as the world's largest fund of hedge fund (FoHF) administrator in a bi-annual administrator survey. »

Research

TABB publishes US and European buy-side equity trading research data

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 06:40

Depleted wallets, order allocation, CSA and algo trends, regulations and top brokers point to similarities between the US and European markets, but wallets and regulation will cause divergence, says Miranda Mizen, TABB’s director of equities research. »

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The Rockledge Group joins Placemark Investments’ UMA Marketplace Platform

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 06:04

The Rockledge Group’s L2 Sector Rotation Strategy is now available to financial advisers on major RIA custodial platforms through the Placemark UMA Marketplace Platform. »

Family

Hedge Funds Care Midwest to support 17 groups in 2013

Tue, 29/01/2013 - 16:22

Hedge Funds Care Midwest will be supporting 17 groups working to address the effects of child abuse during the 2012-2013 grants period. »

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Hedge fund researcher wins OP-Pohjola Group Research Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award

Tue, 29/01/2013 - 16:14

Petri Jylhä's DSc doctoral dissertation "Essays on the Economics of Hedge Funds" at the Aalto University School of Business has been awarded the first prize in the OP-Pohjola Group Research Foundation Doctoral Thesis competition. »

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