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HFRX Japan Index posts narrow 2Q decline as Nikkei falls over 10 per cent

Fri, 10/08/2012 - 12:04

Hedge funds investing in Japan/developed Asian markets quickly shifted to defensive positioning in Q2 2012, protecting investor capital as Japanese equities plunged over 10 per cent in the period, according to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report. »

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New milestones achieved in Eurex’s futures on French government bonds

Fri, 10/08/2012 - 06:06

The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange has set several new records in its Euro-OAT Futures. »


NYSE Euronext global derivatives trading volumes down in July

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 16:15

NYSE Euronext European derivatives products average daily volume (ADV) in July 2012 totalled 3.5 million contracts, a decrease of 6.8 per cent compared to July 2011 and a decrease of 24.7 per cent from June 2012 levels. »

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South Africa Alpha Capital Management funds show strong returns in July

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 16:00

South Africa Alpha Capital Management has seen several of its funds produce strong returns in July, with the company’s top performing fund, the Peregrine L/S Equity fund, up 2.31 per cent. »

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Hedge funds redeem USD4.9bn in June 2012

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 14:23

The hedge fund industry redeemed USD4.9bn (0.3 per cent of assets) in June, compared with inflows of USD1.1bn in May, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. »


MAS implements enhanced regulatory regime for fund management companies

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 12:17

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has implemented an enhanced regulatory regime for fund management companies (FMCs). »

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Gottex shareholders approve share buyback plan

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 12:14

Gottex Fund Management’s proposed share buyback plan was approved by shareholders at the alternative asset management group’s extraordinary general meeting on 8 August 2012. »


Saemor Capital’s Europe Alpha Fund up 0.7 per cent in July

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 10:15

Saemor Capital’s Europe Alpha Fund finished July on a positive note with a gain of 0.7 per cent. »

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Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.08 per cent in July

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 06:07

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index gained 1.0 per cent in July (+1.5 per cent in 2012), with 12 out of 14 Lyxor Strategy Indices ending the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Long Term CTA Index (+3.2 per cent) and Lyxor L/S Equity Statistical Arbitrage Index (+2.1 per cent). »

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Macro hedge funds lead broad-based July gains

Thu, 09/08/2012 - 06:02

Hedge funds posted gains for the second consecutive month in July as Macro CTA managers captured strong trending dynamics across multiple asset classes, pushing the HFRI Macro: Systematic Diversified Index to a gain of 2.8 per cent, according to data released by HFR. »

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