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Hedge fund founder and CIO among seven charged over USD1bn fraud

Hedge fund founder and CIO among seven charged over USD1bn fraud

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 12:46

Seven defendants, all formerly affiliated with USD1.7 billion New York-based hedge fund Platinum Partners, have been charged in connection with an alleged USD1 billion investment fraud. »

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Revealed! Why 80 per cent of investors choose hedge funds…

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 10:12

What are the top challenges facing the hedge fund industry today and in the future? Why do investors continue to invest in hedge funds, despite the negative perceptions and performance issues cited in the media? Where is the upside for hedge funds in this current climate? In a crowded marketplace, how do hedge funds differentiate themselves? »

Investors shifting from traditional hedge funds to other alternatives

Investors shifting from traditional hedge funds to other alternatives

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 09:43

Hedge fund managers are feeling the pressure from changing investor demands, with 48 per cent of investors globally expecting to shift their investments from traditional hedge funds to other alternative products over the next three to five years, according to an EY survey. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, CISE

Global bitcoin fund lists on CISE

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 09:13

Global Advisors Investment Fund (GABI) has been admitted to the Official List of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE), becoming the first regulated bitcoin fund to be listed on any exchange globally. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

North America-focused hedge funds post strong returns

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 08:51

North America-focused hedge funds recovered from a 0.69 per cent loss in October to post returns of 2.89 per cent in November, the best performance of any region. »

Luke Ellis, Man Group

HFSB appoints Luke Ellis and Henry Kenner to board

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 10:37

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has appointed Luke Ellis, CEO of Man Group, and Henry Kenner, CEO and founder of Arrowgrass Capital Partners, to its board. »

Cybersecurity a key priority for PE firms’ IT spend

Cybersecurity a key priority for PE firms’ IT spend

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 19:05

Increased protection against growing cybersecurity threats will be a top driver impact private equity firms’ IT spend in the next 12 months, according to a survey by Eze Castle Integration. »

John Hailer, Natixis

Institutional investors turning to active management in 2017, says Natixis

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 09:30

World political and economic events could push the level of market volatility higher in 2017, with institutional investors turning to active management and alternative assets to manage risk and boost returns as a result, according to a study by Natixis Global Asset Management. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund managers becoming more upbeat about Brexit, says Preqin

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 16:08

Hedge fund managers have become more upbeat about the Brexit result in the intervening five months, according to a new report published by Preqin. »

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North American hedge funds post best regional returns in November

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:32

Recovery continues in hedge funds according to Eurekahedge which found that hedge funds were up 0.48 per cent during the month of November, with 2016 year-to-date returns coming in at 3.60 per cent. »

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