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Macro hedge funds lead February gains as HFRI tops equity markets

Macro hedge funds lead February gains as HFRI tops equity markets

Tue, 08/03/2016 - 09:09

Hedge funds posted gains in February, outperforming US equities for the third consecutive month, as equity, credit and energy markets traded in a wide and volatile intra-month range, according to data released today by HFR. »

Crestline Investors expands opportunistic credit platform

Mon, 07/03/2016 - 16:54

Crestline Investors has hire an experienced European Opportunistic Credit team and opened its first European office in London. This move represents an expansion of the firm's well-established US Opportunistic Credit Platform. »

CTAs post positive returns for second consecutive month in 2016

CTAs post positive returns for second consecutive month in 2016

Fri, 04/03/2016 - 16:01

After a strong start to the year in January, Societe Generala Prime Services’ managed futures strategies continued to deliver positive performance across the board, with all CTA indices posting gains in February, »

Investors predict 3.5 per cent increase in hedge fund AUM in 2016

Investors predict 3.5 per cent increase in hedge fund AUM in 2016

Fri, 04/03/2016 - 09:09

Sentiment overall is positive for hedge fund industry growth with investors forecasting a 3.5 per cent increase in AuM during 2016, according to the 8th Annual Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Investor Survey. »

February markets move “violently sideways”, says GAM

February markets move “violently sideways”, says GAM

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 16:41

Markets proved volatile across asset classes in February. The MSCI World index showed equities down over 6 per cent from their peak on 1 February through the trough on 11 February but by month-end had rallied back to almost flat. »

Hedge fund study reveals more manager-investor equilibrium and a rise in alternative seed deals

Hedge fund study reveals more manager-investor equilibrium and a rise in alternative seed deals

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 09:35

Newly launched hedge funds continued to entice investors with management fee discounts while simultaneously tightening restrictions on redemptions, according to The Seward & Kissel 2015 New Hedge Fund Study. »

 CBOE to offer FLEX Index Options with Asian and Cliquet style settlement

CBOE to offer FLEX Index Options with Asian and Cliquet style settlement

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:23

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plans to offer FLEX index options with Asian and Cliquet style settlement beginning Monday, 21 March.  »

NZ Super Fund appoints Ramius to manage USD200m merger arbitrage mandate

NZ Super Fund appoints Ramius to manage USD200m merger arbitrage mandate

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:21

The NZ Super Fund has appointed a subsidiary of Ramius, the global investment management business of Cowen Group to manage a USD200 million merger arbitrage mandate focused on M&A transaction in listed companies in North America and Europe. »

Nasdaq to support ASX in post-trade technology overhaul

Nasdaq to support ASX in post-trade technology overhaul

Tue, 01/03/2016 - 16:31

Nasdaq is to replace the Australian Securities Exchange’s (ASX) existing equities and equity options clearing technology platforms – a significant element of ASX's technology transformation program outlined in February 2015. »

Traderight is first firm to adopt new cloud-based trader voice system

Traderight is first firm to adopt new cloud-based trader voice system

Tue, 01/03/2016 - 09:05

London Metal Exchange associate brokerage firm Traderight has become the first financial organisation to implement VIA Trade, the comprehensive cloud-based telephony and trader voice system. »

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