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Salvatore Bruno, IndexIQ

IndexIQ hedge fund indices mixed In November

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 08:48

Two of the six IndexIQ Hedge Indexes were positive in November, led by a rise of 0.97 per cent in the IQ Merger Arbitrage Index, as markets reacted strongly in the wake of the US presidential election.  »

Renaud Froissart, Quaero

European stock markets more challenged as long term government bond rates climb, says Quaero

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 10:15

The valuation of European stock markets is proving less attractive than previously, notably because of higher long term government bond rates, according to Renaud Froissart, manager of the Quaero European Long Short Equity Fund. »

Ken Heinz. HFR

HFR reports hedge funds up in November on back of Trump win

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 07:48

Hedge fund data provider HFR reports that hedge funds advanced in November, as the surprising victory of Donald Trump in the US Presidential election drove expectations for renewed growth, infrastructure spending and reduced regulation. »

David Saunders, K2

Franklin Templeton launches K2 Long Short Credit Fund

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 07:45

Franklin Templeton Investments has held the soft launch of the FTIF Franklin K2 Long Short Credit Fund, a sub-fund of the Luxembourg-registered Franklin Templeton Investment Funds (FTIF) SICAV range. »

Gildas Le Treut, ABN AMRO

ABN AMRO Clearing puts finishing touches to Amsterdam Investor Forum 2017

Mon, 05/12/2016 - 10:28

The implications of Brexit will be just one of several key topics to be discussed at next year’s sixth edition of ABN AMRO Clearing’s annual Amsterdam Investor Forum, to be held on the 7 and 8 March, 2017.  »

Scott E Couto, Fidelity Institutional Asset Management

Institutional investors expect increase in asset allocation changes over next two years

Thu, 01/12/2016 - 09:36

Institutional investors worldwide are expecting to make more asset allocation changes in the next one to two years than in 2012 and 2014, according to the Fidelity Global Institutional Investor Survey. »

CFTC obtains USD21.8m default judgement against former CBOE member over commodity pool fraud

CFTC obtains USD21.8m default judgement against former CBOE member over commodity pool fraud

Thu, 01/12/2016 - 09:25

The US CFTC has obtained a USD21.8 million default court judgement and permanent injunction against Alvin Guy Wilkinson and his companies Chicago Index Partners and Wilkinson Financial Opportunity Fund in connection with a commodity pool fraud.  »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.32 per cent in October

Wed, 30/11/2016 - 10:28

Hedge funds lost 0.32 per cent in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Julie Winkler, CME

The Royal Mint and CME to build digital gold product on blockchain tech

Tue, 29/11/2016 - 09:45

The Royal Mint, a 1,000-year-old institution owned by HM Treasury, has teamed up with derivatives marketplace CME Group to launch a digitised gold offering called Royal Mint Gold (RMG), heralding a new way for traders and investors to trade, execute and settle gold. »

Chinese hedge fund industry is focus of Shanghai roundtable

Chinese hedge fund industry is focus of Shanghai roundtable

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 13:42

The status of the hedge fund industry in China was the focus of roundtable event hosted by The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) and the Shanghai Lujiazui Financial City Development Authority in Shanghai on 23 November. »

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