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Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 0.96 per cent in June

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.96 per cent for the month of June, with all bar one of the ten sub strategies recording positive returns for the month. »


Marketing

Bloomberg Alternatives Marketing Council to define best practices for hedge funds

The Bloomberg Alternatives Marketing Council has been launched, bringing together experts from various disciplines to help hedge funds increase transparency, accelerate growth and define marketing practices. »


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Junior debt will continue to deliver in a rising interest rate environment, says GAM

Traditional fixed income investors are struggling to generate meaningful returns from the current rising interest rate environment, but GAM continues to find attractive opportunities in the subordinated debt of investment grade companies. »


Regulation

ESMA details new market abuse regime

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation on the new Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) which entered into force on 2 July 2014. »


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Calastone appoints James Colquhoun as chief financial officer

Calastone, the global funds transaction network, has appointed James Colquhoun, former chief financial officer of AOL’s European operations, as its new chief financial officer. »


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Hedge funds show continued appetite for equities, but grow cautious on US credit


Hedge fund managers are increasingly cautious regarding US credit, according to a report from Lyxor, which suggests that 65 per cent of managers are not expecting the current credit rally to continue. »


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KKR acquires stake in credit-oriented hedge fund

KKR & Co has acquired a 24.9 per cent interest in BlackGold Capital Management, a credit-oriented hedge fund specialising in energy and hard asset investments. »


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Convergence launches new product suite and website

Convergence, an information and advisory services provider to alternative asset managers, service providers and investors, has launched a new product suite and website. »


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Alternative assets continue their inexorable rise, says Towers Watson survey

Total assets managed by the Top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached USD3.3 trillion in 2013, up from USD3.1 trillion in 2012, according to research by Towers Watson. »


Regulation

Ex-regulators launch Newgate Compliance

Newgate Compliance, an independent consultancy offering bespoke compliance solutions to the global fund management industry, has officially launched. »


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