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Event-driven strategies lead HFRI in May

Event-driven strategies lead HFRI in May

Wed, 08/06/2016 - 09:03

Hedge funds posted gains for the third consecutive month in May, as the US Dollar strengthened in anticipation of higher US interest rates, as well as an increasingly uncertain outcome of the upcoming UK referendum (Brexit).  »

Hedge fund performance mixed but overall positive in May, says GAM

Hedge fund performance mixed but overall positive in May, says GAM

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 16:38

Major global indices stood still in May as equity and bonds markets proved largely directionless. The MSCI World index returned less than 1 per cent, while the Barclays US Aggregate Bond index was flat for the month.  »

Institutional investors boosting alts allocations in hunt for outperformance, says BNY Mellon report

Institutional investors boosting alts allocations in hunt for outperformance, says BNY Mellon report

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:00

Institutional investors are increasing capital allocations to alternative strategies in a quest for strong returns in the low-interest-rate environment, according to a new study from BNY Mellon. »

Nautilus MAP mandates SGSS to provide Trustee services for SA ManCo

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 08:57

Nautilus Managed Account Platform, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has retained Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) to provide trustee services for its Management Company (ManCo) in South Africa. »

AMG to invest in five alternative firms

AMG to invest in five alternative firms

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 16:25

Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) is to acquire Petershill Fund I’s minority equity interests in five alternative investment firms – Winton Capital Group, Capula Investment Management, Partner Fund Management, Mount Lucas Management, and CapeView Capital. »

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NewAlpha makes strategic investment in Naqi-Van Asset Management

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 09:50

NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based global fund incubation and acceleration specialist, has made a strategic investment with Naqvi-Van Ness Asset Management (Naqvi-Van Ness). »

SS&C bridges operational gaps for Citi Alternative Investor Services clients

SS&C bridges operational gaps for Citi Alternative Investor Services clients

Fri, 03/06/2016 - 09:18

SS&C Technologies Holdings has successfully transitioned Citi’s hedge fund customers to the latest version of the Geneva platform – SS&C’s real-time portfolio management, reporting and investor accounting solution.  »

eVestment release Hedge Fund Exposure & Tail Risk report

eVestment release Hedge Fund Exposure & Tail Risk report

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 16:37

The latest Hedge Fund Exposure and Tail Risk report from eVestment seeks to quantify how major historical events, or current market shocks, might impact top hedge funds today across a variety of strategies and categories. »

Buy-side firms intensify focus on measuring trading and research costs, says TABB Group

Buy-side firms intensify focus on measuring trading and research costs, says TABB Group

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 09:16

Compliance with global regulatory regimes and market structure changes is leading traditional asset managers and hedge funds to take a holistic approach to measuring trading and research costs.  »

Managers lack readiness for blockchain, says State Street research

Managers lack readiness for blockchain, says State Street research

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 09:10

While a majority of asset owners and asset managers (57 per cent) expect blockchain technology to be widely adopted in the investment industry in the next five years, only seven per cent currently have initiatives to support it, according to research by State Street. »

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