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New fund liquidity report from EFAMA and ICMA outlines tools available to manage liquidity risk

New fund liquidity report from EFAMA and ICMA outlines tools available to manage liquidity risk

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 09:25

A new report from the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) and the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has outlined the legislative requirements and market-based tools available to manage liquidity risk in investment funds in Europe.  »

SGSS mandated by Linear Investment for global broker-dealer services

SGSS mandated by Linear Investment for global broker-dealer services

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 16:15

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in the UK has been mandated by Linear Investment Limited (Linear), a full-service mini-prime broker servicing international asset managers and hedge funds, to provide its Global Broker-Dealer Services (GBDS) outsourcing solution. »

Multi-manager, multi-strategy alternative UCITS launch from Aurum

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 12:42

Aurum Fund Management has launched the Aurum Dynamic Strategies Fund, a multi-manager, multi-strategy, alternative UCITS fund.  »

EEX acquires 100 per cent of Cleartrade Exchange

EEX acquires 100 per cent of Cleartrade Exchange

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 09:17

The European Energy Exchange (EEX), part of Deutsche Börse Group, is to acquire the remaining shares in the Singapore-based Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX) from Freight Investor Holdings. The transaction will take effect as of 15 April 2016.  »

Ramius and Margate Capital to launch long/short equity strategy

Ramius and Margate Capital to launch long/short equity strategy

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 09:01

Investment manager Ramius has partnered with Samantha Greenberg's newly-launched Margate Capital, a multi-sector equity long/short alternative asset manager. Ramius is providing seed capital to the new joint-venture. »

Hedge funds post best monthly returns since January 2012

Hedge funds post best monthly returns since January 2012

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 08:59

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted 2.82 per cent in March, the best monthly return for the asset class since January 2012 (+3.06 per cent), and only the third positive monthly return since May 2015.  »

SS&C survey finds more than half of firms have increased technology spend to prepare for 2017 implementation of T+2

SS&C survey finds more than half of firms have increased technology spend to prepare for 2017 implementation of T+2

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:07

A new survey from SS&C Technologies Holdings, the T+2 Preparedness Survey, has evaluated firms’ planning for and attitudes towards the upcoming change to the new settlement cycle. »

Linedata acquires Derivation

Linedata acquires Derivation

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 09:11

Linedata has completed the acquisition of Derivation, a specialist provider of risk, analytics, and portfolio management solutions to institutional and hedge fund managers.  »

March was best month for hedge funds in two years

March was best month for hedge funds in two years

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 16:18

March was the best month for aggregate hedge fund performance in two years and some segments, notably activist, credit and emerging markets funds, performed extremely well, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report. »

Emerging markets hedge funds surge to lead HFRI March gains

Emerging markets hedge funds surge to lead HFRI March gains

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 10:30

Emerging Markets hedge funds posted strong gains in March, leading industry-wide gains as equity and commodity markets reversed early quarter declines to conclude the first quarter, according to data released today by HFR. »

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