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Hedge funds rebound in July, says eVestment

Hedge funds rebound in July, says eVestment

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 14:59

Investors pulled USD20.7 billion from hedge funds last month – one of the largest drawdowns in years – but hedge funds saw a performance rebound in July, with aggregate performance hitting 1.89 per cent in July and 3.29 per cent year-to-date. »

Tim Thornton

MUFG says AIFMs must ensure investors don’t pay for Brexit passporting fall-out

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 12:47

Tim Thornton, (pictured) COO, Fund Services, MUFG Investor Services has commented that the loss of AIFMD passporting rights that enable UK-based alternative fund managers to market products across the EU has been one of the industry’s main concerns since the Brexit vote.    »

Gerhardt Grueter

The industrialisation of outsourced compliance

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 13:20

There is a growing attraction among hedge funds of all shapes and sizes to outsource any non-core related functions to trusted third parties as the demands of running a hedge fund in today’s regulatory-heavy environment increase. This has led to an upsurge in demand from managers across the AUM spectrum for outsourcing and managed services, as they seek to ease the operational burden. »

ICE Eris interest rate futures achieve record volume

ICE Eris interest rate futures achieve record volume

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 10:02

Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) Eris Euribor and GBP LIBOR interest rate futures reached a record monthly volume of 8,185 contracts in July, surpassing the previous monthly record of 1,719 contracts which was set in June 2016. »

World Gold Council, LME and key market participants to launch LMEprecious

World Gold Council, LME and key market participants to launch LMEprecious

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 09:59

The World Gold Council and the London Metal Exchange (LME), together with Goldman Sachs, ICBC Standard Bank, Morgan Stanley, Natixis, OSTC and Societe Generale, are to introduce a suite of exchange-traded and centrally-cleared precious metals products. »


Barclays finds hedge funds failing to meet investor expectations

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:25

Barclays Prime Services Strategic Consulting has just completed its latest report entitled ‘Against All Odds – Hedge Fund Industry Developments and Implications for Growth’.  »

Hedge funds up for fifth consecutive month, says HFRI

Hedge funds up for fifth consecutive month, says HFRI

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 07:39

Hedge funds posted gains for the fifth consecutive month in July, the longest positive streak since 2013, driven by equity hedge and event-driven strategies, as equity and credit markets recovered Brexit losses. »

CTAs continue strong performance into July

Fri, 05/08/2016 - 12:10

Societe Generale Prime Services reports that CTAs continued their good performance from June with all CTA indices posting positive returns in July.  »

Geoff Cook, Jersey Finance

Jersey sees an increase in private placement and consults on enhancing funds regime

Fri, 05/08/2016 - 09:02

The number of Jersey-registered alternative investment fund managers marketing into Europe through national private placement regimes (NPPRs) under the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) continued to rise in H1 2016. »

SIngapore Stock Exchange

Avelacom expands co-location footprint by setting up in Singapore Exchange

Fri, 05/08/2016 - 08:58

A new partnership between Avelacom and SGX aims to improve accessibility of low latency applications that are in high demand among hedge funds, trading firms, investments banks both within and outside the APAC region.  »

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