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Unigestion launches long short strategy following success of first factor fund

Unigestion launches long short strategy following success of first factor fund

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 09:20

Boutique asset manager Unigestion has launched a long/short strategy, the second of two factor funds created in collaboration with its client Railpen, which were announced in January. »

Hedge funds post gains in July

Hedge funds post gains in July

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 12:55

Hedge funds posted gains through mid-July as the HFRX Market Directional Index gained 2.17 per cent and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained 1.03 per cent through mid-month. »

Strong Q2 hedge fund performance drives overall gains

Strong Q2 hedge fund performance drives overall gains

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 08:37

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark reveals that hedge fund performance stabilised in the second quarter of 2016 following a volatile start to the year, and recovered from losses seen in Q1. »

Lyxor hedge fund index down 0.9 per cent in June

Lyxor hedge fund index down 0.9 per cent in June

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 12:55

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.9 per cent in June, with three out of 10 Lyxor indices ending the month with a positive performance. »

Luxembourg approves Reserved Alternative Investment Fund vehicle

Luxembourg approves Reserved Alternative Investment Fund vehicle

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 08:00

The law introducing a new Luxembourg alternative fund structure, the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF), has been approved by the Luxembourg Parliament and will come into force three days after publication in Luxembourg’s Official Gazette Mémorial.   »

AltX reveals return data on 80 per cent of ‘Billion Dollar Club’

AltX reveals return data on 80 per cent of ‘Billion Dollar Club’

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 07:53

AltX, the San Francisco based hedge fund intelligence platform, has launched AltX Estimates, providing clients with return data on more than 17,000 funds, including performance data on over 80 per cent of the ‘Billion Dollar Club’ funds. »

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index down 0.54 per cent in June

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index down 0.54 per cent in June

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 12:42

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for June 2016 measured -0.54 per cent. »

E-trading volumes increase among large institutions

E-trading volumes increase among large institutions

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 08:37

Large institutions are shifting trading volume to algorithmic avenues of execution as the overall commission pool remains flat, according to a study from Greenwich Associates. »

Institutional investors continue to see hedge funds as key part of investment portfolios

Institutional investors continue to see hedge funds as key part of investment portfolios

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 08:02

Despite the majority of institutional investors redeeming from hedge funds during the first half of this year, most continue to view hedge funds as playing a key role in their investment portfolios, according to the Credit Suisse Mid-Year Investor Sentiment Survey. »

CBOE to list SPX Monday-expiring Weeklys options

CBOE to list SPX Monday-expiring Weeklys options

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 12:40

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plans to list S&P 500 Index (SPX) Monday-expiring Weeklys options, beginning 15 August 2016, pending regulatory approval.  »

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