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Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 2.83 per cent in January as hedge funds suffer worst start in eight years

Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 2.83 per cent in January as hedge funds suffer worst start in eight years

Fri, 19/02/2016 - 09:32

Hedge funds lost 2.83 per cent in January according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge – the worst start to a new year in eight years since the Index dropped 3.26 per cent in January 2008. »

Fund of hedge funds manager Kairos launches dedicated multi-strategy fund for Japanese investors

Fund of hedge funds manager Kairos launches dedicated multi-strategy fund for Japanese investors

Thu, 18/02/2016 - 09:15

Kairos Investment Management (Kairos) has launched the SuMi-Kairos Multi Strategy fund which is being managed by Kairos for distribution into the Japanese market by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited (SuMiTB).  »

Hedge funds post worst monthly returns since May 2012

Hedge funds post worst monthly returns since May 2012

Wed, 17/02/2016 - 08:51

Hedge funds returned -2.60 per cent in January as the asset class recorded its worst monthly performance since 2012, with macro hedge funds the only top-level strategy to post positive returns at 0.98 per cent, according to Preqin. »

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Unigestion adds global opportunities long/short strategy from Cube Capital

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 10:39

Unigestion has hired a fund investment team from the London-based hedge fund group Cube Capital. As part of the deal, Unigestion has acquired the long/short fund managed by the team which identifies equity and credit opportunities linked to market dislocations. »

Hedge funds down but not out

Hedge funds down but not out

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 09:06

Renewed selling pressure has translated into sharp losses for risk assets lately, with the European banking sector at the forefront of the selloff, according to the latest Hedge Fund Brief from Lyxor. »

Powernext and ECC to introduce measures to further strengthen liquidity in TTF Futures on PEGAS

Powernext and ECC to introduce measures to further strengthen liquidity in TTF Futures on PEGAS

Mon, 15/02/2016 - 10:04

Powernext and the clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC) are to introduce a series of new measures throughout 2016 in order to further accelerate the positive development of the TTF futures market. »

Hedge funds demonstrate remarkable resilience in turmoil

Hedge funds demonstrate remarkable resilience in turmoil

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 09:19

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down 0.9 per cent in January, despite positive performance from  five out of the 11 Lyxor Indices, according to Lyxor’s latest Alternative Investment Industry Barometer. »

Hedge funds start year in negative territory, says eVestment

Hedge funds start year in negative territory, says eVestment

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 16:31

The global hedge fund industry started the year off on a negative note, with a -2.22 per cent aggregate return in January, according to eVestment’s January 2016 Hedge Fund Performance Report. »

AIFMs welcome ‘flexibility of NPPR’ when accessing Europe

AIFMs welcome ‘flexibility of NPPR’ when accessing Europe

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 08:52

National private placement regimes (NPPR) continue to offer the flexibility and ease of access for marketing into Europe that appeal to fund managers, a London funds audience has heard. »

AIMA publishes new guide to operational risk management

AIMA publishes new guide to operational risk management

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 16:19

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has released a new guide to operational risk management for alternative asset management firms. »

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