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VaR shocks are ‘now inevitable’, says Fasnara Capital

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 14:15

In its latest Investment Outlook to investors, London-based hedge fund Fasanara Capital explains how liquidity-induced markets are prone to asset bubbles and how VaR shocks are now inevitable.  »

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Wilshire Consulting names Steven J Foresti as CIO

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:00

Wilshire Consulting, the institutional investment advisory and outsourced-CIO business unit of Wilshire Associates Incorporated, has named Steven J Foresti as its chief investment officer (CIO).  »

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BNP Paribas Securities Services completes acquisition of Prime Fund Services

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 06:00

BNP Paribas Securities Services has completed the acquisition of Credit Suisse’s Prime Fund Services (PFS) business, a provider of fund administration, custody and banking services for alternative investment managers.  »


State Street appoints hedge fund veteran Effie Datson

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 14:15

State Street Corporation has appointed Effie Datson as global head of product for its Alternative Investment Solutions division. Datson’s initial focus will be on expanding the global footprint of InfraHedge, State Street’s USD15 billion managed account platform. »

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iPass reaches settlement agreement with hedge funds over board composition

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 09:00

iPass Inc has reached an agreement with Maguire Asset Management, Francis Capital Management, Foxhill Opportunity Fund. and their respective affiliates and nominees, over the composition of the iPass Board of Directors. »

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Advances in alternative energy create investment opportunities, says Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management

Fri, 29/05/2015 - 18:00

An energy evolution is underway, with alternative energy quickly becoming a more widely accepted reality in the sector, creating new investment opportunities, according to a new paper from Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management. »


ENSO launches Color Portal to optimise information flow between prime brokers and hedge funds

Fri, 29/05/2015 - 09:00

ENSO Financial Analytics (ENSO) has launched ENSO Color Portal, which allows managers to receive prices and anecdotal colour tailored specifically to their trading activities.  »


Russian hedge funds surge on oil, rouble gains

Fri, 29/05/2015 - 06:00

Emerging markets hedge funds have benefited from the strong recovery of the Russian Rouble, higher oil prices, lowering of interest rates by the Chinese Central Bank, and a surge in trading volume on the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program.  »


Angel Oak Capital Advisors crosses USD5bn in AUM

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 11:00

Angel Oak Capital Advisors, an investment management firm focused on providing opportunistic fixed income investment solutions, has reached USD5 billion in assets under management across its family of investment products. »

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92 per cent of hedge fund industry capital concentrated among top 11 per cent of fund managers

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 09:00

The hedge fund industry has now reached USD3.16 trillion in assets as of the end of Q1 2015, but a growing proportion of these assets are concentrated among a small pool of large managers, according to Preqin’s latest hedge fund spotlight. »

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