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Amy Bensted, Preqin

North America-focused hedge funds post strong returns

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 08:51

North America-focused hedge funds recovered from a 0.69 per cent loss in October to post returns of 2.89 per cent in November, the best performance of any region. »

Luke Ellis, Man Group

HFSB appoints Luke Ellis and Henry Kenner to board

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 10:37

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has appointed Luke Ellis, CEO of Man Group, and Henry Kenner, CEO and founder of Arrowgrass Capital Partners, to its board. »

Cybersecurity a key priority for PE firms’ IT spend

Cybersecurity a key priority for PE firms’ IT spend

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 19:05

Increased protection against growing cybersecurity threats will be a top driver impact private equity firms’ IT spend in the next 12 months, according to a survey by Eze Castle Integration. »

John Hailer, Natixis

Institutional investors turning to active management in 2017, says Natixis

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 09:30

World political and economic events could push the level of market volatility higher in 2017, with institutional investors turning to active management and alternative assets to manage risk and boost returns as a result, according to a study by Natixis Global Asset Management. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund managers becoming more upbeat about Brexit, says Preqin

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 16:08

Hedge fund managers have become more upbeat about the Brexit result in the intervening five months, according to a new report published by Preqin. »

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North American hedge funds post best regional returns in November

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:32

Recovery continues in hedge funds according to Eurekahedge which found that hedge funds were up 0.48 per cent during the month of November, with 2016 year-to-date returns coming in at 3.60 per cent. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index at 1.53 per cent for November

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:13

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index measured 1.53 per cent for the month of November. »

Salvatore Bruno, IndexIQ

IndexIQ hedge fund indices mixed In November

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 08:48

Two of the six IndexIQ Hedge Indexes were positive in November, led by a rise of 0.97 per cent in the IQ Merger Arbitrage Index, as markets reacted strongly in the wake of the US presidential election.  »

Renaud Froissart, Quaero

European stock markets more challenged as long term government bond rates climb, says Quaero

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 10:15

The valuation of European stock markets is proving less attractive than previously, notably because of higher long term government bond rates, according to Renaud Froissart, manager of the Quaero European Long Short Equity Fund. »

Ken Heinz. HFR

HFR reports hedge funds up in November on back of Trump win

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 07:48

Hedge fund data provider HFR reports that hedge funds advanced in November, as the surprising victory of Donald Trump in the US Presidential election drove expectations for renewed growth, infrastructure spending and reduced regulation. »

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