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INDOS comments on Brexit implications for AIFMD depositaries

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 12:02

Bill Prew (pictured) from the INDOS Group has written a note on the implications of Brexit on AIFMD depositaries. “A UK withdrawal from the European Union (EU) following the 23 June 2016 ‘Brexit’ Referendum has potential implications on the existing requirement for UK Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) to appoint, in certain circumstances, a depositary under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD),” he writes.  »

Farallon closes special situations fund focused on Asia And Latin America at USD1.12bn

Farallon closes special situations fund focused on Asia And Latin America at USD1.12bn

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 07:16

Farallon Capital Management has completed fundraising for Farallon Asia Special Situations III and Farallon Asia Special Situations Master III, an Asia and Latin America focused private investment pool, with aggregate commitments of USD1.12 billion. »

Neptune forms Neptune Networks to run open standard bond market utility

Neptune forms Neptune Networks to run open standard bond market utility

Fri, 08/07/2016 - 12:54

Neptune, the open standards network for pre-trade indications in bond markets, has formed a new company, Neptune Networks Ltd, to run the utility.  »

Investors added USD6.57bn into hedge funds in May

Investors added USD6.57bn into hedge funds in May

Fri, 08/07/2016 - 09:19

Investors allocated a net USD6.57 billion into hedge funds in May, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flows Report. The pre-Brexit vote inflow, biased toward US-domiciled funds over Europe and Asia, followed a very slight inflow in April. »

Barclays Bank fined USD560,000 for submitting inaccurate LTRs for physical commodity swaps

Barclays Bank fined USD560,000 for submitting inaccurate LTRs for physical commodity swaps

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:31

Barclays Bank is to pay a USD560,000 penalty to settle Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charges that it failed to submit accurate large trader reports (LTRs) for physical commodity swap positions.  »

Investors and hedge and private equity fund managers gauge Brexit impact

Investors and hedge and private equity fund managers gauge Brexit impact

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:30

Many alternative fund managers expect performance and investment decisions to be affected following the UK’s Brexit vote, while institutional investors expect to commit less to the UK, according to a survey carried out by Preqin. »

ALTIN to reduce exposure to alternative investments

ALTIN to reduce exposure to alternative investments

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:22

The board of directors of Alpine Select has taken the decision in principle to reduce in medium-term its exposure in hedge funds – held directly as well as indirectly via its majority holding in ALTIN – and to increasingly focus on traditional topics and/or investment strategies. »

GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy

GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 08:52

GAM is to launch a new merger arbitrage strategy in July, subject to regulatory approval, which will focus on inefficiencies in the market prices of companies that may occur after the announcement of corporate events such as mergers, acquisitions or spin-offs. »

Frank Hatheway, Nasdaq

Brexit will create ripples but not waves

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 16:55

The long-term impact of the historic decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on 23 June will take investors and analysts time to fully quantify but there is no question that over the short-term, ‘Brexit’ is going to create ripples of volatility.  »

SJL Capital launches maiden hedge fund

SJL Capital launches maiden hedge fund

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 13:09

Registered investment advisory firm SJL Capital has launched its maiden hedge fund, SJL MarketDNA Hedge Fund LP, which began trading in May and has a live track record. »

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