Robyn Laidlaw, Vanguard

Vanguard launches new active UK equity fund

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 22:06

Vanguard Asset Management (Vanguard), a provider of high-value investment services, has launched the Vanguard Active UK Equity Fund. »

No Deal Brexit

Will hedge funds profit from short-selling a no-deal Brexit?

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 12:11

Amidst the ‘fog of war’ surrounding Brexit, one rumour that keeps swirling around is that a number of hedge fund managers who ‘directly or indirectly bankrolled Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign’ in the summer and/or donated to the Leave campaign in 2016, are set to profit handsomely from the potential chaos of a no-deal Brexit. But as Tanzeel Akhtar asks, is this really a 'hedge fund heist’ as some claim or just prudent portfolio positioning? »

Nicolas Faller, UBP

UBP launches new technology-focused equity long/short strategy on alt UCITS platform

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 09:21

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) is launching a new a technology-focused long/short strategy on its alternative UCITS platform in partnership with New York-based alternative investment manager Shannon River Capital Management (Shannon River). »

Announcement - megaphone

BlueBay launches Emerging Markets Short Duration Fund

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 10:50

Specialist fixed income manager, BlueBay Asset Management (BlueBay), has launched a new actively managed emerging markets short duration bond fund, The BlueBay Emerging Market Aggregate Short Duration Bond Fund. »

Denis Panel, BNP AM

Napoleon Capital launches absolute return quantitative fund

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 17:55

Napoleon Capital, with the support of BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’), has launched Napoleon World Equities AR Dynamix Fund, providing access to an absolute return quantitative strategy investing in global equities.  »

Nomura Asset Management launches Alternative Alpha Fund

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 10:00

Nomura Asset Management UK (NAM UK) has launched its Alternative Alpha Fund which seeks to provide investors access to returns uncorrelated to major asset classes, targeting a return of 10 per cent per annum with an average volatility of below 10 per cent. »

Emerging Managers Summit: Inside the Vortex – Trends and influences shaping the emerging hedge fund space

Emerging Managers Summit: Inside the Vortex – Trends and influences shaping the emerging hedge fund space

Mon, 07/10/2019 - 12:11

Given the current market uncertainty, start-up and emerging hedge fund managers must be clever in their choices when bringing a fund to market in 2020 and beyond. And this November, the inaugural Hedgeweek Emerging Manager Summit will provide a forum for managers to explore the challenges and opportunities they must consider en route to a successful launch… »

Sushil Wadhwani, QMA Wadhwani

PGIM Investments adds new QMA Wadhwani liquid alternatives fund to UCITS platform

Wed, 02/10/2019 - 10:56

PGIM Investments has added a new liquid alternatives fund to its UCITs platform – the PGIM QMAW Keynes Systematic Absolute Return Fund – the first fund from Wadhwani Asset Management since its acquisition by PGIM in January 2019. »

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